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Golf Outing: September 25, 2023 • Scioto Country Club
Benefiting: First Tee - Central Ohio
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We are delighted to announce that Scioto Country Club will be hosting our 2023 Orty’s Outing on September 25. Originally designed by Donald Ross in 1916, Scioto was beautifully restored by renowned architect Andrew Green in 2021. Enjoy a rare opportunity to play this top 100 course which is one of only four courses to host the U.S. Open, the PGA Championship, the Ryder Cup, and the U.S. Amateur.
We've sold out the 2023 tournament and are accepting teams/individual sign ups for the waitlist. Please contact us if you would like to join the waitlist or have questions about playing in this year's event. Thank you for your support!
The Mission of First Tee — Central Ohio is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
At First Tee, kids and teens are learning to play golf along with life lessons and leadership skills. And it’s making a difference. Our programs are positively impacting youth, their families and their communities.
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Source: First Tee HQ - Each chapter across the entire network can nominate a select number of participants (typically 2-4), to submit an application, then a national review committee reads the applications and nominates them. This is a very selective process with hundreds of applicants per event.
Date: June 28 - July 1, 2022
Location: Notre Dame University - South Bend, Indiana
Description: The First Tee National Championship brings together First Tee’s elite players for an opportunity to showcase how the program has helped build the strength of character needed to play at the collegiate or next level. The winners of each male/female division will be awarded with the Tattersall Cup named after First Tee Trustee, Fred Tattersall. Each winner will earn an exemption into the PGA TOUR Champions’ PURE Insurance Championship Impacting First Tee at Pebble Beach Golf Links. First Tee National Championship is a 54-hole stroke-play event featuring a Girls and Boys division for high school participants ages 14-18.
Our First Tee – Central Ohio Participant: Kyle Smetiouk
Date: July 19-23, 2022
Location: Villanova University - Philadelphia, PA
Description: Participants selected to attend this five-day learning and empowerment academy will participate in important conversations around issues of identity, racism, diversity, equity and inclusion. RISE, a national leader in the sports community championing social justice and working to improve race relations, will facilitate engaging and interactive workshops paired with introspective activities and reflections led by our nationally trained First Tee coaches. The Academy builds throughout the week into a final outreach project in collaboration with DE&I leadership in the local host community. Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., First Tee’s CEO who retired in 2017 after 17 years of leadership, has always been an advocate for social justice and believes that First Tee has and always will be more than a game to young people. First Tee Game Changers Academy is the ultimate tribute to Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., a fearless champion of change.
Our First Tee – Central Ohio Participant: Grace O’Grady
Date: August 1st-5th, 2022
Location: West Creek Ranch in Emigrant, Montana
Description: The First Tee Leadership Summit in partnership with PGA TOUR Superstore is designed to strengthen the participants' leadership skills through dynamic outdoor and team-building activities, preparing them to transfer those skills to other scenarios they will face in the future. Set in the unforgettable backdrop of West Creek Ranch in Montana, the teens will also participate in collaborative workshops in which they will be influenced to challenge their conceptions of transformational leadership. First Tee’s core competencies of building character, self-confidence, and resilience will be a part of the experience, combined with a robust curriculum which explores the concepts of relationship building, positive risk-taking, and character evaluation.
Our First Tee – Central Ohio Participant: Isaac Stewart
Date: Sept. 20th-25th, 2022
Location: Pebble Beach Golf Links in Monterey, California
Description: For many teens, being selected for the PURE Insurance Championship is the pinnacle experience of their First Tee participation. An official PGA TOUR Champions event, the PURE Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Monterey, California pairs one First Tee junior with a PGA TOUR Champions player and two amateurs. The tournament is televised nationally on Golf Channel. Although there is a winning score on Sunday, this experience is so much more than a golf event. First Tee participants are provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the Legends & Leaders speaker program, which features notables from the business, sports, and entertainment industries. This event also provides the teens a unique mentoring experience on the golf course with their PGA TOUR Champions player and two amateurs. The relationships formed during tournament week are genuine and deeply rooted.
Our First Tee – Central Ohio Participant: Kristina Ma
Description: The LPGA Leadership Academy uses golf as a vehicle to provide a framework for young women to develop their confidence, communication, and leadership skills. Group exercises, expert-led discussions, journaling, and interaction with female executives and mentors help girls discover their unique strengths and leadership style.
Our First Tee – Central Ohio Participants:
Round of applause for yet another participant achievement - Priya Roy is headed to the John Deere Drive Your Future Academy with First Tee!
This all-girls event, to be held in September in Detroit, Michigan, will focus on leadership development, remaining active in the game of golf, learning the value/impact of volunteerism, and recognizing the importance of teamwork.
We are so proud of this determined young woman, who exemplifies leadership and positive life skills every day!
We are THRILLED to announce that our very own Stephen Ma has been selected to participate in the first ever First Tee National Championship!
The First Tee National Championship will bring together First Tee’s elite players for an opportunity to showcase how the program has helped build the strength of character needed to play at the collegiate or next level. Only 48 players across the country were selected to compete. The winners of each male/female division will be awarded with the Tattersall Cup named after First Tee Trustee, Fred Tattersall. Each winner will earn an exemption into the PGA TOUR Champions’ PURE Insurance Championship Impacting the First Tee at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
First Tee National Championship will be a 54-hole stroke-play event at Clemson University's The Walker Course on June 20 – 25.
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