Welcome to The First Tee of Connecticut

What We Do

The First Tee of Connecticut works to Impact, Influence & Inspire young people across the state through its Life Skills Curriculum in partnership with 20 golf facilities and 147 schools.  Registration for Summer Camps & Team Programs is currently available.  Registration for Summer Group Lessons will begin on Monday, June 6.

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Nine Core ValuesTM Honesty
Nine Core ValuesTM Integrity
Nine Core ValuesTM Sportsmanship
Nine Core ValuesTM Respect
Nine Core ValuesTM Confidence
Nine Core ValuesTM Responsibility
Nine Core ValuesTM Perseverance
Nine Core ValuesTM Courtesy
Nine Core ValuesTM Judgment

What’s new at The First Tee of Connecticut

Meghna Mazumdar Selected as GRAND PRIZE WINNER - Wells Fargo Succeeding Together Contest

Meghna Mazumdar, 13, of South Windsor has been selected as the GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the 2016 Wells Fargo Succeeding Together Contest.  As the grand prize winner, Meghna traveled to Charlotte, NC for the 2016 Wells Fargo Championship and was paired with a PGA TOUR player of her choice (World #3 Rory McIlroy) in the Pro-Am on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

Click here to read Meghna's essay responses for the contest that encourage teenage participants of The First Tee to showcase the importance of being part of a “Go-To-Team” and working together.  Thank you to Wells Fargo, the Wells Fargo Championship and The First Tee for offering this amazing program and for selecting Meghna to represent her family and our chapter at the event.

Visit succeedingtogether.org for complete contest details.  Click here for an official recap of Meghna's round by Wayne Thompson of Wells Fargo.

In addition to Meghna, three first place winners were chosen among the ten finalists, each of whom earned a trip to the 2016 Wells Fargo Championship.

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Program Schedule

The complete schedule of 2016 programs can be found here, please click "Read More" below.

  • Registration will begin at 12:01 a.m. on the following dates;
    • Spring Group Lessons - Monday, March 7
    • Summer Camps & Team Programs - Monday, April 4
    • Summer Group Lessons - Monday, June 6
    • Fall Group Lessons - Monday, August 8
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Taste of the Tee

Join The First Tee for a special event on Wednesday, June 15 at the Greenwich Country Club in Greenwich, CT. Honorary Co-Chairs will be Chris Berman (ESPN) and J.J. Henry (PGA TOUR).


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Open Houses

Visit The First Tee of Connecticut's Open Houses to learn more about 2016 programs and upcoming events, introduce your friends to the our chapter and associated programs, hit some shots in one of 2 indoor hitting nets, practice your putting on the indoor green or play a hole on the High Definition Golf Simulator.  There is no cost to attend these Open House Events.

The First Tee of ConnecticutDavid & Geri Epstein Learning Center55 Golf Club RoadCromwell, CT  06416

  • Saturday, February 20 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 5 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 1 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 2 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Drive, Chip & Putt Championship @ Augusta National

Registration for this year’s Drive, Chip & Putt Championship is now open by clicking here.  We are excited to announce that local qualifying will be conducted in all 50 states. Junior golfers will have the opportunity to participate at over 250 local qualifiers around the country throughout the summer of 2016.  Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, so you are encouraged to register your junior golfer as soon as possible.

  • Monday, July 11 at Willow Brook Golf Course in South Windsor
  • Friday, July 22 at the Golf Center at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield
  • Tuesday, August 2 at The First Tee of Connecticut in Cromwell as part of the 2016 Travelers Championship
  • Sub-Regional - Sunday, August 14 at The First Tee of Connecticut in Cromwell.

The First Tee's Parents' Guide

The First Tee's Parents' Guide offers a comprehensive summary of The First Tee's mission, programs and participant opportunities.  Information is available about the Nine Core Values, Nine Healthy Habits and Coach Building Blocks.

EMPOWERING YOUTH - The First Tee's 2016 Parents' Guide

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Adult Golf Instruction at TPC River Highlands

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Research Validates

In a past independent research study of The First Tee, 73% of young people at participating chapters reported high confidence in their ability to do well academically and 52% credited the program for their ability to appreciate diversity.

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Mission Statement

To impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

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How We Help

One-third of young people say they lack adult role models. The First Tee provides quality youth programs that include adult mentors and safe places.

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