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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

2014 Spring Classes!

Our spring session will start the week of April 28th! To view our spring schedule of classes please click on the "Read More" link below.

Registration is OPEN! To register for classes, please click on the "Register" icon on our home page!
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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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Parent-Child Tournament Results

To wrap up a great 2013 golf season, The First Tee of Monmouth and Ocean Counties hosted a parent-child tournament on October 27th. Colonial Terrace Golf Course graciously hosted the event on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

To view the tournament results and view pictures from the event, please click "Read More."
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Sisters Academy and Goldman Sachs Day

The First Tee of Monmouth and Ocean Counties partnered with Goldman Sachs to host the 5th graders from the Sisters Academy for a special day at the golf course.

To read more about the event and to view pictures, please click "Read More."
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The First Tee Northeast Regional Challenge

Four participants from The First Tee of Monmouth and Ocean Counties qualified to represent our chapter in the Northeast Regional Chapter Challenge in July. In golf and life skills competitions, our kids competed against participants from various chapters of The First Tee from Washington D.C., up through Maine. The First Tee of Raritan Valley hosted the exciting event at Galloping Hill Golf Course.
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The First Tee of Monmouth and Ocean Counties Breaks Ground on New Learning Center

After three years of planning, we have broken ground on a junior size-three hole golf course and practice area at Ocean County Park in Lakewood on Land provided by the Ocean County Freeholders. The course will be open to youngsters to use as a place for positive and healthy activity and a refuge from the streets and negative influences.

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The Barclays

As The Barclays returned to New Jersey this year, The First Tee of Monmouth and Ocean Counties took a bus trip to Jersey City to watch the practice round on August 20th. Nearly 50 participants and chaperones traveled up to Liberty National Golf Course for the day.
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The First Tee Summer Golf Camp Recap!

The First Tee of Monmouth and Ocean Counties hosted its first ever summer golf camp the week of August 19th at Spring Meadow Golf Course in Wall Township!
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Trump Four for Four Raffle Winner Announced!

The winner of the Trump National Four for Four Raffle is Patrick McGuiness of Colts Neck, NJ. Congratulations to Patrick on winning foursomes at Trump National Golf Course at Bedminster, Colts Neck, Philadelphia and Westchester! The prize includes greens fees, and cart for your foursome at all four courses. The retail value of this prize is $7,000.

Through this successful fundraiser, The First Tee of Monmouth & Ocean Counties was able to over raise $16,000 for the chapter. Thank you to all that participated and whom continue to support the children in our communities!
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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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