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Walker Golf Course to host inaugural First Tee National Championship


The inaugural First Tee National Championship is coming to Clemson University.

Next week, 48 high school aged boys and girls will take in the “college experience” — including dinner at the WestZone Club in Memorial Stadium and available tours of main campus — while competing in a 54-hole stroke play tournament at Walker Golf Course from June 21-24. The event includes participants affiliated with First Tee chapters.

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 onto the PGA TOUR Champions “PURE Insurance Championship Impacting the First Tee” at Pebble Beach Golf Links in 2021. View the list of First Tee National Championship participants or visit this page to see full details for this year’s event.

“We are proud to host the inaugural First Tee National Championship at Clemson University,” said Greg McLaughlin, Chief Executive Officer, First Tee. “The Walker Course is an impressive golf course that provides a college level experience for our participants to showcase their confidence and composure and explore what is needed to play at the next level. We are grateful to Clemson University and our First Tee Trustee Fred Tattersall for their support of our National Championship.”

The First Tee is a nonprofit youth development organization that aims to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. The program serves 3.8 million youth annually and offers programs in all 50 states and select international locations.

The Walker Course — highlighted by its signature Tiger Paw 17th hole — was recently recognized in the annual “Golfers’ Choice” awards through The Golf Advisor as the nation’s best collegiate public golf course