Participants of The First Tee of Silicon Valley are offered several Opportunities every year. These life skill and golf events are exciting and fun. They frequently require applications. Qualifications and competitiveness vary depending on the Opportunity. Some Opportunities are unique to The First Tee of Silicon Valley, some are administered by The First Tee’s Home Office, and some are third party events.

Youth Opportunities are available for Par level participants and above. Every January, an Opportunity Summary Email for the year is sent out. If you would like more information about current Youth Opportunities, contact us via email at opps@tftsv.org.

The First Tee of Silicon Valley (LOCAL) Opportunities

Opportunities and events administered by The First Tee of Silicon Valley take three forms.

SEASONAL TOURNAMENTS
– competitive events for participants to play against their peers and show off their golf and life skills – keep an eye out every pre-season!

Tag Team Championship (Saturday, February 25th at Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course)

Chapter Championship (Saturday, May 20th at Gavilan College Golf Course)

Pre-Fall Seasonal Tournament (Saturday, August 19th at Location TBD)

Pre-Winter Seasonal Tournament (Saturday, November 11th at Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course)

EXPERIENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES 

Corporate Field Trips
– participant trips to visit corporations, learn new things, and attend special events

Open Speaker
– an opportunity for one or two outstanding participants to attend The First Tee of Silicon Valley Open and present a speech to supporters on how The First Tee has impacted their life

PURE Insurance Championship (formerly the Nature Valley First Tee Open) Field Trip
– an opportunity for participants and outreach students to visit Pebble Beach, attend the Chevron STEM Zone, and follow PGA TOUR Champions players, amateurs, and other The First Tee participants

Stonebrae Youth Day Clinic & Demo
– an hour long clinic and demo hosted by the Web.com Stonebrae Classic, where Web.com and PGA Teaching Professionals lead demonstrations

NorCal Leadership Academy
– our local version of the Life Skills & Leadership Academy (Sunday, June 18th – Thursday, June 22nd at Pebble Beach)

GROUPS

LPGA*USGA Girls Golf
– a fun & supportive environment to help girls fall in love with the game, find their voice, and build lasting friendships #LittleGirlsBIGDreams

NCGA Youth on Course
– providing youth with access to affordable golf – play hundreds of participating courses for $5 or less

Financial OPPORTUNITIES


COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The First Tee of Silicon Valley, The First Tee Home Office, and some close outside organizations offer scholarships for our participants based on their achievements and circumstances. These scholarships include:

Joyce Taylor Eagle Award

Dennis Kettman Eagle Award

NCGA

Kasserian Ingera Scholarship

The First Tee Scholars Program

FAFSA Information

Latinos in Technology Scholarship

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OPPORTUNITIES 

Sibling Discount
– a $25 class discount for siblings taking classes during the same season

Free/Reduced Lunch Discount
– a $100 class discount for participants who qualify for free/reduced lunch at school

other Opportunities

GOLF OPPORTUNITIES

William “Bill” Dickey Invitational Junior Golf Championship
– a premier 36-hole junior golf championship with the purpose to identify college scholarship candidates (June 26-28 at The Club at Ibis in West Palm Beach, FL – Deadline to be considered: March 1st)

AJGA ACE Grant
– provides financial assistance to young men and women who aspire to earn a college golf scholarship through competitive junior golf (Application open February 13th – September 1st)

NON-GOLF OPPORTUNITIES

KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit
–  in partnership with Dr. Condoleezza Rice, the KPMG Future Leaders Program will “pay it forward” to future generations of women leaders by providing leadership training to top high school senior female students from around the country preparing for their college career (this year’s application deadline has passed)

The First Tee (Home Office) National Opportunities

The First Tee Home Office provides offers many great Opportunities. The application process is overseen by our staff, but participants are selected by the Home Office.

GOLF & LEADERSHIP EVENTS

College Golf Prep Academy
– provides the competitive experience of playing for a college golf team and the golf skills, life skills, and health and wellness aspects associated with competing at a higher level

Life Skills & Leadership Academy
– participate in championship golf and life skill development, are challenged to lead others and explore college life, including dorm living and creating a network of new friends

PURE Insurance Championship (formerly the Nature Valley First Tee Open)
– pairs top participants from The First Tee with a PGA TOUR Champions player and amateurs

The First Tee Par-3 Championship
– compete in a 36-hole tournament to be crowned the Boys’ and Girls’ National Par-3 Champion and represent your territory on the co-ed West Team

Coca-Cola America’s Future
– experience working at one of the largest corporations in the world and take part in interviews for the chance to win a scholarship

Wells Fargo Succeeding Together
– compete through an essay contest for the opportunity to attend the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, NC 

John Deere Careers on Course Academy
– a four-day experience to explore various careers within the golf industry, hosted at the John Deere Turf Headquarters in Cary, NC

The First Tee Training at IJGA
– a week-long training at a discounted rate at the IJGA in Hilton Head, SC

Outstanding Participant & Leadership Summit
– develop and hone skills to become leaders in your chapter, school, and community

Perfect Sense Unified Challenge
– a Ryder Cup team event in our nation’s capital where junior golfers from The First Tee are paired as teammates with wounded veterans and Special Olympics golfers from around the country

RECOGNITION

A/B Honor Roll Recognition
– encourages all participants to excel academically and to stay on track for eligibility in The First Tee Scholars Program

The Scholars Program
– a distinction awarded to participants who are seniors in high school and excel in academics, leadership, character development, and chapter and community involvement

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Parents’ Guide
– The First Tee publishes a Parents’ Guide with detailed info on our curriculum, approach, outreach, and much more. Learn more by visiting our Parents’ Guide pages.