On Monday, November 14, 2016, seven adults played 100 Holes of Golf in a fundraiser for the Morton Golf Foundation known as the Sacramento Golf Marathon.
The Sacramento Golf Marathon was created in 2014 to raise money to fund junior golf grants. These grants are given out to Sacramento area junior golfers between the ages of 8 – 18. Furthermore, the grants provide financial support for families and help children learn to compete, develop skills, enhance core values and build lasting relationships through the game of golf.
To participate, golfers who sign up for the Sacramento Golf Marathon request donations and pledges from friends and families. These donations help support the Morton Golf Foundation. Emails are sent in the weeks leading up to the event and donations pour in for each of the players. The Sacramento Golf Marathon is a fun and unique event. Those who play the “100 Holes of Golf” learn that there are no rules for this fundraiser. No score is kept and nobody needs to worry about any lost golf balls. Players simply tee off and get the ball in the hole as quickly as possible. The easiest way to move quickly through 100 Holes of Golf is to carry several ‘experienced’ golf balls at all times. Most golf balls are donated to players along the way.
When the junior golfers in the programs sponsored by the Morton Golf Foundation heard about the “100 Holes of Golf”, they were eager to join too. Initially, the only stumbling block was that our junior golfers had school on Monday, November 14.
This wasn’t an issue for long as an additional date was soon added.
On Saturday, November 12, 2016, the junior participants, their friends and families came out to help raise money to fund junior golf grants for 2017. As a result of additing another date, twenty three juniors and fellow participants golfed on a beautiful, sunny Saturday morning on the Bing Maloney Golf Course! Of course, the excitement and speed of play was at an all-time high. As a spectator, Rob Siebers remarked that he “kept hearing as the groups whizzed by that it was the perfect time to make a ‘hole in one.'” The players were playing on the Executive 9-hole course at the Bing Maloney Golf Course which includes several par 3’s.
The Sacramento Golf Marathon continued to grow its boundaries in 2016. For example, a few foursomes played their “100 Holes of Golf” at their own courses. Then, they donated the proceeds to the junior grant programs that Morton Golf Foundation funds. Either way, the junior golfers were the true WINNERS for this event!
Want to show your support?
If anyone would like to show their support for the 2016 Sacramento Golf Marathon, there is still time! At this point, donations continue to roll in for 2016’s “100 Holes of Golf”. To donate, please go to the donate button at www.mortonfoundation.org. In fact, a direct link can be found HERE. Furthermore, the Morton Golf Foundation greatly appreciates your help. Proceeds from this event go back to support junior golf grants for 2017.
Additionally, if you would like to play in the next “100 Holes of Golf”, the date for 2017 is already set! Mark your calendars for Monday, November 13, 2017 and join the Morton Golf Foundation at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. Contact Rob Siebers at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thanks for believing in our mission as the Morton Golf Foundation continues to enrich lives through the game of golf.