Scottsdale golf tourney benefits Ronald McDonald House

Local pros and several PGA Tour champions will join amateur golfers from across the Valley to take on the Jack Nicklaus-designed 7,019-yard Cochise Course at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale for the 2nd annual Ronald McDonald House Pro-Am Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 12.

Former PGA champions expected to take part in the tournament include Howard Twitty, Bob Gilder, Steve Jones, Tom Purtzer, Steve Ames and Jan Stevenson. The Cochise Course has hosted the PGA-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship since 2012.

The tournament begins with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Registration and raffle start at 7:30 a.m. and a luncheon and awards ceremony will follow the event.
Tournament proceeds underwrite the cost for families staying at the Valley’s three Ronald McDonald Houses while their children are often undergoing critical medical care.

No family is ever turned away for being unable to manage the $15 nightly donation that is asked. In 2015, only 10 percent of the more than 2,000 families staying at Ronald McDonald Houses in the Valley were able to make the contribution.

Last year’s inaugural tournament brought together nearly 120 golfers and 30 professional golfers including Purtzer, Jones, Twitty, Ken Triplett and Billy Mayfair.

For information and to register online, go to

For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix, visit

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