2nd Annual Challenge Cup Raised $55K

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

The 2020 Challenge Cup was awarded to La Rinconada Country Club scoring 434 Points  – the most of the 6 competing clubs.  The real winners are the kids who will receive financial assistance from the $55,475 in donations. This support helps us to create a sense of belonging for all kids – no matter what walk of life.  Thank you to all of the 181 donors that supported us!

The 2nd Annual Challenge Cup was an inclusive and friendly challenge between golf clubs benefiting First Tee – Silicon Valley (FTSV) to help us grow the game of golf while building game changers in our community. It was an opportunity for golf clubs to demonstrate their philanthropic spirit of giving back to a non-profit closely associated with their favorite past time.

This year we had 3 Golf Club head-to-head challenge matchups competing for the Challenge Cup. Click here for the official scoreboard results and roster of players.

  • La Rinconada 434 Almaden 410 took place on October 30th and raised $16,750
  • San Jose 363 Silver Creek 276 took place on November 24th and raised $8,625
  • Menlo 358 Sharon Heights 306 took place on December 3rd. and raised $30,100

All teams were encouraged to include men, women and seniors in their team tally. Each participant made a donation to benefit the FTSV. The format was a Point Par Scoring with 100% of Handicap — Net Par 1 point, Net Birdie 2 points, Net Eagle 3 points, and Net Albatross 4 points.

The aggregate of top 24 scores from each club determined their team score. The team scores were compared to rival club to determine each match up club winner. All money raised by both teams was donated to FTSV in the name of the winning club plus bragging rights!  The team with highest overall score among ALL clubs was declared winner of the 2nd Annual Challenge Cup Perpetual Trophy! Congratulations to La Rinconada Country Club!

FTSV also rallied our own players using the same format as a team building event where coaches and participants from our three locations came together to represent FTSV. The match scoring 326 points was played on November 9th at the Golf Club at Moffett Field. There were 27 participants made up of 9 Ace level youth, 9 instructors, 7 volunteer coaches and 2 staff.

If your golf club wants to be a part of the 3rd Annual Challenge Cup, Contact Development Director, Judy Dixon Deaton to get started 408-508-4881 – judy@ftsv.org.

Kyle Brannan, La Rinconada’s Director of Golf