2023 Zurich Classic of New Orleans

A PGA Tour Event Benefiting our community, put on by the Fore!Kids Foundation

The Fore!Kids Foundation is an incredible organization that are friends to First Tee – Greater New Orleans and to many other non-profits and charities in the New Orleans area. Since 1958, they have distributed over $40 million to children’s service organizations. At the core of their fundraising is the annual Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the only PGA TOUR event featuring a two-man team format.

Ways to Participate!


On Tuesday, First Tee and LCMC will host a Junior Golf Clinic for all ages. The clinic will be emceed by Kelly Gibson, PGA Tour professional from New Orleans, and it may even include a visit from a PGA Tour player! Space is limited so please arrive early. No sign up is needed and participants do not bring their own clubs to these events.

After the Junior Clinic, participants will have the option to stay for the Celebrity Shootout. In previous years, the event has featured celebrities such as Drew Brees, Sean Payton, and Chris Berman.


On Wednesday, the Pro-Am event takes place for both the PGA Tour professionals and local amateurs. On the 3rd hole, we will have a designated area for participants ages 5-13 to serve as caddies for the PGA Tour players. This is a really exciting day for our young golfers to meet professional golfers, get autographs, pictures, and more!

Spots are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Caddie Day will take place from 7am and 6pm on Wednesday, April 19. This year we will have a morning and afternoon wave. Participants must be available during their time slot and specific tee times will be assigned later. If your child would like to participate, please sign up below.

Caddie Day (Morning)

Caddie Day (Afternoon)

**All participants must be active for the 2023 program year**


On Thursday through Sunday, participants 14 years and older have the opportunity to cover the tournament as a First Tee Junior Ambassador. The ambassador(s) will get the chance to manage our First Tee social pages and gain insight into what it’s like to cover a professional golf event. They will also interact with local media and may have the opportunity to participate in a radio or television interview.

If your child is interested, please email us a completed application by Friday, April 14.


On Thursday through Sunday, volunteers age 14+ are needed at our First Tee booth in the Children’s Hospital Kid’s Zone. Volunteers will receive a daily pass to attend the tournament before or after their shift. For more information about volunteering and to sign up, visit the link below.



On Thursday through Sunday, participants 15 years and younger may attend tournament rounds for free with a ticketed adult. Families will get the chance to watch some of the world’s best golfers play their way around TPC Louisiana. Participants can also stop by the Children’s Hospital Kid’s Zone to check out our First Tee – Greater New Orleans booth! For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, visit the Zurich Classic website below.

Zurich Classic Website