Doug Trew greets some of his fans at the Doug Trew Tournament at Hobbs Hole in 2019.

The Doug Trew Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by Bobby Duke of Colonial Beach is fast approaching on August 8.

The all day event hosted at Hobbs Hole in Tappahannock brings golfers out, four at a time, to compete and raise money for the Pete Frates Foundation. Frates, as well as Trew, suffered from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis  also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Golfing for the Frates foundation helps to support families of those with ALS and the needs of the person. Many people with ALS need round the clock home health care as the disease progresses. Needless to say this is an extremely expensive undertaking.

Duke hosted the first  Doug Trew Golf Tournament last year as a fundraiser for Trew. Sadly, he passed away a few short weeks later.

However, in his memory his family and friends wish to hold an event in his memory to support others with ALS.

Hole sponsorships are available for individuals or local businesses by contacting Duke through Facebook or email at

Currently they are also looking for raffle and door prizes from locally businesses as well as donations from non-golfers to help raise funds.

Pete Frates was a Major League Baseball player who was diagnosed at the age of 27 with ALS. Sadly, he lost his battle in 2019 to the disease not long after his team the Boston Red Sox presented him with a custom World Series Ring.

The Red Sox gave Frates an honorary contract in order to keep his health insurance but most ALS patients are not as lucky. Duke hopes to help out some of those who are not.

Hobbs Hole is located at 1267 Hobbs Hole Dr, Tappahannock, Virginia 22560. Registrations are due by July 24 to Duke.