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Friends For Recovery

Inaugural Year: 2011


These events have been hosted by Toscana Country Club, Indian Wells CA, surrounded by the mountains of the Coachella Valley, and set amongst the lush landscape of the springtime desert. Each year, under the guidance of world class instructors, Bill, one of the four brothers of America's heralded golf family, 50 of our generous donors improved their golf skills by participating in specialized clinics and individualized lessons. Several Top U.S. Golf Instructors have donated their time and expertise and assisted in making the clinic portion of the day educational, diverse and entertaining. Complementing the instruction element of the event was the 18 - Hole Pro Am Tournament. Each of the 50 participants was teamed with one of the Leading PGA, Champions Tour and LPGA professionals, who also generously donated their time and talent to the event.

Those who have joined us include:

Tour Professionals

  • Bob Goalby, 1968 Ryder Cup team member, 11 time PGA Tour winner including the 1968 Masters, and 2 time winner on the Champions Tour

  • Jay Haas, 9 time PGA Tour winner, 14 time Champions Tour winner, 3 time Ryder Cup team member and 2 time Captain's Assistant for America's President's Cup Team 2009, 2011

  • Bill Haas, 4 time PGA Tour winner including 2011 Tour Championship and 2011 Fed Ex Cup, 2003 Walker Cup team member and 2011 Presidents Cup

  • Ian Baker Finch, 1991 British Open champion and winner of the Australian PGA and Masters

  • Jeff Sluman, 6 time PGA Tour winner including the 1988 PGA Championship, and 3 time winner on the Champions Tour

  • Craig Stadler, 13 time PGA Tour winner including the 1982 Masters, and 8 time winner on the Champions Tour

  • Curtis Strange, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame with 17 PGA wins, including the 1988 and 1989 U.S.Open Championships, 5 time Ryder Cup team member and 2002 Ryder Cup Team Captain

  • Frank Beard, 11 time PGA Tour winner and 1969 PGA Tour leading money winner and 2 time Ryder Cup team member

  • Billy Andrade, 1987 Walker Cup team member, and 4 time PGA Tour winner

  • Nicole Castrale, 2007 LPGA Ginn Tribute winner, and 2 time Solheim Cup team member

  • Morgan Pressel, 2 time winner on the LPGA tour including the Kraft Nabisco in 2007, and 4 time Solheim Cup team player

  • Alex Coe, 2006 U.S. Open low amateur, 2006 finalist for Byron Nelson Award signifying outstanding playing ability and academic excellence and integrity, 2004-2006 WCC All-Conference, Nationwide and professional



  • Bill Harmon

  • Craig Harmon

  • Charlie Epps

  • Steve Napoli

  • Don and Sue Hurter

  • Mike Gilmore

  • Frank Mellet

  • Paul Lobato 

  • Bruce Davidson

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