Online Application Process Guidelines

The First Tee has moved to an online application process format. View the process below:

  1. Participants will determine which opportunity(ies) they are interested in and ensure they meet ALL eligibility requirements.
  2. Participants complete all aspects of Application.
  3. Participants submit completed Application to The First Tee of the Sandhills by listed deadline.
  4. Pending local review, eligible participants will receive further instructions on how to submit online application.

 

2017 Participant Opportunities – NOW AVAILABLE

The First Tee National Par 3 Championship

This event introduces participants to a competitive golf environment by simulating that experience through the stroke play and territory cup events. Participants will develop an understanding of different rules, scenarios and etiquette through instruction lead by a USGA rules official and through implementation during tournament play. Participants will also work on life skill development through dorm living, interaction with participants from around thecountry and guest speakers. By the end of the week they will have a better understanding of competitive golf rules and regulations and will be ready to act as leaders and role models for other participants at their local chapters.

Location: Richmond, Virginia

Date: June 13 – 18

Eligibility Highlights: Acceptable Golf Ability – USGA handicap of 8 or better for males and 10 or better for females

Each chapter may nominate up to two (2) participants – one male and one female.

Applications must be submitted to local staff no later than Monday, March 20. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION


John Deere Drive Your Future Academy 

This all girls event will focus on leadership development, remaining active in the game of golf, learning the value/impact of volunteerism, and recognizing the importance of teamwork.  Applicants will be asked to define the people or circumstances that ‘drive’ them to take on a position of leadership and describe how they plan to apply those principles in their life. In addition, one girl selected for the Academy will be chosen to receive a $5,000 college scholarship plus the opportunity to be a VIP guest and pro-am participant at the John Deere Classic in July 2017.

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Date: June 19 – 22

Eligibility Highlights: Open to female participants only. Acceptable Golf Ability – USGA handicap of 15 or better.

Each chapter may nominate up to two (2) female participants.

Applications must be submitted to local staff no later than Monday, March 20CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION


Perfect Sense Unified Challenge

The Perfect Sense Unified Challenge will be a President’s Cup team event with golfers from The First Tee paired as teammates with wounded veterans and Special Olympics golfers from around the country. In addition to playing two rounds of golf at some of the top courses in the nation’s capital, golfers will also enjoy a welcome banquet, a career exploration day at Perfect Sense, a tour of DC’s monuments and museums, and a final send off at Top Golf!

Location: Washington, DC

Date: June 25 – 29

Eligibility Highlights: Acceptable Golf Ability – USGA handicap of 10 or better for males and 12 or better for females.

Each chapter may nominate up to two (2) participants – one male and one female. 

Applications must be submitted to local staff no later than Monday, March 20CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION


John Deere Power for Good Scholarship Contest

Participants will submit a written essay for the opportunity to win a $5,000 college scholarship plus the opportunity to be a VIP guest and pro-am participant at the John Deere Classic in Silvis, IL.  The essay should focus on how the students are a ‘Power for Good’ through service to their communities, schools, and/or neighborhoods.  The essay should include a summary of the impact of their efforts and how their work is connected to the values learned through The First Tee and the game of golf.

Location: Silvis, Illinois

Date: July 10 – 14

Eligibility Highlights: Acceptable Golf Ability – USGA handicap of 18 or better. Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Applications must be submitted to local staff no later than Monday, March 20CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION


USGA Learning Science through Golf Academy

The USGA’s expertise in the areas of research, science and innovation is of growing importance and touches on every aspect of golf, including a greater understanding of the intersection between science and environmental stewardship. Participants will have hands-on access to the USGA Research & Test Center, a facility that supports the research and development of solutions for the betterment of the game, and also includes the USGA’s proprietary golf club and ball testing equipment. Participants will learn from highly educated and skilled USGA engineers and scientists whose work is focused on advancing the game forward through an understanding, and application, of research, science and innovation for all those who play it.

Location: Far Hills, NJ

Date: July 9 – 13

Eligibility Highlights: Geared toward participants with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Each chapter may nominate up to two (2) participants.

Applications must be submitted to local staff no later than Monday, March 20CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION