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Welcome to The First Tee of Monmouth and Ocean Counties

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 Counties

Monday July 14th - All Classes Cancelled

Due to severe weather in the area, all classes on Monday July 14th will be cancelled. This includes all classes at the JR Smith Learning Center and Colonial Terrace Golf Course.

2014 Summer Programs!

The First Tee of Monmouth and Ocean Counties will offer a wide variety of weekly classes and mini-camps during the 2014 summer season. Classes and mini-camps will be located at Colonial Terrace Golf Course, Twin Brook Golf Center, Battleground C.C., Toms River C.C., Pine Ridge at Lakehurst, Eagle Ridge Golf Course, and our new learning facility at Ocean County Park - the JR Smith Learning Center.

Please click 'Read More' to view the schedule of summer programs and learn more about our registration process!
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8th Annual Golf Classic

Please join us for our 8th Annual Golf Classic fundraiser at the beautiful Spring Lake Golf Club on Monday, September 22nd, 2014. For information on golfer registration, sponsorship and donation of auction items or giveaways, please follow the "Read More" link just below. 

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Amazon Smile and The First Tee of Monmouth and Ocean Counties

Our 2014 season opens on April 28th and we are looking forward to impacting the lives of hundreds of youngsters this year. There is a great new way to support The First Tee in this effort - Amazon Smile.
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The JR Smith Learning Center of The First Tee

Our new learning center is scheduled to open in June 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 Bob Hodnett at bhodnett@thefirstteemonoc.org.
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2014 FORE THE KIDS RAFFLE

Here is your chance to play four of the premier golf courses in our area - Metedeconk National Golf Club, Hollywood Golf Club, Trump National - Colts Neck Golf Club, and Manasquan River Golf Club!
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Goldman Sachs Day

The First Tee of Monmouth and Ocean Counties partnered with volunteers from Goldman Sachs to prepare for the 2014 golf season!
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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 fort 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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