Morton Golf’s Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop is thrilled to announce that our very own PGA Golf Professional and VP of Player Performance, Tom Morton, has been named by the Northern California Professional Golfers’ Association as the 2020 Merchandiser of the Year for Public Courses.
“The NCPGA is extremely proud to recognize our Award Winners, which include an accomplished list of PGA Professionals whose is dedicated to the game is unmatched, as well as several industry executives who have been catalysts for the business of golf in Northern California,” said Len Dumas, Executive Director, Northern California PGA.
“These individuals represent the best of their profession. We thank them for their service and commitment to golfers and golf facilities across the region.” Says, Tom, “This award means a lot as it is a recognition of the amazing and hard work that our retail team does at our Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop. From our buyers, our shipping and receiving team, our merchandisers, our frontline starters and cashiers, our marketing team, to professional sales staff and our fitters, it’s a cumulative effort of providing maximum effort and energy into exceeding the customer’s expectations. It’s an award for everyone involved.”
Born in Sacramento, Tom has been raised at Haggin Oaks since the age of 5. Tom’s golf career was fostered through the Haggin Oaks Junior Golf Programs and through his father and five-time national PGA award winner, Ken Morton, Sr. Tom has played tournament golf since the Little Linker program at age 7, leading him to the Junior Golf Association of Northern California Tour and American Junior Golf Association events. His scholastic achievements and golf game enabled Tom to receive a golf scholarship to the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he played competitively for 4 years.
Since, he graduated college, Tom returned to Sacramento, working exclusively for Morton Golf and overseeing all player development and clubfitting staff for their four properties they manage including Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, Bing Maloney Golf Course, Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course and William Land Golf Course. This includes their award-winning junior golf programming underneath The First Tee umbrella and their proprietary Northern California Institute of Golf.
The award adds to a great resume of NCPGA and National PGA Awards that recognize Tom’s dedication to the great game of golf and his legacy of leaving the game better than he found it. Some of those awards include:
- 2002 NCPGA Apprentice/Assistant of the Year
- 2006 NCPGA Horton Smith Award Winner
- 2008 NCPGA Junior Golf Leader of the Year
- 2012 NCPGA Junior Golf Leader of the Year
- 2012 NCPGA Player Development Award
- 2014 National PGA Youth Development Award
- 2014 NCPGA Player Development Award
- 2015 NCPGA Horton Smith Award
- 2017 National PGA Player Development Award
- 2019 NCPGA Bill Strausbaugh Award
- 2019 NCPGA Horton Smith Award