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In January of 2003 The First Tee at Fairchild Wheeler was formed by a partnership of The First Tee of Metropolitan New York and The First Tee of Connecticut in an effort to bring the game of golf to thousands of young people from the schools, churches, and community groups in Bridgeport, Norwalk, Stratford, and other cities throughout Fairfield County.  Students participate in a seven week program that consists of driving range and classroom instruction from PGA Professionals.  Along with their first exposure to the fundamentals of golf, students also learned about The First Tee’s “Nine Core Values” that are associated with the game and which The First Tee includes as part of its formal junior golf instruction program.

Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course is a 36-hole facility with two 18 hole courses, The Red and The Black course.  The terrain ranges from flat to hilly with creeks flowing throughout the entire layout, which makes play challenging and scenic.  There are three practice greens, a 24 stall driving range, and a bunker/chipping area.  The junior program has a newly renovated classroom space where indoor instruction, mentor meetings, and general gatherings are held.  The juniors also have access to 6 private stalls sectioned off on the range as well as their own personal artificial putting green steps away from the junior clubhouse.

A list of community groups and schools that have taken advantage of The First Tee experience at Fairchild Wheeler are:

GE Golf Buddies Lighthouse Program
Bridgeport YMCA Barnum School
Cardinal Shehan Center Batalla School
McGiveny Center Beardsley School
Trumbull Gardens Blackham School
Wakeman-Smilow Burroughs Blackrock School

Bryant School
Community Centers Cesar Batalla School
Jewish Community Centers Dunbar School
Ralphola Taylor Center Geraldine Johnson School
SEPTA Special Needs Group John Winthrop School
Shelton Boys & Girls Club Johnson School
Wakeman Boys & Girls Club Luis Marin School
Domus Foundation Longfellow School

Madison School

Marin School

Read School

Roosevelt School

Tisdale School

Click on the corresponding program for more information about each:


Students begin at The First Tee in the Target Level and then progress through the PLAYer, Par, Birdie, and Eagle Levels.  This past year, the Ace Level was created with an emphasis on leadership, community service, game improvement, and career planning.

At The First Tee at Fairchild Wheeler in Bridgeport, young people are taught not only how to play the game of golf, but also to respect themselves, their peers, and their environment.  The First Tee Life Skills experience is the unique feature that separates The First Tee from many other youth initiatives and junior golf programs.

Contact Us

The First Tee at Fairchild Wheeler
Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course

2390 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, CT  06825
Phone:  (203) 374-7779

Fax:  (203) 373-9914

Rodean Minto 
Director, Outreach & Certifying Programs

Coleman Davis
Director of Instructions

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