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 Fall Group Lessons begins at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, August 8.

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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

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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2015 Annual Report


Click here to read our 2015 Annual Report.

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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