Ardin Lo from The First Tee of Tri-Valley is paired with Brad Faxon this week at the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. The pro-junior pair made the cut Saturday night and teed off Sunday morning at 9:06 a.m. PT for the final round.
Eighty-one junior golfers experienced their first round at the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach yesterday. The first round can be full of excitement and nerves as the juniors tee up alongside some of the greats of the game for the official Champions Tour tournament.
There is much anticipation for the teens around finding out which Champions Tour player will be their partner. At Tuesday night’s welcome party, the pairings were released! The teens were each given a brand new Adidas golf bag with the name of their pro tucked in the pocket.
~ From Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., chief executive officer of The First Tee
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.
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!
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.