The First Tee of Connecticut offers several programs during the off-season (November – March) in order for participants to continue their involvement with the program or to introduce new participants to the program.

All programs are hosted at the David & Geri Epstein Learning Center in Cromwell unless otherwise noted.

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55 Golf Club Road in Cromwell, CT  06416 (conveniently located adjacent to TPC River Highlands)


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Visit our indoor facility in Cromwell to take your mind off the cold and snow!

  • Hit shots in 1 of 2 indoor nets
  • Practice your putting on the indoor putting green
  • Play a hole at select courses around the world on the High Definition Golf Simulator
  • Stop by for a visit with The First Tee of Connecticut Coaches & Staff
  • Learn about 2017 programs & upcoming events
  • Introduce Family & Friends to The First Tee of Connecticut
Date Time
Saturday, February 25 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 11 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Friday, March 31 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 1 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

There is no cost to attend these Open House Events and advanced registration is not required.


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Enjoy the opportunity to play golf while there’s snow on the ground with The First Tee of Connecticut’s High Definition Golf Simulator.  Participants may reserve starting times in 2 hour blocks to interact with other young people and play at some of the finest courses in the world!

Open to all active (registered for at least one 2016 program) participants.

Simulator starting times are available to ALL participants and their families (limit 1 family member per active participant).

Date Available Times
Monday, January 16 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 28 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 18 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Monday, February 20 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 5 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Registration for all Simulator Starting Times will be available 2 weeks prior to the event date beginning at 8:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration can be completed by phone, (860) 882-1660 or email, mmoriarty@thefirstteect.org.


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During the months of January, February and March Par, Birdie and Eagle Level participants who have reached the age of 10 will also have the opportunity to register for multiple day programs with Coach Lindsey to work on golf fundamentals.

Coach Lindsey Hansen (Coach in Cromwell & Waterbury and 2000 CT PGA Golf Professional of the Year) will lead small group sessions (class size of three) that focus on swing fundamentals.   Each program will include three, hour-long sessions utilizing hitting nets and the High Definition Golf Simulator in the David & Geri Epstein Learning Center in Cromwell.   These sessions are intended for participants who have reached the Par Level, are at least 10 years old and aspire to take their game to the next level.  The registration fee of $50 will include attendance in three sessions with Coach Lindsey.

Registration will be available prior to each program on a first-come, first-served basis by phone, (860) 882-1660 or email, mmoriarty@thefirstteect.org and payments may be made by check or credit card at that time.

January
Tuesdays, January 10, 17 & 24 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, January 10, 17 & 24 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursdays, January 12, 19 & 26 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays, January 12, 19 & 26 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Registration begins Tuesday, December 27 at 8:00 a.m.
February
SOLD OUT! Mondays, February 6, 13 & 20 from 4:00 – 5 :00 p.m.
SOLD OUT! Mondays, February 6, 13 & 20 from 5:00 – 6 :00 p.m.
Tuesdays, February 7, 14 & 21 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. JUST ADDED
Tuesdays, February 7, 14 & 21 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. JUST ADDED
SOLD OUT! Wednesdays, February 8, 15 & 22 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT! Wednesdays, February 8, 15 & 22 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Registration is currently available.
March
Tuesdays, March 7, 14 & 21 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, March 7, 14 & 21 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursdays, March 9, 16 & 23 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays, March 9, 16 & 23 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Registration begins Friday, February 24 at 8:00 a.m.

In the event of a cancelled session a make-up session may be scheduled at the regularly scheduled time the week immediately following the 3rd scheduled session.


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During the winter months The First Tee of Connecticut will partner with schools across the state to introduce the game of golf and its inherent Core Values to young people through physical education classes at nearly 160 schools through the National School Program and In-School Program.  If would like to learn more about these programs or how to bring The First Tee to your school please contact Mark Moriarty, mmoriarty@thefirstteect.org or (860) 882-1660.

These outreach programs are an important part of The First Tee of Connecticut’s mission 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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