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Boldt brothers inspire at PURE Insurance Championship
Golf Channel, PGA TOUR Champions Learning Center 
Learn a story of survival for twin brothers Luke and Jackson Boldt, who represent First Tee of Coastal Carolinas and competed in the PURE Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach.

Golf Channel: First Tee Wednesday

  • Morning Drive 
    A highlight of the amazing First Tee participants who competed this weekend at Pebble Beach in the Pure Insurance Championship.
  • Golf Central
    Lauren from Pro Kids-First Tee of San Diego gives us her word of the month: Sportsmanship

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Arizona high school golfer wins $50K, Pro-Junior golf title at Pebble Beach
By Dana Scott, Arizona Republic / USA Today High School Sports
Golf awards continue to roll in for Xavier Prep (Phoenix) senior phenom Ashley Menne. The three-time azcentral sports Girls Golfer of the Year won the female Pro-Junior title at the 16th Pure Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee at Pebble Beach, Calif., on Sunday.

Durham teen golfer gets taste of the pros
By Brett Friedlander, North State Journal (Raleigh, NC)
Paired with pro Doug Barron, the 17-year-old high school senior from Durham made his share of birdies during the first two rounds of the PURE Insurance Championship Impacting the First Tee. He also got show off his personality to a national television audience while seeing first-hand the worth ethic it takes to play compete at the highest level.

Freelove tackles Pebble Beach
By Larry Moritz, The Salina Journal (Salina, KS)
Freelove, a senior this fall at Salina Central High School, was one of 78 junior golfers from First Tee chapters around the country selected to compete at the PURE Insurance Championship late last month on California’s Monterey Peninsula.

Golf phenom speaks to First Tee of Greater Wilmington
By John Smist, WECT News, (Wilmington, DE)
First Tee
 of Greater Wilmington has a very special guest on Tuesday afternoon. 15-year-old golf phenom Alexa Pano of Lake Worth, Florida put on a clinic for kids.

West De Pere’s Jamozzy Skenandore lived out golf dream at Pebble Beach
By Scott Venci, Green Bay Press-Gazette (Green Bay, WI)
The West De Pere senior was in California last week, competing in the Pure Insurance Championship Impacting the First Tee at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course.

Academy freshman 2nd in Champions Tour pro-am golf tournament
By Adam Conn, The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, OH)
Stephen Ma, a 14-year-old freshman at Columbus Academy, combined to shoot an 8-under-par 64 along with his PGA Champions Tour partner Kent Jones at Pebble Beach Links in the final round of the PURE Insurance Championship on Sunday to finish in second place in the pro-am-style event at Pebble Beach, California. The event paired tour players with juniors from First Tee programs around the country.

First Tee helps teens learn life skills and golf skills
By John Starks, Chicago Daily Herald
First Tee of Greater Chicago has provided an opportunity for kids to grow through 23 site locations in the Chicago area.

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Smylie Kaufman taking baby steps in bid to return to the PGA Tour
By Brian Wacker, Golf Digest
Smylie Kaufman competed on the GPro Tour last week as he continues to work on his game and try to get back to the PGA TOUR

Cheyenne Knight Wins 1st LPGA Tour Title at Home in Texas
By Associated Press
Cheyenne Knight struggled so much her rookie season that she made the cut in only half of her tournaments and figured she was headed back to the LPGA Tour qualifying series. One week changed everything.

Na putts his heart out at home
By Ben Everill, PGATOUR.COM
Kevin Na obliterated the TPC Summerlin greens this week at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open setting a PGA TOUR record for feet of putts made in a 72-hole event.

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