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 a core value of The First Tee that has impacted their lives and lessons they have learned from their mentors (read the winning essays below!).

A national panel of judges from Wells Fargo, The First Tee, and the Wells Fargo Championship tournament office selecte the four winners from the written submissions. Three first-prize winners receive a trip to the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship and one grand-prize winner will play in the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am with a PGA TOUR golfer on May 1, 2019.

2019 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

Kobe Narcisse
The First Tee of Greater New Orleans
Grand Prize Winner
Nadia Kimbrough
The First Tee of Indiana
Bailey O’Donnell
The First Tee of Fort Worth
Pierce Robinson
The First Tee of the Foothills


Victoria Stephens
The First Tee of Greater New Orleans
Branden Nguyen
The First Tee of Howard County
Jack Seufert
The First Tee of West Michigan
Jillian Parrino
The First Tee of Metropolitan New York
Hunter Swanson
The First Tee of Green Valley Ranch
Sahil Malhotra
The First Tee of Raritan Valley