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Drive for Discovery

September 11, 2023

Almaden Golf & Country Club


The Almaden Golf & Country Club is a prestigious, private, member-owned club located in the beautiful Almaden Valley of San Jose and nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains.


Tournament Package Includes:

  • Access to the 18 hole private course at Almaden Golf & Country Club

  • A premium tee gift

  • Golf carts for each foursome

  • Morning refreshments, box Lunch and dinner

  • On-course beverages

  • Funds raised will directly support Grand View League research funding initiative by American Cancer Society.

Additional Add-On Items include:

  • Custom Memorial License Plate for your golf cart

  • Raffle Tickets

  • Mulligan Levels - Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze

Register at: SOLD OUT for 2023! Registration now closed

Tournament Day Agenda

9:00 a.m.                         Registration opens, morning refreshments available 

9:30 a.m.                         Putting Contest Opens

10:30 a.m.                       Box Lunches available: assorted sandwiches, fruit, chips, cookie & beverage (vegetarian option available)

11:30 a.m.                       Shotgun Start

4:30 p.m.                         19th Hole cocktails & hors d'oeuvres

5:00 p.m.                         Putting Contest Finals 

5:30 p.m.                         Program begins: hearty small plates & tournament winners announced

6:15 p.m.                         Silent Auction Closes

6:30 p.m.                         Live Auction Begins

7:00 p.m.                         Closing and Thank Yous


Honorary Chair & Celebrity Golfer

Randy Hahntelevision play-by-play broadcaster for the San Jose Sharks

Sponsorship Opportunities

We offer a variety of ways to support the American Cancer Society or promote your company at Drive for Discovery. Contact us to put together a custom sponsorship package.  


Sponsorship opportunities include:

COVID Mitigation

Drive for Discovery is an in-person event and will strictly adhere with federal, state, and local health guidance and regulations. The safety of participants, volunteers, cancer survivors, and staff is always our top priority. As Drive for Discovery nears, event-based decisions may be made to help mitigate individual and community health risks based on those guidelines & regulations.  Please check back regularly for updates.


History of Drive for Discovery

Honoring Gayle Newgren

In 2020 the family of Gayle Newgren, in collaboration with the Grand View League, created the Golf For Gayle Tournament to raise funds for American Cancer Society. After two successful years, this tournament has been rebranded to Drive for Discovery to provide an even greater connection to the work of American Cancer Society and its other fundraising efforts. 

Gayle was passionate about her family, golf, and the work of American Cancer Society. In 2019 Gayle had a recurrence of her cancer and, within a few months, lost her battle. We will continue the fight in her memory. She enriched each of our lives in countless ways.  Her light-hearted humor, spunk, and effervescence will remain in our memories always.


Cancer does not discriminate.  It touches everyone.  It becomes very personal when it touches our families, friends, and colleagues. We all have our own connection to cancer and reason for participating in the Drive for Discovery and encourage you to use this event as an opportunity to amplify the work of American Cancer Society and the ways in which we can all volunteer, donate, and serve those fighting this battle.


"As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round." - Ben Hogan

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the boys group golf

the boys group golf

Volunteer Golf

Volunteer Golf

golf cart pic

golf cart pic

golf course 2

golf course 2

Newgren family

Newgren family

REg 3

REg 3

Greta _ Dad

Greta _ Dad

Group Golf

Group Golf

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