Select veterans return to the challenge along with new hopefuls
NAPLES, Fla. – The Chubb Classic has invited young golfers from nine First Tee Chapters to participate in a three-day golf competition at the TwinEagles Club in Naples, Fla. during the Chubb Classic, February 9 – 14, 2016. On behalf of the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau, eighteen First Tee participants (two participants from each chapter) will travel to Naples from across the country to compete in the Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge.
“I am really excited to have been chosen by The First Tee of Roanoke Valley to attend the Chubb Classic in Naples. Not only is it exciting to play with the PGA TOUR Champions players, but I also get to play with my best friend and teammate Kathryn Bowles” said Grace Huffman. “Naples, Florida is a beautiful place and much warmer than Lexington, Virginia in February!”
Each Chapter will represent one of the First Tee’s Nine Core Values at the Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge; the Nine Core Values are honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.
“After being in The First Tee of Naples/Collier for nine years, learning more about golf skills and the 9 Core Values, I am very excited to share my community with other First Tee participants”, said Kelly Newbrough, a Junior at Barron Collier High School.
For full bio’s on each First Tee participant please go to www.chubbclassic.com and click the Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge.
The First Tee of Naples/Collier
Kelly Newbrough Peter George
16 years old 16 years old
Junior, Barron Collier High School Junior, Gulf Coast High School
The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia
Gabriella Anna Morganti Kyle Spaulding Jr.
18 years old 17 years old
Senior, Academy of Notre Dame Senior, Central High School
The First Tee of West Michigan
Andrew DeYoung Dominic Luciani
18 years old 14 years old
Senior, Kenowa Hills High School Freshman, East Grand Rapids High School
The First Tee of Chicago
Trevor Britton Abdel Raoul
16 years old 15 years old
Junior, Warren Township High School Freshman, Mount Carmel High School
The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas
Kendall Vermilion Ethan Loafman
17 years old 14 years old
Senior, Fayetteville High School Freshman, Rogers High School
First Tee of Pittsburgh
Joseph Auth Teddy Ritts
18 years old 15 years old
Senior, Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School Sophomore, Woodland Hills High School
The First Tee of the Triangle
Ashley Kim Clayson Good
16 years old 13 years old
Junior, Durham Academy 8th Grade, Githens Middle School
The First Tee of Roanoke Valley
Grace Huffman Kathryn Bowles
15 years old 17 years old
Sophomore, Rockbridge County High Senior, Rockbridge County High School
The First Tee of Atlanta
Najae Butler Dario Ayala
16 years old 17 years old
Junior, Westlake High School Senior, Alpharetta High School
The Chubb Classic will be hosted at TwinEagles Golf Club on February 9-15. This PGA TOUR Champions event has been held since 1988, and will feature 81 of the world’s best players battling for a $1.6 million purse.
For more information on tickets and events please visit www.chubbclassic.com or call the Tournament Office at 239.593.3900.