First Tee – Silicon Valley hosted our 2021 Tag Team Tournament at Rancho Del Pueblo Golf Course on August 21st. A full field of thirty-six players participated in a nine-hole alternate shot format. The Tag Team is a valuable event that helps our younger participants experience a first-time tournament while allowing our older participants to play the role of a mentor and compete. The goal of our seasonal tournaments is to promote confidence, working through adversity, and experiencing teamwork in a competitive tournament format.
With many participants meeting their partner for the first time, they were encouraged to learn and demonstrate their Par core lesson in meeting and greeting skills to learn interesting facts about each other and practice the skills of asking open-ended questions and listening.
“This First Tee Tournament was Tag-Team where each golfer was able to play with a partner. This time I was able to become a team with my older brother Joshua and compete in the tournament. The energy and chemistry that our duo had boosted us during the game. While playing, we strategized and cracked jokes to help our game go smoothly even through the rough holes. We ended the game happy to have this golf experience together.” shared First Tee Eagle participant, Joey Jang.
Congratulations to all of our participants for cooperating with their partner and utilizing their nine core values to play fast, safe, and courteously. A big thanks to all of our volunteers who helped regulate the rules and pace of play!
Here are the 2021 Tag Team Winners:
First place Par level: Kelly Zhang & Justin Guo
First place Birdie level: Elsa Hsieh & Manuel Barron
First place Eagle level: Joshua & Joey Jang
Long Drive Par level: Benjamin Hughes
Long Drive Birdie level: Casey Huchim Velazquez
Long Drive Eagle level: Joshua Jang
Closest to the Pin: Joey Jang
Make sure to join us for the next season tournament by visiting our youth opportunity page. Registration for the November 13th tournament will open November 3rd.