About Us

The First Tee of the Jersey Shore was founded in 2005 as Jersey Shore Junior Golf.  We became a Chapter of The First Tee in March 2008. There are two main learning facilities – The First Tee learning facility at The William Larkin Golf Course @ Colonial Terrace (Ocean Township) and the First Tee/JR Smith Learning Center at Ocean County Park.  The William Larkin Golf Course learning facility includes 8 hitting stalls, a target green, a practice putting and chipping green and driving cages.  The First Tee/JR Smith Learning Center at Ocean County Park is a 3-hole junior size course with yardage between 75-130.

The First Tee of the Jersey Shore serves all children, ages 7-17.  For more details about our facilities and programs, please contact our offices at (732) 759-2170 or e-mail us at tkelly@thefirstteejerseyshore.org.

Board of Directors


  • DJ Totland, President
  • Dr. Webster Trammell, Vice President
  • Donald Pignataro, Treasurer
  • Ben Waldron, Secretary


  • Anthony Abeal
  • William Boyle
  • Bobby Cook
  • Robert Donnelly
  • Robert G. Hodnett
  • Ron Kornegay
  • Maureen McHugh
  • Rich Mulvey
  • Bettina Munson, Esq.
  • Jennifer Naughton
  • Mary Schneider
  • Leanna Taylor
  • Mike Taylor
  • George Wall
  • Jason Welch
  • Gregg Wolff