Local golfers: A chance to play Pebble Beach, Pinehurst No. 2 and help First Tee – Blue Ridge

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Photo: First Tee – Blue Ridge

Have you ever dreamed of playing Pebble Beach, Spyglass, Spanish Bay or Pinehurst No. 2, staying on-property and living the good life? Now’s your chance.

Sign up for the Great American Golf Trip Raffle sponsored by First Tee Blue Ridge, the Charlottesville-based organization using the lure of dream golf to enhance its fundraising. Tickets are $100 each (maximum of 10 per customer) with only 500 tickets to be sold. The winner will be drawn on Oct. 9 at Farmington Country Club (more on that momentarily).

The winner will have their choice of the trip to Pebble, Pinehurst, or $10,000 cash.

Pebble includes rounds of golf for a foursome at Pebble, Spyglass and Spanish Bay, with carts included, and three nights at the Inn at Spanish Bay, plus $1,000 travel allowance per person (prize is for four people sharing two rooms).

Pinehurst includes four rounds, including one round at No. 2 and four nights at the Manor Inn in a deluxe guestroom with daily breakfast, plus $1,000 travel allowance per person.

Funds from the raffle will be used to support the First Tee – Blue Ridge program, for golf and life-skills programs for kids ages 5 to 18. The program breaks down barriers associated with access, diversity and financial challenges toward learning the game of golf.

As mentioned, the winner will be drawn during First Tee’s major fundraising event, the 2023 First Tee Invitational, presented by Beck Photography, LLC. The captain’s choice event will be held Oct. 9 at Farmington Country Club.

The tournament will include course prizes, hole-in-one competition, fellowship and more. There is limited team availability, so register fast.

For more information on both the Great American Golf Raffle and the First Tee Invitational, visit the First Tee advertisement on this website or contact program director Derek Norberg: dereknorberg@firstteebr.com.