About Us

WE EDUCATE ~ Students progress through a structured curriculum teaching them important skills to help them in their lives, on and off the golf course.

WE ENRICH ~ Through advanced classes, mentoring programs and special events, First Tee provides participants with great opportunities to which they would otherwise not have access.

WE EMPOWER ~ First Tee gives young people from our program guidance and the tools they need to succeed, benefiting each individual and the broader community.

First Tee – Metropolitan New York was founded in 2001 at Mosholu Golf Course in the Bronx and now includes additional Campuses in Nassau, Long Island, New Jersey (Plainfield West 9, Golf Club and Weequahic Park) as well as The City Parks Foundation at Dyker Beach and Chelsea Piers. First Tee Met NY was formed through a partnership that includes the MGA Foundation, the Met Section PGA and the Rudin Family to teach young people that have traditionally been denied access to the game valuable Life Skills and Nine Core Values through the game of golf. These values include Honesty, Integrity, Courtesy, Confidence, Respect, Perseverance, Judgment, Responsibility and Sportsmanship and are taught seamlessly with golf instruction through a unique curriculum developed by top educators.

Our 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, with a focus of serving minority and under-privileged youth