In an attempt to showcase our immense course history and highlight important golf moments our restaurant table tops are decorated with News Clippings, Photographs, and more!
Next time you visit Haggin Oaks, take a moment in our restaurant and check out these interesting facts of the past.
Kevin Sutherland – Kevin won two non-sanctioned professional events in the 1990s and highlighted his career with a victory at the 2002 WGC Accenture Match Play.
David Sutherland – Like his brother, David grew up playing at Haggin Oaks. Won the Western Amateur Championships, plays the PGA Tour, and won the 2001 Buy.com Utah Classic.
Babe Ruth – Not only did the “Sultan of Swat” hit 714 home runs, but he also played in the Red Cross Charity Match at Haggin Oaks in 1942.
Bob Hope – The legendary entertainer was a good friend of Haggin Oaks head pro, Tom LoPresti and played in the 1942 Red Cross Charity Exhibition Match at Haggin Oaks.
Bing Crosby – The legendary entertainer was a good friend of Haggin Oaks head pro, Tom LoPresti and played in the 1942 Red Cross Charity Exhibition Match at Haggin Oaks.
Governor Culbert Olson – The California governor joined Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Babe Ruth in 1942 for a charity exhibition benefiting the Red Cross.
Red Cross Exhibition – In 1942, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Babe Ruth, and California governor Culbert Olson played a charity exhibition at Haggin Oaks benefiting the Red Cross, over 2000 were on hand.
Alister MacKenzie – Architect of the Alister MacKenzie Golf Course at Haggin Oaks, other courses on his resume include Cypress Point Golf Course and Augusta National, home of the Masters.
Verne Callison – Local amateur playing legend – won two USGA Championships, seven California State Fair Golf Championships, and over 30 local club championships.
California State Fair Golf Championship – Sacramento’s most illustrious and long-running amateur golf championship, winners include – Venturi, Archer, Geiberger, Lotz, and Sutherland.
Phil Arinno – Four-time California State Fair Golf Champion, won 14 high-profile local championships,. Outstanding record as an amateur golfer.
Ray Arinno – Brother of Phil, was also a phenomenal amateur golfer, winning the California State Fair Golf Championship three times at Haggin Oaks and played on the Senior PGA Tour.
Frank Toronto – Sacramentan with an illustrious amateur career including two California State Fair Golf Championships and seven Sacramento Golf Club Championships.
Al Geiberger – Sacramentan won the 1955 California State Fair Golf Championship and 21 times on the PGA and Senior PGA Tour.
Jerry Yuke – Local Sacramentan, would play amazing golf in the USGA Amateur Public Links Championship at Haggin Oaks, making it to the semifinals.
Bob Lunn – Won the 1963 USGA Amateur Public Links Championship at Haggin Oaks, went on to win 6 times on the PGA Tour.
USGA Men’s Amateur Public Links – Haggin Oaks hosted this prestigious national amateur event in 1963 – it was won by future PGA Tour star and Haggin Oaks professional Bob Lunn.
USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links – In 1992, Haggin Oaks would be host to the USGA again. Future LPGA Tour winner Amy Fruhwright would win the championship.
Bob E. Smith – Born in Carmichael, the Sac State grad played the PGA Tour from 1968 to 1981, the Senior PGA Tour fro 1993 to 1999, a two-time runner-up on the PGA Tour.
Ken Morton, Sr. – The longtime head golf professional began his career at Haggin Oaks in 1958, he won five national PGA awards, including “PGA Professional of the Year” in 1998.
Walter Strand – “Mr. Golf” of Sacramento. spent nearly a century volunteering time and money to create a better game for everyone. A true local golf legend.
California Eagles – One of the nation’s first Special Olympics golf programs. Designed and implemented at Haggin Oaks, frequent award winner.
George Archer – Won the California State Fair Golf Championship, went on to win 31 times on the PGA and Senior Tour.
Ron Cerrudo – Finished runner-up in the California State Fair Championship in 1960 & 61 before winning 3 professional events on the PGA Tour.
Earl Stewart – Won the 1945 California State Fair Championship at Haggin Oaks before winning three professional events – two on the PGA Tour.
Be sure to check out these fascinating tables and more at the MacKenzie’s Sports Bar & Grille next time you visit!