How do you make decisions and take on challenges? Are your decisions reactive, are they based on your gut instinct, are they based on emotion, or do you need time to process information before making decisions? Here at First Tee – Silicon Valley participants are exposed to a core lesson called S.T.A.R which stands for Stop, Think, Anticipate, and Respond. In the first level they are introduced to the Core Value, Judgment. And in our Eagle level, participants learn our acronym C.A.R.E which stands for Communicate collaboratively, Actively listen, Review all options, End with a win-win. All three core lessons assist our participants in taking on challenges using critical thinking. Our goal is to encourage participants to listen first to better understand the challenge, then process and anticipate possible outcomes before making difficult decisions. This Fall season we are excited to present a myriad of engaging golf games that challenge our participants in a fun way, and create an environment where they work together and practice their decision making. We believe in teaching the core lessons, like the ones mentioned above, through games both on the golf course and in the practice areas. We are excited to announce registration for the Fall season will open at 10am on August 11th. The season itself will start September 7th and end October 30th and take place at Baylands Golf Links in Palo Alto, Rancho Del Pueblo Golf Course in San Jose, and Gavilan Golf Course in Gilroy. We encourage everyone 2nd grade and above to join our program and help spread the word. For more information on our programs please visit https://www.firstteesiliconvalley.org/. and click here for the Fall schedule. Hopefully we see you at the course!