2018 Participant Opportunities

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Over the course of the next few months we will be showcasing a few National Opportunities open to participants of The First Tee. These National Opportunities allow participants to apply their knowledge of The First Tee curriculum while also providing some excellent resume builders. Applications are opening January 24th for two very fun participant opportunities!

The First Tee National Par-3 Championship

This opportunity introduces participants to a competitive golf environment by simulating that experience through the stroke play and golf outing events. Participants will develop an understanding of different rules, scenarios and etiquette through instruction lead by a USGA rules official and through implementation during tournament play. Participants will also work on life skill development through dorm living, interaction with participants from around the country and guest speakers. By the end of the week they will have a better understanding of competitive golf rules and regulations and will be ready to act as leaders and role models for other participants at their local chapters.
2018 Event Information
Date: June 12-17, 2018
Location: Richmond, VA
Host: The First Tee of Greater Richmond & The Kanawha Club

Wells Fargo Succeeding Together

This contest is encouraging teenage participants of The First Tee to showcase the importance of being part of a “Go-To-Team” and working together. Eligible participants of The First Tee can enter through an application and essay process beginning January 24 through March 19, 2018. A panel of judges will select ten finalists and then ultimately four winners, each of whom will win a trip to the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship with one grand prize winner experiencing the thrill of playing golf with a PGA TOUR pro during the pro-am on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.
2018 Event Information
Date: Apr 30-May 6, 2018 (participants who apply must be able to travel to Charlotte, NC during these days)
Location: Charlotte, NC
Host: Wells Fargo Championship

Top requirements to be eligible to apply include, but are not limited to:
– Applicants must reach their 14th birthday on or before the first day of the event and must not have reached their 19th birthday by the conclusion of the event
– Classified as a high school freshman, sophomore, junior or senior as of spring semester 2018
– Active in The First Tee Participant Database upon submission of application
– Entered in The First Tee participant database for a minimum of three years, at Birdie level or higher, at the time of application deadline. The Home Office will use the participant’s “created on” date in the database to determine if the participant meets the 3 year requirement
– Chapters must have signed their contract at least 3 years before application deadline in order to submit applicants
– Acceptable Golf Ability – Established USGA handicap (specific Handicap index required per event)

For more information on the event, or to apply, please contact Gianna Augustine, gaugustine@thefirsttee.org