Recently, Frank LaRosa with Golf to Go on ESPN Radio 1320 sat down with the PGA Director of Player Performance for Haggin Oaks, Tom Morton, to discuss The First Tee junior golf programs that are held at the facility.
Tom Morton is an excellent person to run the golf lesson programs at Haggin Oaks, because he was brought up playing the game at the course. His dad, Ken Morton, Sr. has been at Haggin Oaks for over 50 years and Tom spent hours on the golf course and perfecting his game when he was a junior at the facility. He’s been through the junior programs at Haggin Oaks and now he is responsible for them.
The Haggin Oaks and the Bing Maloney Golf Complex are both First Tee sites. The focus on junior golf at Haggin Oaks is more than simply teaching the basic skills of the game. It is also about focusing on life skills and core values. When junior golfers leave First Tee golf programs, not only are they better golfers, but they are better citizens as well.
Parents can expect a new shift in the focus of the Morton Golf junior lesson programs. Studies show that if a player is going to be a good or great golfer, then they also need to be a great athlete. Unfortunately, in today’s world of video games, many kids aren’t getting outside to engage in athletic movements.
Therefore, in today’s Morton Golf junior programs, you will see a focus on non-golf athletic activities to improve movement skills that can then be applied to golf.
Most importantly, the kids are having a lot of fun. To further encourage kids to go play on the golf course, the Haggin Oaks Golf Course, Bing Maloney Golf Course and Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course have a Kids Play Free program. When an adult brings a child under the age of 18, the kid plays free with the paid adult.
Call 916-808-2531 for more information on the junior golf programs at Haggin Oaks or click HERE to check out our programs online. Click www.TFTGS.org for more information on The First Tee of Greater Sacramento and to learn more about the Life Skills and Core Values that Tom mentions in the video.
Haggin Oaks Golf Complex is located at 3645 Fulton Avenue in Sacramento, CA 95821 – Click HERE to book a tee time.
Bing Maloney Golf Complex is located at 6801 Freeport Blvd in Sacramento, CA 95822 – Click HERE to book a tee time.
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course is located at 8301 Freeport Blvd in Sacramento, CA 95832 – Click HERE to book a tee time.
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