FIRST TEE CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE | FEBRUARY 18-20, 2022– Held each year in Naples, Florida in conjunction with First Tee – Naples/Collier and the Chubb Classic on the PGA Champions Tour. Two participants and one coach attend from twelve chapters on the East coast. FTP typically sends two males (even years) or two females (odd years) to make housing arrangements easier to manage. This year Jamie Rush and Izabela Aigner will represent our chapter, and they were accompanied by Coach Joe Aigner.
NORTHEAST CHAPTER CHALLENGE | JUNE 20-21, 2022 – Our chapter typically sends four players to this annual event in June/July. However, we are hosting this year and plan to have 2 teams of 4. This is a great event. In 2019, Greater Philadelphia chapter hosted, with housing at Villanova University, and participants had the opportunity to play at Walnut Lane Golf Course and Merion Golf Club. It was a great experience for the kids. In addition to a Life Skills test, the competitors play a 9-hole or an 18-hole round, depending on skill level, and participate in supervised activities in the host city. First Tee – Pittsburgh will be hosting in 2022 and we’re planning a trip to a Pirates baseball game at PNC Park. Exact details will be posted HERE. Other chapters that participate include Washington D.C., Trenton, Metropolitan New York, Connecticut, Philadelphia, and Raritan Valley (NJ).
RIVER RIVALS CUP | TBD – This annual event features teams from the Pittsburgh and Cleveland chapters, and the host and location rotates each year. Last year our chapter had planned to host the competition at Black Hawk Golf Course, our programming location in Beaver Falls. Lunch and LIfe Skills testing typically begins at 11:00 AM, and tee times start at 12:00 PM. There are eight participants on each team, and they play six holes of Scramble format, six holes of Alternate Shot, and six holes of Best Ball during their round, all with Stableford scoring.
FOXBURG HICKORY CHAMPIONSHIP | JUNE 2-4, 2022 – The Society of Hickory Golfers hosts one of their annual tournaments at Foxburg Country Club in Clarion County, about 55 miles north of Pittsburgh. Foxburg was founded in 1887, and is the oldest continually used course in the United States. Dr. Bern Bernacki, the Co-Chair of the First Tee of Pittsburgh Board of Directors, is an avid hickory player, and annually sponsors two to four participants from our chapter to play in this event