The 2012 Googie & Friends Annual Fund-Raiser Golf Tournament is Set for Monday, August 13 at Lake Chabot Golf Course in Oakland, CA

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — The charity golf tournament commences with a 6:30 a.m. registration, followed by warm-up on the range and an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start. Format is 4-person team-scramble. Entry fee is $500 per foursome (or $150 per player) which includes green fee, shared cart, bucket of balls, a Googie bag plus lunch and prizes. Registration deadline is Aug. 1. Download an entry form now at

Five worthy Oakland-based junior golf programs will benefit from the fundraising tournament: Ace Kids Golf, Lake Chabot Junior Golf Academy, Metropolitan Junior Golf Program, Oakland Turfgrass Education Initiative and The First Tee of Oakland.

“Once again, I am extremely proud that citizens and business leaders are coming together in support of the Googie & Friends tournament, helping raise funds which directly benefit youth-based golf programs within our community,” stated Oakland City Council President Larry Reid (District No. 7). “Through this charitable event we are able to help sustain recreational programs that not only teach youth about the great game of golf and its environment, but also help them develop tremendous interpersonal skills which will last a lifetime.”

According to Tournament Founder Leonard “Googie” Kirtley Jr., a variety of sponsorship opportunities are available: Tournament Title Sponsor-$10,000, Presenting-$5000, Meal-$4000, Contest-$1500, Friends of Googie-$1000 or Tee Sponsor-$150. Learn more on how to support youth golf programs in Oakland by visiting For those interested in participating in the Googie & Friends tournament, checks should be made payable to OBDC, and mailed to P.O. Box 2428, Oakland, CA, 94621. Any questions, contact Jim Birchall at Lake Chabot GC at (510) 351-5812, email: jbirchall(at)touchstonegolf(dot)com, or Gary Carls at (408) 730-7625 or email: gcarls(at)ci(dot)sunnyvale(dot)ca(dot)us.

About Lake Chabot: Lake Chabot Golf Course, situated in the East Bay Oakland Hills since 1923 has stunning panoramic views of the City of Oakland, Bay Bridge and Lake Chabot area. The City of Oakland’s Lake Chabot Golf course is the Bay Area’s best golf value. Its 27 pristine holes of golf for players of all skill levels combined with discount golf pricing makes the game accessible to everyone. Offering golf lessons for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced, these detailed instruction lessons are designed to help the golfer take his/her game to the next level. If you’re looking to have a party or company event keep in mind that Lake Chabot has an expanded banquet facility and great catering capabilities.


James Birchall
Lake Chabot Golf Course