In 2009 Plainfield Country Club became the first private country club to establish a FIRST TEE program. THE FIRST TEE of Plainfield New Jersey program educates three hundred children ranging in ages from 4 to 17 years from Edison, Elizabeth, Newark and Plainfield. Among the many proud traditions of Plainfield Country Club [PCC], THE FIRST TEE is a vibrant symbol of PCC’s commitment to its local community.

The mission of our program is to impact the lives of young people, particularly those in need, by providing educational programs that build character, instill life enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

The PATH TO COLLEGE program works with children from 7th grade until they graduate from high school and teaches them the steps to get into college through college tours to universities like Drew and Rutgers, presentations by college admissions staffs, PSAT/SAT/ACT tutoring, financial aid guidance and guidance in the college application process. In 2011 the program provided five college scholarships to supplement financial aid packages for our most commit-ted children. Donations from the members of Plainfield Country Club fund the PATH TO COLLEGE program.

To register for the Plainfield Y/First Tee Program, complete the application form below:

The First Tee of Plainfield YMCA Scholarship Application 

Please complete and return applications to Carolyn Wellington, Marketing Manager, at the Plainfield YMCA, at

For general information about the program please contact either:
Ravenell Williams at 908-756-6060 ext #101, email him at or
Bill Castner at 917-208-5197. email him at