National Championship

The first-ever First Tee National Championship will be held at Clemson University, bringing together First Tee’s elite players for an opportunity to showcase how the program has helped build the strength of character needed to play at the collegiate or next level. The winners of each male/female division will be awarded with the Tattersall Cup named after First Tee Trustee, Fred Tattersall. Each winner will earn an exemption into the PGA TOUR Champions “PURE Insurance Championship Impacting the First Tee” at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in 2021.

The event will be a 54-hole stroke-play event at Clemson University’s The Walker Course, featuring a Girls and Boys division for up to 72 high school participants ages 14-19. Participants will have the opportunity to take in the “college experience” including dorm-living, an official Clemson University campus tour and dinner at the West End Zone Club of the football team’s Memorial Stadium.

2021 Event Information

Date: June 20-25 2021
Location: The Walker Course at Clemson University
210 Madren Center Dr. Clemson, SC 29634
Host: First Tee Headquarters

Event Format

  • 54-hole stroke play event – no cut
  • Up to 48 boys, 24 girls
  • Ages 14-19

Participant Accommodations

All accepted participants will be assigned a room at the tournament’s host hotel. First Tee will arrange lodging for accepted participants.

Clemson University’s James F. Martin Inn
240 Madren Center Dr.
Clemson, SC 29634


The First Tee National Championship is a public event and all spectators are welcome to attend. We ask that during tournament play that all spectators utilize the cart path and stay one shot ahead of the group they are following.

How to Participate

This event is only available to teens involved in chapters of First Tee. Most of the events and programs have a selection process that includes an application reviewed by a committee. Parents, if you want your child to participate, please inquire at your chapter.

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