Participant Spotlight

Throughout the year, we will spotlight some of the participants that help make First Tee – Shenandoah Valley so successful.

Toby Corriston

Click here to read about Toby’s Pebble Beach opportunity

My name is Toby Corriston. I am 16 years old and I attend Harrisonburg High School

What are your plans after High School Graduation?  I want to continue my education and go into sports broadcasting while pursuing college golf.

What other activities, besides golf are you involved in?  Besides golf, I am involved in the High School Musicals, National Honor Society, Model UN, Spike Ball Club, Pickleball Club, and I enjoy spending time with friends.

Who is your favorite Golfer?  Jordan Speith

What is your favorite core value and why? My favorite core value is Courtesy because it is most important while you are on the course. Golf takes a lot of focus. If you are talking while someone is swinging it makes it very difficult to concentrate. If you are someone who doesn’t repair pitch marks on the green, you wont be much fun to play with.

What type of impact has the first tee had on you? How will you pass this knowledge onto others? The First Tee has had an amazing impact on me throughout my years. I started in the program when I was 8 years old and it helped me learn the basics of the game. Going through the different levels of classes made me more well rounded. Yes I got to play and practice for free, but First Tee also gave me the opportunity to practice life skills and core values. In my life now, The First Tee has opened my eyes to things in life that don’t involve pars and bogeys. I enjoy helping the coaches at First Tee whether its teaching a class or sorting clubs and balls. They have given me this platform, and I appreciate the opportunity to pass on what I have learned.

Not only is Toby a participant in The First Tee competing in the Tropical Smoothie Tour, but he is also a volunteer and has taken on the role of Junior Coach. Toby’s greatest leadership quality is putting others before himself.