December 6, 2019 – My name is Kobe Narcisse. I have been playing golf since I was six. Seeing my father tee off captured my interests and I have been hooked ever since. I have been involved with the First Tee Program for 7 ½ years. I have had many accomplishments in my life but only a few really stand out. I am currently a sophomore in high school and I am maintaining my grades while playing football and golf for my high school teams.
One accomplishment that stands out to me was being able to start on the varsity football team as a sophomore playing middle linebacker. I am surrounded by many great players and people on the football field. At the end of the season, I led the team in tackles, which was another big accomplishment for me. With my busy football schedule, I still was able to get out on the golf course.
The First Tee Program is big part of my life. This spring, I applied for a First Tee National Opportunity and I was selected as the winner of the Wells Fargo Succeeding Together contest. For the essay, I wrote about the Nine Core Values (Courtesy, confidence, integrity, judgment, respect, responsibility, perseverance, sportsmanship, honesty) and how I live my life to uphold these ideals, helping my community in anyway I can and what a role models means to a person in life. This contest was a big deal for my because I got a chance to go to North Carolina for free and play 18 holes with a golfer of my choice. When I arrived in Charlotte, North Carolina, we were shuttled to our huge hotel and was greeted by many friendly faces. Soon after, we attended a banquet, where I met many famous and courteous people. This was where I was able to select the professional golfer that I would play with in the Pro Am the next day. Before they called me up onto the stage to hear my choice, they played an amazing video of me and my First Tee Chapter. After the video ended, the moment of truth arrived, I chose one of my favorite golfers of all time, Jason Day! The next day my family and I rode to Quail Hollow Club in tinted SUV, where we had a huge buffet breakfast. I felt as if I was an actual professional golfer. Later, I met Jason Day and we walked together to the first tee box. My heart was pounding as I walked up to tee my golf ball up because of the crowd standing behind me. I kept calm and went through my routine and crushed the first drive right down the fairway! After that first shot, my day was much more relaxed and I had such a great time. Jason was such a nice guy and great golfer that gave me tips and tricks as we played our round on a professional level course.