Sacramento-area players at 2023 Fortinet Championship

NAPA – Andy McDowell said one of the “highlights” of his job as executive director of the Fortinet Championship, a PGA Tour event at Napa’s Silverado Resort and Spa, is contacting those players who have been awarded sponsor exemptions. This year’s tournament, a FedExCup Fall event, the Fortinet Championship begins with first-round play on Thursday… Continue reading →

Dylan McDermott: Journey to the 2023 U.S. Amateur Championship

From a Slow Start to Shooting 64: McDermott’s Triumph at Granite Bay Golf Club. Dylan McDermott wasn’t pleased at all with his first round at a U.S. Amateur qualifying event on July 10 at Granite Bay Golf Club. Shooting an even-par 71 – a round that included a double bogey, two bogeys and four birdies… Continue reading →

How Sacramento Golf Is Influencing European Golf Design: The Story of Course Designer Christian Althaus

Marty James Writes About German Golf Course Architect The connection that Christian Althaus of Dusseldorf, Germany has to the Morton family and the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento began in 1989, when he was 13 years old.  In the five consecutive summers that he spent as a youth with Ken Morton, Sr. – who… Continue reading →

Linn Wilson Golf Fore Health: A Marty James Story

Read Linn Wilson’s Story & How The Morton Golf Foundation’s Golf Fore Health Program Has Changed Her Life No one gave up on Linn Wilson during her first day with Golf Fore Health a year ago. No one gave up on Wilson when her first shot with the program, which is based at the Haggin… Continue reading →

Zach Pollo

Marty James Writes About California Amateur Championship Winner-Zach Pollo As the winner of the 112th California Amateur Championship, Zach Pollo got to take a close look at the trophy that was presented to him on Saturday, June 24 at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City. He saw some of the biggest names in golf… Continue reading →

Big Week for Sacramento Golf: A Marty James Story

Marty James Shares the Recent Success of Sacramento Golfers It was a big week for four Sacramento-area golfers.  First, there is Corey Pereira, a resident of Cameron Park, who played in the 123rd U.S. Open Championship at The Los Angeles Country Club’s North Course. He got into the field through local and final qualifying.  Next… Continue reading →

Chase Sienkiewicz

An In-Depth Story, Written by Marty James, on Talented Sacramento Golfer: Chase Sienkiewicz It was six years ago, in the spring of 2017, when Chase Sienkiewicz took time to travel from his home in Sacramento to meet with University of Arizona men’s golf coach Jim Anderson and his staff at their offices in Tucson. There was… Continue reading →

Bill Cody Welcomes You to William Land Golf Course

By MARTY JAMESmartyjames.sports@tmorton SACRAMENTO – The William Land Park area that includes William Land Golf Course of Sacramento is home for Bill Cody. It’s where he grew up, spending a lot of his time outdoors in such a beautiful setting. It’s where he learned about sports, in particular golf, from his grandfather, Walter Nelson. It’s… Continue reading →

Mike Woods, The Golfer Of All Trades

It was two years ago when Mike Woods, the PGA Director of Golf at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, started giving some serious thought to increasing his playing schedule in PGA-Northern California Section events. Over the years, he has always played in one or two events during each season. Now, as he was turning 50… Continue reading →

The Story Behind Aaron Beverly, Recipient of the 2022 Sifford Exemption

Aaron Beverly got to see what the PGA Tour is all about when he spent the week caddying for Sahith Theegala in September of 2020 at the Safeway Open at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa. Beverly did his part, helping Theegala navigate the North Course, which presents major challenges with its narrow fairways and… Continue reading →