First Tee – Greater Washington, D.C. Participants Daryn and Cameron had the opportunity to travel to Naples, Florida to compete in the The Golf To Paradise-First Tee Champions Challenge at Quail Creek Country Club in conjunction with the Chubb Classic. This event brings 12 teams from First Tee chapters to participate in several exciting opportunities!
The tournament consisted of scramble in the first round, modified alternate shot in the second round, and best ball in the third round. Over the course of the three days, Daryn and Cameron were partnered with participants from First Tee – Chicago, First Tee – Twin Cities and First Tee- Naples/Collier. In addition to playing in the tournament, Daryn and Cameron also had a teaching clinic with Champions Tour players Thursday.
This trip was also a huge personal development opportunity for those involved. “I got the chance to get to know First Tee participants and coaches from all across the country” Cameron remarked, “This trip has taught me to come out of my shell even more and to enjoy every moment to the fullest because you never know who you might meet or what opportunities lie ahead.”
In addition to playing themselves, participants had other opportunities as well including a service day at the Collier Museum and a Sunset Cruise on the Naples Princess!
“The event provided awesome golf and social activities, including watching pros at Chubb Classic,” Daryn recalled, I became friends with all the other First Tee chapters and was able to have fun and a little vacation along with playing the sport I love.”
Daryn and Cameron finished 8th on Sunday. We are so proud of all their accomplishments during this trip and look forward to watching them grow as golfers.
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