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 for the Morton Golf Foundation. 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.
For 2018 information as the fun continues, email Rob Siebers at firstname.lastname@example.org