First Tee of Metropolitan New York Teaches Beginner’s Golf Lessons to Kids and Teens at Mosholu Golf Course in the Bronx

The First Tee of Metropolitan New York teaches a lot more than how to putt and drive


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Student Mary Slattery of Mount Vernon

During the summer months, the First Tee runs golf schools Monday through Friday for six hours each day. Bordonaro explains, “They come in the morning, have some golf instruction, do some kind of other activity, have lunch, then play nine holes.” Tuition for the camp is $250 per week.

Zarina Iman, 11, and her sister Karina, eight, from New Rochelle, came to camp last year for the first time. “I don’t watch golf on TV,” Karina says, “but I like to play. There are so many trees and birds and squirrels and chipmunks. Once we saw a coyote.” Wildlife is included at no extra charge.

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Noah Phillips of Mamaroneck

Over the years, a number of First Tee graduates have taken their love of golf to college with them. Tyler McCaine of Mount Vernon went on to Colgate after representing the First Tee of Metro New York at the First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Last year, James Slattery of Mount Vernon received the 2011 Leung Family and Friends Scholarship. The 18-year-old, who was a First Tee-er for five years, is headed to Santa Clara University in San Francisco.

For young golfers in northern Westchester, First Tee programs are also offered at Mohansic Golf Course through the Yorktown Athletic Club. For more information about both locations, visit



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