April 2015
Vol 3, Issue 4
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
Join us on May 5th
On May 5th, 2015, more than 100 communities across the country will gather for one BIG Day of Giving. With the hope of reaching millions of donors and raising over $100M nationwide, each community will rally support for the vital work of local nonprofits. 

How can you help? On Tuesday, May 5th, please visit
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento's link

and make a donation of $25 or higher to support our program.

Participant Spotlight

Meet Emma Ellis, who has been a participant with The First Tee of Greater Sacramento at Haggin Oaks GC in the Year Round Program. She is 9 years old, and attends Victory Christian School. Her hobbies include painting and golfing. 

Why do you find golf to be fun? In golf, you get to learn new things.

If you could play with two your favorite golfers, who would they be? Tiger Woods & Rory McIlroy.

What is your favorite Core Value? Tell us why?
Courtesy is my favorite core value. I believe courtesy will help you more in life.

What are your goals after high school? What ways will you accomplish those goals? After high school, I would like to be a First Tee Coach. In order to accomplish that goal, I have to work harder on my golf skills.
Welcome Ryan Maxwell

The First Tee of Greater Sacramento is excited to announce the newest member of our staff, Ryan Maxwell.  Ryan will be an outstanding addition to our chapter and we are happy to have him on board.  He will oversee our Junior tour and all competitive activities for The First Tee of Greater Sacramento.

Ryan Maxwell is in his tenth year with The First Tee, after stumbling upon on this amazing organization back in 2005. Prior to accepting his position with The First Tee of Greater Sacramento, Ryan held the job of Program Director at The First Tee of Akron. He also spent time with multiple Integrated Marketing firms, The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and Firestone Country Club. He hopes that all of his experience at each of these places will help to enhance The First Tee of Greater Sacramento. 

Ryan was born and raised in Akron, OH where he graduated from Walsh Jesuit High School. Following High School, he attended Kent State University where he graduated in 2008 with his Bachelor's degree in Sports Management.

2015 U.S. Senior Open - Volunteers Needed
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento is in need of volunteers for the
2015 U.S. Senior Open, June 22-28th
at Del Paso Country Club
 This is an opportunity to be a part of the biggest sporting event ever held in Sacramento.  We are looking for adults and juniors (15 or older) to help with concession sales. 

Each volunteer will receive a credential that will serve as a ticket to access the championship during the same day(s) that you are volunteering.

The First Tee of Greater Sacramento will receive a percentage of proceeds in exchange for providing concession's volunteers. Your service is like making a donation to us, and will help us make an impact on the over 17,000 young people annually in the greater Sacramento area.

Let's be a part of history together! Volunteer today with The First Tee of Greater Sacramento at the 2015 U.S. Senior Open.


Click here for volunteer information and registration

Click here to purchase tickets to the U.S. Senior Open


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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
Participant Spotlight
Welcome Ryan
2015 U.S. Senior Open
Save The Date
Putting Champions

Quick Links

Save The Date
2015 Events

Friends Together Campaign
March 5th - May 15th

BIG Day of Giving
May 5, 2015

EWGA Swing Fore Girls
Morgan Creek
May 31, 2015 

U.S. Senior Open
Del Paso CC
June 22-28th

Serrano Jr/Sr
July 1, 2015

Sun City High Five
Scholarship Event
July 17, 2015

Pat Campbell Match Play
July 18, 2015

Jr Sr Championship Tournament
at Haggin Oaks 
July 31, 2015

The 57Th Annual Putting Championship presented by Sacramento Golf Council was held at Haggin Oaks GC putting green during the Golf Expo April 24-26.

We are excited to announce that one of our participants, Griffin Long, was victorious in all of his matches and was crowned Junior Division Champion! 


And our very own Executive Director, Angie Dixon, made it a three-peat being crowned Women's Division Champion for the third year in a row. 

Thank you to our Sponsors

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