GOLF EVENTS:

FIRST TEE CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE | FEBRUARY 13-16, 2020 – Held each year in Naples, Florida in conjunction with the First Tee of 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 Patrick Bush and Benito Taormina represented our chapter, and they were accompanied by Coach Leslie Russell.

NORTHEAST REGIONAL CHALLENGE | JULY 7-9, 2020 – Our chapter sends four players to this annual event in July.  The Greater Philadelphia chapter will host again this year, with housing at Villanova University, and participants having the opportunity to play at Walnut Lane Golf Course and Merion Golf Club.  In addition to a Life Skills test, the competitors play two 9- or 18-hole rounds depending on skill level, and participate in supervised activities in the host city.  Our chapter will be hosting in 2021 after the completion of the Arnold Palmer Learning Center.  Other chapters that participate include Washington D.C., Trenton, Metropolitan New York, Connecticut, Raritan Valley (NJ),

RIVER RIVALS CUP | JULY 26, 2020 – This annual event features teams from the Pittsburgh and Cleveland chapters, and the host and location rotates each year. This year our chapter will host the competition at Black Hawk Golf Course, our programming location in Beaver Falls. Lunch and LIfe Skills testing begin 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 | AUGUST 14-15, 2020The 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