Winter Training Focuses on the “Why”

Categories: 2019, December, Newsletter

On Saturday November 23rd, 10 TFTSV Instructors and 19 Mentors attended the Winter Season Training at Rancho Del Pueblo Golf Course. TFTSV instructors & mentors meet once before every season to engage in our coaching philosophy, policies, and best practices. For our most recent training our Inst...

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Pre-Winter Golf Introduction Class

Categories: 2019, December, Newsletter

On Saturday, November 9th, The First Tee of Silicon Valley hosted a free golf introduction class at Rancho Del Pueblo Golf Course for students interested in trying out golf and learning about TFTSV classes. Students experienced Integrity through two of our golf games and worked on their Golf Fundame...

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2019 Girls Golf “Mixed-Up” Sports Competition

Categories: 2019, December, Newsletter

On November 16th, The First Tee of Silicon Valley hosted The Girls Golf “Mixed Up” Sports Competition.  With 12 Girls Golf members registered, the participants played nine holes of golf with a twist.  Each hole was designed to use equipment from other sports to play out the hole within the rul...

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Outreach at Taft Elementary “Snags” New Participants

Categories: 2019, December, Newsletter

On November 19th, The First Tee of Silicon Valley made its way up the Peninsula to Taft Elementary and exposed new kids to its wonderful program. Over the course of the day 200 students ranging from 2nd to 5th grade participated in various games and activities, focusing on respect and the fundamenta...

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Outreach Participants Head Out to the Course

Categories: 2019, December, Newsletter

Shepherded out by their First Tee coaches, outreach participants from San Antonio Elementary, Cesar Chavez Elementary, and Clyde Arbuckle Elementary made their way out on to the driving range at Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course. Being the first time many of the students had set foot on an actual course...

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TFTSV Congratulates Alexia Gutiérrez & Latinx Golf

Categories: 2019, November

Congratulations are in order for Alexia Gutiérrez, Founder and Executive Director, and Latinx Golf for their Commendation from the San Jose City Council on Monday, November 19th. Alexia has combined her passions for STEM, tutoring and golf to help the Latinx community including encouraging her stud...

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Thank You for Naming TFTSV as your Beneficiary!

Categories: 2019, Newsletter, November

The First Tee of Silicon Valley is 100% locally supported and relies on community funding to provide our youth development programs, which are making a big difference! We are very fortunate that various golf organizations and golf tournaments name us as their charitable beneficiary. They believe in ...

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Coach Chris, Our New Program Director!

Categories: 2019, Newsletter, November

Hearty congratulations are in order for Chris Moreno-Hunt, who was recently promoted to Program Director. Chris has over 8 years of experience as a Program Manager working for The First Tee, originally with the former chapter in Oakland/East Bay and then with us at TFTSV over the past 18 months. Chr...

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Thank you, Coach Matt!

Categories: 2019, Newsletter, October

As our fall 2019 season comes to a close, so too will Matt Sheppard’s time as a member of TFTSV’s full-time staff. While we are sad to see him go, we are happy that we’ll still have him on our team as a part-time Program Instructor and that he’ll have more time to pursue his …...

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Kho’s Amazing Pure Insurance Experience

Categories: 2019, Newsletter, October

Ralph Kho had an amazing experience being paired with Bernhard Langer as he represented The First Tee of Silicon Valley at the 2019 PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee. The 16th annual event, hosted by the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, is an official PGA TOUR Champions event contest...

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