The First Tee of the Lowcountry and the Colleton River Plantation Club are joining forces to promote golf and life-skills with young people throughout the Lowcountry.
This agreement will leverage the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, to be held at Colleton River in 2015, as a foundational event.
The First Tee is an international organization that seeks to build character and instill lifeenhancing values for boys and girls through the game of golf. Its programs combine golf training with the teaching of its “Nine Core Values” that apply both to golf and life.
The First Tee of the Lowcountry was founded in 2013 with initial programs in Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort, and completion of a dedicated facility in Hilton Head is planned for 2015.
This event, involving six days of stroke-play and match play, invites participation from top U.S. and international golfers under the age of 18. The Championship, which will take place from July 20-25, 2015, is viewed to be a path for future golf champions, as evidenced by past winners Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth.