This weekly feature is all about you – your stories, your special accomplishments, your tournament results, and your golf news! This week we feature an article about Kent Fujikawa a retired special needs teacher continuing to change lives through the game of golf.
If you have a story you would like to submit, please send it to Jennifer Morton at firstname.lastname@example.org. All contributions need to be received by Monday to be considered for publication by Wednesday.
Sacramento Special Needs Teacher Continues to Change Lives With Golf
Kent Fujikawa is a recently retired teacher that spent his career teaching students with special needs essential life skills. And, now that he is retired he continues to do so through the game of golf.
Local Golfer Celebrates Her 100th Birthday on the Course!
Doris Yates, a 60-year member of our Haggin Oaks Women’s Golf Club, celebrates her 100th birthday at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex.
NorCal Home to Many Great Pros
Northern California has had a glorious history of local kids making good in the world of professional golf. It has been going on since the conclusion of World War II and this past weekend another chapter was added to the story by Sacramento’s Cameron Champ at Silverado.
“WE HEARD YOU!”
$250,000 IN GOLF COURSE RENOVATIONS DURING 2019 WITH MORE TO COME
Morton Golf with the approval of the City of Sacramento Recreation & Parks Department is in the middle of nearly $250,000 in renovations to the City of Sacramento Golf Courses for the year 2019.
Haggin Oaks – Alister MacKenzie Golf Course
6 Tee Renovation
12 Tee Renovation
14 Middle Tee Renovation
14 Front Tee Renovation
16 Tee Renovation
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
12 Tee Renovation
17 Tee Renovation
Bing Maloney Golf Course
3 Tee Renovation
13 Tee Renovation
*added new sand to all bunkers at Bing Maloney
William Land Golf Course
2 Tee Renovation
9 Tee Renovation
IN PROGRESS FOR COMPLETION STARTING OCTOBER 14TH, 2019
Haggin Oaks – Arcade Creek Golf Course – 27 Bunker Renovations and Bunker Removals
It is important for the golfing public to know that the City of Sacramento and Morton Golf have renegotiated a new long term agreement that includes funds for capital improvements on an annual basis. The new contract is created with the agreement that the more golfers spend at the City of Sacramento Golf Course for greens fees, cart fees, food & beverages, golf lessons, retail and driving range balls the more money will be placed in the capital improvement fund for golf facility improvements. Our hope over the next 10 years, is to plan and implement long term renovation projects to better satisfy our golfing customers. Pricing for golf course renovations is very expensive. For your information, the costs for Tee renovations range from between $6,000 and $10,000 per tee and the cost for Bunker renovations that include reshaping, new drainage and new sand range from $8,000 to $12,000 per bunker.
We appreciate your patronage and thank you for your patience while we make your courses more FUN.
This article was written by Ken Morton Sr. and Mike Woods to help the Sacramento community know about all of the renovations and improvements that are going on at their local golf courses.
Sacramento State’s Davidson Names Big Sky Men’s Golfer of the Week
“Sacramento State’s Ethan Davidson has been named the Big Sky Conference Men’s Golf Player of the Week, announced today by the league office…”
Davis girls golf update
“The Davis High girls golf team continued its strong season Wednesday with a 220-283 dual-meet win over Elk Grove at Wildhawk Golf Club in Sacramento.
Leading the way, again, was senior Alyssa Yee, who recorded a 2-under 34 to shoot the low round.
Yee was joined on the leaderboard by teammate Unnati Uppal, who carded a 41, while Olivia Waldren had a 46, Ma-Khahn Pham shot a 48 and Lizzy James recorded a 51.
The Devils return to the links Monday for the second center tournament of the year, which will be hosted at Wildhorse Golf Course.”
“CB had one match this week beating Sacramento High School 209 -340. 209 represents a milestone the team was trying to achieve by scoring under 210 as a team. CB breaks the 210 barrier this year lead by Brie Briggs ’23 very sharp 39. Her round included a birdie and an eagle 3 on the last hole. Anna Horan ’21 and Grace Paterson ’20 fired very nice 41’s to help CB reach this fine score. Are there more sub-210 round in our future, come out and see this team get hot!
Senior night is Tuesday at Bing Maloney, 3:30 pm vs. Del Campo. Four outstanding seniors who have contributed over the years to make the program we have come to life. Carly Krause, Carina Singer, Kat Maebori and Grace Paterson all have been valued and appreciate for their years of competing on the varsity level for CB. Thank you to the players and families for their support, hard work and top-flite performance over these past four years.
CB will wrap-up league play with a trip to Ancil Hoffman to face the El Camino Eagles on 10-10-19 for a 3:30 pm start. This will prove to be a good course to prepare the team for the CAL#2 playoff tournament the following Monday at the Alistar MacKenzie course on the 10-14-19″ – Steve Barsanti
Rocklin Girls Golfers Win Lengfeld Tourney
“Led by Kaylyn Noh’s 4-under par 69, the Rocklin Thunder girls golf team captured first-place honors in the 10th annual Helen Lengfeld Invitational Tournament held Monday at Diamond Oaks Golf Course in Roseville…”
- Tuesday, October 15, 2019 – TaylorMade Tuesdays Free Ball Fittings – 10 am – 2 pm – Haggin Oaks Golf Complex – 3645 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento, CA
- Wednesday, October 16, 2019 – Weekly What’s New in Golf Facebook Live With Ken & Jen – 10 am – 10:30 am – Haggin Oaks Golf Complex Facebook Page which you can find here
- Thursday, October 10, 2019 – Titleist Fitting Thursday– 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Haggin Oaks Golf Complex Driving Range – 3645 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento, CA
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