November 2014
Vol 2, Issue 11
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
   Happy Thanksgiving
Congratulations Coach Tom!
Tom Morton, Director of Player Development for Morton Golf and a The First Tee Recognized Coach receives 2014 National PGA Youth Player Development Award

Tom has worked closely with The First Tee of Greater Sacramento on curriculum development, coaches training, program management and has also served on the Board of Directors.  His passion for junior golf is contagious; he believes that creating a fun, safe and personal goal-oriented environment for juniors is important, as those elements focus on the "process" and "pure joy for the game."  He has been an incredible mentor to many, not only the participants, but also parents, family members and other coaches within our community.  We are extremely proud of Tom, his accomplishments & are happy to call him one of the coaches & leaders of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento.  

Congratulations again Tom!

Participant Spotlight

Meet Jarod Heng who has been a participant with The First Tee of Greater Sacramento at Diamond Oaks in Roseville since 2007.   He is 14 years old and attends Western Sierra Collegiate Academy in Rocklin. Jarod has also a member of The First Tee Honor Roll and the Junior Tour. 


Q & A Jarod Heng

If you could play a round of golf with anyone you wished, who would it be and why?

I would play with Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, or Bubba Watson because they are well-respected golfers and they are really experienced. I look up to them because they are good role models.


What is your favorite core value and why?

My favorite core value is confidence because confidence is very important in doing anything and you have to be confident to achieve greatness.


What are your goals after high school and how do you plan on accomplishing them?

I want to go to a highly recognized college, and maybe play professional golf. I also want to join the Red Cross.


What other activities are you involved in besides golf?

I do karate and am on the Kovar's demonstration team. I used to do Kumon, an after school extra educational program, but I finished both the math and reading parts of it.


Donate Now and It Will Be Matched!
For the third and final year, there is an exciting opportunity to maximize the value of your gift! 

The First Tee of Greater Sacramento has matching dollars available through The First Tee Home Office, thanks to Legacy Partner, Johnson & Johnson.  We have met the requirements to qualify for this grant,  now every donation through 12/31/2014 will be matched,
 $1 for every $2 raised.

$1000 becomes $1500
$250 becomes $375
$100 becomes $150
$20 becomes $30

Your gift will help us in to grow our program in 2015 to reach over 2,100 participants at our local golf courses and to increase our reach in local area schools to over 15,000 children. Help us make an impact today.


2015 U.S. Senior Open

Get ready!! In January, we will be sending out information on how you and our junior participants can get more involved with the
2015 U.S. Senior Open


Class of 2015, look where they are going

Kylie Fong
Grand Canyon University

Addie Hemming 
California State University, East Bay

Jeffrey Inouye-Wong 
Saint Mary's College of California

Logan Lowe
George Washington University

Patrick Niland
Western New Mexico University

Brittany O'Bryant
California State University, Chico

Alex Lee 

California State University, Fresno

We will update this list throughout the year as more seniors continue to make their commitments.

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Our mission:


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


In This Issue
Junior Spotlight
Matched Donations
2015 U.S. Senior Open
Class of 2015
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Save The Date
Sacramento Kings
William Land GC

Quick Links

Save The Date
2015 Events

After School Programs Start
January 13th

The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
at Kings vs Celtics
February 20th

Festival for Kids
Cal Expo
April 11 & 12th 

Golf Expo
at Haggin Oaks
April 24, 25 & 26

BIG Day of Giving
May 5, 2015

US Senior Open
June 22-28th
Del Paso Country Club 

Jr Sr Championship Tournament
at Haggin Oaks 
July 31st

Sacramento Kings

Kings vs Celtics
February 20, 2015

Get your tickets today and join us on February 20th to watch the Sacramento Kings take on the Boston Celtics.  A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to The First Tee of Greater Sacramento! 

Offer code:  kings

Where are they now?

Alumni of The First Tee

of Greater Sacramento 

Mackenzie Shivers



Mackenzie completed her freshman year of college in May 2014 at Park University. She made the Dean's List both semesters, as well as Academic All-American and Conference Player of the Week. Mackenzie had a second place finish as well as led her team to the first victory since 2009. Going into her sophomore year, her coach has elected her as team captain. Mackenzie was a member of the A/B Honor Roll while she was a participant in our program and reached Birdie level in her life skills.

Golf at William Land GC
Come Play William Land GC, Sacramento's Oldest Golf Treasure

The First Tee of Greater Sacramento currently runs William Land Golf Course and it's the home of many of our youth, Adaptive PE & California Eagles programs.  The course is great for golfers of all skill levels, a family outing or those that just have time for a quick 9 holes.  Come out and enjoy nine and support The First Tee of Greater Sacramento. 

To say that William Land Park's 160 acres enjoys a rich history is an understatement. John Sutter wanted to ensure a city that would be above a consistently challenging flood plain. He located Sutterville at the southwest corner of what is now known as William Land Park. In 1911, Land left $250,000 "to purchase a public park within a suitable distance of Sacramento to be used as a recreation spot for the children and a pleasure ground for the poor." William Land Park was established on its present site in the 1920's and the golf course was built in 1924.

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