Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge

Catherine Vivongsy and Tyla McAffity from The First Tee of The Triangle and Ryan Myer and Brendan Cleary from The First Tee of Greater Chicago claimed the 2019 Golf to Paradise—First Tee Champions Challenge title.

The Chubb Classic once again partnered with the Naples, Marco Island & Everglades and The First Tee for the annual Golf to Paradise—First Tee Champions Challenge. This three-day competition, Feb. 15 – 17, 2019, gave two participants from 12 different First Tee chapters (24 total participants) an opportunity to play at the Quail Creek Country Club and the Flamingo Island in Naples during the Chubb Classic.

2019 Participating Chapters

The First Tee Chapters that were invited to participate in this year’s First Tee Champions Challenge included: The First Tee of Naples/Collier, The First Tee of Roanoke Valley, The First Tee of Philadelphia, The First Tee of the Triangle, The First Tee of West Michigan, The First Tee of Pittsburgh, The First Tee of Greater Chicago, The First Tee of Twin Cities, The First Tee of Atlanta, The First Tee of Greater Washington, DC, The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas and The First Tee of Indiana.

Competition Format

During the 2019 event, 24 participants played a total of nine holes during each of the three days of competition with an alternative format each day. On Friday, the teams played in a scramble, followed by a modified alternate shot on Saturday and closing with a better ball format on Sunday. Final scoring was based off total points earned each day of the nine-hole format. Following play on Sunday, Feb. 17, Catherine Vivongsy and Tyla McAffity from The First Tee of The Triangle and Ryan Myer and Brendan Cleary from The First Tee of Greater Chicago were announced the winners of the 2019 event.

Fun-Filled Weekend of Activities

All participants had a chance to participate in a clinic and attended a PGA TOUR Superstore private event filled with fun putting games, prizes and shopping. The private PGA TOUR Superstore event concluded with a trip to the Naples Beach.