The First Tee of Brunswick County is sending Ace participants Spencer Faircloth and Jayla Rogers to compete in the 2017 PURE Insurance Championship, an official PGA TOUR Champions event to be contested at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, Calif., the week of September 19-24, 2017! The tournament, which is hosted by the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, will be televised internationally on Golf Channel.
After the 2016 tournament, the PGA TOUR and Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange (PURE) Insurance announced an agreement making the policyholder-owned property & casualty insurer for high net worth families the title sponsor of the longstanding event, which dates back to 2004.
“We have been anticipating this day since PURE was announced as title sponsor of this prestigious event,” said Ross Buchmueller, President & CEO of the PURE Group of Insurance Companies. “This tournament has the ability to impact the lives of youth throughout The First Tee, and we are thrilled to serve an integral part in the PGA TOUR’s mission of creating a strong community footprint while also helping to grow this great game.”
Spencer and Jayla will join 79 other participants from The First Tee chapters, selected by a national panel of judges. Participants were selected based on playing ability and comprehension of the life skills and core values learned through their involvement with The First Tee. The juniors will be teamed with 81 PGA TOUR Champions players and 162 amateurs as they compete for the pro-junior title at Pebble Beach and Poppy Hills. As of June 28, 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. Players have until Friday, September 8 to commit, with additional commitments to be announced in the coming months.
Spencer has been a participant at The First Tee of Brunswick County for over 5 years. He is a rising Senior and a member of the National Honor Society. He is the #1 Player on the men’s West Brunswick High School team and plans to major in engineering after high school.
Jayla has been a participant at The First Tee of Brunswick County for 5 years now. She is a rising Junior and is on the Laney women’s high school team. After high school, Jayla plans to play collegiate golf and major in psychology.
The First Tee of Brunswick County has a rich history of sending participants to play in this event. Spencer and Jayla will be the 9th & 10th participant that have represented our chapter at Pebble Beach.
The First Tee of Brunswick County is one of 155 chapters around the country and in select international locations. Serving the Brunswick County since 2005, The First Tee of Brunswick County serves young people in the county through chapter programs and The First Tee National School Program, which is in all ten Brunswick County elementary schools. The golf-based programs are focused on building character through The First Tee Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment.
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The First Tee’s Reach
Our chapter is one of many in The First Tee network. The First Tee is reaching young people in all 50 states and select international locations on golf courses, in elementary schools and through other youth-serving organizations.