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ABOUT

The Desert Financial Open, presented by United Rentals was created to provide a first-class competitive golf tournament for touring professionals, while raising money to support important charities in the community. The goal is to grow this event into one of the largest non-PGA TOUR affiliated tournaments in the United States.

The fifth annual tournament will take place May 17-20, 2021 at Talking Stick Golf Club.  The event will kick-off with a charity pro-am to benefit the Desert Financial Foundation, followed by a 54-hole professional tournament that will feature a $125,000 guaranteed purse!

Our Title Sponsor, Desert Financial Credit Union, celebrating more than 80 years in Arizona, Desert Financial is the state’s largest local credit union with $6 billion in assets, 350,000+ members and 47 branches. Membership eligibility is open across Arizona with contactless solutions via eBranch, making it easy to call, click or come in. As a not-for-profit cooperative, Desert Financial takes pride in sharing success. In 2020, members received $14 million in dividends via the Member Giveback Bonus, and Desert Financial gave more than $5 million in COVID-19 relief plus donations, scholarships and Random Acts of Kindness to our members, community and team. Learn more about the credit union difference at Desert Financial Credit Union and find news and information @desertfinancial on Twitter.

Desert Financial Foundation is the sole sponsor of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital 1 Darn Cool School Program, which allows patients to experience a traditional classroom setting while in treatment.  The accredited teaching staff works with more than 10,000 patients each year in the hospital classroom to help keep children academically on track and alleviate any anxiety about falling behind.  1 Darn Cool School provides year-round individual instruction for all students grades K-12 and even offers various art classes on Fridays known as “Fine Arts Fridays”. 

 

Should patients not be able to leave their beds, teachers are able to visit patient rooms to provide academic assistance. Additionally, the teachers facilitate each patient's transition back to their regular learning environment once they are ready to leave the hospital.  Phoenix Children’s Hospital has the distinction of being one of only a handful of hospitals in the country that provides schooling for patients.

Advisory Board

Pat Perez
Pat Perez

PGA TOUR Member

Kevin Stadler
Kevin Stadler

PGA TOUR Member

Jeff Fujimoto
Jeff Fujimoto
Chris Stutts
Chris Stutts

PAT PEREZ

PGA TOUR MEMBER

KEVIN STADLER

PGA TOUR MEMBER

JEFF FUJIMOTO

‎Advisor

8AM GOLF

CHRIS STUTTS

‎Vice President of Sales at Makena Golf & Beach Club