NATIONAL EVENTS AND LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The First Tee junior golf program doesn’t just get kids on the course, it offers them exciting opportunities for growth. With the help of our corporate partners, we host a series of events to our more advanced participants, allowing them to meet new people, play some golf, achieve greatness, and show off our nine core values in action. Descriptions and selected individuals are listed below.

Contact Aaron Wall at aaronw@thefirstteemanhattan.org or (785) 341-1992 to apply for any of the following opportunities.

Click Here for 2019 Eligibility Criteria For Participant Opportunities


GOLF & LEADERSHIP EVENTS

COCA-COLA AMERICA’S FUTURE | AUG. 21-24 – Atlanta, GA

Coca-Cola Company offers five participants the chance to experience downtown Atlanta visiting the Coca-Cola campus, attending new hire training, and taking part in interviews to determine the winner of a scholarship. Held in conjunction with The TOUR Championship.

Application Released: April 17, 2019 | Application Deadline: May 13, 2019Participants Announced: June 12, 2019


JOHN DEERE DRIVE YOUR FUTURE ACADEMY (Girls Only) | JUNE 24-28 – San Francisco, CA

This all-girls event focuses on leadership development, remaining active in the game of golf, learning the value/impact of volunteerism, and recognizing the importance of teamwork.

Application Released: February 6, 2019 | Application Deadline: April 1, 2019Participants Announced: May 15, 2019


JOHN DEERE POWER FOR GOOD SCHOLARSHIP | JULY 7-11 – Silvis, IL

Participants submit a written essay about how they are a ‘Power for Good’ through service to their communities, schools, and neighborhoods. Three essay applicants will each receive a one-time $5,000 college scholarship and a VIP experience at the John Deere Classic.

Application Released: February 6, 2019 | Application Deadline: April 1, 2019Participants Announced: May 15, 2019


JOE LOUIS BARROW, JR. LIFE SKILLS & LEADERSHIP ACADEMY | JULY 24-30 – Boise, ID

Each summer, 96 participants from the chapter network are selected to attend the week-long academy. They participate in championship golf and life skill development, are challenged to lead others and explore college life including dorm living and creating a network of new friends.

Application Released: February 6, 2019 | Application Deadline: April 8, 2019Participants Announced: May 29, 2019


PERFECT SENSE UNIFIED CHALLENGE | JUNE 23-27 – Washington D.C.

The Perfect Sense Unified Challenge is a team event with junior golfers from The First Tee paired as teammates with wounded veterans and Special Olympics golfers from around the country.

Application Released: February 6, 2019 | Application Deadline: March 25, 2019Participants Announced: May 1, 2019


PURE INSURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP IMPACTING THE FIRST TEE | SEPT. 24-30 – Pebble Beach, CA

An official PGA TOUR Champions event at Pebble Beach Golf Links, the tournament pairs top 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 is televised on Golf Channel.

Application Released: February 6, 2019 | Application Deadline: May 6, 2019Participants Announced: July 10, 2019


THE FIRST TEE NATIONAL PAR-3 CHAMPIONSHIP | TBD

This six-day event provides 32 participants the chance to compete in a 36-hole tournament to be crowned the Boys’ and Girls’ National Par-3 Champion. Participants also represent their territory as two co-ed teams, East and West, go head-to-head in a team match-play format.


WELLS FARGO SUCCEEDING TOGETHER | APRIL 29-MAY 5 – Charlotte, NC

Teenage participants can compete through an essay contest for the opportunity to attend the Wells Fargo Championship in Wilmington, N.C. Four winners are selected, with the grand prize winner receiving the opportunity to play in the pro-am with the PGA TOUR player of their choice.
Application Released: January 23, 2019 | Application Deadline: March 11, 2019Participants Announced: April 17, 2019

 

ACADEMIC RECOGNITION


THE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

This distinction is awarded to participants who are seniors in high school and excel in academics, leadership, character development, and chapter and community involvement. A limited number of scholarships are available each year and are awarded after the class is designated.
Application Released: January 23, 2019 | Application Deadline: February 25, 2019Participants Announced: March 20, 2019