Each year, juniors from all chapters of The First Tee apply for different participant opportunities throughout The United States. One of these opportunities is the upcoming PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee, taking place September 19-24. There are however, additional participant opportunities that are equally fun and that provide a great learning experience for juniors; one of these is The First Tee Nor Cal Leadership Academy, which takes place over a 5 days in beautiful Monterey, California.

The 2017 academy took place from June 18th until June 22nd. Each one of those days is filled with activities participants were able to enjoy, and learning experiences that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Click on the buttons below to read and see what took place at this academy!

Great job to all participating coaches!: Chris Dewar, Christine Uhalde, Shirley Gahm, Mike Firpo, Marvin Wiggs, Lionel Hunt, Darren Avirt, Chris Borrego, Scott Hess, Billy Gibbs, Jill Womble.
And a special kudos to: Kelli Corlett from The First Tee of Greater Sacramento, who plays a HUGE part in making this academy possible. Tom Morton, also from The First Tee of Greater Sacramento, whose efforts also contributed to the success of this academy. Michael Lowe and Youth On Course, who provided outstanding assistance and helped facilitate many of these awesome opportunities.

written by: Lucio J. Diaz, The First Tee of Contra Costa