2015 Annual Charity Golf Classic
October 23, 2015
Mark your calendar now! An exciting day of golf, fun and camaraderie with South Florida’s business aviation community will be held Friday, October 23rd at the prestigious PGA National Golf Resort and Spa in beautiful Palm Beach Gardens. This is the same venue as last year and will once again take place on two courses.
Sign up today! Registration is now open at the cost of $200 per golfer or $700 per foursome. Proceeds benefit the SFBAA Scholarship fund, Angel Flight, Christian Air Service and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Space is limited to 200 golfers, so we ask that companies limit their registrations to a maximum of two foursomes. All registrations and payments must be received by September 15, 2015. Please complete the Golf Registration form found here and send to Jeff Ramsden (or via fax: 954-359-0209). Registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. This event will sell-out, so register today!
Format: As always, this is a four person best-ball scramble with trophies, prizes, and bragging rights at stake. Skills challenges and side competitions along the way give even the highest handicappers a chance to win. All players receive a complimentary goodie bag, lunch, beverages on the course, and an expanded cocktail reception after play ends which will include hors d'oeuvres, trophy presentations, and a raffle.
Registration: Begins at 10:30 amLunch: 11:15 am - 12:15 pmShotgun Start: 12:45 pmReception: 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Sponsorship opportunities still available! Most of our headline sponsorships have been filled, but a few still remain. We also have a limited number of hole, prize hole, and custom sponsorships available at lower rates. Please click here see the Tournament Sponsorship form or contact an SFBAA Board Member for more information. We also welcome any contributions to our raffle or goodie bags. If you are going to send items for the goodie bag, please include at least 200 pieces. Please write “SFBAA Golf - 10/23/15” on the box and send these items directly to the golf course:
THE FAZIO COURSE
Formerly the Haig Course
The Fazio is a reinvention of The Haig, PGA National Resort & Spa's original 18-hole course that opened in 1980. The Haig was designed by George and Tom Fazio in tribute to five-time PGA champion Walter Hagen, and its renovation is being led by third-generation designer Tom Fazio II, who emphasized modernizing the course layout. While the original par-72 routing remains intact, the renovation improves the classic golf architecture with modern advances, including:
Fazio II himself believes his renovation “[achieves] that ideal balance where single-digit golfers will be fully challenged while higher handicaps will have a layout ideal for a day of enjoyable resort golf.”
THE PALMER COURSE
Named after its designer, Arnold Palmer, this course is one of the more forgiving at PGA National Resort from tee to fairway, known as a risk/reward game. The open fairways and larger “Champion Bermuda” greens can be quite accommodating and invite players to take a chance if they dare -- as golfers are not overly penalized for missing the fairway or primary rough on most holes here. There is a considerable amount of undulation through the fairway, presenting the opportunity for uneven lies and creative shot-making. The Palmer has a great series of finishing holes, with the 18th being one of the most scenic par 5s on the property.
The PGA National Resort & Spa just put the finishing touches on a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2012. It has been home to the PGA’s Honda Classic since 2007 and includes a Wine Spectator-awarded signature restaurant, zero-entry pool and a rejuvenation spa to go along with its five championship golf courses. They have recently updated all their courses with new turf, rebuilt bunkers, expanded tee and green complexes, and modernized two of their older courses. It has a decorated history and tradition as one of the finest golf resorts in South Florida, located just 20 minutes from the Palm Beach Airport.
We have been granted a courtesy rate for those interested in staying on the premises overnight. A block of rooms have been reserved for us at a rate of $149 + $10 resort fee. These rates are eligible for any of our participants/sponsors starting on Thursday (10/22) as long as you check out by Sunday (10/25). Reservations must be made by September 23 by calling (844) 821-0028; be sure to mention the SFBAA Charity Golf Classic.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR HEADLINE SPONSORS: