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PGA TOUR pros help out First Tee in inaugural Classic at Calusa Pines

The First Tee of Naples/Collier held its inaugural fundraising event The First Tee Invitational at Calusa Pines on Monday, Dec. 3. Kevin Johnson, Bobby Sullivan, Ron Ciesla, and John Hoey beat 20 other teams for the title. Champions Tour golfer Chip Beck also entertained the evening guests.

December 5, 2012

By Greg Hardwig, Naples Daily News

NAPLES, Fla.- Earlier this year, the PGA Tour created an initiative — The First Tee Campaign for 10 Million Young People — to raise $100 million for The First Tee, which introduces youngsters to the game and the industry.

That number has been surpassed, but it didn't change four tour pros from helping out The First Tee of Naples/Collier at its inaugural Classic on Monday at Calusa Pines Golf Club.

Current PGA Tour players Sean O'Hair, who's playing in this week's Franklin Templeton Shootout, and Fort Myers' George McNeill, a Calusa Pines member, were joined by former tour player Nolan Henke of Fort Myers, and Champions Tour player Chip Beck, who plays out of Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples.

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