On Friday, July 29th a full field of golfers gathered under the American Flag on Hole #1 of the MacKenzie Golf Course at Haggin Oaks to kick-off the 25th Annual Junior/Senior Golf Championship.
Leah Woods (Age 13) sang the National Anthem beautifully, with all the confidence we all wish we had. It was now time for the golfers to drive to their designated golf hole as the “candy float” was being built. Morton Golf Foundation volunteers headed out in their decorated cart offering frozen Snickers bars and animal crackers to give the golfers energy, strength and power.
This is a tournament not to be missed. A senior (over the age of 18) and a junior golfer (Ages 7 – 17) play as a 2-person TEAM to try and win prizes and recognition for the Junior Tour of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento. This is a fun time for a parent, grandparent, friend or sponsor to play next to a junior golfer as they compete as a TEAM in a scramble format.
It is encouraged to have your 2-person TEAM dress alike to build sportsmanship and integrity with your playing partner. The fun is to come out and see the creativity these players put into their TEAM threads.
Annually at this event, The First Tee of Greater Sacramento gives out their yearly college scholarships rewarding High School Seniors. These scholarships are given out based on the achievements and community hours that each student has given throughout their high school years.
Morton Golf Foundation each year sponsors the “Ken Morton, Sr. Scholarship” award. This year it was given to Jack Dibachi a graduating senior from Whitney High School.
Jack will be attending University of California – Santa Barbara and we wish him the BEST as he moves forward to his college life.
Watch for the 2017 Jr/Sr Funvitational next summer. If you don’t know of a junior golfer The First Tee of Greater Sacramento will make sure one is available for you to play golf with.
Hope to see you there!