May 2017
Vol 5, Issue 5
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
Annual Congressional Breakfast
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento is so proud of Noor Ahmed!  She spoke on  April 26th at the annual Congressional Breakfast in Washington, D.C. The event was attended by U.S. Representatives and Senators, along with invited guests. 

More Than A Game
At The First Tee of Greater Sacramento, we get young people outdoors and socially engaged with others in a fun activity-based environment, but we teach way more than just a game. We instill core values and life skills and teach healthy habits. Our character education helps young people prepare for success in high school, college and life.
26th Annual Jr/Sr Funvitational

Join us for the 
26th Annual Jr/Sr Funvitational
Friday, June 30th, 2017
at Alister MacKenzie
Haggin Oaks GC

$300 Per Team - 2 Players

We still need volunteers for this event: Sign up here
The First Tee is proud to announce that Diego Haro has been chosen for the 2017 Bank of America Student Leaders Program.  Diego was chosen from hundreds of students nationwide based on his passion for improving his community.  The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders.  Through this program, Diego will attend a leadership summit in Washington DC, as well as hold an eight-week paid internship with a nonprofit organization selected by Bank of America.
Diego will be a senior in the fall at  Cosumnes Oaks High School and has participated in T he First Tee Program for the past ten years with his home course being William Land Park.  He has been active volunteer at Loaves and Fishes with approximately 140 hours devoted over the past year and a half.  He has twice led a donation program to build 100 care bags for the homeless - delivering them to Loaves and Fishes.  Moreover, he volunteered 15 hours weekly during last year's congressional elections.  His high school activities include ASB President, Co-President of the FBLA club, and Varsity Golf and Soccer. 
Katelyn Harris  from The First Tee of Greater Sacramento, will attend The First Tee National Par-3 Championship in Richmond, VA June 13-18. Katelyn is among 24 junior golfers from The First Tee, ages 15-18, selected by a national panel of judges to participate in this academy for elite players.

Participants will also work on life skill development through dorm living, interaction with participants from around the  country and guest speakers. By the end of the week, they will have a better understanding of competitive golf rules and regulations and will be ready to act as leaders and role models for other participants at their local chapters

Katelyn will be a junior in the fall at  Antelope High School and has been a m ember of The First Tee since she was six years old, playing competitively since she was 10.  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, made All-Conference and this year qualified for the Masters tournament.  Katelyn has earned a 3.85 GPA with all honors & AP classes. 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 - Special Olympics. Her goals are to play golf in college and earn a degree in golf management.
Perfect Sense Unified Challenge
Ari Samuel,  has been selected to attend the Perfect Sense Unified Pro-Am Challenge held in Washington, D.C., June 25-29. 

  is one of 18 teen participants from The First Tee chapter network selected to play in the team event. Each team is comprised of golfers from The First Tee paired as teammates with a PGA TOUR player, a wounded veteran and a Special Olympics golfer.  In addition to playing two rounds of golf at some of the top courses in the nation's capital, golfers will also enjoy a career exploration day at Perfect Sense and a tour of Washington's monuments and museums.

Ari will be in senior in the fall at Pleasant Grove High school and has been a participant of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento since 2012.  She is a member of the Junior Tour, Eagle level in her life skills, and on the Junior Life Skills Coaching Committee.  Ari believes in giving back through volunteerism.  She has volunteered with the chapter as a teen coach, speaking and sharing her experiences at board of director's fundraiser events, U.S. Senior Open, as a Standard Bearer, Junior Golf Camps, and the Safeway Open as a Marshal. In addition, Ari has tutored students at her church, former elementary school, and volunteered as a waitress at the Special Needs Prom for her high school.   This year, Ari made All-League, MVP and Team Captain for her high school team.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
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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
26th Annual Jr/Sr Funvitational
Bank of America Student Leaders Program
The First Tee National Par-3 Championship
Perfect Sense Unified Challenge
Sponsor - SAFE Credit Union
Save The Date 2017
Tom Morton Qualifies for PGA Tour Event
16th Annual Junior Tour Fundraiser

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The First Tee of
Greater Sacramento
2017 Events 

June 30th
Haggin Oaks GC

Jr Tour Fundraiser
August 7th
El Macero CC

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
Kids Play Free

Children 18 and under can play our 9-hole William Land Golf Course FREE all day, every day. Play with family, friends or on their own - this is a wonderful opportunity for children to practice their game for FREE! 

Call (916) 277-1207

Tom Morton Qualifies for PGA Tour Event

To m Morton's journey began on Monday, May 1, 2017, when he won both of his first matches at Yolo Fliers Club in Woodland. From there, he drove to Santa Cruz that evening. On Tuesday, Tom won both of his matches at Pasatiempo and then drove to Pebble Beach. The excitement continued Wednesday morning when he won his match at Cypress Point. Tom went on to win his final match at Pebble Beach, making him the NCPGA Match Play Champion.

This win will qualify Tom to play in an upcoming PGA Tour event, the Barracuda Championship (formerly the Reno-Tahoe Open). The Barracuda Championship will be held at the Montreux Golf and Country Club on August 3-6, 2017.

According to Tom, "This is beyond my imagination to have kept winning matches against so many great players in our section. With the win, to have received an exemption into a PGA Tour event is a dream I have always had. I am getting up there in age and to be honest, this is a dream I thought had passed me by."

Congratulations Tom

16th Annual Junior Tour Fundraiser

16th Annual Junior Tour Fundraiser
El Macero Country Club

August 7th, 2017
10am Shotgun Start

Entry Fees / Benefits
$100 per player or $400 per team
Four person Shamble

Players may sign up individually or as a team. Teams can be comprised of adults and juniors, all adults or all juniors.

Can't play, but would like to sponsor a junior or the tournament?  Click here to Sponsor

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3649 Fulton Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821
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