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 and the game of golf!  Help us continue to grow by providing valuable feedback about your experience with our chapter.  Click here to begin a brief, anonymous survey.

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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

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Nature Valley First Tee Open @ Pebble Beach

Jason Liu, 15, of Windsor recently represented The First Tee of Connecticut in the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, an official Champions Tour event held September 26 - 28 and televised internationally on Golf Channel.

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Open Houses

Visit The First Tee of Connecticut's Open Houses to learn more about 2015 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 22nd from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 7th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 27th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 28th from 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.

Winter Programs

How can I play golf when there is snow on the ground and the temperature is under par?  As an active participant with The First Tee of Connecticut you have

  • Open House Events
  • Simulator Starting Times
  • Small Group Lessons
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2014 Scholarship Recipients

2014 Scholarship recipients were announced during our annual Patrons Breakfast at the Travelers Championship on Saturday, June 21st. Learn more about these outstanding young people.
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More Than Just A Game!

The First Tee of Connecticut's Education Series focuses on topics that highlight Core Values and Healthy Habits. As they say, "The First Tee is more than just a game!" and these educational programs prove that.
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The First Tee's Parents' Guide

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

MORE THAN A GAME - The First Tee's 2014 Parents' Guide

For the Spanish version, please select Read More.

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Get Golf Ready - Adult Golf Lessons

A GREAT way to support TFTCT while learning the game. Are you envious of your children while you watch them during their golf lesson? Have you have ever thought about playing golf? Then Get Golf Ready is for you. Whether you are a beginner at golf or returning to the game, the Get Golf Ready Program is designed to teach you in five short lessons, everything you'll need to know to step onto a golf course and play with confidence. Get Golf Ready will be taught by trained PGA and LPGA Professionals at TPC River Highlands who will make sure you have fun each step of the way! A portion of each registration will be donated directly to The First Tee of Connecticut.

You can view the complete schedule or programs or register through the following link.

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Junior Course Reporter Blog

See what Junior Course Reporters for The First Tee of Connecticut will cover during their experience Wednesday and Thursday at the 2014 Travelers Championship.
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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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Our Impact

The First Tee believes young people in our community are our future leaders. Our programs impact youth and expose them to core values like respect, integrity and perseverance.

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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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