Registration for Fall Group Lessons Begins on August 10.

Our programs give kids a safe place to grow with coaches trained to create supportive environments and who help them navigate challenges during golf lessons but more importantly, off the course. Kids take the lessons they learn in the program with them into everything they do. Through our personal growth and junior golf programs, we see kids’ self-confidence grow tremendously, inspiring more active participation in leadership opportunities and events, community involvement, and college scholarships.

2020 Program schedulE

Fall Group Lessons

Registration begins Monday, August 10 at 9:00 a.m.

Complete schedule is now available online

  • Weekday Sessions, Sept 8-14 thru October 20-26
  • Rain Dates – October 27 – November 2
  • Saturday, Sept 12 – Oct 24
  • Rain Date – Saturday, Oct 31
  • Sunday, Sept 13 – Oct 25
  • Rain Date – Sunday, Nov 1

Team Programs

Registration begins Monday, June 8 at 9:00 am.

Schedule can be viewed online beginning June 5

  • Saturdays, July 11 – Saturday, August 22
  • Wednesdays, July 8 – Wednesday, August 19

Open Houses 2020

Visit The First Tee of Connecticut’s Open Houses to learn more about 2020 programs and upcoming events, meet our coaches, introduce your friends to our chapter and associated programs, hit some shots in one of 2 indoor hitting nets, practice your putting on the indoor green or play a hole on our new TrackMan 4 simulator.  There is no cost to attend these Open House Events.

The First Tee of Connecticut
David & Geri Epstein Learning Center
55 Golf Club Road
Cromwell, CT 06416

  • Saturday, February 1 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 28 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 7 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

NEW in 2020, OPEN HOUSE in Fairfield County and New Haven County, supported by our friends at Golf Lounge 18. Come meet our coaches, learn about our spring, summer & fall programming outdoors at Fairchild Wheeler GC & Alling Memorial GC and make some swings on TrackMan simulators.

Saturday March 14 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Spring Group Lessons


Fall Season

Registration begins Monday, August 10 at 9:00 a.m.

Schedule can be viewed online after July 15

  • Weekday Sessions, September 8 – 14 thru October 20 – 26
  • Rain Dates – October 27 – November 2
  • *Beginning September 22 all weekday programs will be held for 60 minutes instead of 80 minutes
  • Saturday, September 12 – Saturday, October 24
  • Rain Date – Saturday, October 31
  • Sunday, September 13 – Sunday, October 25
  • Rain Date – Sunday, November 1

2020 Summer Camp

Registration begins Monday, April 6 at 9:00 a.m.

  • Hosted in Cromwell only
  • limit to no more than 2 weeks per camper)
  •  9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

  • 1st session – Tuesday, June 30 – Thursday July 2 (No Camp July 3, 3 day camp)
  • 2nd session – Tuesday, July 7 – Friday, July 10 
  • 3rd session – Tuesday, July 14 – Friday, July 17
    • GIRLS ONLY Session
    • AGES 5&6 Session – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • 4th session – Tuesday, July 21 – Friday, July 24
  • 5th session – Tuesday, August 4 – Friday, August 7
  • 6th session – Tuesday, August 11 – Friday, August 14
    • GIRLS ONLY Session
    • AGES 5&6 Session – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • 7th session – Tuesday, August 18 – Friday, August 21

Travel Team Events

June – August TBD

Open Play @ Learning Links ON HOLD DUE to COVID-19

Please visit our Family Play page for information on playing the Karl Krapek Family Learning Links this summer.

  • Sunday, April 19 – Sunday, October 25
  • Tee Times available from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • *The Learning Links will be closed on 6/28 (Travelers Championship)

Parent/guardian Evaluation Form

The First Tee of Connecticut is seeking feedback from parents and participants within all of our programs.  In order to keep improving the quality of our programs we need your feedback on not only the good, but also the bad.  The First Tee nationally has created a system for gathering feedback known as “Good, Better, How” that is utilized within our chapter.  The “Good” would represent things that you consider positive about the program and the “Better” would represent anything that you consider negative or in need of improvement in the program.  For all “Better” comments please provide any feedback or suggestions you may have, this represents the “How.”

He had so much fun last summer and fall and would really like to continue in the spring at the next level.  Thank you so much for everything, what a wonderful program!  – Parent of a The First Tee of Connecticut Participant

You can download the evaluation form by clicking here.  For your convenience you can send the evaluation back via mail, email or fax.

The First Tee of Connecticut
55 Golf Club Road
Cromwell, CT  06416
(860) 788-6612 Fax

Thank you for your participation in The First Tee of Connecticut and for taking the time to provide us with this important feedback.


The First Tee’s Parents’ Guide

The First Tee’s Parents’ Guide offers a comprehensive summary of The First Tee’s mission, programs and participant opportunities. Information is available about the Nine Core Values, Nine Healthy Habits and Coach Building Blocks.

The First Tee’s 2019 Parents’ Guide

The First Tee’s 2017 Parents’ Guide – Spanish Version