4th Annual Challenge Cup raises $58K

The 2022 Challenge Cup was awarded to La Rinconada Country Club scoring 349 Points – the most of the competing clubs.  The real winners are the kids who will receive financial assistance from the $58,250 in donations. This support helps us to create a sense of belonging for all kids – no matter what walk of life.  The 131 participating club members will be supporting 230 deserving youth. If you want to get a sense for the impact, please watch this video.

The 4th Annual Challenge Cup was an inclusive and friendly challenge between golf clubs benefiting First Tee – Silicon Valley (FTSV) to help us grow the game of golf while building game changers in our community. It was an opportunity for golf clubs to demonstrate their philanthropic spirit of giving back to a non-profit closely associated with their favorite past time. This year we had 2 Golf Club head-to-head challenge matchups competing for the Challenge Cup on Friday, December 2nd.  It was a great day of sunshine and no rain with just a little frost delay.

The final points tally was:  La Rinconada 425 points vs. Almaden 440 points and Sharon Heights 341 points vs. Menlo 340 points. The club with highest overall score among ALL clubs was declared winner of the 4th Annual Challenge Cup Perpetual Trophy! Congratulations to La Rinconada Country Club!

All teams were encouraged to include men, women and seniors in their team tally. Each participant made a donation to benefit the FTSV. The format was a Point Par Scoring with 100% of Handicap — Net Par 1 point, Net Birdie 2 points, Net Eagle 3 points, and Net Albatross 4 points. The aggregate of top 24 scores from each club determined their team score. The team scores were compared to rival club to determine each match up club winner.  Special thanks to all the Club Pros for assisting with coordination, promotion and scoring. 

If your golf club wants to be a part of the 5th Annual Challenge Cup or create a fundraiser benefitting FTSV, Contact Development Director, Judy Dixon Deaton to get started 408-508-4881 – [email protected].

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