National Youth Opportunities

First Tee junior golf program doesn’t just get kids on the course, it offers exciting opportunities for growth. With the help of First Tee national corporate partners, more advanced participants can apply to attend these golf and leadership events. These events often become life-changing experiences. Youth meet new people, play golf, achieve greatness, and show our Nine Core Values in action.


Because of First Tee, I know I can reach my dreams and goals in the future

- Nikki, participant

Golf and Leadership Events:

Wells Fargo Succeeding Together | May 3-9

Teenage participants can compete through an essay contest for the opportunity to attend the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, N.C. Four winners are selected, with the grand prize winner receiving the opportunity to play in the pro-am with the PGA TOUR player of their choice.

John Deere Drive Your Future Academy | June 5-9

This all-girls event focuses on leadership development, remaining active in the game of golf, learning the value/impact of volunteerism, and recognizing the importance of teamwork.

First Tee National Championship | June 20-25

The first-ever First Tee National Championship will be held at Clemson University, bringing 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.

John Deere Power For Good Scholarship | July 5-9

Participants submit a written essay about how they are a ‘Power for Good’ through service to their communities, schools, and neighborhoods. Three essay applicants will each receive a one-time $5,000 college scholarship and a VIP experience at the John Deere Classic.

Game Changers Academy Honoring Joe Louis Barrow, Jr | July 20-24

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.

First Tee Leadership Summit in partnership with PGA TOUR Superstore | August 2-6, 9-13

Set in stunning Emigrant, Montana, West Creek Ranch will provide a unique physical setting that will encourage participants to expand their perspectives and develop key leadership concepts. In addition to experiential outdoor programming, First Tee teens will engage in workshops focused on self-exploration and discovery.

Coca-Cola America’s Future | September 1-4

Coca-Cola Company offers five participants the chance to experience downtown Atlanta visiting the Coca-Cola campus, attending new hire training, and taking part in interviews to determine the winner of a scholarship. Held in conjunction with The TOUR Championship.

PURE Insurance Championship Impacting the First Tee | September 21-26

An official PGA TOUR Champions event at Pebble Beach Golf Links, the tournament pairs top participants from First Tee with a PGA TOUR Champions player and amateurs. To be selected, juniors are measured in both golf ability and life skills knowledge. The tournament is televised on Golf Channel.