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Welcome to The First Tee of Raritan Valley

What We Do:

The First Tee of Raritan Valley provides youth with educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

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What’s new at The First Tee of Raritan Valley

2014 Class Schedules and Registration Forms Now Available

The First Tee of Raritan Valley has released their 2014 Class Schedules and Registration Form for Spring and Fall classes. Schedules and forms can be found on our website under the Our Programs tab.

Classes for 2014 have changed. Please take a moment to read the 2014 Program and Participant Guide to find out more information.

Class registration forms should be sent to our office along with payment. Registration forms will not be accepted at class.

If you have any questions, please contact Mark McCabe, Program Director, at mmccabe@thefirstteerv.org.

2014 Parents Guide

Are you new to The First Tee? 

Check out the 2014 Parent's Guide to ensure you and your family has an enjoyable and rewarding experience with The First Tee.

Information on our programs, coaching philosophy, national events and more are included.

Parent's Guide (English Version)

Parent's Guide (Spanish Version)

7th Annual First Tee Golf Outing

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 7th Annual First Tee of Raritan Valley Golf Outing scheduled for Wednesday, May 28th, 2014! It will take place at Hawk Pointe Golf Club in Washington, NJ.

The Par-72 course at Hawk Pointe was designed by Kelly Blake Moran as a “ core layout,” with each of the nines leading back to the Clubhouse. Offering four sets of tees, the course encourages players of all abilities to test their individual skills. Measuring 7,015 yards from the championship tee, the course offers splendid views throughout. Each of the holes has its own distinct characteristics, which may offer natural areas, wetlands, dense woods, historical markers, or glimpses of an abundant wildlife population that includes hawks, deer, turkey, and a variety of birds.

Don't miss this opportunity to participate in a wonderful event and help support The First Tee of Raritan Valley.

7th Annual Golf Outing Brochure

2014 Red Hoffman Cup Matches

The First Tee of Raritan Valley Gives Thanks to the Hoffman Cup Matches

The 2014 Red Hoffman Cup Matches (HCM) will enter its tenth anniversary when play begins on Saturday, April 26th. 32 clubs will compete in this 3-week competition with a champion being crowned on May 17th at the prestigious Knickerbocker Country Club in Tenalfy, NJ.

In 2012, the Red Hoffman Cup Matches teams were invited to get involved with the First Tee of Raritan Valley (TFTRV), the local chapter of The First Tee to most of the HCM clubs. To give back to the game, HCM captains and their teams were invited to volunteer time and / or make a donation to TFTRV’s impactful programs. The 2012 results were outstanding and clearly struck a responsive chord. 

Mark McCabe, Program Director of The First Tee of Raritan Valley said, “The First Tee of Raritan Valley has been overwhelmed by the support of the Hoffman Cup Matches and the clubs participating in the competition. The money donated to our chapter has allowed us to further develop our programs, get clubs into more kids’ hands, and support our National School Program in elementary schools throughout our chapter service area.”

In 2013, the Matches expanded the support to include the three First Tee chapters covering the geographies of the HCM teams: The First Tee of Metropolitan New York, The First Tee of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, and The First Tee of Raritan Valley.

The results of our 2013 TFT Initiative far eclipsed our 2012 efforts, with almost all HCM teams donating a total of $14,000 to the three chapters. The HCM clubs have, after two years, donated in excess of $22,000 to support The First Tee's efforts to help our local kids develop life skills, core values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

“The 2014 version will build on this early success to keep our First Tee Initiative relevant and valuable to our member clubs. Literally all of us who participate in the HCM are familiar with TFT and its programs. It is important to realize that – also, literally – all of us benefit from the TFT. It builds our children into better citizens and creates a pipeline of support to the game we love,” commented Kevin Casey, HCM Director.

For more information on the Red Hoffman Cup Matches, please visit their website at www.hoffmancup.org


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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