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 for our more advanced participants, allowing them to meet new people, play golf, develop key skills for success, and show off our Nine Core Values on a national level.
Applications for national opportunities must be submitted online with approval from a First Tee coach or staff member. The application and selection process is not only a tool for these opportunities, but also serves as valuable experience for participants as they apply for college or begin their careers.
Below you will find the schedule of 2021 National Participant Opportunities. Application deadlines will be released in February 2021. Click on each event to find out more details. If you have questions about applying or need assistance, please contact Jason Rocha.
|Event||Date||Location||# of Teens|
|*Wells Fargo Succeeding Together Contest||May 3-9, 2021||Charlotte, NC||2020 Winners|
|John Deere Drive Your Future Academy (Girls Only)||June 5-9, 2021||San Francisco, CA||24|
|First Tee National Championship||June 20-25, 2021||Clemson, SC||72|
|John Deere Power for Good Contest||July 5-9, 2021||Silvis, IL||3|
|First Tee Game Changers Academy
Honoring Joe Louis Barrow, Jr.
|July 20-24, 2021||Philadelphia, PA||96|
|Participant Advisory Council||July 28-30,2021||Jacksonville, FL||8|
|**First Tee Leadership Summit in partnership with PGA TOUR Superstore||August 2-6, 2021||Emigrant, Montana||20|
|**First Tee Leadership Summit in partnership with PGA TOUR Superstore||August 9-13, 2021||Emigrant, Montana||20|
|***Coca-Cola America’s Future||September 1-4, 2021||Atlanta, GA||5|
|PURE Insurance Championship Impacting First Tee||September 21-26, 2021||Pebble Beach, CA||78|
|First Tee Innovators Forum||October 8-11, 2021||San Jose, CA||28|
*Wells Fargo Succeeding Together Contest will not be available for new applicants this year.
**Only chapters in PGA TOUR Superstore markets may apply.
***Event is not confirmed and may not be offered in 2021.
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