Summer Class Registration Opens April 17th Offering New Electives

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The First Tee of Silicon Valley online registration for new participants opens on April 17th and for returning participants on May 8th.

We are excited to introduce our new elective classes designed to help golf skill progression. We encourage participants to take both an elective and certifying class to maximize golf and life skills development in a season!

Elective Classes (Par Level and Above):

  • Golf Rounds (new!) Only offered at Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
    • No direct instruction or supervision
    • 9 or 18 hole rounds of golf
    • All 8 rounds can be used towards external scorecard requirements
    • Develop interpersonal and self-management skills by playing with other participants
  • Golf Play
    • Instruction and supervision
    • Combines practice methods and play on the golf course
    • 4 rounds can be used towards external scorecard requirements
  • STEM (new!) Only offered at Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
    • Instruction and supervision
    • Explore how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) develop and improve golf techniques and on course strategies
    • Learn a problem-solving framework which fosters critical thinking and a deeper understanding of golf
    • Occurs on practice areas and on course
  • Golf Practice (coming soon to Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course!)
    • Instruction and supervision
    • Learn how to set practice goals and maximize practice efficiency
    • Occurs in practice areas (driving range, putting/chipping green).

Certifying Classes:

  • 5 levels: PLAYer > Par > Birdie > Eagle > Ace
    • Part 1 and 2 for each level except Ace
    • Core Lessons (PLAYer – Eagle) – Repetition of levels encouraged to absorb life/golf skills:
      • Interpersonal communications
      • Self-management skills
      • Resiliency skills
      • Goal setting
      • 9 Golf Fundamentals (swing cues and golf etiquette)
    • Ace Level – The level of our program focuses on career development, post high school education opportunities, and community service.

The First Tee of Silicon Valley recommended additional golf opportunities:

  • Private Golf Lessons (outside TFTSV)
    • Individualized lessons focused on golf skills development
    • Visit TFTSV Staff to contact a paid, private instructor
  • PGA Junior League (outside TFTSV)
    • Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
      • Ages 8-13, May 4th-June 29th
      • Competition Golf
      • RDP Saturday Team and Travel Team (various days/courses)
      • Sign up Information / Questions – Contact Colleen chenry@ranchodelpueblo.com
    • Los Lagos Golf Course
      • Ages 8-13, through July 30th
      • Competition Golf
      • Sign up Information / Questions – Contact Scot Hathaway (408-361-0250)
    • Baylands Golf Links
      • Ages 8-13, registration open until 5/1
      • Competition Golf
      • Sign up Information / Questions – Contact Mark Madayag (650-450-7716)

Register for a Summer Elective and Certifying Class:

The First Tee of Silicon Valley’s youth development program through golf is an affordable and fun summer activity for youth 2nd through 12th grade. Summer Registration closes for all participants at midnight on May 28th.  The cost of a full season is only $160, with financial aid and sibling discounts available. Class locations are in Palo Alto, San Jose, and Gilroy.