May 7–May 9, 2015G-Man Golf
It is a new year — amazingly, 2015. Wow. What an extraordinary world we live in. It is rich with a kaleidoscope of challenges and...
Chi Chi Rodriguez is not only a champion of the greens, and a legend of the game; he is a faithful champion and fund-raiser for the FBIAA Memorial College Fund. He loves children. It's as simple as that. Our gratitude is out of bounds.
Thank you Chi Chi from all of us!
If you are in pursuit of a very good cause, sign yourself up for the Chi Chi Rodriguez G-Man Desert Shootout – as a sponsor and/or a player. This tournament not only plays a convincing tune on your heartstrings, it’s the real deal. It is golf played for college scholarships for the children of Agents killed in the line of duty. It is sponsors opening their hearts and their wallets to fund the FBIAA National Trust Fund. It’s the good-hearted hard work of countless volunteers – year after year after year.
These three days in May are all about the camaraderie of a worthy cause, teary-eyed patriotism, magnificent sunsets, lush greens, and a rich array of Palm Springs hospitality and venues. Yes. From unforgettable golf courses and sightseeing to great casinos, restaurants and renowned entertainers, there’s an abundance of all you could want to see or do in Palm Springs.
The G-Man Desert Shootout got its start as a shootout between Northern and Southern California FBI Agents and grew into a charitable tournament for the FBIAA National Trust Fund, which provides college scholarships to the children of Agents killed in the line of duty.
In addition to the usual risks of “most wanted” manhunts, criminal investigations, and bringing down drug cartels, gangs and auto boosts, Agents are ferreting out terrorism in every nook and cranny of the world. Many are in Iraq and Afghanistan. The G-Men stationed overseas, like our soldiers, are in harm’s way daily in their efforts to protect our freedoms and preserve democracy. Most of them have children.
If you are unable to participate in the tournament, we hope you will offer your financial support by sending a charitable, tax deductible donation to the FBI Agents Association Trust Fund. (A tax identification number will be provided upon request.) Please make check donations payable to the FBI Agents Association and send it, along with the appropriate form to G-Man Shootout, P. O. Box 7819, Northridge, California 91327. For other donations, please call me at (818) 266-9181.
Our tournament is sustained through the generous, ongoing support of our sponsors. We are as dependent on them, as greens are dependent on rich, well-nourished soil. We all know what it’s like to try to get that little white ball to the hole when the ground is parched and the grass sparse and brittle.
Our dear nation is still in a drought. The tournament’s coffers are lagging. We have to band together. Rather than just relying on our most faithful, generous sponsors (for whom we are immensely grateful), all of us who care about this tournament, and the kids, need to adopt and encourage an attitude of the more, the merrier. We need to reach out to our friends, foes, colleagues, relatives and neighbors and encourage them to become sponsors, at whatever level they can muster. Let’s really get the word out. It’s about the kids – and their chance at a college education!
So, if you are aware of any organizations or individuals that might want to be sponsors, please ask them to contact Bob Jones at (888) 248-2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can help. In previous years, many of you have participated in our very successful G-Man Shootout $50.00 "Real Deal Player Sponsorship Program". Thank you. These particular sponsorships contribute significantly to our overall fund raising efforts. We encourage everyone to participate this year by signing up for at least one Real Deal Sponsorship. Each Real Deal Sponsor will be recognized in the FBI Agents Association National Newsletter. All sponsorships are tax deductible.
Plus much more to include modified raffle—add to the events exciting fanfares.
The G-Man Desert Shootout is all about playing the game we love – for the kids! But it is also about all of us and our family members and guests having a great time. Palm Springs is not just golf, temperate weather and retirement. It is breathtaking scenery and sunsets, spas, amusement and water parks, rock climbing, boating and fishing, tours of historic buildings and mission style homes, ancient and fascinating tile work and pottery, first class restaurants, Vegas style entertainment, and the ching, ching and chatter of slots and table games at the casinos.
Three world-class gaming casinos are within ten to fifteen minutes of the Indian Wells hotel:
The Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa on Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage boasts Coachella Valley’s premier poker room and concert theatre, great dining, and entertainment: (888-999-1995).
The Spotlight 29 run by the 29 Palms Band of Mission Indians in Coachella offers 2000 gaming machines, 39 table games, poker, live entertainment, DJ’s and a dress code: (760-775-5566).
The Fantasy Spring Resort Casino offers elegance, exciting ambience and good luck on 2,000 hot slots, video poker, and table games: (800-827-8940).
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM • Registration & Hospitality Room (Main Ballroom/Indian Wells Resort Hotel)
7:30 AM • Shotgun starts at Classic Club & Indian Wells Country Club
12:30 PM to 6:00 PM • Hospitality Room – Libations, fun conversations with old and new friends.
7:30 AM • Shotgun starts at Classic Club & Dinah Shore Tournament Course at the Mission Hills Country Club
12:30 PM to 6:00 PM • Hospitality Room – Great time!
7:30 AM • Shotgun starts at Indian Wells Country Club & Dinah Shore Tournament Course at the Mission Hills Country Club
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM • Awards ceremony & buffet dinner
Eligible to participate in the longest drive and closest-to-the-pin contests (valuable prizes awarded to men and women contestants); hole-in-one cash prize, 35 raffle tickets and a grand prize raffle drawing for this category. Individuals that do not sign up either thru the prepay, or at the tournament registration, are not eligible for any prizes in the “Buy-In” contest. Many additional prizes are added to the giveaway list during the event. So don’t miss out. One of the best deals in town.
Players will be able to participate in net and gross skins. Sign up at registration.
All golfers are reminded to bring HANDICAP CARDS or a HANDICAP LETTER from their club professional to registration. Golfers are also reminded to bring their putters to registration for red tape marking. Putts that are within the leather (tape markings) are considered holed-out.
Date and course to be determined.