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Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Ken Morton, Sr.

 
 
Ken Morton, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
1. Ken Morton, Sr. Marker
Inscription.  
• 1998 National PGA Golf Professional of the Year
• 1998 National PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Public Course)
• 1994 National PGA Horton-Smith Award Winner
• 1990 National PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Public Course)

Ken Morton, Sr. gained his appreciation of the game of golf as a caddie working at Del Paso Country club in Sacramento, California. Ken came to Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in 1958 as an employee working in the Club repair shop under Head Golf Professional Tom LoPresti. In 1971, Ken was named Head Golf Professional at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex.
Ken Norton, Sr. is the founder and President of Sacramento Area Youth Golf Association (SAY Golf) whose mission is to support, promote and develop affordable golf programs for the citizens of Sacramento.
Capital City Golf and the City of Sacramento honor Ken Morton, Sr. for his over 40 years of service to the golfing community in Sacramento and at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex.
 
Erected 1999.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1958.
 
Location.
Ken Morton, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
2. Ken Morton, Sr. Marker
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38° 38.001′ N, 121° 24.197′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is located at the entrance to the Club House and Pro Shop. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3645 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento CA 95821, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Alister MacKenzie (here, next to this marker); Michael “Mac” McDonagh (here, next to this marker); Anthony J. “Tom” LoPresti (here, next to this marker); Frank C. Freer (within shouting distance of this marker); First Transcontinental Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McClellan Air Force Base (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named McClellan Air Force Base (approx. 2.3 miles away); Base Headquarters (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Ken Morton Sr., named Golfweek Father of the Year
A member of the AJGA family has been named Golfweek's Father of the Year for 2004. Ken Morton Sr., of Sacramento, Calif., will receive the honor June 18-20 at the Golfweek Father & Son Open at Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami, Golfweek announced. Morton has been a fixture in the Sacramento golf business for 45 years. He founded Morton Golf and operates golf shops at Haggin Oaks, Bing Maloney
Sculpture on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
3. Sculpture on Marker
and Bartley Cavanaugh golf complexes. He also serves as director of golf at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, site of the Nike Golf Junior at Haggin Oaks.
Source: American Junior Golf Association (http://www.ajga.org/Media_Center/CoverStories/04_Stories/4-19-04.asp
    — Submitted December 30, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.
 
Haggin Oaks Golf Complex image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 31, 2008
4. Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Haggin Oaks Golf Complex image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 31, 2008
5. Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,122 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 30, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   4, 5. submitted on January 1, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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