FAQ - Spectators

FAQ

Which courses are played during the Nature Valley First Tee Open?
Where would I find a pairings sheets for the tournament?
Can I bring my camera?
What is the cell phone policy for the tournament?
Are spectators allowed to take photos?
Are video cameras allowed?
What channel does the Nature Valley First Tee Open air on TV?
How many players are in the field?
What is the Champions Tour purse for the tournament?
What is the format of play for the tournament?
Who are the defending champions?
Who are the previous winners?
Which charity in the main beneficiary of the tournament proceeds?
How do contestants qualify to play in this event?
Who are the chairmen of the tournament?
How do I become a volunteer?
Do I need a ticket for the event?
Where is parking for the event?
Is there a shuttle for those with special needs?
Are pets allowed on course?
Is there food and beverage for sale on course?
Are there ATMs located on course?

Which courses are played during the Nature Valley First Tee Open?

Two of the Monterey Peninsula’s most challenging and famous golf courses serve as the venue for the tournament, with play rotating between Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course on Friday and Saturday. The final round is held at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Where would I find a  pairings sheets for the tournament?

Pairing sheets are distributed Friday-Sunday and will also be available online as a PDF at thefirstteeopen.com

Can I bring my camera?

Cameras are not allowed during tournament rounds (Friday, Saturday & Sunday). Cameras are ONLY allowed during practice rounds Tues–Thu.

What is the cell phone policy for the tournament?

Fans are able to make cell phone calls on both courses as well as follow the action online as long as they have their device on silent mode, do not interfere with play and do not use the camera function during tournament rounds. We are confident this will enhance the spectator experience while preserving the integrity of the competition. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Are spectators allowed to take photos?

Still photography is allowed Monday-Thursday ONLY.

Are video cameras allowed?

Video cameras are allowed Monday – Thursday ONLY.

What channel does the Nature Valley First Tee Open air on TV?

(All times are Pacific Time)

Friday Sept 26, 2014
1:00-3:00 p.m.
The Golf Channel

Saturday, Sept 27, 2014
1:00-3:00 p.m. and 12:00-2:00 a.m. (replay)
The Golf Channel

Sunday, Sept 28, 2014
1:00-4:00 p.m.
The Golf Channel

Tuesday, Sept 30, 2014
8:00-11:00 a.m. (replay)
The Golf Channel

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (replay)
The Golf Channel

How many players are in the field?

  • 81 Champions Tour players
  • 81 juniors selected through The First Tee national qualifying events
  • 162 amateurs

What is the Champions Tour purse for the tournament?

$1,900,000.00

What is the format of play for the tournament?

  • Professionals play all rounds
  • Junior/Pro teams play ‘gross best ball’
  • Amateur teams play ‘net best ball’

Who are the defending champions?

Kirk Triplett (professional)

Kirk Triplett / Michelle Xie (pro-jr)

Egon Durban / Abigail Durban (amateur team)

Who are the previous winners?

2012 – Kirk Triplett (professional)

Mark McNulty / Tyler Broach (pro-jr)

2011 – Jeff Sluman (professional)

Crenshaw, Ben / Cathrea, Casie (pro-jr)

2010 – Ted Schulz (professional)

Cochran, Russ / Jones, Spencer (pro-jr)

2009 – Jeff Sluman (professional)

David Eger & Will Bishop (pro-jr)

2008 – Jeff Sluman (professional)

Fuzzy Zoeller & Sydney Burlison (pro-jr)

2007 – Gil Morgan (professional)

Morris Hatalsky & Harold Varner (pro-jr)

2006 – Scott Simpson (professional)

Dana Quigley & Scott Langley (pro-jr)

2005 – Hale Irwin (professional)

Jim Thorpe & Amit Odaiyar (pro-jr)

2004 – Craig Stadler (professional)

Craig Stadler & Aaron Woodard (pro-jr)

Which charity in the main beneficiary of the tournament proceeds?

The First Tee

www.thefirsttee.org

How do contestants qualify to play in this event?

CHAMPIONS TOUR OPEN QUALIFYING
Please contact the Northern California Professional Golf Association (NCPGA) at 707 449-4742 or ncal@pgahq.com.

JUNIOR QUALIFYING
Please contact Laura Diaz at ldiaz@thefirsttee.org.

Who are the chairmen of the tournament?

CHAIRMAN, Clint Eastwood

HONORARY CO-CHAIR, Arnold Palmer

How do I become a volunteer?

Volunteer registration is available online, please visit the volunteer page and click on the registration link.

Do I need a ticket for the event?

Monterey Peninsula Foundation is giving back to the community by offering free admission to the 2014 NVFTO. No ticket is required for entry.

Where is parking for the event?

FREE parking is located at Pebble for both Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course

Is there a shuttle for those with special needs?

Special needs parking is located in Pebble Beach for Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course Golf Course. Sticker must be displayed. Shuttle will transport spectators to the course and pick them up later.

Are pets allowed on course?

No pets are allowed on any of the courses. (exception: service dogs).

Is there food and beverage for sale on course?

Yes, food & beverage are available at both golf courses. CASH ONLY.

Are there ATMs located on course?

ATMs are located at Wells Fargo Bank in Pebble Beach.

For more information please refer to the polices & etiquette page.