The 5th Annual Sacramento Golf Marathon “100 Holes of Golf” was held on Monday, November 5th, 2019
This year we had four star athletes show up at 6:00 a.m. ready and raring to go to play their “100 Holes of Golf” for charity. As Tom Morton, Mike Woods, Barbara Allario and Rob Siebers teed off at the break of dawn to play for the juniors, we had Steve Stoll and Jose Mercado as the “Wingmen” to guide them through the course.
For the past few months this group has asked their friends, families and neighbors to join in and support them as all proceeds go back to our local youth. These donations help support the families of junior golfers to improve skills, build competitive spirit, enhance core values and help build long lasting relationships.
This past year Morton Golf Foundation has helped 19 junior golfers as they earned junior grants.
These grants support a variety of efforts including upgrading equipment for progressing juniors, clothing allowances building self-esteem, tournament fees, including registration, hotel and travel fees, lessons and strength training. Grants are customized to maximize the value of the individual junior golfer.
In addition to building golf proficiency and learning life lessons through the game of golf, many of our juniors have dreams to use their golf talents to earn college scholarships.
The Morton Golf Foundation Junior Golf Development Grant is funded solely by the Sacramento Golf Marathon. Our planning stages are already gearing up for fall 2019. Continue to watch the website for updates and details.
The 3rd Annual Junior Golf Marathon was Held on November 3, 2018, on the Express 9-Hole Golf Course at Bing Maloney
The weather today under a perfectly blue sky started out cool but quickly became great golf weather near 80 degrees.
Nineteen juniors, families & friends gathered at the Express-9 golf course at Bing Maloney to play “100 Holes of Golf”. For the past two months the juniors have been gathering donations continuing to educate their donors letting them know all proceeds go directly back to junior grants.
This is one time of the year where the juniors play golf for “fun” & not for competition. The goal is to tee off & get it in the hole. There is no lost ball, no score, only “fun”. As I went around the course cheering the players on I found them playing their own fun games among their groups. The juniors had the opportunity to win golf balls & hats as they played.
The juniors, families & friends ended the event sitting around a huge table telling golf stories, giving their wish list on where to attend college & just asking “what’s the next way they can help Morton Golf Foundation?”
This generation of golfers is exactly what this sport needs. We can’t wait to fast forward 10 years to hear the success stories of our Morton Golf Foundation juniors.
The Sacramento Golf Marathon was created to help raise money to fund junior golf grants given to junior golfers between the ages of 8 – 18.
These grants provide financial support for families to help junior players learn to compete, develop skills, enhance core values and build lasting relationships through the game of golf.
On Monday, November 13, 2017, 8 adults and 3 volunteers came together to play “100 Holes of Golf” to support the junior golf grant program. They had all been fundraising for the past few months asking anyone they know to help support this cause. The dollars flowed in and the rainy weather held off. In the past few years we have had some cold and rainy weather for this event. So we were pleased that in 2017, the day started off in the 50’s and went into the 60’s to make it a perfect fall golf day.
In the Sacramento Golf Marathon there are no rules. You simply need to tee off and get the ball in the hole. You can be as creative as your mind will allow. We had some individuals play all 100 holes while others invited friends to help them play 100 group holes. It was fun to watch when one of the foursomes all teed off at the same time and then kept the ball moving until it dropped into the hole.
Every year when the golfers meets at the end to talk about their round you always hear participants say things like, “It’s amazing how many good shots I had. I didn’t think about my swing.” So much fun was had during the Sacramento Golf Marathon as golfers played with good friends, while also enjoying the game with no rules and no lost balls. They were free to focus on the ease of their swing and moving on to the next shot.
We would like to invite anyone that would like to come and join in the fun and fundraising next year. Save the date and mark your calendars for Monday, November 5, 2018.
Help the Morton Golf Foundation raise money to support local juniors as they continue to grow with the spirit of golf.
On October 28, 2017, Bing Maloney Golf Course hosted “100 Holes of Golf” for the 2nd Annual Juniors Sacramento Golf Marathon on the Express 9 Golf Course.
Junior players and their families gathered early on Saturday morning, October 28, 2017, to play “100 Hole of Golf.” For the past few months these junior golfers have been collecting donations where 100% go back toward helping juniors play competitive golf and grow in their leadership paths.
Excitement was building as the Rietz Team all came with the same high socks on with a Halloween theme. I am sure that created more power for them each time they got up on the tee that day.
As the juniors and their families were having fun and playing their 100 holes of golf we traveled around the course with prizes of golf balls & hats to win keeping them energized.
The donations continue to roll in and their donation totals rise every day.
What a pleasure to see young golfers raising money to give back to the game of golf for all to enjoy and grow.