Isabella At Drive Your Future Academy

Chapter participant Isabella Rubio was of 24 female students selected to attend the First Tee Drive Your Future Academy in San Francisco, California. About her trip experience, Isabella said “The week was full of insightful lessons and experiences that will last a lifetime!” 

Isabella had the opportunity to play at two of the finest courses in California in Lake Merced and Golden Gate Par 3. She won the closest to the pin contest from 118 yards, sticking it 6 inches from the hole. She also ran into Lydia Ko at Lake Merced where she was finishing a practice session, which to Isabella, was a dream come true!

Isabella gave back to the community by visiting the Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center. This center gives back to those with developmental disabilities and provides them with a second family. The girls spent time with the students from the Rehabilitation Center and taught them about the great game of golf.

“It was a great day to give back and put smiles on everyone’s faces,” said Isabella.

The girls also took a road trip to Muir Woods, where they hiked up the treacherous mountains for a spectacular view. After, they went to downtown Sausalito and enjoyed a delicious Italian meal while enjoying the beautiful sunset. The trip was finished off with a bay cruise that passed right under the Golden Gate Bridge. 

“I’m so honored to represent First Tee – Broward and so grateful for this experience,” said Isabella.

First Tee Drive Your Future Academy presented by John Deere is a female empowerment event recognizing young women who are motivated to influence positive impact at their chapters, schools, and communities. The five-day academy experience focuses on the importance of building a strong network and how to approach mentorship opportunities, navigating post-graduation and career planning, and appreciating the value/impact of volunteerism. The selected teens have an opportunity to participate in activity-based workshops with female industry leaders in technology, STEM, and business development, as well as a golf outing.