Great Friends and Competitors – Jack Fidler and Kenny Castro

Jack Fidler and Kenny Castro have been friends and competitors on the First Tee Junior Tour, JTNC, JGANC & volunteers with Morton Golf Foundation for the past 4 years.

Both junior boys are 17 years old.
Both boys come from a long line of golfers in their families.
Both boys have different golf abilities but many times end up shooting the same score.

Kenny has been golfing since he has been 4 1/2 years old.
When he is not playing golf his next love is photography. Kenny recently helped out with a junior photography class this past summer at Jesuit High School where he is now a Junior.

Jack is in his senior year at Lincoln High School where he has played on their golf team all 4 years.
Jack’s interest when he’s not playing golf is theater & acting. In fact, this fall he is practicing for a lead role that will have their Opening Night in November.

As we look into the future we can’t wait to see how these junior leaders will be making their impact in their future.

Can’t wait to write that article.

Tom Morton plays in the 2021 Villara Capital Cup for the Morton Golf Foundation

We are so lucky to have Tom Morton, President of Morton Golf Foundation commit for the second year in a row to play in the 2021 Villara Capital Cup this September 24 – 26, 2021.

This is a 3-day golf tournament as Tom joins 32 other fellow Sacramento business leaders to raise funds for local charities and non-profits. Tom has selected Morton Golf Foundation as his charity of choice and we are off and running raising funds to give back to local youth, disabled and underserved.

Last year Morton Golf Foundation raised $40,000.00 through the Villara Capital Cup. Tom’s goal this year is to exceed $50,000.00. Last year, our claim to fame was when Morton Golf Foundation won the category of having the most individual donors of any other foundation participating in the event! Let’s continue to make this our annual WIN.  

All donations go directly to the Morton Golf Foundation and help Tom win the grand prize on the foundation’s behalf. With every $5,000.00 that Morton Golf Foundation raises in advance, Tom earns a “mulligan” which can only help Tom more toward winning a share of the $100,000.00 grand prize.

Please consider contributing (of any comfortable amount) through the Villara Capital Cup page at:

The last date and time to donate to this event will be on Saturday, September 25th at 5:00 p.m.

Feel free to pass this information on to any and all of your friends. Every day something great happens at Morton Golf Foundation. Each day we create success stories by helping our juniors, disabled and underserved grow.

Join us in making this be our most successful Villara Capital Cup ever. Competition is high and Tom is up for the challenge.


Sacramento Junior Golf Marathon
“100 Holes of Golf”
Bing Maloney Golf Course
Executive 9
November 7, 2020

This is Morton Golf Foundation’s 6th year hosting the Sacramento Junior Golf Marathon where each foursome played “100 Holes of Golf”. Several participants included junior golfers that in the past have been winners of our Junior Golf Development Grants. Also, joining them were several juniors that just wanted to join in the fundraising & play in the event. What a powerful way of junior golfers paying it forward.

“Good Day Sacramento”, KMAX-TV Sacramento’s local morning show met 46 junior golfers including their family & friends to do a live interview on air in their 9:00 a.m. hour. Kenny Castro kicked off the interview telling us why he plays in this event even though he has never applied for a Junior Golf Development Grant. Kenny participates because it supports the juniors he plays in tournaments with and builds stronger friendships. Then Nikki Chindavong told us she is very lucky to have received a Junior Golf Development Grant for the past 5 years. This has given her multiple opportunities to play in more golf tournaments & travel outside of our Northern California area.

The fun continued on the golf course where the players had the opportunity to win several prizes. See the picture attached where on Hole #7, Par 3 each foursome teed off at the same time! In between nervous laughter the winner closest to the hole won a sleeve of golf balls.

‘100 HOLES OF GOLF’ 2020

Please continue to help us raise money for this junior fundraiser by donating here:

Morton Golf Foundation President Tom Morton and Team Win Vallara Capital Cup

A HUGE congratulations to our Morton Golf Foundation President Tom Morton for raising $46,464 for the Morton Golf Foundation.

Over the past three days, Tom and his team, the Sactown Scramblers, played in the Villara Capital Cup that has become Sacramento’s largest fundraising event.

Twenty-eight Sacramento area community leaders competed in a 3-day Ryder Cup format tournament. His team, the Sactown Scramblers, came in clutch yesterday and won the tournament.

By winning the tournament Tom’ss 14-man team earned an additional $100k to the charities of their choice. Tom had the most amount of single donations- and the 28 players raised over $1.8 million dollars for charity! 

See Good Day Sacramento’s Segment on the Vallara Cup below:

Morton Golf Foundation Junior Grant Winner is the youngest player in the Men’s CA State Fair Championship

2020 96th Annual California State Fair Men’s Championship at Alister MacKenzie Golf Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, September 5 -7

Jaden Dumdumaya, one of Morton Golf Foundation Junior Golf Development Grant Winners was the youngest player at the age of 14 playing in the Men’s State Fair Championship over Labor Day weekend. He had his older brother Vohn as his caddie to keep his spirits high & any nerves away.

The first day of this 3 day tournament Jaden shot even par, 72 to prove he deserved his spot in this event with every contestant older than him. He was cheered on by his coach, his dad Stan Dumdumaya.

The excitement really kicked in on the 2nd day with his mom, dad, grandma & grandpa cheering him on he shot 4 under for a 68. He made the cut!

The 3rd day Jaden dressed in red, white and blue in honor of Labor Day as he shot 1 over to finish his 3 day round with a 213.

Jaden will sleep well tonight dreaming of more competitive golf tournaments ahead.

Look for Jaden Dumdumaya’s name on more leaderboards to come.

A Request for Your Support

Support Tom Morton, President of the Morton Golf Foundation, as he fundraises for the Morton Golf Foundation during the Villara/DCA Capital Cup this September 25, 26 and 27, 2020.

Hello Morton Golf Foundation Supporter!

Tom Morton

As you may know, I am President of the Morton Golf Foundation and like so many charities we have had to cancel our most important fundraising activities providing key funding for us to enhance and improve the Sacramento community through the wonderful game of golf.

Villara/DCA Capital Cup

Now, more than ever, local non-profits are struggling not only to serve our communities but to just maintain operations. Luckily, I have been given an incredible opportunity to help make up some of this loss by competing in the Villara/DCA Capital Cup, a golf tournament among fellow Sacramento business leaders to raise funds for local charities and non-profits. I am playing for and supporting the Morton Golf Foundation to further our mission of funding programs offering a healthy outdoor recreational environment that stresses the building of lasting personal relationships while seamlessly instilling life’s core values for the youth, disabled, and under-served communities of Sacramento. And if my team wins, the Morton Golf Foundation will receive a share of the $100,000 grand prize!

Please consider making a contribution (of any comfortable amount) through my fundraising page:

All donations go directly to the Morton Golf Foundation, as well as help me win the grand prize on the foundation’s behalf—with every $5,000 I raise in advance, I earn a “mulligan,” which can only help me that much more toward winning a share of the $100,000 grand prize!

Thank you as always for your past support and continued generosity.

All the best,

Tom Morton | Director of Coaching & Development
Partner, Morton Golf LLC
PGA Master Professional
PGA of Canada Professional
President, Morton Golf Foundation

The Morton Golf Foundation Looks Forward to Seeing Everyone Soon

It was a perfect afternoon to be out on the golf course on Thursday, April 16, 2020, in Sacramento, CA, sharing a game we all enjoy with special friends.

When we finished our golf round there was not any shaking of hands or high fives. We ended with friendly smiles and wishes on when to schedule our next round.

We all can’t wait to see each other, play more golf, and just talk about do you remember when?

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

Morton Golf Foundation supports The First Tee of Greater Sacramento Jr/Sr Funvitational

Friday, June 29th was another huge success when the Jr/Sr Funvitational was held at Haggin Oaks.

114 golfers gathered as each twosome was paired with a junior & senior player.

The competition was high as each foursome was playing for the “Team Spirit” award. This award builds sponsorship & camaraderie among players. Scott Smith & Natalie Groom won this award as they dressed up as a Masters golf caddie & PGA professional golfer (picture attached in next email). Every twosome participating was worthy of winning this award.

After all the golfers teed off in the 7:30 a.m. shotgun start the Morton Golf Foundation went to work on building their golf cart limo float. Their chosen theme this year was “Celebrate America”. As they approached each foursome on the course they introduced themselves & then asked if they wanted a snack. In order to win a snack you had to answer a question & be “Smarter than a 3rd grader”. Sample questions: How many stars on the American flag? What is our National bird? Which of our 50 states is the largest?
It was pretty entertaining & luckily we knew all the answers.

Get your “Team Spirit” twosome together for next June & we will see you there!

Happy 4th of July as you “Celebrate America” from your friends at Morton Golf Foundation!

20th Annual Haggin Oaks Easter Egg Hunt & FREE Pancake Breakfast

April 1st was a beautiful warm Easter morning as a dozen junior golfers and their parents gathered to help lay out 6,000 plastic eggs. It was time once again to celebrate Easter & give back to our local Sacramento community.

Each year the event continues to get more creative & fun with a craft table, coloring table & the famous bubble blowing contest. The newest contest added this year was a paddle board contest. After several juniors colored a wooden paddle it was time to play the old fashion game of paddle ball. That game gets harder as we get older but the music was playing and the excitement was in the air.

At 11:00 a.m. sharp the egg hunt for ages 0 -10 was held. The crowds were deep and the kids could hardly hold back. Two minutes later the 6,000 eggs filled with candy were picked up along with 250 golden eggs. The golden eggs contained a slip of paper indicating you won a prize.

Everyone left happy to enjoy the remainder of the Easter holiday with their friends & family.

We hope to see everyone back at Haggin Oaks next year on Easter morning to do it all again.

The Morton family continues to welcome you to Haggin Oaks Golf Complex anytime!

The Sacramento Golf Marathon “100 Holes of Golf” Benefitting the Morton Golf Foundation

The annual Sacramento Golf Marathon is coming to the Arcade Creek Golf Course at Haggin Oaks on Monday, November 13, 2017.

The Sacramento Golf Marathon is a fun and easy way to raise money to support youth, disabled and underserved in the Sacramento area.  Funds raised by this event will support organizations such as; Junior Golf, Special Olympics, Society for the Blind, Wounded Warriors and many more.

There are two easy ways to participate in the Sacramento Golf Marathon;

1. Make a tax free donation to the Morton Golf Foundation. Click on the link below to make a donation.

2. Put a team together to play in the Sacramento Golf Marathon.  A team can be 2 to 4 players.  The goal is to play 100 holes as fast as possible.  There are no rules, no lost balls (just drop another ball) and no score keeping.  Just track the number of holes you play.  And even better, if your team has 4 player, you need only play 25 holes per person and the 100 hole marathon is complete.  Raise funds by having family and friends support your efforts. A sample letter is  below. EACH TEAM MUST DONATE A MINIMUM OF $500.00 TO COMPETE IN THE SACRAMENTO GOLF MARATHON.

To enter your team in the Sacramento Golf Marathon please contact Rob Siebers at: before November 1, 2017

Teams will meet at 6:30 am in MacKenzie’s Sports Bar & Grille at Haggin Oaks.

Donation Link:

Sample letter:

Family, Friends and supporters…

The 4th Annual Sacramento Golf Marathon (100 Holes of Golf) is right around the corner!  This year on November 13th at Haggin Oaks Arcade Golf Course I will join the many golfers participating in the Golf Marathon to raise funds for youth, disabled and underserved. The Morton Golf Foundation insures that 100% of the funds raised through the Sacramento Golf Marathon are donated to these causes!

Our goal this year is to raise +$35,000 and my personal goal is to raise $———. With your help we can support junior golfers, youth, disabled and underserved.  Over the past four years we have raised close to $100,000!!!

All donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE and can be completed by going to the website below.  Any amount, however large or small is greatly appreciated and will go directly to help many of Sacramento’s youth…Please go to the Morton Golf Foundation website below:

Click on the following link:

  • Fill in name, email, address and phone information
  • Under contribution type, click donation button
  • Fill in donation amount and BE SURE TO FILL IN REFERRED BY/SPECIAL EVENT BOX  (fill in name of Marathon participant you are supporting)
  • Click Submit
  • Fill in credit card information
  • Click  “Donate”
  • Once donation is complete, you will receive your tax receipt via email.

Thank you very much for your consideration!