September 2014
Vol 2, Issue 9
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
Junior Tour Fundraiser

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Junior Tour Fundraiser

at The Rocklin Golf Club



Four person Texas Scramble
Choose best drive and play your own ball in from there 

Handicap and gross prizes

Special contest holes

Raffle and Auction

$100 per player or $400 per team

Registration is still open & filling up don't miss out!

Player may sign up individually or as a team.

Teams can be comprised of adults and juniors, all adults or all juniors. Includes green fees, golf cart*, tee prize, range balls and awards dinner.  *Players must be 18 years or older to drive a golf cart.

Can't play, but would like to sponsor a junior?

Please click here


All the proceeds of this tournament benefit The First Tee of Greater Sacramento Jr Tour to keep our tour affordable for all the juniors.  This is one of the most fun tournaments of the year!  A four person Texas Scramble, with teams of adults, juniors or mixed.  Great hole contests, raffle & auction prices.  You don't want to miss this one.

Click here for Jr Tour Fundraiser information & to register

10th Annual First Tee Invitational

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported and played in the 10th Annual The First Tee Invitational Golf Tournament presented by Kaiser Permanente. The entire event at Del Paso Country Club was truly enjoyable and Kevin Sutherland was an amazing Honorary Chairman.

Again, many thanks to all those involved in this event, and we look forward to another great tournament next year.  

Click here to see more pictures from this event

Participant Spotlight

Meet Louie Euer, who has been with The First Tee of Greater Sacramento for 5 years now. 

Q & A with Louie

What is your dream foursome?
My dream foursome is to play with Tiger Woods, Happy Gilmore, and Shooter McGavin.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you take with you?So the scenario at hand is if I was stranded on an island, what 3 things would I bring? That is an easy one because I only need 2 things, a plane and a pilot.


What is your favorite Core Value and Why?

My favorite core value is confidence. The First Tee has taught me how to be confident on and off the golf course, which has improved every aspect of my life.  


The First Tee has changed my life by Louie Euer:
5 years ago I would've never imagined that I would go all of the places I have gone, experienced the things I have experienced and meet the people I have met.


I have loved sports for as long as I can remember. My dad used to cheer me on in track and basketball and coached me in baseball and football. We also used to go hunting and fishing together. But the one sport that would bond us forever was golf. He bought me US Kids clubs when I was just 2 years old and would bring little Sippy cups and diapers on the golf course.


When my dad got sick, everything changed. Every dream I had that at one time felt reachable was lost. When he passed away he left my mom in a very difficult situation struggling to pay the bills with her house cleaning business.


Just a couple of weeks after I  lost my dad, we got a call from The First Tee that they wanted to send us to the Charles Schwab cup championship at Sonoma golf club. They even gave us money for food and gas. We got to walk inside the ropes with Mark McNulty and Dan Forsman. In the midst of such a depressing time, The First Tee found a way to help me see the possibilities for my life.


I will never be able to say enough about what The First Tee has done for me. Not only have they sent me places I could have only imagined going, but they have led me in a direction that will give me a happy and healthy life.


The First Tee has reached out to people like you to keep me in the game that I love. Before becoming part of The First Tee I had only been in California and just across the Nevada state line. I have now been fortunate enough to participate in The Junior Ryder Cup Academy in Florida; The Life Skills and Leadership Academy in New York; both The Speedgolf National and The Advanced Player Academy in Virginia; the First Tee Training at IJGA in Hilton Head, South Carolina, The First Tee Nor Cal Leadership Academy in Monterey; and, maybe the most amazing experience of all, The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach where I was paired with Duffy Waldorf. Every one of these events has made me a better golfer, but more importantly a better person.


The First Tee has encouraged me to volunteer in the community and base my life on the nine core values and to work my way through the life skills program.


Because of The First Tee, I have been very dedicated to my school work. I believe I will succeed in my goal of earning a scholarship to play golf at a 4 year college and becoming the first person in my family to earn a college degree.

Nature Valley First Tee Open

TFT Open

We're so proud of 

Bryan Baumgarten, Kylie Fong, Logan Lowe,

Michael Mahlberg and Brittany O'Bryant 

for setting a goal and achieving it! Congratulations on earning your way into the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at
Pebble Beach. It's the opportunity of a lifetime: playing legendary Pebble Beach Golf Links alongside Champions Tour players.  

Another wonderful bus trip to The Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach! We loaded the buses with 95 participants who all had a chance to watch the action out on course and take part in the Chevron STEM Zone. 
Congratulations again to all of our juniors! And extra kudos to Bryan, Kylie and Logan who  all made the cut to play on Sunday and finished within the top 15.


Click here to see more pictures and video from The 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open

In This Issue
Junior Spotlight
Nature Valley First Tee Open
Save The Date
The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits
US Kids Golf

Quick Links

Save The Date
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento Events

at The Rocklin Golf Club
October 18th

The First Tee at the Sacramento Kings
March 2015

BIG Day of Giving
May 5, 2015

US Senior Open
June 22-28th
Del Paso Country Club 
The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits
Golf is one of the only sports in which it is considered "ok" to politely talk to your opponent while playing.  It is a sport that teaches athletes how to be 
Social and enjoy their time, whether it be in a competition or a friendly round.  At The First Tee of Greater Sacramento we very much value the idea of being Social.  We want our participants to be active in class, with their Friends, at their School and in the Community.  Coaches love to have the older children volunteer at the classes for younger participants, act as a mentor in the Life Skills Program or give back in one of the disabled classes.  The First Tee of Greater Sacramento is Social in many ways; we love to communicate with our Friends, our participants and coaches constantly stay in tune and give back to our Community and we are now teaching the Life Skills and Core Values at many local Schools.  We very much appreciate the lessons we have learned along the way as we have the opportunity to grow and become familiar with many new faces.  As summer time quickly comes to a close and the holiday season arrives...take a couple of minutes to think about how you can incorporate the concept of being Social with your Friends, at  School and within the Community.

Where are they now?

Alumni of The First Tee

of Greater Sacramento 

Briana Mao

University of Virginia

Briana will be starting her senior year in the fall at Virginia where she is on the golf team and studying Cognitive Sciences.   During her junior year she played in the #1 position for her golf team. As a freshman Mao played in the National Championship in 2012. 

Briana was an exceptional junior participant and participated in The First Tee Open in 2009 and 2010.  She also attended The Future Leaders Forum in 2010 and was a member of the A/B Honor Roll from 2007-2009. 

Click here to see a great interview with Briana after winning the 2013 UCF Challenge.


U.S. Kids Golf Local Tour
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento will be hosting our third year of the U.S. Kids Sacramento Local Tour. The local tour is a great opportunity for boys and girls ages 5-14 to become acquainted with competitive golf. 

Donate to The First Tee of Greater Sacramento

Your gift will help us grow our program in 2014  to reach over 2,100 participants at our local golf courses and to increase our reach in area schools to over 15,000 children. 


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To impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf


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