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Tom Morton, PGA

PGA

2013 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Tom Morton, PGA

Morton Golf Performance Academy at Haggin Oaks

3645 Fulton Ave.

Sacramento, CA 95821

(916) 808-2525

http://www.hagginoaks.com/

tmorton@hagginoaks.com

Born in Sacramento, Calif., Tom has played competitive golf since the age of five.  Tom’s golf career was fostered through the Haggin Oaks junior golf programs and through the instruction of his father, Ken Morton Sr., a five-time PGA of America national award winner and long-time PGA director of golf at Haggin Oaks.  Tom has played tournament golf since the Little Linker program at age seven, and played on 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 four years.

Facility type: Public

Past awards/recognitions:

  • U.S. Kids Master Kids Teacher
  • PGA Section Junior Golf Leader
  • PGA Section Player Development Award

Technology used in instruction:

  • TrackMan
  • V1
  • iPad

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: 500+

Growth of the game initiatives: 

  • TEE IT FORWARD
  • PGA Junior League Golf
  • Speed Golf
  • Get Golf Ready
  • Play Golf America
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Kids Play Free
  • NCGA “Youth on Course” Facility
  • Morton Golf Foundation
  • Golf and Guitars
  • The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
  • Northern California Special Olympics Golf Championship