September 2015
Vol 3, Issue 8

The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
14th Annual Junior Tour Fundraiser
The First Tee Greater Sacramento
Junior Tour Fundraiser

Turkey Creek Golf Club
Sunday, October 18th
1:00pm Shotgun Start

Four person Shamble
Choose best drive and play your own ball in from there.
Handicap and gross prizes
Special contest holes
Raffle and Auction
Entry Fees/Benefits
$100 per player or $400 per team
 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 & awards dinner.
Can't play, but would like to sponsor a junior or the tournament?
RBS Achievers of the Year
Michael Mahlberg, Alumni of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento,
has been selected as one of ten finalists of The First Tee's 'RBS Achievers of the Year' award. The award will be presented at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, FL on Saturday, October 3, during the season-ending Tour Championship.  

The 'RBS Achievers of the Year' award recognizes ten deserving participants of The First Tee for accomplishments in their daily lives while overcoming adversity. Michael was selected among a pool of national candidates for exhibiting perseverance, one of The First Tee Nine Core Values™, while demonstrating leadership, active community service and teamwork.

As a finalist for this national award, Michael will receive a scholarship and will be celebrated, along with the other winners, during the special event. Two winners, one male and one female, will each receive $15,000 scholarships, and the eight remaining finalists will each receive $4,000 in scholarships to be used to support their continued education. 

We have had only four others from our chapter ever receive this distinction and we are thrilled for Michael. He is a special young man who has a big bright future ahead of him. 
The First Tee Invitational
Jay Haas, PGA Tour Professional
Honorary Chairman

11th Annual First Tee Invitational
presented by
Demmon Partners

November 2, 2015
Catta Verdera Country Club
Lincoln, CA

11th Annual The First Tee Invitational with Honorary Chairman Jay Haas, PGA Tour Professional, a nine-time winner on the PGA Tour, 17-time champion on the Champions Tour, and a three-time member of the U.S. Ryder Cup Team. He will be joining us on November 2nd, for this very special event at Catta Verdera Country Club.

We are very thankful for the long time success of this event. As a result of your support, we have been able to expand the programs of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento to now positively impact over 17,000 young people annually in the Sacramento area through The Life Skills Experience, The First Tee Nine Core Values and The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits.

Participant Spotlight
Meet Hai Okenfuss, 8 years old, who has been with The First Tee of Greater for Sacramento for 3 years at William Land Golf Course. Hai is participating in the Saturday FUNdamental Class.

What is your dream foursome?
Me, Daddy, Grandma and Grandpa

What is your favorite Core Value?
Courtesy, because you get to say nice things to people and give handshakes.

What is your favorite golf club and why?
Pitching because you can hit from anywhere and get it on the green.

If you were granted three wishes, what would you ask for?
More golf clubs
To hit like a pro
More golf balls

What's been your most memorable experience in golf so far?
That I beat my dad!
Auntie Anne's Leaders & Entrepreneurs Forum
Beah Cruz and Abby Ramirez have been selected to attend the Auntie Anne's Leaders & Entrepreneurs Forum at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, Oct. 22-25. 

Beah, 16, is a junior at Christian Brothers High School and has beem a member of The First Tee since 2005. She has over 100 hours of community service with The First Tee Greater Sacramento, different area food banks and St John Vianney after school extension program. Beah is a member of the Student Athletic Council, Campus Ministry and was named MVP of the Christian Brothers golf team for the last 2 years. She completed her sophomore year with a 3.67 GPA.

Abby, 17, is a junior from Folsom with a 4.4 GPA, and has been a member of The First Tee Greater Sacramento since 2010. She is currently at Ace level in The First Tee Life Skills Experience and volunteers to teach life skills at junior tournaments. She made All-League, during her freshman year of varsity golf. Abby also volunteers for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

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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In This Issue
RBS Achievers of the Year
Jay Haas visits The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
Participant Spotlight
The First Tee National Opportunities
Save The Date

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2015 Events

at Turkey Creek GC
October 18, 2015
The First Tee Invitational
at Catta Verdera
November 2, 2015

Thank you to our Sponsors

Where are they now?
We would like to welcome our most recent alumni
The Class of 2015!

We wish them all the best as they begin their college journey. 

Carolyn Almeida
Lewis & Clark College

Kyle Belt
Grand Canyon University

Kyle Butterfield
Sierra College

Kymberly Chann
Cardinal Stritch University

Jimmy Chang
California State University, Sacramento

Thomas Coppola
University of Idaho

Louie Euer
California State University, Sacramento

Kylie Fong
Grand Canyon University

Daniel Gregg
University of Reno

Logan Grundy
Folsom Lake College

Addie Hemming
California State University,
East Bay

Drake Hudson
Boise State University

Jeffrey Inouye-Wong
Saint Mary's College of California

Andrew Knight
Sierra College

Alex Lee
California State University, Fresno

Logan Lowe
George Washington University

Michael Mahlberg
Simpson University

Marissa Mallicoat
California State University,
San Marcos

Kyle McAbee
Biola University

Brandon Morton
University of Reno

Patrick Niland
Western New Mexico University

Brittany O'Bryant
California State University, Chico

Rudy Obstaculo
California State University, Sacramento

Stephen Osborne
West Point

Branson Ropp
California State University, Sacramento

Presley Sannassarian
William Jessup University

Samantha Sorensen
University of Las Vegas

Jeremiah Thiel
Grand Canyon University

Kiki Trujillo-Nava
Texas Southern University

Brandon Truong
University of the Pacific 

Changing kids lives through the game of golf!

The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
3649 Fulton Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 808-0959