The INAUGURAL timuquana First Tee Open

 Honoring Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. | benefiting The first tee of north florida

December 2, 2019

Timuquana country club

11:00am registration and Lunch | 12:30pm shotgun start

Scramble format | Drinks and dinner will follow play


How can you participate?

    • Sportsmanship Sponsor ($2,500) -includes golf, lunch, dinner, and drinks for four players, two hole sponsor signs, registration signage, recognition at the dinner and website promotion
    • Become a Business Sponsor ($1,500) – includes golf, lunch, dinner, and drinks for four players, and a hole sponsor sign
    • Purchase a foursome ($1,200) – includes golf, lunch, dinner and drinks for four players
    • Timuquana Membership Foursome ($800) includes golf, lunch, dinner and drinks for four players (all four players must be Timuquana Members)
    • Become a Hole Sponsor ($150) – includes a hole sponsor sign to be used on course
    • Extra guest can join us for dinner ($50) – Includes dinner and drinks for one person
    • Donate to The First Tee of North Florida (Variable) – The First Tee of North Florida relies on the generosity of individuals and companies. Your gift in any amount will prepare young people for their futures.


Contact Brooke Smith for questions: BROOKE@THEFIRSTTEENORTHFLORIDA.ORG Direct (904) 924-9470

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ABout Joe Louis Barrow, Jr.

Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. led The First Tee as chief executive officer from 2000 to 2017. Barrow provided strategic direction and executive oversight of the youth development organization that uses golf as a tool to teach young people the positive values inherent in the game.

Often called the “Chief Evangelist,” his leadership brought about significant growth and distribution of golf and character education to young people from all walks of life across the United States and in select international locations. Under his tutelage, The First Tee’s mission evolved from a focus on providing affordable access to the game, to flourishing as a positive youth development organization, bringing the game of golf and intentional, character-building programs to young people at more than 1,100 golf courses, 10,000 schools and more than 1,000 after-school locations.

Barrow retired from The First Tee at the end of 2017 as the organization celebrated its 20th anniversary and a milestone of reaching an additional 10 million young people from 2011 to 2017.

Prior to The First Tee, Barrow served as president and chief operating officer of IZZO Systems, Inc. and as director of special projects and senior advisor to Ronald H. Brown, chairman, Democratic National Committee. Barrow began his career with the United Bank of Denver before moving to Washington D.C. as one of 40 business executives selected nationally to participate in the Presidential Executive Exchange Program.

In addition to serving on a variety of national and local boards, Barrow completed a biography on his father called “Joe Louis: 50 Years an American Hero”, published by McGraw-Hill Publishing. In 2011, he was inducted into the National Black Golf Hall of Fame, joining his father, on the 25th anniversary of the same recognition.