Reyhan Griffin and Rickie FowlerIt’s the opportunity of a lifetime—playing with the PGA TOUR player of your choice! Each year through the Wells Fargo Succeeding Together contest, one participant from The First Tee gets to do just that.

The essay contest, created specifically for the 30,000+ teenage participants of The First Tee, celebrates the impact The First Tee has on students across the country and allows participants to express how The First Tee has had a positive effect on their lives. The contest asked participants to write about the importance of having and being a part of a “Go-To Team,” a core life skill of The First Tee (read the winning essays below!).

A national panel of judges from Wells Fargo, The First Tee, and the Wells Fargo Championship tournament office select the ten finalists, and ultimately the four winners. Three first-prize winners receive a trip to the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship and one grand-prize winner receives the thrill of playing golf with a PGA TOUR pro during the tournamant’s pro-am on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

2018 Prizes

Finalist Prizes

Each of the ten finalists will receive $500

Grand Prize

The grand-prize winner of the Succeeding Together contest will receive a 4-day/3-night trip for two to Charlotte, North Carolina to play in the Wells Fargo Championship pro-am with a PGA TOUR pro as a guest of Wells Fargo. The winner will attend the pro-am draw party and have the opportunity to meet PGA TOUR pros, golf TV personalities, as well as attend the Wells Fargo Succeeding Together golf clinic.

First Prize Winners

Three (3) first-prize winners will receive a 4-day/3-night trip for two to Charlotte, North Carolina to attend the Wells Fargo Championship and experience up-close the excitement of a PGA TOUR event from inside the ropes during the exciting final rounds of the tournament.

Contest Winners

Shahbaz Hashmi
The First Tee of Greater San Antonio
Grand Prize Winner
Grace Kehoe
The First Tee of Greater Charlotte
Dawson Miller
The First Tee of Western New York
Kharynton Beggs
The First Tee of Greater Charleston

Finalists

Braxton Caldwell
The First Tee of Pine Mountain
Justin Potwora
The First Tee of Greater Portland
Kelly Yu
The First Tee of Silicon Valley
Logan Lurie
The First Tee of Howard County
Luke Boldt
The First Tee of Coastal Carolinas
Ryan Guzzo
The First Tee of Benton Harbor