The First Tee

The Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach is More Than Just a Game—It’s a Game-Changer

 ~ From Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., chief executive officer of The First Tee

Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. at the 7th hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links

Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. takes a #SelfieOn7 at Pebble Beach

The Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach is one of the most exciting events for The First Tee and eighty-one of our participants. Entering its 11th year, this tournament has given more than 550 young people from more than 165 chapters the opportunity to compete side-by-side with Champions Tour players at one of the world’s most renowned golf courses.

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Insider’s Perspective: Playing with a Ryder Cup alum at the Coca-Cola Champions Challenge

Participants in the Coca-Cola Champions Challenge (L to R):  Mable Wong; Sarah Harrison; Jason Liu; Jon Paul Ray; Patrick Abadilla; Ariana Saenz

Participants in the Coca-Cola Champions Challenge (L to R): Mable Wong; Sarah Harrison; Jason Liu; Jon Paul Ray; Patrick Abadilla; Ariana Saenz

Six lucky participants from six different chapters of The First Tee were paired with six Champions Tour players, all with prior Ryder Cup experience, for the 2014 Coca-Cola Champions Challenge. Played at Pebble Beach Golf Links, this five-hole, modified scotch format charity competition has a purse of $40,000 which is donated to the player’s designated chapter of The First Tee. Read below for participant Jason Liu’s inside experience!

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The Envelope, Please…Pairings Announced!

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Cameryn Smith

The moment all of The First Tee junior golfers have been waiting for: finding out which Champions Tour professional they will join in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Cameryn Smith from The First Tee of Brunswick County, shares her story from the tournament Pairings Party.

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Daniel Dahlinger Gives the Inside Scoop on the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach

Daniel with his father at the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach

Daniel with his father at the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach

By Daniel Dahlinger
Participant, The First Tee of Fort Worth

The Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.
The pinnacle for participants at The First Tee.

There are few times in life where I have found myself speechless (anyone that knows or has met me can enthusiastically attest to that), but I can’t count how many times I have been speechless in the past 24 hours.

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5 Ways to #GetOutThere at Pebble Beach

By Bethany Brown

Eighty-one participants of The First Tee will have the opportunity of a lifetime as they golf alongside Champions Tour professionals in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, all while enjoying the stunning nature of Pebble Beach, Calif.

In the days leading up to the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, these junior golfers will have the opportunity to explore the rich history and the natural atmosphere of the breathtaking Monterey Peninsula coastline.

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Participants Receive Surprise Announcement During Golf Channel Interview

Emily Valentine; Charlie Rymer, Cameron Fields

Emily Valentine; Charlie Rymer, Cameron Fields

Golf Channel, The First Tee’s proud media partner, helped surprise two participants of The First Tee with an exciting announcement…

Emily Valentine, a participant at The First Tee of the Palm Beaches, recounts her reaction upon hearing the news that she and fellow participant Cameron Fields had been selected to play in the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.

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The First Tee CEO: An Opportunity of a Lifetime

Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, The First Tee

Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, The First Tee

The Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach is one of the most exciting times of the year for our organization.

Entering its 10th year, this event gives 81 participants of The First Tee and 162 amateurs the extraordinary opportunity to compete side-by-side with Champions Tour players at one of the world’s most renowned golf courses. Continue reading “The First Tee CEO: An Opportunity of a Lifetime” »

These Girls Are Good! Junior Golfer Alice Duan Describes her Eagle on #10 at Pebble Beach

Duan, AliceDuring first round of the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, Alice Duan from The First Tee of Northern Nevada holed out number 10 for and eagle. She describes the incredible experience. Continue reading “These Girls Are Good! Junior Golfer Alice Duan Describes her Eagle on #10 at Pebble Beach” »