About First Tee – Greater Pasadena

First Tee – Greater Pasadena is a chapter of First Tee and operates from the Brookside Golf Club, a 36-hole municipal golf facility located adjacent to the world-famous Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.  Brookside Golf Club occupies approximately 200 acres of land.  Included are the C.W. Koiner Course, E.O. Nay Course, practice facility with 40 hitting stations, short game area, two practice putting greens, 18,000 square foot clubhouse, 8,000 square foot maintenance building, three on-course restrooms, and two on-course concession stands.

Aside from Brookside (home facility), First Tee – Greater Pasadena operates programming at these golf facility program locations: Alhambra Golf Course, Altadena Golf Course, Arroyo Seco Golf Course, Eaton Canyon Golf Course and Marshall Canyon Golf Course. First Tee – Greater Pasadena holds programs directed towards youth ages 5 to 17, with a specific target for 5th through 8th graders.  The cost to each youth is $100/participant in our Introductory and Intermediate classes per 8-week session and $115/participant in our Advance level classes. This activity fee allows members to utilize the golf courses and enters them into First Tee Life Skills Education™ program, partially paying for their Life Skills materials. We encourage youth organizations to contact us for group participation. Golf equipment provided free of charge if needed. The overall expense for each youth that participates in our 8-week session is approximately $150.00.  Participation fees assist First Tee – Greater Pasadena to offset coaching fees and provide the opportunity to hire additional coaches. First Tee – Greater Pasadena Board of Directors in cooperation with community supporters including parents of our participants are committed to raise the additional funds needed to maintain the quality of our program.


Admin Staff

Bob Baderian
Executive Director & Co-founder
(626) 353-4013
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Mark Fritz
Director of Programs and Development
(626) 543-4708
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Leslie DeLuco
Project Coordinator
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Dan Hufford
Program Coordinator
(626) 394-2989
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Derrick Williams
Outreach Coordinator
(440) 222-7187
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Arnetta Love
Office Support
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Coaching Staff

Teresa Baldonado
Eyna Alaan
Level II Instructor
Ernest Jow
Level I Instuctor
Gary Baker
Nationally Recognized First Tee Coach
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Kathy Cho
Nationally Recognized First Tee Coach
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Watt Tomita
Nationally Recognized First Tee Coach
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Tyree Davis
Level II Instructor


Christina Steinmann
Celest Avila
Mark Whichard
Susan Whichard
Ariel McNair
Caitlyn Yamashita
Barbara Andrew