Born in Sacramento, Tom has been around golf 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 and Hall of Fame Member, Ken Morton, Sr. Tom has played tournament golf since age 7, where 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. Tom’s golf career highlights include: ~ 1992 Northern California High School Champion ~ 1992 Member of Junior America Cup Team—Northern California ~ Two-time selection U.S. collegiate team-Pacific Rim World Collegiate Championship in Japan ~ All-Big West Conference Selection for UCSB (1997) ~ Assistant Golf Coach, UCSB (Fall 1997) ~ Attended multiple Coaching & Training Programs featuring: Peter Kostis, Hank Haney, Butch Harmon, Gary Wiren, Dave Pelz, Jim Flick, Stan Utley, Fred Shoemaker, Dave Stockton, Pia Nilsson, Lynn Marriot, Michael Breed, Randy Smith, Suzy Whaley, Bill Harmon and many other Top 100 Teachers ~ Member 1999 & 2000 NCPGA Associate Cup Team ~ 2002 Northern California PGA Apprentice Championship Winner ~ Named 2002 NCPGA Associate Professional of the Year ~ NCPGA Education Committee Member (1998—Present) ~ NCPGA Junior Golf Committee Chair (2000-2005) ~ NCPGA Player & Teacher Development Forum Chairman (1997-Present) ~ PGA General Manager—Bing Maloney GC (2001-2005) ~ The First Tee of Greater Sacramento Board Member (2004-2009) ~ 2006, 2015 & 2019 NCPGA Horton Smith Award Winner ~ 2006, 2007 & 2008 US Kids Top 50 Junior Golf Instructor in the World ~ 2008 Named one of “Sacramento’s 25 Most Influential in Area Golf” ~ 2008 & 2012 Northern California PGA Youth Player Development Award ~ 2009 Named a “Recognized The First Tee Coach” ~ 2009 Named a Top 50 Master Kids Coach by US Kids Golf ~ 2012 & 2014 Northern California PGA Player Development Award ~ Past Chair, National PGA Player Development Committee (2015-16) ~ 2016 First PGA Master Professional in Player Development ~ NCPGA Teaching Committee Member (2014—Present) ~ 2014 National PGA Youth Development Leader Award ~ 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teacher ~ 2017 National PGA Player Development Award ~ 2017 Qualified and played in PGA Tour Barracuda Championship ~ National PGA Teaching & Coaching Committee Member (2018—present) ~ 2019 Northern California PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award As the PGA Director of Coaching & Development for Morton Golf & the Nor-Cal Institute of Golf, Tom designs and coaches many programs. His philosophy is the game has three focuses: technique, tactical and “human skills”, but the main goal is to always...HAVE FUN! He believes each individual has their own golf blueprint based on current beliefs and body function and his job is to improve the blueprint for maximum success and enjoyment.
Learn the basics
Get comfortable for business golf
Avoid embarrassment on the first tee
Connect with golfers of similar age
Connect with golfers of similar skill
Have more fun on the course
Add 10 yards
Improve your Short Game
Prepare for Tournament Golf
Make the high school golf team
Earn a college golf scholarship
Get swing diagnostic testing
Playing with disabilities
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