Every year, First Tee – Silicon Valley (FTSV) holds a Chapter Championship where participants of all ages can play in a fun, supportive and competitive environment. On Saturday, August 19th, 40 participants gathered to play at Rancho del Pueblo and demonstrate their First Tee life skills and golf skills. We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who attended, parents, kids and volunteers alike. Thank you for making it such a huge success and we hope to have everyone back next year!
The players were sorted by their ages in a net stroke play event. There was a closest to the pin contest as well as a long drive, and even a raffle! All of our participants did very well, and most importantly, showed phenomenal sportsmanship and respect for themselves, others, and the course. Some players had never competed in a golf tournament before, and members of their group helped support them, assisting with rules, score keeping, and generally being positive and kind. It was a competitive event, but even in competition, the most important thing is everyone having fun and looking out for one another.
While score is absolutely not the most important thing, it is good to celebrate the winners of this event to recognize all of the effort they have been putting in working to develop their golf skills.
2nd – 4th Grade: Kazimir Zabinski (31, Overall Lowest Score!)
7th – 8th Grade: Nathan Lopez and Findlay Rich (33)
9th– 12th Grade: Kristen Tang (32)
After the event, everyone was treated to pizza while we awarded medals and prizes. All in all, participants, volunteers, and staff alike had a really fun time, and we hope that everyone will return for next year’s Chapter Championship. Thank you again to all and to Rancho del Pueblo for having us. Remember, if you stick with it and put in the effort over time, you’ll continue to impress yourself!
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