The Special Olympics Golf Reginal was held at Haggin Oaks on September 9, 2022. We were thrilled to host all of the athletes and families that participated.
Today was a very special day at Haggin Oaks. It’s been 3 years since the last Special Olympics Golf Regionals has held due to COVID-19.
The Special Olympics Athletes started to arrive, the volunteers were in place & the BBQ grills were cooking burgers.
36 Athletes had the opportunity to play 9-holes of golf & 100 more Athletes were transported to the back of the driving range to compete with their golf skills. No matter which way the Special Olympic Athletes competed everyone went home with a medal.
From the time everyone stepped onto the property of Haggin Oaks until the time that Alex Cooper, Director of Youth, Family & Adaptive Golf officially closed the Summer Games everyone was enjoying a healthy outdoor recreational golf experience.
We all can’t wait for next year’s Special Olympics Golf Regionals.
Outside in the fresh air, friends getting together, music playing, the sound of laughter, raising Funds for some of Sacramento’s best charities. “The Putting Party” is back and better than ever.
We were so honored to have our two celebrities on hand to enhance the evening. Kevin Patton told his story of golf literally “Saving His Life” through the PGA HOPE Program. Kevin continues to feel good as he enjoys golf each week and competes at a national level in the Para Golfer Competitions. Kevin Sutherland, PGA Tour Champions Member, and Morton Golf Foundation Board Member were also on hand. As always, Kevin shared his extensive golfing knowledge and showed us all how to really putt.
Although the real winner is Charity, the players enjoyed some friendly competition. Congratulations to team CBS TV/CW 31 Double Eagles for taking home the golf with an amazing 8 under par 28. Team Mel Rapton Honda took the silver at 7 under par, 29.
Everyone had a blast and we are excited to keep this tradition going for years to come.
Morton Golf Foundation congratulates the 2017 Putting Party winners, TEAM Willie Baroo
What a memorable night for the 6th Annual Morton Golf Foundation Putting Party. On September 20, 2017 on the MacKenzie Putting Green at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, Sacramento Kings’ Superstar Doug Christie talked about his love affair with the great game of golf and offered his predictions for the 2018 Kings season. Leah Woods started the event with the singing of the National Anthem, and then it was time to putt. Everyone attending felt so lucky to have both Doug and Leah on hand to enhance the event.
22 TEAMS enjoyed a shotgun start on the putting course, playing a 5-person scramble format. Some of the holes produced many aces, and others produced only a few. At the end of the evening, two teams shared the lead with a wonderful score of 7 under par.
Congratulations to the 2017 Champions – William Land Golf Course putting under the name TEAM Willie Baroo.
The Morton Golf Foundation raises money through “The Putting Party” to support the Veterans’ Golf Program, Special Olympics of Northern California and the California Eagles Program. We were honored to have Chris Paulsen speak about his experience with golf and the PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) program following his military service. I think everyone in the room was touched by Chris and his story. What a wonderful reminder of the important role that golf plays in many of our lives!
Hope to see you next year for the 7th Annual Putting Party in September, 2018.