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The First Tee of Nassau County

2014 Fall Schedule & Registration

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About Us

In June 2005, Nassau County, The First Tee, The Metropolitan Golf Association Foundation, and The Metropolitan Section PGA launched The First of Nassau County at Eisenhower Park.  This collaborative effort offers youngsters from Nassau County a Life Skills and Golf Experience promoting golf to a whole new group of citizens.

Eisenhower Park, a 54-hole golf facility, is part of the Nassau County Parks and Recreation system.  The historic Red Course at Eisenhower hosts the PGA Champions Tour Commerce Bank Championship and recently celebrated the 75th Anniversary of Walter Hagen’s record breaking PGA victory. 

The facility’s size and layout are perfectly suited for the golf and “Life Skills” instruction that is conducted on a daily basis throughout the summer as well as during the spring and fall through weekend and after-school programs. 

The true value of this program is based on golf’s unique ability to instill and nurture essential values such as honestly, integrity, sportsmanship, and a solid work ethic in young people who are introduced to the game.

A list of the community groups that have already taken advantage of The First Tee experience at Eisenhower Park are:

Operations Get Ahead Hicksville Youth Council
Gateway Youth Outreach Hispanic Brotherhood RVC
Westbury Youth Services LaFuerza Unida
North Shore Child & Family YOM Community Center
Hispanic Counseling Center PAL Bellmore/North Bellmore
Littig House Community Center Mineola Youth & Family
Uniondale Community Center Five Towns Community Center
Harbor Child Care PAL Hempstead
PAL Merrick/No. Merrick Sista Girls Fit 2 Play CAC
PAL Freeport Long Beach MLK Center


The First Tee of Nassau County has only been in existence since 2005, but our programs have already reached thousands of young people through the game of golf with more than 1,200 students participating in programs at Eisenhower Park this past year.  We have had great success in advancing our young people through the Life Skills Levels of the program and expect even greater success and growth in the coming year.

Click on the corresponding program for more information about each:
PLAYer ~ Par ~ Birdie ~ Eagle ~ Ace

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

A group of Nassau County, Eagle Certified, participants are enrolled in the Ace Level program.  These accomplished “Go-To” Team leaders are key elements of the mentoring and instruction provided to the younger participants in the program throughout the year.

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Contact Us

The First Tee of Nassau County
Eisenhower Park Golf Course
1899 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY 11554
Phone:    (516) 385-9294
Fax:        (516) 620-3527

Director of Instruction: Mike Wade, PGA
Email: ABC123Golf@aol.com

Program Director: Justin Koff, PGA
Email: JustinKoff@pga.com

Program Assistant: Abigail Wade
Email: FirstTeeAbby@yahoo.com

Website: www.abc123golf.net


Nassau County Course Playing and Range Practice Incentive Program

Remi Mandell "SNAGs" a Hole in One at Lynbrook Public Elementary Schools

The First Tee Life Skills Experience


Children of Guardsmen and Reservists Welcomed

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The First Tee Alumni Group


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