Sam joined First Tee – San Francisco at 7 years old when her mom signed her up to explore more sports. She was glad her mom signed her up for First Tee because golf was the one sport she excelled at. Sam credits First Tee for giving her numerous opportunities to not only grow as a person, but as a leader. The program taught her how to develop personal goals and how to become comfortable with the uncomfortable. After many years in the program, Sam describes the First Tee as her second family.
“First Tee – San Francisco is made up of extremely supportive and nurturing individuals who welcome others with open arms. First Tee also has a great shoulder to lean on.”
Her favorite memory of First Tee was when a group of kids from the program came down to Pebble Beach to support/watch her in The First Tee Open. The kids were super supportive and encouraging. That was Samantha’s first time having a peanut gallery cheer for her.