With the thrill of playing in the 2015 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach still top of mind for the 81 selected participants, we decided to ask some for their top 7 moments from the event.
To get a participant’s perspective, we asked two junior golfers to interview each other about their experiences during the week of the tournament.
Read more about their insightful, energetic and thoughtful answers.
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.
He gives us an inside glimpse of his experience this week:
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.
Gypsie Hutchinson from The First Tee of Lexington is paired with Champions Tour player Gary Hallberg this week. She gives an inside look at their first round played at Poppy Hills. Continue reading “Nature Valley First Tee Open Round 1 Recap with Gypsie Hutchinson” »
On Thursday night of the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, the 81 juniors and the Champions Tour players attended the Legends & Leaders dinner. Nine guest speakers talked about each of The First Tee Nine Core Values and what they mean in their lives. Junior golfer Derrick Ow shares an inside look at the inspirational evening. Continue reading “Legends & Leaders inspire Junior Golfers at the Nature Valley First Tee Open” »
For one week during the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, legends of the game mentor the leaders of tomorrow. It’s a unique experience for teen participants of The First Tee to play alongside Champions Tour players at iconic Pebble Beach.
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.
Janane Tan from The First Tee of Greater Dallas shares her experience at the pairings party. Continue reading “Finding Out You’re Paired with a Six-Time Champions Tour Winner” »
Jack Kane, a participant at The First Tee of Connecticut, was happy enough just sitting on a TV set next to Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman. However, when she surprised him with the news that he would be attending the 2015 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, he was at a loss for words!
“I want to be the first to congratulate you…”
said Champions Tour player Kirk Triplett to the unsuspecting Nicole Schroeder.
~ From Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., chief executive officer of The First Tee
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.
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!