The First Tee of Connecticut offers several programs during the off-season (January – March) in order for participants to continue their involvement with the program or to introduce new participants to the program.

All programs are hosted at the David & Geri Epstein Learning Center in Cromwell unless otherwise noted.

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55 Golf Club Road in Cromwell, CT  06416 (conveniently located adjacent to TPC River Highlands)


OPEN Houses—for new participants
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Visit our indoor facility in Cromwell to take your mind off the cold and snow!

  • Hit shots in our indoor nets
  • Practice your putting on the indoor putting green
  • Play a hole at select courses around the world on the High Definition Golf Simulator
  • Stop by for a visit with The First Tee of Connecticut Coaches & Staff
  • Learn about 2021 programs & upcoming events
  • There is no cost to attend these Open House Events but due to COVID restrictions, advance registration is required. Please email or call to schedule a time. 

 

2021 Open House Schedule:

 

 

 

 

 

img_2149Golf Around the World

Enjoy the opportunity to play golf while there’s snow on the ground with The First Tee of Connecticut’s TrackMan 4 simulator.  Participants may reserve starting times in 2 hour blocks with family members and play at some of the finest courses in the world!

Open to all active (registered for at least one 2020 program) participants.

Simulator starting times are available to ALL participants and their families

2021 Simulator Schedule:

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Registration for all Simulator Starting Times will be available 2 weeks prior to the event date beginning at 8:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration can be completed by phone, (860) 882-1660 or email, mmurnane@thefirstteect.org


Small Group Swing Classes

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During the months of January, February and March, Par, Birdie and Eagle Level participants will have the opportunity to register for multiple day programs with Coach Lindsey on weeknights and Coach Warren on Saturdays, to work on golf fundamentals.

Coach Lindsey Hansen (Coach in Cromwell & Waterbury, 2000 CT PGA Golf Professional of the Year and 2019 CT PGA Hall of Fame inductee) and Coach Warren Beardow (USGTF golf teaching professional), both long time First Tee lead coaches, will lead small group sessions (class size of three) that focus on swing fundamentals. Each program will include three, hour-long sessions utilizing hitting nets and the TrackMan 4 simulator in the David & Geri Epstein Learning Center in Cromwell. These sessions are intended for participants who have reached the Par Level, are at least 9 years old and aspire to take their game to the next level. The registration fee of $50 will include attendance in three sessions.

Registration will be available prior to each program on a first-come, first-served basis through our online registration process.

2021 Group Lesson Schedule:

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In the event of a cancelled session a make-up session may be scheduled at the regularly scheduled time the week immediately following the 3rd scheduled session.


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During the winter months The First Tee of Connecticut will partner with schools across the state to introduce the game of golf and its inherent Core Values to young people through physical education classes at nearly 160 schools through the National School Program and In-School Program.  If would like to learn more about these programs or how to bring The First Tee to your school please contact Mark Murnane, mmurnane@thefirstteect.org or (860) 882-1660.

These outreach programs are an important part of The First Tee of Connecticut’s mission to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

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