The First Tee

"First Tee - Connecticut"
Hosted by Richter Park Golf Course

Mission Statement:

First Tee – Connecticut is a youth development organization that enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with a life skills curriculum, we create active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do.  Through programs at 17 outdoor locations, in 162 schools and in partnership with local youth service agencies, we annually help shape the lives of over 71,000 young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf.


Spring Session Dates: Starts April 18th, 2021

Online Registration Opens: March 16th at 9:00am

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Summer Session Dates: Starts July 6th, 2021

Online Registration Opens: June 1st at 9:00am

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Fall Session Dates: Starts September 7th, 2021

Online Registration Opens: August 2nd at 9:00am

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G​rou​p​ Lessons:

A seven week session where children meet once per week for 80 minutes. Coaches will introduce Life and Golf Skills following The First Tee curriculum within the Target, Player, Par, Birdie, Eagle and Ace levels.  Each participant will receive a Bag Tag (color coded for each level) that outlines the objectives required at each level for advancement.  Participants are evaluated in 5 areas.  At the PLAYer Level these areas are:  Core Lesson Exposure, Play, Learn, Appreciate and Your Game.  At the Par, Birdie and Eagle Levels the 5 areas are: Core Lesson Exposure, Golf Skills Application, Life Skills Knowledge, Golf Knowledge and Life Skills Application.

Cost: Only per session

Registration fees include attendance in the seven (7) week session, instruction from golf professionals & The First Tee Coaches, access to developmentally appropriate equipment during each session (if necessary) and Life Skills Experience resources (Yardage Books & Bag Tags). This is a onetime charge for each seven (7) week session.