Tom Morton’s Journey to the Barracuda Championship- What’s in the Bag?

Find out what’s in the bag of Morton Golf’s own Director of Player Development, Tom Morton, as he prepares for his first PGA Tour event – the Barracuda Championship.

Today, Wednesday, August 2, 2017, begins the practice round for the Barracuda Championship at Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nevada. Morton Golf’s own Director of Player Development, Tom Morton, qualified for this event by winning the NCPGA Match Play event back in May. Tom Morton’s journey towards the championship began on Monday, May 1, 2017, when he won both of his first matches at Yolo Fliers Club in Woodland. From there, he drove to Santa Cruz to prepare for his next rounds. On Tuesday, Tom won both of his matches at Pasatiempo and then drove to Pebble Beach. The excitement continued Wednesday morning when he won his match at Cypress Point. Everyone was thrilled to learn that he also won his final match at Pebble Beach, making him the 2017 NCPGA Match Play Champion.

This is a huge accomplishment for anyone, especially for someone who has dreamed of playing in a PGA Tournament his whole life.  According to Tom, “This is beyond my imagination to have kept winning matches against so many great players in our section. With the win, to have received an exemption into a PGA Tour event is a dream I have always had. I am getting up there in age and to be honest, this is a dream I thought had passed me by.”

The Barracuda Championship will be held at the Montreux Golf and Country Club on August 3-6, 2017. Click HERE for ticket information. If you’re unable to make the trip, follow along on our social media channels for updates on his round.


What’s in the bag for Director of Player Development, Tom Morton:

  • Driver – PING G400, 9⁰ HZRDUS 6.0 shaft, 62 grams
  • Fairway Wood – Bridgestone Tour B XD, Fujikura 76g speeder shaft
  • Hybrid – PING G, 19⁰, Matrix Altus Tour h8 shaft
  • Irons – PING i200, 4 thru Gap Wedge, KBS C Taper Lite shafts
  • Wedges – PING Glide Wedges 54⁰ and 58⁰
  • Putter – PING Anser Vault with sound slot and custom stamping
  • Golf Ball – Bridgestone B330RXS with Evan and Ellis stamped on the side

In addition, Tom always carries around long and short tees as well as his Pacific Dunes divot fixer. He has had this divot tool for 10 years and Pacific Dunes is his favorite golf course. He also carries around an Oakmont Country Club commemorative coin and another unique coin for ball markers.

All of us at Morton Golf are incredibly proud of Tom and his amazing win. Well done, Tom and good luck this week at the Barracuda Championship!

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Article written by Danielle Thompson, Marketing Team Member and Social Creator for Morton Golf. Danielle can be reached at and appreciates your comments.

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