NATIONAL Youth Opportunities

The First Tee junior golf program doesn’t just get kids on the course, it offers exciting opportunities for growth. With the help of The First Tee national corporate partners, more advanced participants can apply to attend these golf and leadership events. These events often become life-changing experiences. Youth meet new people, play golf, achieve greatness, and show our Nine Core Values in action.

 

Because of The First Tee, I know I can reach my dreams and goals in the future

– Nikki, participant

2018 schedule of events:

The First Tee is pleased to announce the schedule of participant opportunities conducted by the home office. Details are still being finalized for many of the events. Please continue reading Impact Today and visit the website frequently for updated information and applications.

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Complete Schedule

Eligibility Criteria

 

Event Date Location Application Released Deadline Field Announced
2017-2018 Scholars Program N/A N/A 1/24/2018 2/26/2018 3/21/2018
**Scholarships N/A N/A 3/21/2018 5/7/2018 5/30/2018
*Congressional Breakfast April 23-25, 2018 Washington, D.C. 1/24/2018 2/26/2018 3/21/2018
Wells Fargo Succeeding Together Contest April 30-May 6, 2018 Charlotte, NC 1/24/2018 3/19/2018 4/18/2018
*PwC Executive Business Forum May 10-13, 2018 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 2/7/2018 3/12/2018 4/4/2018
IJGA Training See chapter intranet See chapter intranet See chapter intranet
National Par-3 Championship June 12-17, 2018 Richmond, VA 1/24/2018 3/5/2018 4/18/2018
Perfect Sense Unified Challenge June 24-28, 2018 Bethesda, MD 2/7/2018 3/26/2018 5/2/2018
John Deere Drive Your Future Academy (Girls Only) June 25-29, 2018 Atlanta, GA 2/7/2018 3/26/2018 5/2/2018
John Deere Power for Good Scholarship Contest July 9-12, 2018 Silvis, IL 2/7/2018 3/26/2018 5/2/2018
College Golf Prep Academy July 10-16, 2018 West Palm Beach, FL 2/7/2018 4/2/2018 5/30/2018
USGA Learning Science Through Golf Academy July 2018 (TBD) Far Hills, NJ 2/7/2018 4/2/2018 5/30/2018
Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. Life Skills & Leadership Academy July 25-31, 2018 East Lansing, MI 2/7/2018 4/2/2018 5/30/2018
CoBank PEAK Performers (NEW) August 21-24, 2018 Colorado Springs, CO 3/7/2018 5/7/2018 6/27/2018
PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee September 25-October 1, 2018 Pebble Beach, CA 2/7/2018 5/14/2018 6/27/2018
*Alumni Regional Event September 18, 2018 Atlanta, GA See alumni webpage See alumni webpage See alumni webpage
Coca-Cola America’s Future September 19-22, 2018 Atlanta, GA 5/16/2018 7/9/2018 8/8/2018
A/B Honor Roll – Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 N/A N/A N/A 11/30/2018


*The following events are only open to The First Tee alumni
**The following event is only open to The First Tee scholars


2017 schedule of events:


WELLS FARGO SUCCEEDING TOGETHER | May 1-7

Teenage participants compete through an essay contest for the opportunity to attend the Wells Fargo Championship in Wilmington, N.C. A committee selects four winners. The grand prize winner receives the opportunity to play in the pro-am with a PGA TOUR player of their choice.
2017 Field »


THE FIRST TEE NATIONAL PAR-3 CHAMPIONSHIP | Jun. 13-18

This six-day event provides 32 participants with not only golf and leadership training, but a 36-hole tournament. Participants represent their territory as two co-ed teams, East and West, go head-to-head in a team match-play format. One boy and one girl earn the title of National Par-3 Champion.
2017 Field »

Congratulations Daniel McIntyre for your 2017 selection!


JOHN DEERE DRIVE YOUR FUTURE ACADEMY | Jun. 19-22

This all-girls event focuses on golf and leadership development. Youth learn the value of staying active in the game of golf, the impact of volunteering, and recognizing the importance of teamwork.
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PERFECT SENSE UNIFIED CHALLENGE | Jun. 25-29

The Perfect Sense Unified Challenge is a team event with junior golfers from The First Tee. Juniors pair up with wounded veterans and Special Olympics golfers from around the country.
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USGA “LEARNING SCIENCE THROUGH GOLF” STEM ACADEMY | Jul. 9-13

At the USGA “Learning Science Through Golf” STEM Academy, teenagers experience hands-on access to the USGA Research & Test Center. The facility houses both specialized golf club and ball testing equipment.
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JOHN DEERE POWER FOR GOOD SCHOLARSHIP | Jul. 10-14

Participants submit a written essay about how they are a ‘Power for Good’ through service to their communities. Two essay applicants receive a one-time $5,000 college scholarship and a VIP experience at the John Deere Classic.
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COLLEGE GOLF PREP ACADEMY | Jul. 11-18

This week-long academy is for players from chapters who are pursuing college golf. The academy provides the competitive experience of playing for a college golf team. Youth learn the health, golf and leadership skills needed while competing at a higher level.
2017 Field »


LIFE SKILLS & LEADERSHIP ACADEMY | Jul. 26-Aug. 1

Each summer, 96 participants from our chapters are selected to attend this week-long academy. The event includes championship golf and life skill development. Coaches challenge participants to lead others, explore college life including dorm living and creating a network of new friends.
2017 Field »

Congratulations Valerie Tse for your 2017 selection!


OUTSTANDING PARTICIPANT & LEADERSHIP SUMMIT | Nov. 8-12

Teen participants sharpen their skills at this event to become stronger leaders in their communities. A panel selects eight finalists for The First Tee Outstanding Participant Award, presented by Shell Oil Company, which includes college scholarships.
Deadline: Aug. 4

Congratulations Isis Beauregard-Coaxum and Kayla Tounalom for your 2017 selection!


PURE INSURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP IMPACTING THE FIRST TEE | Sept. 19-25

An official PGA TOUR Champions event at Pebble Beach Golf Links, the tournament pairs participants from The First Tee with a PGA TOUR Champions player and amateurs. To be selected, juniors are measured in both golf ability and life skills knowledge. The tournament airs on Golf Channel.
Field Announcement: Jul. 5

Congratulations Bradley Wong and Haley Wong for your 2017 selection!


COCA-COLA AMERICA’S FUTURE | Sept. 20-23

Coca-Cola Company offers five participants an experience in downtown Atlanta. While visiting the Coca-Cola campus, participants attend new hire training and meet executives. Participants take part in interviews to determine the winner of a scholarship. The event is held in during The TOUR Championship.
Deadline: Jul. 14

Congratulations Estey Chen for your 2017 selection!


RECOGNITION:

A/B HONOR ROLL RECOGNITION

Encourages all participants to excel academically and to stay on track for eligibility in The First Tee Scholars Program. Participants of all ages who earn A’s and B’s (or equivalent) on their report cards receive signed certificates.


THE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

This distinction is awarded to participants who are seniors in high school. Scholars must excel in academics, leadership and character development, as well as chapter engagement and community involvement. A limited number of Scholars also receive scholarships.
Scholars: Class of 2017 – 2017 »


How to apply:

Who should apply?

  • Members of The First Tee of Greater Seattle are welcome to apply.
  • At the Birdie, Eagle or Ace level (see event application for age minimum).
  • Must have a strong track record of attendance, participation and engagement.
  •        We ask for the recommendation of one The First Tee Coach.

How can I apply?

  •         Submit a 2018 Pre-application form HERE for your preferred event (s)

2018 link available soon

  •         For each event, we will review all pre-applications and submit the strongest ones to The First Tee Home Office in Florida for review and selection.