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

GOLF AND LEADERSHIP EVENTS:

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


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.
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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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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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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.
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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


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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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


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.
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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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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.
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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 CAN TEENS TAKE THE NEXT STEP?

These opportunities are only available to youth involved in chapters of The First Tee. Most of the events and programs have a selection process that includes an application reviewed by a committee. Parents, if you want your child to participate, please inquire with our chapter.

MORE GOLF OPPORTUNITIES for all

Don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities available to all youth. You do not need to be enrolled in The First Tee to participate in the following: