Today was my last day at the PURE Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach! While I hate having to say it’s the final day, it was definitely one to remember! We participated in a 7:30am Shotgun start event at Poppy Hills GC where we played a Ryder Cup style event. I was assigned Hole 16 to kick...Read More
Jaclyn Kenzel has been paired with Brian Henninger! They will play Poppy Hills GC on Friday, teeing off Hole 10 at 1:13pm and Pebble Beach GC on Saturday, teeing off Hole 1 at 8:43am.
Jaclyn Kenzel 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 Jaclyn’s selection, and can’t wait to see her representing our chapter on a national stage! Join us in following along as Jaclyn heads to Pebble Beach as well as all the excitement that’s in store once she gets there. Together, we can enjoy her ride!
On Friday, Brian Henninger and I were scheduled to tee off in the afternoon wave at Poppy Hills GC, with no set morning activities, it was my first (and only) day I would get to sleep in! But not too late as I wanted to get to player breakfast before they closed! Being a week …...Read More
Today on Hole 7 at Poppy Hills Golf Course, Jaclyn’s 16th Hole of the day, she became faced with a key decision. Her execution reminded me WHY we do the work we do each week at our Life Skills Curriculum Programs. I’ll set the scene. Off the tee she hit a drive through the fairway, &hell...Read More
Thursday has been so special! Not only did I play Pebble Beach Golf Links for the first time, I played with Paul Broadhurst! My day started at 5:45am to get prepped for our 8:30am tee time. During breakfast, I had the chance to sit and eat with Glenn Weckerlin, the Director of University Partnersh...Read More
Hi everyone! Today I was up at 4:30am to get out the door for breakfast and warm up before playing my first practice round at Poppy Hills Golf Course! We had a lot of fog to start the morning, a new experience for me, but by the 2nd Hole it had lifted! I got to …...Read More
Hi All! It was a pretty great day. It started out (very) early in the morning when my first flight took off at 5am from RDU. Wowzers. Having not flown but a few times in my life, I was starting to get comfortable with it and flying to Pebble Beach, California will help anyone get …...Read More
The PURE Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach is here! This coming Tuesday, during the wee hours of the morning, Jaclyn Kenzel will head to RDU bound for Pebble Beach Golf Links in California and the 2018 championship. Jaclyn, a longtime participant in The First Tee of the Sandhills and a P...Read More
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
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