John Deere celebrated The First Tee 2019 Power for Good scholarship contest winners last week on the eve of The John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill. The winners participated in a panel discussion with Scott Langley, a First Tee alum. Each of the three winners received a $5,000 college scholarship, as well as a VIP experience at The John Deere Classic, including participation in the Wednesday Pro-Am at TPC Deere Run.
What an incredible week it was for Kharynton Beggs at the Pebble Beach Golf Resort last week! She was selected earlier this year for the Pure Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee, a PGA TOUR Champions event where 81 junior participants of The First Tee are paired with PGA TOUR Champions players. They play a best ball format with rounds at Poppy Hills Golf Course and Pebble Beach Golf Links. Kharynton, her mom Teia, and Program Director Meghan Taylor flew across the country last Tuesday. Kharynton played practice rounds at each course on Wednesday and Thursday, and Friday began the tournament round. Each night also included a special event for juniors to meet one another and mingle with professional golfers and honored guests.
In case you didn’t know what time it was… it’s tee time! The South Carolina landscape is dotted with some of the best golf courses in the country. And the Palmetto State is home to some of the world’s top golfers including Bill Haas, Kyle Thompson and Beth Daniel. But, it takes dedication, sacrifice and practice to become a pro ready to compete on a world stage. Kharynton Beggs is a junior golfer who will play at the 2018 Pure Insurance Championship and will compete against the nation’s best young athletes in Pebble Beach, California.
An opportunity to play at Pebble Beach Golf Links alongside a PGA star sounds like a dream come true for any young golfer. Ashley Hall student Kharynton Beggs is going to live that dream in September. Beggs, 17, is a member of The First Tee of Greater Charleston and one of 81 First Tee participants from across the country to be selected to team with a PGA Champions Tour golfer in the 2018 PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee. The event will be played Sept. 24-30 at Pebble Beach and Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, Calif.