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Lou Grubb Friends Fore Golf

September 17, 2020 JW Marriott Camelback Golf Club

Golfers at the Lou Grubb Friends Fore Golf event

UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled to September 17, 2020. For details, please click here.

One of the longest running and most treasured charitable golf tournaments in the Valley, Lou Grubb Friends Fore Golf celebrates the generosity and support from the community and honors the memory of respected automotive businessman Lou Grubb and his wife Evelyn. Hundreds of golfers turn out to play Lou’s favorite game and raise funds to benefit patient care, education and research at Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center.

Two women driving a golf cart

The Lou Grubb Friends Fore Golf event takes place annually at the beautiful JW Marriott Camelback Golf Club. Following the tournament, golfers and their guests are invited to a fun and relaxing after-party and awards program at the clubhouse, where they can enjoy a buffet, refreshing drinks, fun yard games and lively music.

How it began

Lou Grubb Friends Fore Golf has a long history. In 1986, Mr. Grubb suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm. His family chose to take him to St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center to receive treatment at Barrow, where they knew he would receive the best care. Dr. Robert Spetzler, former Barrow President and CEO and Neurosurgery Emeritus Chair, operated and removed the aneurysm in Mr. Grubb.

Following treatment, Mr. Grubb appreciated 25 more years of life, enjoying family, friends and his favorite game – golf. He was so grateful that he designated Barrow and St. Joseph’s to receive all funds raised by the annual golf tournament he had established in 1975 to support local charities. In the past four decades, the event has raised $6 million dollars to elevate patient care, medical education and research at Barrow Neurological Institute.

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Thank you to our sponsors!

Title SponsorEvelyn and Lou Grubb Charitable Fund
VIP ReceptionACF
Diamond SponsorDan and Kathy Grubb Family Foundation
Diamond SponsorSymmetry
Platinum SponsorPierce Family Trust
Platinum SponsorErik Jensen, Realtor – North & Co
Silver SponsorBig Two Toyota Scion of Chandler
Silver SponsorUnited Surgical Partners International
Silver SponsorJerry Worsham – Cavanagh Law Firm
Gold SponsorAirgas
Gold SponsorARCHSOL, LLC and SDB Contracting Services
Gold SponsorAmerican Technologies Inc
Gold SponsorGammage & Burnham
Gold SponsorCathy & Tom Reahard Family Fund
Gold SponsorMicroAge
Gold SponsorLanmour Services
Gold SponsorECD Systems
Gold SponsorDevenney Group
Gold SponsorNeurosurgical Associates
Hole SponsorMr. and Mrs. John W. Graham
Hole Sponsor Mr. Dan Nahom
Hole Sponsor Mr. and Mrs. Joseph N. Stout
Hole SponsorBrown Group
Hole SponsorWilliam Wilemon
Hole SponsorGuthrie General
Hole SponsorCohen Dowd Quigley
Hole SponsorDonald Loback
Hole SponsorUSI Insurance