It’s long-winded, formal title is the Luis Miramontes Memorial Golf Tournament. Informally, among those in the know, it’s the Louie Shootout. Or, at it’s simplest – The Louie.

Regardless of which title you choose, it’s a tournament unlike any other.

How so? Most non-profits host tournaments with the goal of raising funds. The Louie, on the other hand, is all about gratitude. It is nothing less than an 18-hole thank-you to the generous partners who join the Louie Foundation in advancing the fight against cancer and enhancing the comfort of patients and their loved ones right here in the Redding area.

The Louie also stands out for its fun format. Gold Hills Golf Club, the host course, features a rather challenging championship layout, but for The Louie it is transformed into a short-hitter’s par-3 paradise. One need not be a long-range bomber to have a shot at the bountiful prizes up for grabs.

Did somebody mention prizes? That’s because there’s a closest-to-the-pin (‘KP’ if you prefer golf shorthand) prize valued at $500 (or more) on EVERY hole. On 14 of the holes, golfers lucky enough to record a hole-in-one will win $5,000. On the other four holes, the prize for an “ace” is a new car.

And just because that is not quite enough, the Louie Foundation board members decided to kick things up just a bit higher: Five KP winners will be selected (randomly, through a drawing) and given the chance to hole a 60-foot putt for a cool $10,000.

This year’s tournament begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, September. 11, with a shotgun start. In other words, the four-person teams will begin play simultaneously on separate holes.

In keeping with the spirit of saying thanks, The Louie starts a day in advance with an Appreciation Party at 6 p.m. Friday, September 10, on the Gold Hills patio terrace. Louie Foundation partners are invited to enjoy an evening of hors d’oeuvres, hosted libations, entertainment and dancing.

The Appreciation Party is also a great opportunity for Shootout participants to browse the Louie Foundation Maui Jim Experience for a new pair of sunglasses. All Diamond Sponsors receive four $100 vouchers and Event Sponsors receive two $100 vouchers to spend Maui Jim Experience on-site at the Tournament. Shopping hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 10th.

Earlier on Friday, beginning at 3 p.m., registered teams are invited to select two golfers to compete in the Horse Race. This high-spirited event features all players teeing off on the first hole, with only the best teams advancing to see which team emerges victorious. The winning team will be announced at the Sponsor Party. Contact Chad White, tournament director, at 530-246-7867 or, for registration information.

10th Annual Louie Shootout

Friday and Saturday, September 10-11, 2021
Schedule of Events

Friday, September 10th, 6 PM – 9 PM LMMF Sponsors Reception on the patio at Gold Hills:
A brief presentation by the Louie Foundation Board of Directors followed by a special evening of hors d’oeuvres, hosted beverages, music and dancing!

Friday, September 10th, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM LMMF Maui Jim experience for our Valued Sponsors:
All Louie Foundation Diamond Sponsors receive four $100 vouchers and Event Sponsors receive two $100 vouchers to spend at the Maui Jim experience.

Saturday, September 11th, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM – 10th Annual Louie Shoot Out – check-in/registration.
Located at the main entrance. Enjoy the Bloody Mary Bar and Breakfast Burritos!

Saturday, September 11th, 10 AM10th Annual Louie Shoot Out, shotgun start!
The Annual Louie Shoot Out is the North State’s only all par 3 benefit golf tournament featuring amazing KP prizes, and many other prizes; food and beverages will be served on several holes and players will have hole-in-one opportunities to win one of several cars on a variety of holes! And five selected Shoot Out winners will earn a chance at a 60’ putt for $10,000.

Saturday, September 11th, 2:30 PM – Awards immediately follow the tournament on the Gold Hills patio.

For more information about the Louie Foundation, you can also contact Chad White at 246-7867 or