Tom Morton, PGA


2015 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Tom Morton, PGA

Morton Golf Performance Academy @ Haggin Oaks

3645 Fulton Ave

Sacramento, California 95821

(916) 808-0951

As the PGA director of player development for Morton Golf and The First Tee of Greater Sacramento, Tom designs and coaches many programs. Tom is the president of the Morton Golf Foundation, which gives out over $100,000 each year to programs supporting people through golf.  He has received many accolades for his work in player development; he is a seven-time Northern California PGA Section Award winner, the 2014 National PGA Youth Development Award winner, two-time GRAA Top 50 Growth of Game Teaching Professional, U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Master Kids Teacher, The First Tee Coach and is a Section Education and Teaching Committee member. Currently, Tom is the chairperson for the national PGA Player Development Committee.

Facility type: Public

Past awards/recognitions:

  • PGA Section Junior Golf Leader
  • PGA Section Player Development Award
  • 2015 National PGA Youth Development Award
  • GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional

Technology used in instruction:

  • TrackMan
  • V1
  • iPad

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: 50+

Growth of the game initiatives: 

  • PGA Junior League Golf
  • Get Golf Ready
  • Play Golf America
  • Kids Play Free
  • NCGA “Youth on Course” Facility
  • Morton Golf Foundation
  • Get Golf Ready Fore Women
  • Free Girls Golf Clinics
  • Youth and Family Golf Night
  • Wounded Warriors Clinics/Classes/Play League
  • National Guard Family Night Series of Clinics
  • Women’s Golf Appreciation Week Clinics
  • Military and First Responders Appreciation Week Clinics