“I have found the game to be, in all factualness, a universal language wherever I traveled at home or abroad.”

– Ben Hogan


Friends of Golf Tournament

Location: Bel-Air Country Club (with its newly remodeled course!) at 10768 Bellagio Road, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Honorees: Lorena Ochoa & Patrick Cantlay


FOG’s “Evening with Champions” Dinner was held on Friday, February 16, 2018, where FOG honored two golf GREATS:


With six Major championships, more than 40 tournament victories and a total of 98 weeks as the world’s number one golfer, Sir Nick Faldo is broadly regarded as the most successful golfer that Britain has ever produced.


As the much-anticipated 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup captain, Jim Furyk, has a stellar story of his own, having won the 2003 U.S. Open, followed by the 2010 FedEx Cup Champion and PGA Tour Player of the Year, and in 2016 shot the first 58 in PGA Tour history and was subsequently awarded the 2016 Payne Stewart Award.


This limited seating engagement was held at prestigious Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles. Tickets included a cocktail reception, small live and silent auctions, dinner and a captivating interview by world-renowned sportscaster, Jim Nantz.

FOG's Evening With Champions
Jim Nantz interviews "Evening with Champions" Honorees: Sir Nick Faldo and Jim Furyk.
Friends of Golf Members
Sal Cimbolo (FOG Chairman & CEO), Jasmine Liu (SCGA Junior), 2017 Honoree Dustin Johnson, Diamond Liu (SCGA Junior), Eddie Merrins (Founder) and John Hoffman (President & Tournament Chairman).


By joining Friends of Golf (FOG) you participate in the growth of golf for all those boys and girls who may have the talent and the interest, but not the resources to play.


FOG will keep you up to date on youth-related golf activities throughout Southern California and let you know of all volunteer opportunities.
As a member of FOG you will also gain access to unique travel offers, apparel and equipment promotions and local sports-related activities.


LOTS of reasons to join: the best one is that the students who need you the most are the ones YOU help the most. Sign-up today—it’s FREE!


The kindest words in any language are “Thank You!”


At FOG, we hear these words almost every day. The coaches, players, parents and teammates of those FOG helps the most are very vocal and enthusiastic in their response to FOG’s crucial and continual support of all young golfers. Their many e-mails, letters and other sincere personal expressions are a constant reinforcement that we at FOG are doing the right thing for many youths today.



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