Borina Sutikto Received PURE Insurance Scholarship

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

First Tee of Silicon Valley participant and coach, Borina Sutikto received a $1,000 college scholarship from First Tee trustees, Ed and Lisa Vaughan. Borina applied to play in the PURE Insurance First Tee Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links, but the event was cancelled due to COVID. Accepted participant...

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Coach Spotlight: Meet John Spadafore

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

John Spadafore joined our program as a participant in 2011. He grew through the program and completed Ace (our highest level) in 2014. Since then he graduated from CSU Monterey Bay and majored in Accounting. John was one of the first two alumni that we ever hired and is a pioneer for future FTSV alu...

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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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Same Mission, New Look for Us!

Categories: 2020, Uncategorized

Same Mission, New Look for First Tee — Silicon Valley Our youth development organization is revitalizing the brand to better serve kids in the world they live in today First Tee — Silicon Valley is a youth development organization empowering kids to build their strength of character through the ...

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Forrest Richardson Remembers Grant Spaeth

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Forrest Richardson (pictured far-right above) is the architect for the Baylands Golf Links renovation and a good friend of TFTSV. Here’s one of his memories of Grant Spaeth, who was one of TFTSV’s original Board Directors and a former USGA President. Grant was a gentleman, and also fun t...

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