47th Annual Lou Grubb Friends Fore Golf
May 8, 2020
We've been bringing friends together for a fun game of golf to serve a great cause for more than four decades! Join us for the Valley's most cherished, charitable golf tournament, hosted at the JW Marriott Camelback Golf Club.
Get Your Game On, May 8, 2020
Book your foursomes early before they sell out! Registration and Concept Shop open at 10 a.m. Come early for best selection! Shot-gun start at 11:45 a.m. Be on the lookout for hole-in-one prizes and golfing antics throughout the course.
A special sponsorship event
Lou's Bar & Grill | Evie's Pavillion
5595 E. Moreland Street, Phoenix
Share specialty drinks and "grub"with friends old and new, compete in lawn games, bid on exciting live auction items and congratulate this year's Spirit Award Winner. The evening features two special guests--the legendary golf analyst Peter Kostis and AZ Diamondbacks President/CEO Derrick Hall.
Become a Sponsor
This one-of-a-kind event offers unique opportunities to promote your company while showing philanthropic support of our community! Sponsors are also invited to the special VIP reception, April 25, at the new local hot spot named after event founders Lou and Evie Grubb!
Fun Times, Great Cause!
Proceeds benefit Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center, the Valley's first and longest operating medical facility. In addition to offering world-class brain and spine care, St. Joseph's is a leader in organ transplants, cancer care, trauma and women's services.
Our 2019 Sponsors
Evelyn and Lou Grubb Charitable Fund
Kathy and Dan Grubb
Arizona Community Foundation
Erik Jensen with North&Co.
Larry & Sandy Mayhew
AirGas USA & Air Liquide Company
ARCHSOL & SDB Contracting Services
Barrow Brain & Spine
Cathy & Tom Reahard Family Fund
Dignity Health Medical Group
Gammage & Burnham PLC
Gilbane Building Co.
Mitch & Julie Pierce
Norton Thoracic Institute
Shamrock Foods Co.
Interested in learning more about sponsorships? Click on the link below or call 602.406.1046.
Our History and Cause
In April 2003, two successful golf tournaments supporting different healthcare programs and research at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center joined forces to produce what has evolved into one of the most-respected charity golf events in the Valley: Lou Grubb Friends Fore Golf.
The first of the two tournaments was initiated in 1973 by its namesake, the venerable businessman-philanthropist Lou Grubb, who invited a few friends for a game of golf to raise money for various charities here in Arizona. After Lou underwent successful surgery for a ruptured aneurysm in 1992, his family named Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s the sole beneficiary of this event to give back to the hospital that saved the life of their beloved patriarch.
The second of the tournaments kicked off in 1982 to support women’s health services at St. Joseph’s, including special programs for female patients who are underinsured or without any means to pay for critical care.
Together, with the combined efforts of St. Joseph’s Foundation and Barrow Neurological Foundation, along with the generosity of golf enthusiasts in our community, the Lou Grubb Friends Fore Golf has raised millions of dollars to support critical areas of need throughout the hospital and institute.
This year, Lou Grubb Friends Fore Golf is celebrating the generosity and legacy of support from our community over the last 46 years. Please join us as we honor Lou’s memory by playing his favorite game and raising much needed philanthropic dollars for Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.
Join us to celebrate and carry on this meaningful tradition!
Learn from Lou Grubb's son, Dan Grubb, and longtime golf-pro friend Roger Maxwell about the history of this iconic golf event in this mini documentary created to honor its 40th anniversary.