The 9th Annual Core Values Cup

Thursday, October 5th, 2023
6PM Shotgun Start
3’s Greenville

The 8th Annual Core Values Cup Winners (And back-to-back champions)
Coach Matt Sharkey, Ace Level Participant Tyre Sullivan, Bern Dupree & Will Lucas

Overview of the Event

On Thursday, August 24th, teams made up of three donors and one First Tee Participant will compete for the coveted Core Values Cup! Each donor is asked to raise at least $500 by asking ten friends, colleagues and/or family members for $50 each! Also, each First Tee Participant is asked to try to raise $100 before the event.


The competition’s format is a stableford format, meaning that each player plays their own ball and designated a point value for their score on that hole:

  • Bogey = 1 point
  • Par = 2 points
  • Birdie = 4 points
  • Hole-in-one = 8 points

Remember, this event is not only about the golf but also a fundraiser! Meaning a point value is given to each player based on how much money they raise and that is added to the final score:

  • Donor raises at least $400 = 1 point / Participant raises $80 = 1 point
  • At least $500 = 2 points / Participant $100 = 2 points
  • At least $1,000 = 4 points / Participant $150 = 4 points
  • At least $2,000 = 8 points / Participant $200 = 8 points

The Core Values Cup is a unique event for our donors and participants of First Tee — Upstate South Carolina. This gives our participants the opportunity to use the interpersonal skills that they learn during their classes. It also gives our donors an opportunity to see the mission of First Tee in action firsthand!

Our total goal is to raise over $35,500 for the mission of the First Tee – Upstate South Carolina in 2022.

If you would like to learn more about this event, please contact Michael Pius, PGA Executive Director at [email protected] or (864)268-3309.