First Tee

of Western New York



First Tee of WNY Families, Coaches and Volunteers,


Like many of you, we have been monitoring and closely following the COVID-19 pandemic and public health recommendations on both a local and national level. We are saddened to announce we will be suspending all First Tee of Western NY Programming effective immediately.


Our team has decided to cancel all remaining classes for our Second Winter Session and our Spring Session – this also includes any 1-on-1 Coaching. It should be noted the Town of Tonawanda has also officially closed the Paddock Golf Dome until further notice.


The safety of our kids, families, volunteers, and supporters are our priority and we feel these steps are necessary moving forward. All of our staff is working from home and all meetings will be conducted remotely.


As of today, the Summer Session program is still scheduled to begin the week of June 29th. However, this may change if situations do not drastically improve.


Online Registration will continue as planned for Summer Sessions. Pre-Registration (existing/past participants) for programs will be open online on March 28th and Standard Registration (new participants) will open on April 4th.


Dates will continue to be posted for registration at:


We will continue to monitor this situation very closely and communicate with you regularly.


Thank you for your understanding in advance and for being a part of our family here at First Tee of Western NY. On behalf of our entire staff and Board of Directors, we are very grateful to all of you for your continued support.

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Nine Core Values

Why is golf different from other sports?

Players learn values like honesty and responsibility by calling penalties on themselves and reporting their own score. By participating in First Tee, youth are introduced to Nine Core Values which are incorporated throughout the program.

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More than a game

85% of alumni say First Tee helped them become a better student.

At First Tee, kids and teens are learning to play golf along with life lessons and leadership skills. And it’s making a difference. Our programs are positively impacting youth, their families and their communities.


Getting started

Who can play?

First Tee offers group lessons to youth up to age 18 regardless of background or previous experience. Our coaches are trained to make kids feel comfortable and assure they have a positive, non-intimidating experience. All we ask is young people come with an open mind and positive attitude.

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Complete Summer/Spring 2018 Registration Open 4/24/2018

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Taking Advantage of the Summer

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10 FAQs About The First Tee

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First Tee’s Reach

Our chapter is one of many in theFirst Tee network. First Tee is reaching young people in all 50 states and select international locations on golf courses, in elementary schools and through other youth-serving organizations.

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Our Local Sponsors/Partners

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Mrs. Mary Wilson

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