July 2017
Vol 5, Issue 7
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
13th Annual The First Tee Invitational Honoree will be
Bobby Clampett
 He will be  joining us on September 25th,
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
programs and outreach activities to more schools, more communities and more young people. Over 16,000 young people participate in our program each year free of charge.  We instill core values and teach life skills and healthy habits. Young people in our program do learn golf, but at The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
we teach way more than just a game!

Meet Our Pure Insurance Championship Participants

September 19-24, 2017
Pebble Beach

Katelyn Harris,  Sienna Lyford,  Ryan Parry
Hailey Rietz & Emma Sand

Katelyn is a junior at Antelope High School and has been a member of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento since she was six years old.  Katelyn is a member of our Junior Life Skills Coaching Committee and a member of the Ace Life Skills class.  She has been the #1 seeded golfer on her varsity girl's golf team the past two years, making All-Conference.  In her studies, Katelyn earned a 3.85 GPA with all honors. In addition to golf, she is involved with the dance program at school. She loves to volunteer with the Morton Foundation and the California Eagles. 

Sienna is a senior at Granite Bay High School, where she currently maintains a 4.3 GPA.  She has been a member of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento since 2011.  After school, she volunteers with the junior program at Diamond Oaks Golf Course in Roseville, CA, the same program where she first began playing golf seven years ago.  She has been playing piano since she was five years old, and in her limited free time, she studies piano under the California Certificate of Merit curriculum and testing program.

Ryan is going into his junior year at Jesuit High School. He joined The First Tee of Greater Sacramento in 2007 and started playing competitively in 2014. He has played a variety of sports, including soccer, baseball, basketball, football, and swimming. For the past year and a half, Ryan has taught and coached junior golfers at Haggin Oaks in The First Tee program.  He also volunteers with California Eagles and Angels for Hearts, both of which are programs for people with disabilities learning how to golf. He participates in The First Tee Eagle Life Skills classes and is a member of  our Junior Life Skills Coaching Committee. Ryan maintains a 4.05 GPA and has achieved All League recognition in Golf. 

Hailey, a junior at Granite Bay High School, has been a member of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento since 2010. She has always enjoyed playing sports and fell in love with golf at a summer camp. Hailey  is a member of our junior Life Skills Coaching Committe, and also volunteers at her local course's junior golf camps.   She maintains a 4.00 GPA and serves as Granite Bay High School's American Red Cross chapter treasurer.  As a member of her high school team, Hailey is a two time SFL League Top 10 MVP and CIFSJS 2016-2017 Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Overall Champion.

Emma is a senior at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills.  She has a 4.2 GPA and has been a member of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento for the last 9 years.  She volunteers at U.S. Kids Golf tournaments and enjoys handing out medals and cheering on all the younger juniors. She was awarded first-team all league for her high school golf team as a freshman, Sophomore and Junior.  Golf has always been important to Emma, but her education and music have also been a priority. She is a member of the National Honor Society and enjoys playing clarinet and piano as well.

Participant Spotlight
Meet  Makayala member of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento. Makayala (6) is part of our FUNdamental Movement I program at Haggin Oaks GC.

Favorite Color:  Blue

Favorite Food:  Chicken

What do you like most about golf?  Hitting balls super far!!

What is your favorite part of golf class?  Playing the games, like the hurdles, jumping and soccer.
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
Bobby Clampett joins us for The First Tee Invitational
PURE Insurance Championship
Save The Date
Capital Cup 2017
Bus Trip to Pebble Beach

Quick Links

Save The Date
The First Tee of
Greater Sacramento
2017 Events 

August 24th
Mel Rapton Honda

PURE Insurance Championship*
September 19-24
Pebble Beach GL & Poppy Hills GC
*Formerly The First Tee Open

September 25th 
Catta Verdera Country Club
Noli plays to benefit The First Tee of Greater Sacramento

Capital Cup 2017
Noli Snobar - Partner, BFBA

Noli has selected The First Tee of Greater Sacramento to be his designated charity.  All funds Noli raises go directly to The First Tee of Greater Sacramento.  And if his team wins we get a share of the Grand Prize too.

THE CAPITAL CUP: Where History and Tradition meet Community and Competition

The Capital Cup adapts the historic Ryder Cup format ­ steeped in tradition - to similarly promote community pride, healthy competition, and raise money for the Sacramento region's most deserving charities. 28 executive leaders from the Sacramento region have been divided into two Capital Cup teams for our third tournament in 2017.

How it Works: Each player is raising money to go directly to his/her designated charity. In addition, charities supported by the winning team members will also share a $50,000 Grand Prize!

Pure Insurance Championship Bus Trip
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento will have a free bus trip for junior participants ages 8-18 to Pebble Beach on Saturday, September 23rd. Join us  and support our local juniors playing in the event.

Where Are They Now?

Alumni of The First Tee
of Greater Sacrament o
Hunter Rappleye is from Elk Grove, CA. He was an active member of the The First Tee of Greater Sacramento from 2006-2013. After high school, Hunter attended Saint Mary's College of California and played college golf all four years on scholarship. He was named a Scholar All-American twice and was named three times to the WCC all-academic conference team. Hunter recently graduated from Saint Mary's College of California with a degree in mathematics. He has just moved back to Sacramento and is seeking a job in the finance, insurance, or lending industries this summer. 

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