Your chance to win a trip

to Pebble Beach and the U.S. Open!


#FirstTimeFirstTee Sweepstakes – Enter by May 15


The First Tee is partnering with the USGA to bring fans the ‘Junior Experience’ at this year’s U.S. Open Championship! This new interactive area is dedicated to kids of all ages and their families to enjoy throughout the week and will feature an interactive putting green, chipping challenge, golf simulator, coloring wall, photo booth and so much more!

The Junior Experience is one of a series of initiatives in which the two organizations have committed to deliver in 2019 to support the growth and long-term viability of golf, which also includes the continuation of an extensive annual chapter grant program funded by the USGA. Since The First Tee’s inception in 1997, the USGA has provided more than $26 million in grants to the organization.

To celebrate this announcement and encourage more young people to take up the game and learn the life skills and values embedded in The First Tee programs, The First Tee is offering participant families a chance to win a trip for two to the 2019 U.S. Open and visit the Junior Experience.

The contests

The First Tee of Contra Costa is eligible for two contests, one of which is reserved only for chapters in Northern California! See below for more details

Contest #1: #FirstTimeFirstTee Sweepstakes:

The First Time First Tee Sweepstakes will give participant families the opportunity to receive a prize that includes:

Tickets for two (2) to the U.S. Open®

Roundtrip airfare for two (2)

3-night hotel stay

Ground transportation

$250 gift card to spend during trip


Not a participant family?
Join us this summer by registering for one of our many summer programs!


Enter the Sweepstakes

Official Rules
Winner will be responsible for applicable taxes.
This promotion is sponsored by World Golf Foundation, Inc.



Contest #2: Northern California chapters Essay Contest

Northern California Chapters Essay Contest – May 16-31:  The essay contest will provide opportunities for kids and families currently in the First Tee a chance to win tickets to attend this year’s US Open. Chapters eligible to participate (within 200 mile radius of Pebble Beach): Central Valley, Contra Costa, Fresno, Monterey County, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Silicon Valley and Tri Valley.

Junior participants must write an essay answering one of these two questions:

1) What do you love most about being involved in The First Tee?

2) What have you learned in First Tee that will help you in life?


Essays must be no more than 200 words, and can include illustrations. Essays will be judged on quality of answer and effort. Only one entry per participant.

The two best essays will be forwarded to The First Tee Headquarters for a chance to receive single day passes to the 2019 US Open at Pebble Beach

Essays must be submitted by Thursday, May 23rd at 12 pm (noon). Late submissions will not be accepted.

Submit your essays to:


Good Luck!