First Tee

of Metropolitan New York

As the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to pose unprecedented challenges in our region, nation and world, we want to express our thanks to our First Tee family as we seek to ensure all of our students and families stay safe.  As a result, we suspended all in person Chapter programs on March 10, which will be effective through at least April 21 as we continually evaluate this situation.  With this extended time that in-person programs will not be possible, we have compiled lesson plans for all levels and additional fun learning resources HERE on our FIRST TEE ONLINE site. Please view our site and check back often as we will be updating with exciting new content each week.  As we look to continue to serve our students and community during this time, we also ask you to consider contributing our organization and its ongoing mission by clicking DONATE.  Your support and generosity is greatly appreciated.

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Nine Core Values

Why is golf different from other sports?

Players learn values like honesty and responsibility by calling penalties on themselves and reporting their own score. By participating in First Tee, youth are introduced to Nine Core Values which are incorporated throughout the program.

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More than a game

85% of alumni say First Tee helped them become a better student.

At First Tee, kids and teens are learning to play golf along with life lessons and leadership skills. And it’s making a difference. Our programs are positively impacting youth, their families and their communities.


Getting started

Who can play?

First Tee offers group lessons to youth up to age 18 regardless of background or previous experience. Our coaches are trained to make kids feel comfortable and assure they have a positive, non-intimidating experience. All we ask is young people come with an open mind and positive attitude.

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True Inspiration Award

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Alumni Spotlight

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First Tee’s Reach

Our chapter is one of many in theFirst Tee network. First Tee is reaching young people in all 50 states and select international locations on golf courses, in elementary schools and through other youth-serving organizations.

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