39th Annual ARO Golf Tournament & Crab Feed

In memory of Hanley T.D. Fong and Ford Lee

Monday, October 7th, 2024

Registration Opens June 1st



History of the Golf Tournament and Crab Feed

In 1971, the ARO community service group began sponsoring golf tournaments in memory of one of their members, Nelson Leong, as a fundraiser for youth services. In 1984, the ARO hosted a series of crab feeds in memory of another member, Rolph Chin. The goal was to raise $50,000 over 5 years for the Rolph Chin Camp and Conference Fund. They reached their goal in four years and the event was very popular and successful.

In 1991, the ARO decided to combine the Golf Tournament and Crab Feed events into one, thus creating the event as we know it today. This event raises funds to support vital services that the Chinatown YMCA provides for the community. Not only is it a fundraiser, but it brings friends of the Y together to have fun and enjoy the fellowship.

This year, the Golf Tournament and Crab Feed are in memory of Hanley T.D. Fong and Ford Lee. Both Hanley and Ford were members of the ARO service group, Board of Managers, and the Golf Tournament and Crab Feed committee. They were also donors, advocates, and good friends to many in the Chinatown YMCA community. 

About the ARO

Since 1950, the impact of the ARO’s dedication has rippled through all of our programs and services. The ARO led the branch’s capital renovation project and laid the foundation for a successful major campaign to update and innovate our space and programming. Their storied legacy includes highlighting the importance of keeping the Y’s mission of service to youth and community at the core of every decision we make, every program we provide, and every interaction we have with our members. We are grateful for their unwavering support and leadership, including thousands of hours committed in volunteer service and generous philanthropic investments in our branch.

Golf Tournament and Crab Feed

Join Us for Golf at Lake Merced Golf Club and In-Person Crab Feed at the Chinatown YMCA

We are excited to bring back the in-person crab feed following the tournament. We have a limited number of individual crab feed tickets available so if you are interested in attending the crab feed only, please purchase your tickets early.

Single Player Registration: $395

  • Includes green fee, cart, gift, tee prize, lunch, and one crab feed ticket


9:00 AM

  • Registration
  • Tee Prize Distribution
  • Raffle Ticket Sales

10:00 AM

  • Shotgun Start

5:30 PM

  • Crab Feed and Awards at Chinatown YMCA
  • Raffle Winners Announced

Enhanced by dramatic elevation changes and carved into tree-lined, manicured fairways, the Lake Merced Golf Club is nationally recognized as a tough but fair test of golf. After a comprehensive restoration and renovation of its Alister MacKenzie layout by architects Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner in 2022, Lake Merced Golf Club is now open, stretching out to a Par 72 that covers 6,960 yards and featuring six sets of tees for members and guests of all abilities to enjoy!


2300 Junipero Serra Blvd,
Daly City, CA 94015


Crab Feed Ticket: $75


855 Sacramento Street,
San Francisco, CA 94108



All sponsors will receive a gift as well as acknowledgment at the golf course, at the crab feed, and in the program.

Premier Sponsorship: $3,000

  • Foursome for Golf Tournament
  • 10 Crab Feed Tickets

Deluxe Sponsorship: $2,000

  • Foursome for Golf Tournament and 6 Crab Feed Tickets
  • OR 10 Crab Feed Tickets

Hole Sponsorship: $350

  • 2 Crab Feed Tickets


For more information or questions about registration, contact Merlin Cases at mcases@ymcasf.org or call (415) 748 - 3553