Coach Spotlight: Meet Keith Thomas

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

Coach Keith has been one of First Tee- Silicon Valley’s most consistent, long-time Program Instructors. He began in 2011 and has coached with us each and every year delivering the First Tee’s curriculum and mentoring hundreds of participants from the PLAYer level up to the Eagle level (1st to 4t...

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Participant Spotlight: Meet Amanda Flores

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

Amanda Flores has been in our program since 2016 excelling in our classes and making her way up to Ace (our highest level). She has recently completed all four Ace projects. “Amanda is an outstanding student, she is determined, smart, respectful, and self-motivated. Our program is better with her ...

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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 ma...

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Nancy Rivera Receives College Scholarship

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

The Joyce Taylor Eagle Award and $4,000 Scholarship was presented to Nancy Rivera at the First Tee – Silicon Valley 2020 Invitational fundraiser on Sunday, October 18th at CordeValle in San Martin, CA. Nancy was selected based on her good character, community advocacy, academic achievement, and li...

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SAGA Foundation Donates $110,000

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

First Tee – Silicon Valley owes an enormous thank you to SAGA Foundation led by President, David Bartoshuk for their generous $110,000 donation to further develop FTSV programs in the Palo Alto-Redwood City area including at Baylands Golf Links. Their donations to FTSV now total $310,000 over the ...

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2nd Annual Challenge Cup Update

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

The 2nd Annual Challenge Cup is an inclusive and friendly challenge between golf clubs benefiting the First Tee – Silicon Valley to help us grow the game of golf while building game changers in our community. It is an opportunity for golf clubs to demonstrate their philanthropic spirit of giving b...

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Coach Spotlight: Meet Gabby Ruiz

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

Gabby has been one of our most reliable and effective coaches at First Tee – Silicon Valley. She is a Level II First Tee Trained Coach which means she attended two national coach trainings that helped develop and refine her coaching techniques. Gabby began our program in 2010 and completed the Ace...

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Winter Season Starts December 1st

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

Registration for our Winter in-person classes opened November 4th. Since then over 190 participants choose to register with all but three of our 21 classes selling out. Our upcoming Winter season will be our third in-person season since COVID-19 began. Last season over 160 students were able to part...

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Participant Spotlight: Meet Jonathan Tessmann

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

Jonathan Tessmann has been in our program since the Spring of 2012 and was a part of the first class that participated in our grand opening of our Gavilan location in Gilroy.  He recently certified at the Eagle level and is moving on to Ace, which is our highest level in the program. John is &helli...

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PGATSS Grant Empowers Local Youth

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

In partnership with The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, the PGA TOUR Superstore makes grants to chapters where the stores do business to empower local youth in the surrounding community. The First Tee – Silicon Valley was the recipient of a generous $15,000 donation in support of the 2020 Class...

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