Welcome to The First Tee of Monmouth and Ocean

What We Do:

The First Tee provides young people with character-building and life skills lessons using golf as the platform. Through The First Tee, young people discover how skills essential to success on a golf course can also help them flourish in life.

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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 Monmouth and Ocean


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Win a chance to play all four of the following premier courses: Trump National-Colts Neck Golf GC, Metedeconk National GC, Hollywood GC, and Manasquan River GC!
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Give The Gift Of Golf

The smallest gift can make the largest difference. Consider supporting The First Tee of Monmouth and Ocean Counties!
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2016 Program Schedule

The 2016 schedule of classes and camps is now available to view.

Contact our Program Director, Pam Boccaccio at pamb@thefirstteemonoc.org to be added to our electronic mailing list to receive updates.
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Club Donation Policy

Due to the overwhelming amount of club donations, The First Tee of Monmouth & Ocean Counties has adopted a club donation policy. Please review this policy before you contact us regarding a donation.
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Participant Advisory Board

Birdie and Eagle level participants are eligible to join The First Tee of Monmouth and Ocean Counties Participant Advisory Board. This group meets throughout the year, focusing on leadership, service, program enhancement, and life skills discussions.
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2015 Survey Results

Through a 2015 Parent Survey, we were better able to measure the impact that The First Tee of Monmouth and Ocean Counties had on the young people who participated in the program last season.

To view the survey results, please click "Read More."
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The First Tee/JR Smith Learning Center at Ocean County Park

Our new learning center opened in July 2014. The facility is one-of-a-kind in central New Jersey and will serve hundreds of youngsters a year. Click on "Read More" to learn about the sponsors that are making this dream a reality. To obtain more information about being a sponsor, contact Executive Director Tara Kelly at tkelly@thefirstteemonoc.org.
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A Program that Works

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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