First Tee – Silicon Valley hosted the Girls Golf Winter Play Day on February 25th at Rancho del Pueblo. Eighteen of FTSV’s participants enjoyed a fun and collaborative day where they played games on the driving range, putting green, and warm-up area.
The girls were first challenged with a team building activity where they needed to work together in order to cross “the ice pond.” Communication and teamwork was the theme so that no one was left behind as they tried to accomplish their goal. Games that require collaboration, and promote confidence are a staple of Girls Golf. We want our participants to feel safe to be who they are and know that their opinions matter. In other words, we want them to feel positive about their self-identity.
On the range, our golfers continued with our games, socialized, and worked together with their coaches on their golf skills.
Fun and Games
Lastly, our group of golfers took part in a few winter-themed games on the green. Meylna especially enjoyed our winter games. “I liked the marshmallow game, but the game we’re playing now is fun! They look like mini snowmen!” The event concluded with gift bags, a small raffle, and a photo booth behind the frozen tundra!
Why we have Girls Golf
Girls Golf events are important as our youth experience a day of empowerment, healthy habits, and an outlet to build positive self-esteem. Thank you to our Girls Golf Coaches for creating an environment that is conducive to developing and maintaining a positive self-identity and self-worth. Congratulations to all that participated. Our next Girls Golf event will take place May 13th. Click here to view our local pre-season opportunities, including Girls Golf, or email Manny at [email protected] for questions.
March is National Women’s History Month
Babe Didrikson Zaharias (June 26, 1911 – September 27, 1956) was an American athlete who excelled in golf, basketball, baseball and track and field. She won two gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Summer Olympics, before turning to professional golf and winning 10 LPGA major championships.
In 1935, Didrikson began to play golf, a latecomer to the sport in which she became best known. Shortly thereafter, she was denied amateur status, and so, in January 1938, she competed in the Los Angeles Open, a PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association) tournament. No other woman competed against men in this tournament until Annika Sörenstam, Suzy Whaley, Michelle Wie and Brittany Lincicome almost six decades later.
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