Remembering Grant Spaeth

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Golf lost a great friend recently with the passing of Grant Spaeth, who was one of TFTSV’s original Board Directors. He had strong ties to USGA, Stanford and public golf, including at Palo Alto Muni, which is now Baylands Golf Links. Grant and I immediately clicked when I began as TFTSJ’s Ex...

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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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Our High School Graduates Are ALL College Bound

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

All 20 of our 12th grade participants graduated High School with a 3.0 GPA or better. What is even more impressive is that ALL are college bound with 14 attending CA UC’s. We are proud of who they are, and what they have accomplished on and off the course. They have been involved with TFTSV &helli...

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Summer “In-Person” Classes – Started This Week

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

TFTSV began our first of five weeks of in-person classes on July 7th at Rancho Del Pueblo Golf Course and on July 11th at Gavilan Golf Course. Our summer in-person classes were reduced to comply with the local safety guidelines allowing us to provide 11 smaller classes while serving over 110 partici...

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Coaches Needed – Due to Covid-19 Cohort Protocol

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

TFTSV is looking for additional coaches to join our team for the Fall Season (9/8 to 10/31) and beyond. If you are interested in giving back to your community, instilling life-enhancing values, and mentoring youth through golf, this is the position for you. We offer golf and life skill training so y...

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Curriculum Core Lesson Clip

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. Last month we...

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