Participants Announced for the Golf to Paraidse – First Tee Champions Challenge!

24 junior participants from across the country will compete at The TwinEagles Club

Naples, Fla. – On behalf of the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Chubb Classic has invited junior golfers from across the country to participate in a three-day competition at The TwinEagles Club in Naples, Fla.  During the Chubb Classic, February 13 – 19, two participants from 12 different First Tee chapters (24 total participants) will travel to Naples in hopes of claiming victory of the 2017 Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge.

The 2017 challenge boasts a 24 player field in which 23 junior golfers will compete in the program for the first time.  One participant from The First Tee of West Michigan, Dominic Luciani, will return in February for his second straight year competing in the Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge.

“I am so excited to travel to Naples and represent The First Tee of West Michigan again,” said Dominic Luciani, returning junior participant from The First Tee of West Michigan.  “Having participated in last year’s event, I know a bit more about what to expect and cannot wait to return – I’m very grateful for this opportunity.”

For full biographies on each First Tee participant listed below, please CLICK HERE.

 

The First Tee of Atlanta

Alejandra Ayala                                                                    Jazmyne Everett

17 years old                                                                          16 years old

Junior, Alpharetta High School                                          Junior, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School

 

The First Tee of Baltimore

Kendel Abrams                                                                     Jairus Gaines

16 years old                                                                          16 years old

Junior, Susquehannock High School                                   Junior, Gilman School

 

The First Tee of Chicago

Chloe Morrissey                                                                   Raquel Simpson

14 years old                                                                          14 years old

Freshman, Warren Township High School                           Freshman, Walter Payton College Prep High School

 

The First Tee of Cleveland

Ben Cawley                                                                           Nathan Lewandowski

16 years old                                                                          16 years old

Junior, Shaker Heights High School                                     Junior, Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin High School

 

The First Tee of Naples/Collier

Matt Ariza                                                                              Makenzie Hotchkiss

16 years old                                                                          17 years old

Junior, Gulf Coast High School                                           Senior, Barron Collier High School

 

The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas

Brinkley Beever                                                                   Dalton McGinnis

16 years old                                                                         14 years old

Junior, Siloam Springs High School                                    Freshman, Deer High School

 

The First Tee of Philadelphia

Leonard Gipson                                                                    Riley Quartermain

15 years old                                                                          13 years old

Freshman, Father Judge High School                                  8th Grade, Haverford Middle School

 

The First Tee of Pittsburgh

Madison Bartone                                                                 Victoria Slawinski

15 years old                                                                         16 years old

Sophomore, Mount Lebanon High School                           Sophomore, Bethel Park High School

 

The First Tee of Roanoke Valley

Alisa Caraballo                                                                      John Ferguson

16 years old                                                                          17 years old

Sophomore, Home Schooled                                                Junior, Franklin County High School

 

The First Tee of the Triangle

Sara Allen                                                                              Nyilah Anderson

17 years old                                                                          17 years old

Senior, Franklin Academy High School                                 Senior, Charles E. Jordan High School

 

The First Tee of the Twin Cities       

David Kehr                                                                            Parker Reddig

17 years old                                                                          17 years old

Senior, Highland Park Senior High School                           Senior, Shattuck-Saint Mary’s School

 

The First Tee of West Michigan

Owen Kruer                                                                          Dominic Luciani

16 years old                                                                          15 years old

Sophomore, Jenison High School                                        Sophomore, East Grand Rapids High School

 

Taste of SW Florida presented by Cadillac

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Two-Day Food, Beer & Wine Festival Returns to the Chubb Classic

Tickets on sale now for upgraded food and beverage experience during the 2017 PGA TOUR Champions event

NAPLES, Fla.  – Taste of SW Florida presented by Cadillac, a two-day food, beer, wine and spirits festival, returns to the Chubb Classic February 17 and 18 at The TwinEagles Club.  Held in conjunction with the PGA TOUR Champions event, Taste of SW Florida presented by Cadillac will offer spectators an upgraded food and beverage experience on the TwinEagles Driving Range Friday and Saturday of event week.

“We’re excited to bring back the two-day festival during this year’s event and celebrate the region’s best restaurants, craft breweries, wineries and more,” said Matt Hilliker, Tournament Director.  “This event will offer an upgraded tasting experience for golf fans and provide local foodies with a taste of their favorites all in one spot.”

Taste of SW Florida presented by Cadillac ticket holders will be invited to sample tastes from some of Naples’ best restaurants.  Local and national craft beer, wine and spirits will also be paired with menu items and featured on the TwinEagles Driving Range during the 30th anniversary of the Chubb Classic.

General admission tickets to Taste of SW Florida presented by Cadillac are $35 per day and include access to the food festival on selected day, as well as general grounds admission into the Chubb Classic on respective day. Upgrade any one Chubb Classic ticket to include food festival access for only $20 per day and enjoy unlimited food and beverage samples.  Only a limited amount of tickets are available for purchase each day.

For more information on Taste of SW Florida presented by Cadillac, to purchase tickets, or to get involved as a participating vendor or restaurant, please visit www.ChubbClassic.com or call the tournament office at (239) 593-3900.

Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge

 

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Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge

Returns to the Chubb Classic

Challenge grows to twelve First Tee Chapters including The First Tee of Naples/Collier

Naples, Fla. – The Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge will expand to 12 First Tee Chapters from throughout the country when it returns to the Chubb Classic for its seventh year, February 17 – 19, 2017. On behalf of the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau, 24 First Tee participants (two participants from each of the 12 different Chapters) will participate in a three-day golf competition taking place during the 30th anniversary of the Chubb Classic at The TwinEagles Club in Naples, Florida.

All nine participating Chapters from the 2016 Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge will return for the 2017 event, including defending champions The First Tee of Chicago, The First Tee of Naples/Collier, The First Tee of Pittsburgh, The First Tee of Roanoke Valley, The First Tee of West Michigan, The First Tee of the Triangle, The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia, The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas and The First Tee of Atlanta. The remaining three Chapters making their debut at the 2017 event include The First Tee of the Twin Cities, The First Tee of Baltimore and The First Tee of Cleveland.

“Representing Chicago in the 2016 First Tee Champions Challenge, winning the tournament and having my name in the event’s history is an honor I will never forget,” said Abdel Raoul, The First Tee of Chicago participant and one of the 2016 Champions. “The event provided a VIP experience, including inside the ropes exposure and access to the PGA TOUR Champions players. All the First Tee participants showed terrific sportsmanship throughout the Challenge demonstrating the Nine Core Values of The First Tee. I enjoyed the opportunity to meet new friends from across the country and thank The First Tee of Naples/Collier and the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau for being amazing hosts.”

During the 2017 event, 24 participants will play a total of nine holes each of the three days of competition with an alternative format each day. On Friday, the teams will play in a scramble, followed by a modified alternate shot on Saturday and closing with a better ball format on Sunday. The Chapter in which earns the highest amount of points throughout all three formats will be named the 2017 Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge winners.

“We are thrilled to once again extend our support to the ever-growing Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge as it returns to the Chubb Classic,” said Jack Wert, Executive Director, Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The amount of dedication and the impressive skillset these junior golfers bring to the game is admiral to golfers and fans of all ages. We look forward to another exciting year and wish all First Tee participants great success in this year’s event.”

Tickets Now Available for 2017 Chubb Classic

Tickets for the 2017 Chubb Classic are now available!

Ticket options by may be purchased online or over the phone by calling the Tournament Office at (239) 593-3900. Please see ticketing options in detail below.

TALON CLUB HOSPITALITY

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Enjoy Championship play from some of the best seats at the Tournament and experience the 18th Green excitement within the Talon Club, an open-air hospitality suite, inclusive of appetizers, beer and wine. Hospitality tickets are valid for access to an on-site VIP parking lot (valid for respective day only).

Daily Talon Club – $125 (valid any one day, Friday through Sunday)

Weekly Talon Club – $325 (valid Friday through Sunday)

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

GENERAL ADMISSION

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General admission tickets provide grounds access to the Tournament venue on respective day. Public viewing bleacher seating and various concession areas located throughout the course for spectators.

Daily General Admission – $15 (valid any one day, Tuesday through Sunday)

Weekly General Admission – $30 (valid Tuesday through Sunday)

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

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Bernhard Langer Crowned 2016 Chubb Classic Champion

Final-Round Notes – Saturday, February 14, 2016

Weather: Mostly sunny and pleasant with highs in the low-70s. Winds from the NW at 8-15 mph.

Final Leaderboard

Position Name Score
1 Bernhard Langer 62-66-73-201/-15
2 Fred Couples 68-70-66-204/-12
T3 Scott Dunlap 69-66-70-205/-11
Kenny Perry 68-67-70-205/-11
Jesper Parnevik 69-69-67-205/-11
T6 Scott Hoch 68-72-66-206/-10
Brandt Jobe 70-69-67-206/-10
Todd Hamilton 70-68-68-206/-10

Despite posting a 1-over-par 73 on Sunday, Bernhard Langer still managed to prevail by three strokes over Fred Couples and claim the inaugural Chubb Classic at The TwinEagles Club in Naples, the 26th victory in his PGA TOUR Champions career. Langer had started the day with a seven-stroke advantage, but did not make his first birdie until No. 11 as others began to close the gap, including Couples. During a seven-hole stretch, Couples ran off four birdies and an eagle to get within two strokes with a birdie at No. 17 and a Langer bogey at No. 15. However, Couples saw his chances derailed when he made a bogey at No. 18 which increased Langer’s lead to three strokes. Despite a third bogey at No. 18, Langer held on to claim his third Chubb Classic crown.

With His Victory…..

  • Wins his 26th victory on the PGA TOUR Champions and moves into third place on

the all-time victory list behind Hale Irwin (45 wins) and Lee Trevino (29).

  • Goes wire-to-wire for the sixth time in his career as well as the fourth year in succession with a wire-to-wire victory
  • Wins this event for the third time (2011, 2013, 2016)
  • Wins at least one event for the 10th consecutive year, one shy of Hale Irwin’s record.
  • Wins his sixth PGA TOUR Champions event in Florida
  • Moves to the top of the 2016 money list as well as the Charles Schwab Cup race.

Bernhard Langer wins a second event on the PGA TOUR Champions for the third time. Langer also won the 2007 Administaff Small Business Classic, 2008 Administaff Small Business Classic, and 2014 Insperity Invitational.

With the win, Bernhard Langer became the 16th consecutive winner to come out of the final

grouping at this tournament. The last time it didn’t happen was in 2000 when Lanny Wadkins needed a final-round 64 to rally from three strokes back and eventually triumphed in a playoff.

In seven appearances in this tournament, Langer owns three wins, a pair of second-place finishes, a T3 and a T4. He has amassed $1,152,267, an average of $164,610 per start.

By going wire-to-wire Bernhard Langer became just the fourth winner in the 29-year history of the tournament to earn that distinction. Langer also went wire-to-wire in 2013. The other two winners were Lee Trevino (1990) and Allen Doyle (1999).

After an absence of six years, Fred Couples enjoyed another successful tournament in Naples. A winner in 2010, Couples made a late run at Bernhard Langer, finishing three strokes back and in sole possession of second place.

Bernhard Langer’s 1-over-par 73 ended a streak of 19 consecutive sub-par rounds dating back to last year.

Jesper Parnevik had his best finish on the PGA TOUR Champions with his T3 finish. It included a 5-under-par 67 in the final round.

Brandt Jobe, the medalist at last fall’s National Qualifying Tournament in Scottsdale, finished T6 in just his third start on the PGA TOUR Champions.

Defending champion Lee Janzen finished T17.

Chubb Classic Announces Final Field List

Includes 8 Hall of Fame Members & 30/30 of the Top Players from the 2015 PGA TOUR Champions Money List

NAPLES, Fla. – Chubb Classic and PGA TOUR Champions officials announced the final field for the 2016 Chubb Classic, taking place February 9 – 14, at the TwinEagles Club in Naples.

2016 Chubb Classic: Final Field

*Hall of Fame Member   <Former Champion    $ Top 30 Money List

Michael Allen $
Stephen Ames $
Billy Andrade $
Tommy Armour III
Woody Austin $
Jay Don Blake
Mark Brooks
Olin Browne $
Bart Bryant $
Brad Bryant
Tom Byrum
Mark Calcavecchia
Jose Coceres
Russ Cochran $
John Cook
Fred Couples*< $
Marco Dawson $
Scott Dunlap $
Joe Durant $
Brad Faxon
Carlos Franco

David Frost $
Fred Funk
Doug Garwood
Bob Gilder
Mike Goodes
Paul Goydos $
Mike Grob
Jay Haas
Gary Hallberg
Todd Hamilton
John Harris
Scott Hoch<
John Huston
Peter Jacobsen
Lee Janzen< $
Brandt Jobe
Tom Kite*
Gary Koch
Bernhard Langer* < $
Tom Lehman $
Wayne Levi

Steve Lowery
Sandy Lyle*
Jeff Maggert $
Scott McCarron
Rocco Mediate
Larry Mize
Colin Montgomerie* $
Larry Nelson*
Mark O’Meara* $
Jesper Parnevik
Craig Parry
Corey Pavin
Tom Pernice Jr. $
Kenny Perry< $
Tom Purtzer
Dana Quigley
Loren Roberts<
Gene Sauers $
Wes Short, Jr. $
Joey Sindelar
Jeff Sluman $

Jerry Smith $
Mike Springer
Curtis Strange*
Kevin Sutherland $
Jim Thorpe
Esteban Toledo $
Kirk Triplett< $
Bob Tway
Scott Verplank
Duffy Waldorf $
D.A. Weibring
Willie Wood
Ian Woosnam $
Fuzzy Zoeller

 

Spectators can now purchase tickets and parking passes online at www.chubbclassic.com. Multiple ticket options are available, including The Talon Club, an 18 green hospitality suite, Champions Club Box seats and the Ultimate Golf Experience Book, which features discounted rates to 25 courses in the SW Florida area and comes with two weekly general admission tickets.

Kids 17 and younger will receive free admission to the tournament when accompanied by a ticketed adult. The Chubb Classic also provides free general admission to all active and retired military personnel, with valid Military ID, and their families.

Chubb Classic Spectator Could Win 2 Tickets To The 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open!

First 1,200 Spectators receive WM Go Green Item upon entry on February 12!

NAPLES, Fla. – Chubb Classic officials have announced that Friday, February 12 will be designated as Waste Management Go Green Day, and the first 1,200 spectators to enter the grounds wearing green will receive a Go Green item courtesy of Waste Management Inc. of Florida. The tournament takes place at TwinEagles Golf Club February 9 – 14.

Waste Management will hold a drawing on-site on Friday, February 12th at the Chubb Classic for a spectator to win two tickets to the 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open and a $500 gift card for travel expenses. Waste Management will have booths at both entry ways as well as the expo tent within the Chubb Classic Expo Village where all spectators 18 years of age and over may enter to win.

Also inside the Waste Management Expo Tent, spectators will learn more about the importance of recycling correctly as well as Waste Management’s latest $35 million investment in replacing their fleet of collection vehicles with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered vehicles that save 8-10,000 gallons of diesel fuel per truck, per year. In this interactive display, spectators will have another opportunity to win one of WM’s signature die-cast toy collection trucks on a putting green.

Chubb Classic officials have taken the pledge to Recycle Often. Recycle Right. ® at this event. Working with Waste Management, the tournament will be providing educational signage and recycling containers to encourage spectators to recycle correctly. Prior to the event, Waste Management will also be providing training to the tournament staff and volunteers to increase its recycling efforts. Tournament officials encourage spectators to show their support for protecting the environment by wearing green on Go Green Day.

“Partnerships like the Go Green Day with the Chubb Classic allow us the opportunity to reach a broader audience and together, we can contribute to a cleaner, greener environment by encouraging residents to Recycle Often and Recycle Right,” said Larry Berg, Sr. District Manager of Waste Management Inc. of Florida.

For additional information on the Waste Management Go Green Day or to purchase tickets please visit www.chubbclassic.com.

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Participants Announced for the Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge

Select veterans return to the challenge along with new hopefuls

NAPLES, Fla. – The Chubb Classic has invited young golfers from nine First Tee Chapters to participate in a three-day golf competition at the TwinEagles Club in Naples, Fla. during the Chubb Classic, February 9 – 14, 2016. On behalf of the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau, eighteen First Tee participants (two participants from each chapter) will travel to Naples from across the country to compete in the Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge.

“I am really excited to have been chosen by The First Tee of Roanoke Valley to attend the Chubb Classic in Naples. Not only is it exciting to play with the PGA TOUR Champions players, but I also get to play with my best friend and teammate Kathryn Bowles” said Grace Huffman. “Naples, Florida is a beautiful place and much warmer than Lexington, Virginia in February!”

Each Chapter will represent one of the First Tee’s Nine Core Values at the Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge; the Nine Core Values are honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.

“After being in The First Tee of Naples/Collier for nine years, learning more about golf skills and the 9 Core Values, I am very excited to share my community with other First Tee participants”, said Kelly Newbrough, a Junior at Barron Collier High School.

For full bio’s on each First Tee participant please go to www.chubbclassic.com and click the Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge.

 

The First Tee of Naples/Collier

Kelly Newbrough                                                        Peter George

16 years old                                                                16 years old

Junior, Barron Collier High School                             Junior, Gulf Coast High School

 

The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia

Gabriella Anna Morganti                                             Kyle Spaulding Jr.

18 years old                                                                17 years old

Senior, Academy of Notre Dame                                Senior, Central High School

 

The First Tee of West Michigan

Andrew DeYoung                                                        Dominic Luciani

18 years old                                                                 14 years old

Senior, Kenowa Hills High School                               Freshman, East Grand Rapids High School

 

The First Tee of Chicago

Trevor Britton                                                              Abdel Raoul

16 years old                                                                 15 years old

Junior, Warren Township High School                        Freshman, Mount Carmel High School

 

The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas

Kendall Vermilion                                                       Ethan Loafman

17 years old                                                                 14 years old

Senior, Fayetteville High School                                  Freshman, Rogers High School

 

First Tee of Pittsburgh

Joseph Auth                                                                 Teddy Ritts

18 years old                                                                 15 years old

Senior, Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School          Sophomore, Woodland Hills High School

 

The First Tee of the Triangle

Ashley Kim                                                                 Clayson Good

16 years old                                                                 13 years old

Junior, Durham Academy                                            8th Grade, Githens Middle School

 

The First Tee of Roanoke Valley

Grace Huffman                                                           Kathryn Bowles

15 years old                                                                 17 years old

Sophomore, Rockbridge County High                         Senior, Rockbridge County High School

 

The First Tee of Atlanta

Najae Butler                                                                 Dario Ayala

16 years old                                                                 17 years old

Junior, Westlake High School                                      Senior, Alpharetta High School

The Chubb Classic will be hosted at TwinEagles Golf Club on February 9-15. This PGA TOUR Champions event has been held since 1988, and will feature 81 of the world’s best players battling for a $1.6 million purse.

For more information on tickets and events please visit www.chubbclassic.com or call the Tournament Office at 239.593.3900.

Fred Couples Joins the 2016 Chubb Classic Field

Chubb Classic field now includes each of the Top 30 PGA TOUR Champions Players

NAPLES, Fla. – Chubb Classic officials announced today that World Golf Hall of Fame member, Fred Couples, has committed to play in the 2016 Chubb Classic, a PGA TOUR Champions event being held February 9 – 14 at the TwinEagles Club. Couples was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2013 and is the eighth World Golf Hall of Fame member confirmed in the field.

With the addition of Couples the tournament field will be one of the strongest in event history. The Chubb Classic field now includes 30 of the top 30 players from the 2015 PGA TOUR Champions money list. Couples is returning to the Chubb Classic for the first time since his 2010 victory at the event.

Couples, a former World No. 1 and one of the most popular golfers of his era, has won 57 professional tournaments in his career, most notably the 1992 Masters. In August 2011 he won his first senior major at the Senior Players Championship, and followed this up in July 2012 when he won the Senior British Open Championship.

Kids 17 and younger will receive free admission to the Chubb Classic when accompanied by a ticketed adult. The Chubb Classic also provides free general admission to all active and retired military personnel, with valid Military ID, and their families.

For more details or to purchase ticket packages and parking passes, please visit www.chubbclassic.com or call (239) 593-3900.