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 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.
The Sacramento Golf Marathon was created to help raise money to fund junior golf grants given out to junior golfers between the ages of 8 – 18. These grants are financial support for families to help their children learn to complete, develop skills, enhance core values and build lasting relationships through the game of golf.
On Monday, November 14, 2016, 7 adults committed to playing “100 Holes of Golf” as they asked for donations and pledges from friends and families that would help support this mission. As the weeks passed, the e-mails were sent and donations came in and the financial total started to rise. In playing the “100 Holes of Golf” we make sure everyone knows there are no rules, no score and no lost golf balls. You just tee off and get the ball in the hole. The golfers all carry several experienced golf balls with them as they play and most golf balls are donated along the way.
When the junior golfers started to hear about the “100 Holes of Golf”, they and their families were eager to join in and play to help grow junior grants. The only stumbling block was the kids were in school on Monday, November 14. Quickly a second date was added for Saturday, November 12, 2016, for the juniors, their friends and families to play on a day they were available to help raise even more money to fund junior golf grants for 2017. Twenty three juniors and participants joined in on a beautiful sunny Saturday at the Bing Maloney Golf Course in Sacramento, CA! The excitement and speed was at an all-time high. As a spectator, I kept hearing as groups whizzed by that it was the perfect time to make a “hole in one” as they were playing on the E-9 at Bing Maloney Golf Course which includes several par 3’s.
We even had a couple of foursomes that decided to play their “100 Holes of Golf” at their own course and donate the proceeds back to the junior grant programs. Either way, the junior golfers are the true WINNERS!
If you would like to play in our next “100 Holes of Golf”, the date for 2017 is already set! Mark your calendars for Monday, November 13, 2017 and join us at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. Contact Rob Siebers at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thanks for believing in our mission as Morton Golf Foundation continues to enrich lives through the game of golf.
On Monday, November 14, 2016 there will be several golfers that will be playing our Golf Marathon, “100 Holes of Golf” to help raise money to give back to junior golf grants through Morton Golf Foundation.
Picture from last year’s 100 Holes of Golf
A junior golf grant is defined as financial support for families to help their children 18 years old and younger to learn to compete, develop skills, enhance core values & build lasting relationships through the game of golf.
As each golfer tees off to play their “100 Holes of Golf” there are no rules. The only object is to get the ball in the hole. There are no lost balls. There is no score. There are no time frame. Everyone is out there to have fun and support junior grants. Each group that is out there will have a volunteer ahead of them to let golfers on the course know that the marathon golfers are coming through. Last year Tom Morton and Mike Woods played their 100 holes in record time. The golfer never waits. Just hit the ball and keep moving. Your 100 holes are done in no time. Feel free to add any players to your TEAM to help you play the 100 holes of golf.
The Sacramento Golf Marathon that day is played on the MacKenzie Golf Course, Arcade Creek Golf Course and The Putting Course near the driving range. Everyone is there as a fundraising event and to support Morton Golf Foundation.