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Welcome to The First Tee of Silicon Valley

What We Do

The First Tee of Silicon Valley is a public charity (501c3) that impacts 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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Nine Core ValuesTM Honesty
Nine Core ValuesTM Integrity
Nine Core ValuesTM Sportsmanship
Nine Core ValuesTM Respect
Nine Core ValuesTM Confidence
Nine Core ValuesTM Responsibility
Nine Core ValuesTM Perseverance
Nine Core ValuesTM Courtesy
Nine Core ValuesTM Judgment

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Our Events  

The First Tee of Silicon Valley offers classes and programs at affordable rates because of the generous support of you, our donors. We have two ways for you to show your support this summer.  Monday, July 11th is Empower, a Golf Clinic and Luncheon, at Half Moon Bay Golf Links. With up to 60 attendees, Empower will be a very personal and unique experience. It is the day after the US Women's Open and touring pros will attend. Keynote Elisa Jagerson of Speck Designs and our panel will highlight how women have used athletics, specifically golf, as a vehicle for success in life. It is not to be missed! The Open at Cinnabar Hills on July 29th is an afternoon shamble, complete with Mulligan packages, on-course contests, and raffles. Proceeds from both events go into our programs and benefit the kids that we serve.

Our Impact    

The Bay Area is a hot spot for the LPGA this year. In April, Swinging Skirts was held at Lake Merced and the US Women's Open is coming to CordeValle in July. These tournaments provide once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for our participants to get up close and personal with the Touring Pros. For example, Rhea, one of our participants and a Junior Coach, walked "inside the ropes" at Swinging Skirts. She shadowed LPGA Pro Tiffany Joh, who finished 11th at the event. Tiffany was engaging and encouraging all day long. Read a few secrets about Tiffany and how Rhea connected what she learned at The First Tee of Silicon Valley with what she witnessed at Swinging Skirts here. Thank you to the LPGA, Swinging Skirts, and the US Women's Open for engaging with our participants! 

Our Supporters

Our community is what makes The First Tee of Silicon Valley unique. No matter your age or level in our organization, you have a built-in go-to-team. From participants, to junior coaches, to Instructors and Board members, we can rely on each other on and off the course. One example is a recent connection John Spadafore, Program Instructor and accounting major at CSU Monetery Bay, made with Jay Stewart, Board Member and tax partner at PwC. On behalf of his university Accounting Society, John used resources from his Ace classes and as a volunteer to connect with Jay about being an accounting professional. Read more here.

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A Program that Works

Research Validates

In a past independent research study of The First Tee, 73% of young people at participating chapters reported high confidence in their ability to do well academically and 52% credited the program for their ability to appreciate diversity.

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Our Impact

The First Tee believes young people in our community are our future leaders. Our programs impact youth and expose them to core values like respect, integrity and perseverance.

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How We Help

One-third of young people say they lack adult role models. The First Tee provides quality youth programs that include adult mentors and safe places.

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