A Final Recap from our Executive Director, Courtney Stiles Pebble Beach is breathtaking. Literally. My health tracker said we climbed the equivalent of 13 flights of stairs across 8 miles, daily, for five days! During our trip to California for the Pure Insurance Championship, I learned I love walki...Read More
Mara, paired with Jim Carter in Group #63, will be teeing off Friday on the Poppy Hill Golf Course at 11:45 A.M. and Saturday on the Pebble Beach Golf Links at 7:15 A.M.
Mara Hirtle will join 80 participants from other chapters of The First Tee, and was selected by a national panel of judges, based on her playing ability and comprehension of Life Skills and our 9 Core Values. We are THRILLED about Mara’s selection, and can’t wait to see her representing our chapter on a national stage! Join us in following along as Mara prepares to head to Pebble Beach as well as all the excitement that’s in store once she gets there. Together, we can enjoy her ride!
At the first two rounds of the Pure Insurance Championship, the Champions Tour Professionals go through a field cut to the low 50 and ties. In addition, only the low 23 junior scores will advance to the final round on Pebble Beach. The remaining juniors compete in a two-person team event at Poppy Hi...Read More
It is officially the first two tournament rounds. Mara, Jim Clark and their two amateurs tee’d off at 11:45am at Poppy Hills on Friday and 7:15am at Pebble Beach on Saturday. These first two days are an experience like no other. To be inside the ropes at a Champions Tour Event with professional at...Read More
After two days of go,go,go, the time change and emotions have set in and we are exhausted! Thankfully, today we had plenty of time for our practice round to be able to decompress before the evening’s main event, Legends and Leaders. Mara’s Perspective: I’m not gonna lie, with all the emotions ...Read More
While Day 1 is all about acclamation and orientation, Day 2 and 3 is time for activation! Practice rounds, interviews, meeting amateurs playing in the event and speaking with donors. This day provided another level of excitement, new experiences and memories for a lifetime. Mara’s Viewpoint: I was...Read More
For anyone that travels frequently from the East Coast to the West Coast, you will understand what our Day 1 was like. Our alarms went off at 2:00am EST. We were walking through Security at RDU Airport by 4:15am and boarding the plan at 5:00am. After 10 hours of travel we landed in San Jose, &hellip...Read More
In NC, High School Girls Golf is a Fall Sport. Last season, my freshman year, our team WON STATES. It was such a cool experience and what better way to start off my freshman year. This week we began matches for our girls golf season and we started with a WIN. My two teammates, Jacyln …...Read More
All work and no play? No way! Duck Donuts opened this week. Just in time for my older brother, Joshua, to be home visiting from college at UNC Charlotte. So, we headed over and waited in a line that was out-the-door to try out the craze! The verdict around our table was met with mixed …...Read More
It’s hard to believe that September 1 has arrived! Round 1 of this year’s Pure Insurance Championship is a mere 22 days away. Mara will pack up and fly across country in the wee hours of the morning on Tuesday, September 19, arriving in California around 2:00pm there time. For now, she i...Read More