For Love of the Game

Lou Montfort

Lou Montfort

Lou Montfort cuts a quietly dapper figure. Beneath this gentleman’s soft-spoken exterior, however, is one of Aggie golf’s biggest fans for more than half a century.

When the Sacramento-based real estate developer and manager joined the El Macero Club in 1961, he was looking for a good putting green. What he found was a new team to root for.

“El Macero is where the UC Davis team practiced, and I really enjoyed watching those young men rise up in the game and develop as athletes,” said Montfort. “[Former athletics director] Jim Sochor and I often play together, and through being golf buddies with him and many of UC Davis’ golf coaches I developed a deep respect for Aggie athletics.”

Montfort discovered his knack for the game in the seventh grade and was a 2 handicap golfer as a young man. Still fit and active at 91, he is grateful for every round he enjoys. During The Campaign for UC Davis, he directed a portion of his estate gift to support men’s golf.

“Golf opened a lot of doors for me personally and professionally, and I’d like to support the same opportunities for the UC Davis golf team,” said Montfort. “I’m pleased to do anything I can do to help this great team.”

One World, One UC DavisThese ONE hundred stories represent the people who transformed UC Davis through their generous support of our first comprehensive fundraising campaign, which ended May 31, 2013. Together, these stories are the ONE story of The Campaign for UC Davis.

(Content last updated May 31, 2014)