The mission of The First Tee of New Zealand is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programmes that build character, instil life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. This worthy charity is thrilled to be one of two charity beneficiaries of the PGA Championships in Queenstown at the end of March. This tournament will be part of the Australasian PGA Tour, and carries prize money of $500,000. Tournament Chairman (and good friend of The First Tee) John Hart has selected a format similar to the Alfred Dunhill Links event on the European tour where professionals will play over four rounds, but invited amateurs and celebrities will be paired with the 64 professionals that make the cut, playing together for the NZ PGA Pro-Am Championship over the final two days.
Executive Director Pip King says,
“Our crew will be there with fun interactive activities for children and some great prizes. And the Friday evening function on 30th March will incorporate a cocktail party and a single auction item. One lucky (and generous) person will leave with a fabulous trip to Augusta. This is a unique and special trip you couldn’t buy with any kind of money.
“The First Tee and CureKids will be the joint beneficiaries of the auction, both great causes so plan to be there. Tickets are available from Ticketek and are reasonably priced at $20 for a day pass or $55 for a season pass. If you can’t make it to Queenstown, but would like to bid in the auction, contact me, Pip King to make proxy bid arrangements.”– Pip’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org