The tournament, which took place at the Deering Bay Yacht and Country Club, 13610 Deering Bay Dr. in Coral Gables, offered players the choice to simply play for fun or at a competitive level.
Event participants engaged in a memorable golf experience, which raised funds for the clubs’ youth development programs. The programs are based on fostering skills in computer, education, cultural arts homework, educational assistance, and social life competencies, as well as sports and recreation.
Chaired by Ben Walker from CCU Inc. and co-chaired by Howard Master, a retired insurance professional, committee members included: Kevin Cote, Jim Fanelli, Adolfo Guerrero, Carrie Jems, Peter Tstos and Bob Wyner. The event raised $130,000 for the Club’s programs.
The daylong tournament began with a putting contest at 11 a.m. and was followed immediately by a shotgun start. All golfers received a gift bag, complimentary parking, green fees, cart, and range balls. Golfers also enjoyed lunch, which was provided by McDonalds and Olive Garden Aventura, and dinner at the awards banquet and ceremony.
Charity Golf International’s Bobby Bradley provided on-course entertainment while Stretch Zone Miami helped participants warm up and relax.
The Collection Audi has sponsored the tournament since 2011 and two Audi vehicles were on full display throughout the day.
Immediately following the tournament, the day concluded with an awards banquet and ceremony at 5:30 p.m., which featured entertainment by the Miami Marlins Energy Team, a delectable buffet style dinner, cocktails, raffle items and live auction featuring prizes such as vacation stays, dinners at various restaurants around town, weekend loans on select Audi models, sports memorabilia and more.
The Double Eagle Sponsors for the 48th Annual Golf Classic were the Carmen Rebozo Foundation and Publix Supermarket Charities Inc. The Eagle Sponsor was The Collection Audi. Additional sponsors included Ocean Bank, Bermont Advisory Group, CCU Inc., Miami Marlins, Wells Fargo Advisors, Matty’s Sports, BB&T, Wells Fargo Insurance, Pinecrest Magazine, McDonalds and Olive Garden Aventura. Event volunteers were provided by Nova Southeastern University-Miami’s College of Nursing.