Winter Girls Golf Play Day

First Tee – Silicon Valley hosted our Pre-Winter Girls Golf Play Day on Saturday, November 12th, 2022 at Rancho del Pueblo. The theme of the event was Halloween.

30 of FTSV’s participants joined us for the biggest Girls Golf event ever! This event provided an opportunity for the girls to socialize with positive female mentors, create lasting friendships, and build their confidence to feel empowered in our community.

The participants played on the golf course with their partner, following an alternate shot format. On the course, they shared stories about their Halloween experience and asked open-ended questions to get to know each other. After the round, they gathered for our costume contest and Halloween games. The event concluded with participants receiving their treats, building strong social connections, and preparing for another wonderful season here at FTSV!

We were excited to have several new girls join this girls golf event. One of the new participants mentioned to us that she had a blast and is “beyond excited for the next event.” We had participants at the event become new friends and even had the older participants express interest in volunteering in the future.

A big thank you to Coaches Gracie, Cynthia, Roni, Katelyn, Audrey, Natalie, Li An, and Alexandra, for supporting and coaching the girls throughout the event. Without them, we would not have been able to have a record turnout. Thank you for being great role models and for inspiring our girls to love the game of golf and feel safe to be themselves. A special thanks to Coach Gabby for leading and coordinating not this just Girls Golf event, but all of our Girls Golf events! Coach Gabby was a participant in our program for seven years, then progressed from a Volunteer Coach, to an Instructor, to a Coordinator. She is a true leader and represents the best of what First Tee is about. We are truly grateful to have Gabby in our program and thank her for what she has done for the girls in Girls Golf.

Thanks to Gabby and the other coaches, First Tee — Silicon Valley Girls Golf participants are already on their way to becoming amazing leaders in our community, and we know that with the mentorship of our FTSV coaches, the girls will have the best go-to team to feel supported and inspired to reach their dreams and goals. If you are interested in making a positive difference and mentoring youth for First Tee & Girls Golf, please visit: and contact us at (408) 508-4880 or [email protected]

All FTSV Players in PLAYer Part 2 and above interested in joining, or learning more about our next Girls Golf event on February 25th, 2022 may contact Manny Gallardo at [email protected] or call (408) 508-4887. We will release our next event flyer on our youth opportunity page around mid-January. Stay tuned!