Good day, parents, and participants,

Due to inclement weather, our class at Hooper’s Landing scheduled for Sunday, September 24th, is postponed. The make-up class will be held on Sunday October 15th. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we hope everyone is safe.

Dear Parents, Guardians and Participants: If you were unable to attend any of the three Zoom Orientation Meetings, here is a link to the recording of one of them, so you can get an overview of the discussions.

These meetings provided the opportunity to meet our staff, learn a brief history on First Tee and First Tee — Delaware, get to know how the First Tee Curriculum seamlessly integrates our Life Skills & Core Values, How a typical First Tee Class is set-up, as well as Additional Key Facts to Know, and finished up with some Question & Answers.

Welcome to our 2023 Summer II Session

Parents, Guardians & Participants,

Thank you for registering your participant(s) for our 2023 Summer Sessions.  We are looking forward to spending quality time with our participants having fun and playing golf!  

Please plan to arrive 5 minutes before start time to sign in for the first class to help our coaches organize their respective groups and present a quick Parent Orientation.

If you have been with us before – you know “We are Family” is a theme that underlies all we do at First Tee – Delaware.   Our coaches volunteer their time. We are truly blessed to have this team of certified coaches who are also caring mentors while in class and/or on-on-the-course. 

In support of the class and our coaches, First Tee – Staff: Charma Bell – Program Director, Scott Allen, Southern Delaware Coordinator, Leslie McGuigan – Business Manager, or myself, Bob Norris can help answer any questions you might have as well.   

Summer II Life Skills Sessions start the week of July 16, 2023 (Eagle Creek start on the 12th) See more detailed information below:
Each session will run for FOUR consecutive weeks, weather permitting. Make-up class information will be provided on an a-needed basis.

• Eagle Creek/DAFB Wednesday July 12th – 10:00 AM till 12 Noon

• Garrison’s Lake – Sunday July 16th – 3:30 PM till 5:00 PM

• Bear Trap Dunes – Monday July 17th – 5:15 PM till 6:45 PM (STARS ages 4-6 ends at 6:15 PM)

• Frog Hollow – Monday July 17th – 6:00 PM till 7:30 PM

• Hooper’s Landing – Monday July 17th – 9:30 AM till 11:00 AM

• Rock Manor – Monday July 17th – 5:30 PM till 7:00 PM (STARS ages 4-6 ends at 6:30 PM)

• Back Creek – Tuesday July 18th – 5:30 PM till 7:00 PM (STARS ages 4-6 ends at 6:30 PM)

• DuPont Girls Golf – Tuesday July 18th – 5:30 PM till 7:00 PM

• Kings Creek – Tuesday July 18th – 12 Noon till 1:30 PM (STARS ages 4-6 ends at 1:00 PM)

• Ed Oliver’s Homeschool – Wednesday July 19th – 10:00 AM till 11:30 AM

• Ed Oliver’s – Wednesday July 19th – 5:30 PM till 7:00 PM (STARS ages 4-6 ends at 6:30 PM)

• St. Anne’s – Wednesday July 19th – 6:00 PM till 7:30 PM

• DuPont Boys Golf – Thursday July 20th – 5:30 PM till 7:00 PM

• Mulligan’s Pointe – Thursday July 20th – 3:00 PM till 4:30 PM

• Plantation Lakes – Thursday July 20th – 5:15 PM till 6:45 PM

After Summer II is complete, our last session for 2023, Fall Session, will start on or around the week of September 10th.

Safety … FIRST … is critical in all we do. The First Tee – Delaware is fully focused on being proactive and anticipatory to provide a SAFE, supportive environment where our participants can learn, thrive and have fun.     

To get you started, here are some general thoughts in preparing for classes:

  • Have your child dress in comfortable clothes that are appropriate for the weather. 
  • PLEASE bring your water bottle/drink to class for your child(s). We want our participants to stay hydrated.
  • Unless you are contacted by your site’s lead coach, there is typically no dress code for our Sessions/Classes. We encourage our participants to be neat and comfortable. T-shirts will be given to each participant, and they are welcome to wear them to each class. If you are a returning participant, and already have a T-shirt that still fits, please wear that one to class. Our programs at Rehoboth Beach Country Club and Kings Creek may have a different dress code and participants registered at those locations will be properly informed.
  • Shoes – can just be sneakers or something comfortable. There will be running around, and exercise as part of each class.
  • If your child has golf clubs, please bring them along. If NOT, know that we provide the necessary clubs and balls and additional equipment if needed.  
  • If we are going to have a weather event or any other reason for postponements which will impact the class, we will post on our website’s ALERTS Page, on our Social Media Platforms – Facebook & Twitter, the status no later than 1 hour before the start of your class. 
  • If your child must miss a session (life happens), it is ok. Please let your Lead Coach know. You can also email our Business Manager, Leslie McGuigan, [email protected] and she will notify your coach. We will work with you to the best of our ability, to find a makeup class. We have other opportunities for the child to join other classes at other courses.

Please visit our First Tee – Delaware Chapter’s website:  It is a valuable source of information as to what is going on in our chapter with Programs & Events, in addition to links to the National First Tee website: to help learn of other opportunities we can provide for your children.  

As with most non-profit organizations, we could not exist without our volunteers and the donations that we receive from our communities. Please visit our Events page often to see how you can help throughout the year. We ask that parents/guardians/family members volunteer their time OR help us secure Donations for a fundraising event during each year. This could be from yourself, friends and/or business or work contacts. 

We will hold our 20th Mayor’s Cup on Thursday, September 14th, 2023 at Rock Manor Golf Course. We NEED the help of parents and families this year to obtain items for our Silent Auction. Contact Leslie McGuigan if you can support this request.

Many other events will be posted on the website, on the EVENTS TAB for all to get involved. 

If you have any questions, please contact Charma Bell, Program Director at [email protected], or at 302.593.2062, Scott Allen, Southern Delaware Coordinator at [email protected] or at 703-861-9818, or at or Leslie McGuigan at [email protected] or 302.290.1250, or call, text or email your coach with the information they provided you.  

Looking forward to seeing you all during our Summer II and Fall Sessions, Clinics and Play & Family Fun Days! 

All the best. 

Bob Norris

Executive Director, First Tee – Delaware

Location: 800 N. DuPont Rd, Wilmington DE 19807

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 419, Rockland DE 19732

Office – 302.384.8759 || Mobile – 302.584.0958

Email:  [email protected]


Please check your emails frequently and browse around this First Tee – Delaware website for more information.
Please feel free to contact any of our staff members for further information about any of our Programs or Events.

Office Phone: 302-384-8759

Bob Norris, Executive Director: [email protected] (call, email or text)

Charma Bell, Program Director: [email protected] (text preferred)

Scott Allen, Senior Southern Delaware Coordinator: [email protected] (email preferred)

Leslie McGuigan, Business Manager: [email protected] (call, email or text)