The First Tee of LA to Host Speedgolf International Qualifier on May 11th. NO CHARGE to any Members of Local TFT ChaptersMay 8, 2013
The First Tee of L.A. will host a local qualifier on May 11 at Whittier Narrows Golf Course (nine holes-Mountain course) for The First Tee Network’s inaugural Speedgolf Championship.
Current members of any chapter of The First Tee who meet event criteria are invited to participate, but must RSVP.
What is Speedgolf? Speedgolf is golf played at a fast pace. For this qualifier, competitors play 9 holes and run between shots. Scores are calculated by adding the time taken in minutes to complete the round to the total number of strokes taken, i.e. an 46 in 55 minutes is a score of 101. For The First Tee Speedgolf National Championship, only 9-hole qualifying scores will be counted. To learn more about Speedgolf visit their website: www.speedgolfinternational.com. There will be a brief orientation and trial opportunities from 2:00-2:30 PM. All participants will receive a tee gift for entering.
The idea behind the event is to introduce as may participants as possible to Speedgolf and the great benefits associated with the game. Additionally, The First Tee’s commitment to the Nine Healthy Habits and Speedgolf are a natural collaboration. A variety of energizing play can help the body stay strong, lean, and fit, and be fun during the process. For those who qualify for the Championship on June 29th at the Foundry Club in Richmond, VA, all travel, meal and lodging expenses will be paid for by The First Tee.
To be eligible, participants must meet the following criteria:
- Applicants must have reached their 14th birthday on or before June 29th and must not be a full-time college student.
- USGA handicap of 15 or better for males and 18 or better for females
- Entered in The First Tee participant database by 12/31/2011
- Birdie level or eligible for Birdie level by 5/20/13
To reserve your tee time or if you have any question please call (213) 680-8005. We will need plenty of volunteers as well, so please let us know if you are a parent/guardian and are available to help.