Young Professionals Council

The Young Professionals Council (YPC) is a network of active young professionals in the Upstate who are dedicated to advancing the mission of the First Tee — Upstate South Carolina through fundraising efforts, volunteering as coaches, and broadening awareness of the First Tee.

The YPC will host various events and golf outings throughout the year to provide networking opportunities for its members – the camaraderie that golf encourages, as well as a belief in the game’s values, ultimately define the drive behind the YPC.

Chairman – Joe Anderson, First Tee — Upstate South Carolina Board Member

For more information on getting involved with the Young Professionals Council, please contact Michael Pius, PGA Executive Director at [email protected] or (864)268-3309.

Relaunched in 2023, YPC is a network of professional men and women dedicated to our mission. Members contribute to the growth and development of our overall organization. YPC supports through fundraising, awareness, and volunteer efforts to help our organization reach our goals of impacting the lives of kids and teens across the Upstate.


  • Be a young at heart professional over the age of 21
    • Contribute monthly or annual membership dues of $120 (tax deductible).
    • Commit to playing in Our Annual Core Values Cup or be invited to play in Our Annual Cyder Cup
      • Which includes committing to an individual annual fundraising goal – GIVE or GET $500, which can be accomplished by:
        • individual/business donations
        • personal ticket purchases to First Tee events
        • matching gift donations through your company
    • Volunteer for a minimum of one day of First Tee programming, serve on the Board of YPC, or serve on an event committee

Membership Benefits:

  • YPC Social Events
  • Invitations to exclusive First Tee events and golf outings
  • Professional and social networking opportunities

Join now by donation $120 or committing to your monthly giving of $10 (yes, that is correct, it’s less than most of your monthly streaming services) and you know that it is impacting the lives of our kids and teens across the Upstate!

2023 Calendar of Social Events


March 7th, 2023 | YPC Social Event at TopGolf – Greenville


3’s Greenville Social Event
Wednesday, April 5th
5:30PM to 7:30PM
We had a such a great time we forgot to take a group picture!


Social Event at Streaking Birdies
Thursday, May 18th
5:30PM to 7:30PM