The first tee of greater new orleans ~

walmart golf classic

benefiting the first tee of greater new orleans

Tuesday, September 18th at TPC Louisiana, home of the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic

On Tuesday, September 18th, 150 golfers teed off at The First Tee Golf Classic, Sponsored by Walmart, at TPC Louisiana in Avondale. The 13th Annual Golf Classic was the most successful fundraising event in our 14-year history. Raising $110,000, 100% of proceeds go toward our after-school and summer camp programs for local youth.

The morning round of golfers included 40 local Walmart Store Managers and their invited guests, who enjoyed coffee and breakfast provided by sponsors Community Coffee, Tony Chachere and Fidelity Bank. On-course cuisine was provided throughout the day by Acme Oyster House, Drago’s, Galatoires, Hooter’s, Louisiana Propane, Mellow Mushroom, Mr. Mudbug/King Creole, Pascal’s Manale and Slap Ya Mama. Players cooled down with an assortment of beverages provided on-course by Crescent Crown Distributing, Republic Distributing Co., Southern Eagle, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Coca Cola and Pepsi.

Players were greeted on course by The First Tee Birdie and Eagle Level participants Logan Batiste, Taylor Collins, Teagan Connors and Morgan Guepet, who hit shots on Par 3 holes with the teams. Participants were sponsored by our Youth Champions, Entergy and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Raffle and contest winners walked away with prizes, including Closest to the Pin competitions sponsored by UnitedHealthcare and Community Coffee, and Long Drive competitions sponsored by Blue Runner, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Slap Ya Mama. All players received a goodie bag full of items, including an official The First Tee Golf Classic Sponsored by Walmart Adidas golf shirt. We would like to thank all the sponsors, volunteers and players who came out to support our 13th Annual Golf Classic!