Jones and Etherington Attend Scholars Weekend

Rebecca Jones and Esther Etherington, both former First Tee-Indiana participants and National Scholarship winners, recently traveled to Jacksonville, Florida for the 2024 First Tee Scholar Winter Workshop. They had weekend filled with fun at a the beach, a Jacksonville Icemen hockey, a little mini golf along with a career fair, workshops and special speakers. The ladies also got to spend some time with Stephen Outlaw, the first ever First Tee scholar and Indiana native.

“We had the opportunity to meet Steven Outlaw as he with the keynote speaker at the graduation dinner for the senior class. Steve, a First Tee – Indiana alum from Lake County, was the inaugural First Tee Scholar. After speaking at the 2001 First Tee Network Summit, he was offered a full ride to Georgetown College in Lexington, KY as the president of the college was in attendance. He is a PGA Professional, has travelled the world playing and working in the golf industry, and  currently works as the Director of Sales and Marketing at Troon Golf in Arizona,” said Etherington.

Jones’s experience was just as positive. “I had an amazing time at the First Tee Scholars Winter Workshop. I had the opportunity to meet other First Tee alumni, talk to industry professionals, and participate in professional development workshops. I am so thankful for the opportunities The First Tee has given me, they have made me grow personally and professionally.”

The First Tee Scholars program and weekend is one of many National Opportunities that are offered to First Tee participants across country. To see the full schedule of opportunities and their requirements, you can visit the national First Tee website link HERE.