Tournament

“It is the finest one-day tournament of its kind in the country!”
exclaimed Byron Nelson.


2020 Tournament: Late April

General Information

2020 Tournament: Late April
Location: Bel-Air Country Club at 10768 Bellagio Road, Los Angeles
Cocktails, Auctions & Dinner Gala:  UCLA Pauley Pavilion
2020 Honoree: To Be Announced

Brooks Koepka

2019 FOG Honoree, Brooks Koepka (Read Bio)

Bel Aire Country Club
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TOURNAMENT

For over 40 years, the FOG Charity Golf Tournament has consistently delivered a unique experience unmatched elsewhere in the United States.  For many, the much-anticipated day begins before sunrise and goes well into the evening. Bel-Air Country Club, with its newly redesigned course, continues to be an unrivaled venue made even more special by FOG being the only outside tournament that it plays host to each year.  Although some major changes will soon be underway on the new Clubhouse, the day promises to be packed full of fun in the sun, mouthwatering food and outstanding prizes—punctuated with memorable photos, captivating interviews and exceptional live and silent auctions. It’s why so many FOG supporters and friends of golf return every year. We hope you’re among them!

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The Event

There are assigned start times, early and mid-morning, so plan to spend the entire day at FOG. Arrive at dawn, and a FOG volunteer will tuck the biggest golf goodie bag you will ever see safely in your trunk. Then it’s up to the Clubhouse, sign in, and then head downstairs to the famous Bel-Air Grill for a continental breakfast.

 

Next, head out to your assigned hole for the 18-hole tournament on what is considered one of the most interesting and beautiful golf courses in California. Your four-some will compete with more than 40 other groups for bragging rights and a high-end team prize.

 

Near the Clubhouse and Pro Shop, you will find a number of outstanding FOG supporters and sponsors. You will collect head covers, trip information, clubs, towels—so many gifts you will find it hard to put them all in your locker.

When your round is in the books, head to your car, fill the trunk with all your new golf gifts, then wend your way over to one of the most recognized and interesting golf clinics you will ever encounter.

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The Clinic

It’s one of the most widely recognized parts of the FOG Tournament!

 

Join the current FOG Honoree on the first tee. It might be Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Dustin Johnson, Johnny Miller, Luke Donald, Butch Harmon or any one of the most well-known and recognized professional golfers in the world. The honoree and the clinic are always a highlight for every player in the event.

 

FOG works with its partners at SCGA Junior and SCPGA Junior Tour to identify two juniors to hit shots at the clinic  under the watchful eye of our esteemed honoree.  These fortunate juniors will have the amazing opportunity to receive professional tips to help further develop their game.  After hitting a few shots, the Honoree dissects the youngsters’ swings and offers concrete instruction and tips on how they can improve.

 

Additionally, players and attendees get to watch the honoree hit some incredible shots of his/her own. They share anecdotes and always demonstrate a few of their own enormous talents for the mesmerized audience of golfers who always comment on how fantastic it was to be so close to one of golf’s true legends and see the magic of their games. It will clearly be one of the highlights of your day.

The Evening Program

The matches are finished, but the real festivities are just beginning! Remember that Honoree at the clinic? They are still on hand for cocktails, dinner, and the interview and awards presentation.  While enjoying the festivities look around. You will find some of the most interesting, luxurious and potentially amazing experiences to be had through the Live and Silent Auctions. High-end equipment and apparel abound, as do incredible trips to exciting destinations.  You may just head home a hero!

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Live & Silent Auctions

The SILENT AUCTION offers a plethora of upper class trips, sporting events and high-end equipment, apparel and other luxury items. But it’s the LIVE AUCTION that offers the most unique and sought after experiences that you will be hard pressed to find all in one place … Land on a Navy aircraft carrier and spend the night with the crew, get up close and personal with The Blue Angels, go to The Ryder Cup and fly with the team, visit the African Savannah and see majestic beasts, explore several of the most captivating cities in Europe, visit the mystical ruins of the Historic Middle East or adventure farther into the exotic Asian continent. The unparalleled generosity of FOG’s many Grand Prize Donors has made FOG’s auctions legendary. And the “deals” are unbelievable!

 

The trips are so great and varied that many dinner guests, who could not play in the event, attend the evening festivities for the chance to win a trip or two. Imagine what your future may hold… You have to see these auctions to believe it!

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Sponsorships

FOG welcomes the many companies who would like to support the event through either a straight cash donation or product donation. To learn more, please contact myra@friendsofgolf.org regarding cash sponsorships and tammy@friendsofgolf.org regarding donations of products and services, such as air travel, hotel accommodations, unique experiences, services, equipment and apparel.

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