December 2014
Vol 2, Issue 12
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
Happy New Year

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Happy New Year and Thank You for your continued support!

Participants Spotlight

Meet Charlise & Gabrielle Rowe who have been participants with The First Tee of Greater Sacramento at William Land Golf Course for the last year. Charlise is 9, and Gabrielle is 7, they both participate in the Year Round and Saturday programs. 


Q & A Charlise

If a song was played at the first tee, what song would be played for you?

I would choose Blank Space by Taylor Swift, I like that song.


What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?

The weirdest thing I've ever eaten is wasabi at Mikuni's. My cousin made me try it. It is spicy!


How did you start playing the game of golf?

My dad signed me up and wanted me to try it.


If you could only bring 3 clubs on the golf course what would they be?

I would bring a Driver, Iron and Putter. These are my favorite clubs...especially the driver because I can hit the ball far!

Q & A Gabrielle 

If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?

To be a pilot, to grow up and be an adult and to have kids. 


What is your favorite school subject?

Art is my favorite subject in school because I like to draw Christmas trees and ginger bread men and houses. 


What is something that the average person wouldn't know about you?

That I like to eat food. 


If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you take with you?

I would bring water, lots of food and a cabin.


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 


Sagee joined The First Tee of Greater Sacramento in 2007 and participated in our Junior Tour program for four years.  She received a scholarship to Sacramento State and is currently playing on the Women's golf team.  She is a senior, studying in Psychology and planning on graduating in the Fall of 2015. Sagee received MVP honors two years in a row from the Women's golf team (12'-13').  Her best finish in her college career was 5th at the Folino Invitational (Feb. 17-19, 2013).
Sagee Palavivatana

Sagee is interning with The First Tee of Greater Sacramento in our admin office.  After College, she would like to pursue her dream of competing on the LPGA Tour.

Golf at William Land
2015 Programs Schedule for William Land Golf Course


Click here to see the full schedule,
more information and to register for programs.

Year Round Programs, Sacramento City Spring Play League, Saturday Classes, Parent/Daughter Girls Golf Classes, Foot Golf and so much more offered at William Land Golf Course for ages 3-18.


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


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Junior Spotlight
Sacramento Kings
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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

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