National Opportunities

First Tee 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 participants, allowing them to meet new people, play some golf,  and achieve greatness. Descriptions and selected individuals are listed in the dropdown boxes below.

Ask your chapter about applying for any of the following opportunities.

2023 Participant Opportunities Schedule

First Tee College Scholarship Program Class of 2022N/AN/AJan. 1March 1
First Tee Future Entrepreneurs presented by Wells Fargo (Seniors & Alumni only)May 3-5Washington, D.C.Jan. 31Feb. 28
John Deere Power for Good ContestJune 27 – July 1Silvis, ILJan. 31March 28
First Tee National ChampionshipJune 28 – July 1South Bend, INJan. 31March 28
Participant Advisory CouncilJuly 11 – 13Jacksonville, FLJan. 31March 28
First Tee Game Changers Academy Honoring Joe Louis Barrow, Jr.July 19 – 23Philadelphia, PAJan. 31March 28
First Tee Leadership Summit in partnership with PGA TOUR Superstore*Aug. 1 – 5 / Aug. 8 – 12Emigrant, MTMarch 14May 16
PURE Insurance Championship Impacting First TeeSept. 20 – 25Pebble Beach, CAJan. 31March 28
John Deere Drive Your Future Academy (Girls only)Oct. 5 – 9San Francisco, CAJan. 31March 28
First Tee Innovators ForumNov. 16 – 19Dallas, TXJune 14Aug. 15
First Tee Alumni Summit presented by GallagherNov. 16 – 19Dallas, TXJune 14Aug. 15

*Only chapters in PGA TOUR Superstore markets may apply.

How Can Teens Take the Next Step?

These opportunities are only available to youth involved in chapters of First Tee. Most of the events and programs have a selection process that includes an application reviewed by a committee. Parents, if you want your child to participate, please inquire at your chapter.

Academic Recognition

First Tee College Scholarship Program

The Scholar Program is designed to provide further support, life skill development and mentorship of our alumni through their journey. Higher education continues to be a critical factor in unlocking opportunities for young people to thrive, and First Tee is committed to their success.