Welcome to our inaugural issue of Sacramento’s Week in Golf. This weekly feature is an opportunity to focus on what truly matters most in the world of golf…YOU… our local Sacramento area golfing community.
Over the years, many of us at Morton Golf have watched the slow decline in local golf news coverage as newspapers have dwindled to a fraction of their former glory. And we felt it was time we stepped up to do something about that.
Unfortunately, Morton Golf doesn’t have the resources to produce a daily paper or to hire a team of reporters to scour the area to report on everything. However, we do believe that the Sacramento golf community is the best in the country and that if we all pull together, then we can tell the stories that matter the most to you – with a little help from you!
We want to feature YOU and YOUR unique golf stories each week! Your hole-in-ones! Your tournament results! Your local high school golf scores! And if you have an idea for a special interest feature, send those our way too! We just might put together a feature article to share on an upcoming blog post as well.
Morton Golf operates the Haggin Oaks, Bing Maloney, Bartley Cavanaugh, and William Land Golf Courses but if your golf story takes place at a neighboring Sacramento area course, we still want to hear about it. We still want to report on it. Golf is about community. It is about sharing. It is about connecting. And we want to share your story!
Contact Jennifer Morton at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your golf stories. All news need to be submitted by Monday at 12 noon to be considered for print by Wednesday. Any late submissions will be posted the following week.
Canadian Tour Player Andrej Bevins gives the Christian Brothers High School Girls a Clinic at Bing Maloney on September 9, 2019.
Christian Brothers grad and Canadian Tour player, Andrej Bevins, took time off to visit the Falcons on Monday at the Bing Maloney Golf Complex. Bevins talked about golf preparation, his own personal college experiences, rehabbing from surgery and how details matter in the golf swing.
Christian Brothers thanked Andrej for donating his time and he promised to return again soon.
The Marine Corps Veterans Association will be the title sponsor of the Fifth Annual Veterans Golf Program tournament in October.
“This partnership with the Veterans’ Golf Program will provide needed funds to assist disabled veterans throughout the Sacramento Region,” said Joseph Neff, Lt. Col., USMCR (Ret).
Neff, director of the Veterans’ Golf Program, said, “The VGP is extremely pleased that the Marine Corps Veterans Association has chosen to sponsor our tournament. Funds generated by the event will help us to provide food, lodging, and transportation to disabled vets in need.
“With the association’s assistance, for example, we will be able to continue to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for veterans and their families.”
The Fifth Annual Veterans Golf Tournament will be Oct. 16 at Mather Golf Course. The $75 entry fee for the nine-hole scramble includes greens fees and cart, dinner, and a free “food court” that will be open during registration for the sign-in period. There also will be a raffle and silent auction.
The tournament’s past silent auctions and raffles have offered over 50 golf packages at courses throughout California, as well as in Nevada, and Arizona. These have included courses such as the Olympic Club, Bayonet, Black Horse, and many in the Napa Valley. Last year the auction included a new Cobra driver autographed by Ricky Fowler, several VGP team hats autographed by major PGA stars, and two- and three-night golf excursions at resorts in California and Nevada.
Dinner after the golf will be a banquet featuring barbecued tri-tip and chicken, as well as veggie burgers, plus salads, bread and non-alcoholic beverages.
“We owe a big thank you to the Marine Corps Veterans Association,” Neff concluded. “It is a great resource for all veterans, from all branches of the armed services.”
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Pam Laudi shot her first hole-in-one at William Land Park Golf Course on hole #7 on September 10, 2019. She used her 3 wood on hole #7 for a 124 yard shot that rolled right in. What a thrill!!
David Patrick (pictured on left) is excited to report two eagles in the same round! He achieved this impressive feat on September 3, 2019, on the Arcade Creek Golf Course on holes 7 and 13. Both eagles were made by sinking 10-15 foot putts so it definitely sounds like David’s putter was on FIRE on that day! Congratulations day on a great round of golf!
Tammy Zonneveld probably doesn’t know what all the fuss is about, because she got her first hole-in-one on the Bing Maloney Express 9 Course on her very first game of golf after taking lessons with Laura Martin. “My girlfriend and I are just starting out and it was our first game of playing 9-holes at the executive course at Bing Maloney. Played it from the ladies tee.. 78 yards with my 9 iron.. that’s it!!” Tammy got her hole-in-one on hole #7. Great job, Tammy!
Christian Brothers High School – Women’s Golf
The Falcons took on one of Nor-Cal’s best in St. Francis of Mountain View. It was a day to gather two catholic schools with similar missions, good student-athletes, and families. In an 8 on 8 shootout format, Christian Brothers High School edged SFMVHS 710 to 715. This will become a home and home match played on the weekend each year. Christian Brothers High School played exactly how they’d expect with scores tightly bunched. There is room to improve and their best is still ahead but the direction is very promising. The Falcons and Lancers enjoyed prayer, golf, and a meal on Saturday. Thanks to May Esquivel and many team parents for the support. Coaches Rob Boriskin and Johnny Yee were very important and impressed with the days’ play and effort all around. Christian Brothers High School battles Sacramento High School and Del Campo this week all in preparation for the CAL#1 Tournament on Monday the 16th @ Teal Bend GC. This is an all-day match that closes the first half of play, the team wants to hold on to its current 2nd place standing with more good golf ahead.
Go get ‘em Falcons
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- Friday, September 13, 2019 – Bettinardi Putter Demo Day – 9 am – 12 noon – Haggin Oaks Golf Complex – 3645 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento, CA
- Friday, September 13, 2019 – Special Olympics Regional Golf Competition – 8:30 am – 1:30 pm – Haggin Oaks Golf Complex – 3645 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento, CA
- Tuesday, September 17, 2019 – TaylorMade Tuesdays Free Ball Fittings – 10 am – 2 pm – Haggin Oaks Golf Complex – 3645 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento, CA
- Tuesday, September 24, 2019 – TaylorMade Tuesdays Free Ball Fittings – 10 am – 2 pm – Haggin Oaks Golf Complex – 3645 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento, CA