National Signing Day: Darla May Dela Torre and Jaden Dumdumaya.

Wednesday, Nov. 8 was a big day for Darla May Dela Torre and Jaden Dumdumaya. It was National Signing Day, for Darla May Dela Torre and Jaden Dumdumaya, two of the top junior golfers in Northern California who each have ties to the Morton Golf Foundation, made their college plans official. Dela Torre, a senior… Continue reading →

Sacramento-area players at 2023 Fortinet Championship

NAPA – Andy McDowell said one of the “highlights” of his job as executive director of the Fortinet Championship, a PGA Tour event at Napa’s Silverado Resort and Spa, is contacting those players who have been awarded sponsor exemptions. This year’s tournament, a FedExCup Fall event, the Fortinet Championship begins with first-round play on Thursday… Continue reading →

The week of Sept. 19-24 is a big one for First Tee – Greater Sacramento.

First Tee – Greater Sacramento Big Week Ahead. Six juniors from the organization will be traveling to the Monterey Peninsula, as they were each selected earlier this summer to play in the 2023 PURE Insurance Championship Impacting First Tee. It’s a PGA Tour Champions event and is played at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass… Continue reading →

Dylan McDermott: Journey to the 2023 U.S. Amateur Championship

From a Slow Start to Shooting 64: McDermott’s Triumph at Granite Bay Golf Club. Dylan McDermott wasn’t pleased at all with his first round at a U.S. Amateur qualifying event on July 10 at Granite Bay Golf Club. Shooting an even-par 71 – a round that included a double bogey, two bogeys and four birdies… Continue reading →

How Sacramento Golf Is Influencing European Golf Design: The Story of Course Designer Christian Althaus

Marty James Writes About German Golf Course Architect The connection that Christian Althaus of Dusseldorf, Germany has to the Morton family and the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento began in 1989, when he was 13 years old.  In the five consecutive summers that he spent as a youth with Ken Morton, Sr. – who… Continue reading →

Linn Wilson Golf Fore Health: A Marty James Story

Read Linn Wilson’s Story & How The Morton Golf Foundation’s Golf Fore Health Program Has Changed Her Life No one gave up on Linn Wilson during her first day with Golf Fore Health a year ago. No one gave up on Wilson when her first shot with the program, which is based at the Haggin… Continue reading →

Zach Pollo

Marty James Writes About California Amateur Championship Winner-Zach Pollo As the winner of the 112th California Amateur Championship, Zach Pollo got to take a close look at the trophy that was presented to him on Saturday, June 24 at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City. He saw some of the biggest names in golf… Continue reading →

Big Week for Sacramento Golf: A Marty James Story

Marty James Shares the Recent Success of Sacramento Golfers It was a big week for four Sacramento-area golfers.  First, there is Corey Pereira, a resident of Cameron Park, who played in the 123rd U.S. Open Championship at The Los Angeles Country Club’s North Course. He got into the field through local and final qualifying.  Next… Continue reading →

Chase Sienkiewicz

An In-Depth Story, Written by Marty James, on Talented Sacramento Golfer: Chase Sienkiewicz It was six years ago, in the spring of 2017, when Chase Sienkiewicz took time to travel from his home in Sacramento to meet with University of Arizona men’s golf coach Jim Anderson and his staff at their offices in Tucson. There was… Continue reading →

Sam Harned & The 2022 Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament

Sam Harned put his clubs away and took a break from golf… This was after playing in First Stage, Second Stage and Final Stage of the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament last fall. Sam Harned, who is from Rocklin, needed to get away from the game and take his mind off of it for… Continue reading →