The Dye Family Award

First Tee of South Central Wisconsin is pleased to present the Dye Family Award. This annual award is intended to recognize senior high school students for their service to others at the local, state and national levels. The 2018 recipient of the Dye Family Award was Cassidy Schnell. If you have a history of community giving and are a senior this year planning to attend college, you may be eligible to apply for the 2020 award. A Recommendation Form is available for supervising adults who would like to recommend an applicant for the Award. Check eligibility guidelines here. The 2020 application is available here.

The First Tee Scholars Program

The Scholars Program is a distinction awarded to junior golfers of the First Tee who excel in academics, leadership, character development, and chapter and community involvement.

In addition, through the national First Tee organization, the First Tee of South Central Wisconsin has college financial assistance opportunities for participants in the First Tee Life Skills Experience™. As participants reach levels of certification, they are eligible to apply for college financial assistance. We hope that many participants from the First Tee of South Central Wisconsin will benefit from these opportunities.

EVANS Scholars

The Evans Scholars Foundation awards full tuition and housing scholarships to high-achieving caddies with limited financial means. Established in 1930 by the Western Golf Association and celebrated amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr., the Foundation administers the nation’s largest scholarship program for caddies. Currently, 935 students are enrolled at 20 universities, including 15 where the Evans Scholars Foundation operates Scholarship Houses. More than 10,400 men and women have graduated as Evans Scholars. In both 2015 & 2016 participants from the First Tee of South Central Wisconsin were awarded the scholarship. Application information can be found here.

The irwin cup

The Irwin Cup is a unique, merit-based, special opportunity for participants of the First Tee chapters in Wisconsin and Minnesota.  Participants compete in one day tournament at The Jewel Golf Club in Lake City, MN and is hosted by Hale Irwin.


am fam championship junior course reporter

Three First Tee participants will chosen through an application process to be our 2019 AM Fam Jr. Course Reporters. The American Family Insurance Championship provides media credentials to First Tee participants who are tasked with covering a wide variety of topics involved with the tournament, including learning about radio, TV, print and social media coverage of the tournament. During the week-­‐ long experience, the Junior Course Reporters gain insight into what it is like to cover a professional golf event while posting on their own social, creating reports, interfacing with successful professionals in the business, and network with world renowned celebrities and athletes. Participants will be given credentials to work alongside the Golf Channel, PGA TOUR, Sponsors, Players, and local television stations.