Classic Golf Tournament September 21st

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

There is still time to join in the fun at the First Tee of Silicon Valley’s inaugural Classic 2-Person Best Ball tournament on Monday, September 21st. Our fundraiser will take place at our class location golf course, Baylands Golf Links in Palo Alto. Thank you to our generous Presenting Sponsor, S...

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Safe Summer Classes – Fall Classes Start September 8th

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

First Tee – Silicon Valley held our summer in-person classes from July 5th through August 8th with 120 participants, 19 coaches and 19 volunteers. Our team worked hard to ensure our policies were in line with county’s safety procedures and all safety policies were followed with consistency. ...

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Participant Spotlight: Meet Joshua Jang

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

Meet Joshua Jang, a Freshman at Christopher High School (Gilroy).  He has been in our program since the Fall of 2016 and has been an active participant advancing to the Ace level, the highest in our program. In addition to our certifying program, Joshua often takes part in our seasonal opportunitie...

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Coach Spotlight: Meet Jack Bachofer

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

Jack Bachofer joined our volunteer coaching team as a volunteer in the Summer of 2018 and recently became an instructor (employee) in the Spring of 2020. He has been a credentialed middle school math teacher for 11 years and has over 18 years of teaching experience. Coach Jack has an ability to reac...

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Golf Course Video Guide

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

Golf is a game that builds character. It teaches patience and develops resiliency. It is a game that promotes respect and requires integrity. It is also a game where participants can develop interpersonal skills and enjoy each other’s company. Anyone can play, but visiting a golf course can be con...

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Francis Awarded Dennis Kettmann Scholarship

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

The 2020 Dennis Kettmann Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Francis Agcaoili, a recent graduate of The First Tee of Silicon Valley.  Each year participants in the Dennis Kettmann Memorial Tournament raise funds to remember Dennis. Their generosity underwrites a special $5,000 scholarship for a TFT...

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Coach Spotlight: Meet Robby Keith

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

Robby Keith joined our chapter in 2005, back when we were called The First Tee of San Jose. He excelled through our program and certified in our Ace level (highest level). Robby graduated from Notre Dame de Namur and majored in Kinesiology. He is currently studying at The Ohio State University and w...

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Participant Spotlight: Meet Jasmine Rumble

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

Meet Jasmine Rumble, a freshman at Independence High School. She began our program in the Fall of 2013 and has been an active participant ever since, progressing to our Eagle level which is our second highest level. Jasmine is a natural leader, who in addition to her role as a Volunteer Coach, assis...

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Curriculum Core Lesson Clip: Building A Go-To Team

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

During the County shelter-in-place order our staff created short core lesson videos for participants and families and instructional training videos for our coaches. The core lesson videos are intended to be a guide for families to reinforce our core life lessons in your everyday lives. This month we...

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