PURE Insurance Championship

PURE Insurance Championship

Impacting The first Tee

The newly-named PURE Insurance Championship will continue to bring together the legends of the game alongside top juniors from The First Tee. The tournament is an official PGA TOUR Champions event. It’s the first of its kind in which junior golfers from The First Tee play alongside PGA TOUR Champions players as well as amateurs. They compete for the pro-junior title at legendary Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course. The tournament is televised internationally on Golf Channel.

For one week, legends of the game mentor the leaders of tomorrow.

2017 Tournament: Sept. 19-24

Justin Potwora from The First Tee of Greater Portland Wins with PGA TOUR Champions’ Bernhard Langer at PURE Insurance Championship

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In its 14th year, more than 790 participants from The First Tee chapters have benefited from the opportunity to play in the tournament. PURE Insurance Championship is one of 10 national opportunities provided by The First Tee home office to encourage and motivate young people as they progress through the program and toward high school graduation.

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Eighty-one participants representing 48 chapters will compete in this year’s tournament. The junior field has an average handicap of 3.3 and on average has been playing golf for more than 6 years. PGA TOUR players currently committed to compete in the PURE Insurance Championship include World Golf Hall of Fame members Tom Watson and Colin Montgomerie, as well as three-time tournament winner Jeff Sluman and defending champion Paul Broadhurst.

 The First Tee Junior golfers

PGA TOUR Champions professionals


This event is only available to teens involved at chapters of The First Tee.  Applicants are selected by a national panel of judges based on playing ability and comprehension of the life skills and core values learned through their involvement with The First Tee.  Parents, if you want your child to participate, please inquire at your chapter.




Junior Golfers Selected to Play Pebble Beach

Stories from the junior golfers and more

Alumnus Derrick Ow Welcomes Participants to Pebble Beach

Playing championship golf at Pebble Beach is an opportunity not many will experience in their lifetime. Eighty-two juniors golfers from The First Tee are in for one legendary week as they arrive in California for the PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee. With the tournament kicking off in just a few days, one alumnus of The &hellip...

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