First Tee

of Syracuse

A message from First Tee CEO, Greg McLaughlin

“Society bears the marks of prejudice and injustice, even today. The events over the last week are disturbing and heartbreaking on so many levels. I wish we could shield today’s young people from it, and yet, it’s all around them. As a community of caring adults who come together in support of the next generation, it’s our responsibility to ensure kids build the confidence to find their voice, their footing, and stand up for what is right, even when it’s hard. Our character is a compass, and it is the source of our words, thoughts and actions. Strong character stands against injustice. As we grieve the events happening around us, we have to lead the next generation to higher ground.”–Greg McLaughlin, CEO, First Tee

First Tee of Syracuse is committed to continuing to be a part of the community solution by positively impacting the young people of Syracuse and Central New York. Our mission to teach character building values and constructively show and teach the importance of diversity.

–First Tee of Syracuse Board of Directors, Staff and Coaches


Peter Webber, Executive Director


Daria Webber, Program Director


Summer ReGistration Now Open


First Tee of Syracuse 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 thrilled to report that we will be offering a modified Summer Program beginning July 6.   Please see the scheduling information below.

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

Peter Webber, Executive Director



Summer Programs 2020

registration open now!


July 6 – 31: 

  • Little Linksters Monday 11:00-12:00, Thursday 12:00-1:00 $75
  • Little Linksters Tuesday 11:00-12:00, Friday 11:15-12:15 $75
  • PLAYer Monday 9:30-10:45, Wednesday 1:00-2:15, Age 7-17 $150
  • PLAYer Tuesday 9:30-10:45, Wednesday 2:30-3:45, Age 7-17 $150
  • PLAYer Tuesday 8:00-9:15, Thursday 9:00-10:15, Age 7-17 $150
  • PAR Wednesday 10:00-11:15, Thursday 10:30-11:45, Age 9-17 $150
  • PAR  Wednesday 11:30-12:45, Thursday 1:15-2:30, Age 9-17 $150
  • BIRDIE  Monday 7:30-9:15 (Butternut), Wednesday 7:30-9:30 (Drumlins), Age 11-17 $150
  • EAGLE  Monday 7:30-9:15 (Butternut), Wednesday 7:30-9:30 (Drumlins), Age 13-17 $150


August 3 – 7 

  • Weeklong Summer Camp, Monday-Friday 9:00-11:45 All Levels $150
  • LPGA/USGA Girls Golf Program, Monday-Friday 12:15-3:00, Age 12-17 $150


August 10 – 14

  • Weeklong Summer Camp, Monday-Friday 9:00-11:45 All Levels $150
  • LPGA/USGA Girls Golf Program, Monday-Friday 12:15-3:00, Age 7-11 $150


Links to Learning




Our Heart and Soul

We enable kids and teens to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges by seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills. We provide active learning experiences that develop inner strength, self-confidence and resilience that kids can carry into everything they set out to accomplish.

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Building Game Changers

Experiences are our greatest teacher. We believe in developing the ones that are just as fun as they are meaningful, where kids feel excited to grow, safe to fail, and better equipped for whatever comes their way next. With proven results, we aim to help kids become better versions of themselves while enriching the communities around us.

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Let’s Get Started

We work to actively create a space of belonging for every kid - no matter what walk of life. We offer programs for kids and teens up to age 18. We help kids discover what’s inside of them, guide them to strengthen it, and mentor them to put it into action in everything they do.

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First Tee’s Reach

Our chapter is one of many in the First 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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