July 2013
Vol 1, Issue 5
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento

Congratulations to the 2013 TFTGS Scholars


BACK ROW: Brandon Baumgarten, Bryce Johnson, Eamonn Coughlin, Beomyun Han and  Akiela Moses.  FRONT ROW: Sara Scarlett, Hannah Gregg and Makenzie Shivers 

We thank all of our scholarship donors for making possible the scholarship awards provided to our 2013 scholars. In total, $10,000 was awarded to these juniors as they begin their college educations. In addition to the scholarship awards, both Sara Scarlett and Eamonn Coughlin were presented with "Firstee" awards to recognize their outstanding community service.


Awards were handed out after play at our 22nd annual Jr Sr Championship on June 28th at Haggin Oaks. It was an excellent event with a sold out field and we thank the many players and contributors who helped make this such a memorable day!  


"Live Green!" 


The First Tee of Greater Sacramento will participate in an environmental education and course improvement program called "Live Green!," developed by The First Tee in partnership with The Toro Company and Audubon International. On July 21, over 100 young people will have the opportunity to learn about sustainable golf practices while making environmental enhancements to William Land Golf Course. 


"Live Green!" brings attention to the importance of caring for the environment. Through The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits, health and wellness topics are shared with participants to consider both in the game of golf as well as in their personal lives. The First Tee of Greater Sacramento encourages young people to explore the health of their community and discover how they can give back and care for the environment.

Junior Participants Click here to sign up now
to join us for "Live Green!"



Quote from TFTGS Parents
"The First Tee of Greater Sacramento has made a profound impression on John.  Through the Life Skill Programs, John has learned integrity is essential in all aspects of life.  He has learned to be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.  This program does a lot more than just putting on golf tournaments; it gets to the core of his personality.  We as parents couldn't be more happier with the way The First Tee of Greater Sacramento has reinforced all the moral issues we have taught over the years to prepare our son to be a productive, honest and outstanding citizen member of society." 


The First Tee National Opportunities
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento has junior golfers who have been selected for The First Tee National Opportunities. These juniors are selected from over 200 chapters of The First Tee across the nation

Virgie Velazquez, was selected as one of ten

semifinalists for The First Tee's RBS Achiever of the Year Award. Velazquez  received a $3,500 college scholarship and celebrated, along with the other winners, during an awards banquet at National Constitution Center in Philadelphia a in conjunction with the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club.   




Jonathan Tanihana,  is currently attending the Sankaty Head Caddie Camp, continuously operated since 1930, is one of the last remaining caddie camps in the world. Supported by theSankaty Head Foundation, the Camp is home each summer to 60 caddies and staff membersAfter being selected through an application process, caddies come to this camp from all over the United States and abroad 



Logan Lowe, attended "The First Tee Training  Program" at Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy (Hank Haney IJGA) on Hilton Head Island, S.C. 

In 2010, The First Tee and Hank Haney IJGA formed a partnership to further promote youth development through the game of golf.  Participants in the Academy will receive instruction on all aspects of the game from Hank Haney IJGA instructors.  


Emily Laskin and Louie Euer, are currently attending The First Tee PLAYer Advanced Academy, in Richmond, VR. Emily and Louie are among 24 participants of The First Tee, ages 15-18, selected to participate in the academy.    

The First Tee PLAYer Academy is a unique opportunity for participants within the network that are interested in pursuing collegiate golf. Participants will receive life skills and golf instruction from The First Tee Coaches and special guest speakers to help improve their chances to compete at a higher level athletically and academically.  
Hannah Gregg and Brittany O'Bryant have been selected to attend The First Tee Life Skills and Leadership Academy  in San Diego, July 24-30.
This Academy is staged by The First Tee home office and hosted by The First Tee of San Diego, Sycuan Golf Resort and San Diego State University, provides participants valuable character education and leadership instruction during the week-long event. Participants will have the opportunity to develop and hone skills to become leaders in their chapters, schools and communities while experiencing championship golf, career exploration and dorm living.  


In This Issue
"Live Green!"
Quotes from Parents
Save the Date
Jr Tour Fundraiser
Article Headline
Quick Links
Save the Date

The First Tee Invitational

presented by 
September 16, 2013
at Serrano Country Club
Jr Tour Fundraiser Tournament

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Jr Tour Fundraiser
at The Rocklin Golf Club
(formerly Sunset Whitney)
The First Tee Open

  TFT Open

Sept 24-29, 2013 
Pebble Beach, California  

Today's Legends
Tomorrow's Leaders 

 Juniors selected from across
the country to compete on
Pebble Beach Golf Links. 

The legends of the game
from the Champions Tour
as their mentors. 

A once in a lifetime experience.

Come out and support our TFTGS participating juniors 

John Burke, Louie Euer, Jeffrey Inouye-Wong, Chad Kubes, Tarah Kubes and Virgie Velazquez


TFTGS will have a bus trip to Pebble Beach on Saturday 28th.

More details coming soon. 

Buy your tickets now, and portion of the proceeds go back to TFTGS.

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