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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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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 Raritan Valley

Polar Bear Golf Open

Thursday, December 10th
Galloping Hill Golf Course

The First Tee of Raritan Valley is hosting a unique three club tournament to support our program. Each golfer selects three clubs to play 18 holes and competes in A - B - C - D or Women’s flight for awards.

7:30AM Registration & Breakfast

9:00AM Shotgun Start

2:00PM Steak, Chicken, Pasta, and Dinner & Awards

Entry Fee

$125/golfer includes tee gifts, 50/50 raffle, range balls, greens fee and cart, breakfast, hot dogs, chili, and chowder on the course, and dinner, contests and awards.

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Saturday, September 12th
@ Galloping Hill Golf Course

The First Tee of Raritan Valley students participated in an environmental education and course improvement program called "Live Green!," developed by The First Tee in partnership with The Toro Company and Audubon International.
On Saturday, September 12th, 100 young people had the opportunity to learn about sustainable golf practices while making environmental enhancements to Galloping Hill Golf Course.

Photos of LIVE GREEN! event

Event Press Release

2015 Parents' Guide to The First Tee

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.

Parent Guide (English)

Parent Guide (Spanish)

The First Tee of Raritan Valley is looking for Assistant and Head Coaches

The First Tee of Raritan Valley is looking to add Assistant and Head Coaches to their coaching staff. Coaches are the heart of The First Tee's mission and they create the environment necessary for positive youth development. For more information, please contact Mark McCabe at mmccabe@thefirstteerv.org. If you are interested in applying for a coaching position, click here to review the job description. Applications will be accepted until the position(s) are filled.

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 for 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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