Sacramento Golf Marathon and “100 Holes of Golf”
Greg Perry plays catch up . . .
Last Monday, December 14, 2015, ten brave souls played over “100 Holes of Golf” to raise money for local youth, disabled and underserved through Morton Golf Foundation (MGF). Greg Perry, Morton Golf Foundation (MGF) Board Member, was unable to play on that day, so he chose December 22, 2015 to complete his journey of playing 100 holes of golf. On Monday, December 21, Sacramento received a considerable amount of rain so when Greg teed off on Tuesday, the course rules were cart path only. Carts were not allowed on the course all day which added a considerable amount of walking and time to Greg’s goal of completing his “100 Holes of Golf” challenge.
Greg Perry teed off with his son, Ryan, and their friend, Keaton Sutherland. Keaton is the son of another MGF Board member, Kevin Sutherland. Kevin drove the cart and cheered on the threesome through their 100 holes (see group photo attached). Another great friend, Steve Stoll, was their “wingman” and went out in front to make sure all was clear and to let other players on the course know that the marathon golfers were coming through.
When Jane Siebers, Morton Golf Foundation Administrator, asked Greg how long it took them to play 100 holes of golf, Greg answered that they played, “one minute quicker than Mike Woods and Tom Morton!”
In fact, Greg Perry issued a challenge for he and his son, Ryan, to play Mike Woods and Tom Morton in another 100 holes of golf on the side. Greg did say he would play Mike and Tom only if they could find a tee box since Mike and Tom would tee it up from the edge of the putting green and skip the tee boxes altogether when they played their 100 holes of golf the previous week. Mike Woods responded that, “we’d love to accept this challenge. I say the winning score is determined by adding up the number of holes played, plus the time it takes to play.” Who will be the real winner of this latest challenge? We all know the REAL winner is youth, disabled and underserved through this wonderful game of golf. The entire TEAM that played in the Sacramento Golf Marathon raised close to $26,000.00.
Everyone is excited and ready to play again next year.