Golf Classic Tournament

Golfers warming up for the Tournament

On March 11, 2011, the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce was joined by Title Sponsor, Boucher Brothers Management, Presenting Sponsor, Jackson Insurance Agency, and over sixty additional sponsors to support the Chamber’s Education Foundation at the fifteenth annual Miami Beach Golf Classic.

One hundred and forty-four golfers arrived midday at the Miami Beach Golf Course for lunch on the terrace by Morton’s the Steakhouse Miami Beach and a fun filled day at the link with bites, booze, and lots of networking. In addition to a great round of golf, each hole was graciously sponsored by a different company who helped charm our golfers and four hole-in-one opportunities were available thanks to Warren Henry Automobile. To kick-off the festivities, the Chamber entertained the crowd with a helicopter ball drop to win a FREE pillar membership to the Miami Beach Chamber. The winner and closest to the pin was Omar Antigua from Stryker Orthopedics.

We are very proud to sponsor this important event that also benefits the Miami Beach Education Foundation. The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce is close to our hearts and we’ve been honored to be able to work with them for the past 16 years, on the 2011 Miami Beach Golf Classic. We are especially grateful to our presenting sponsor, JR Fenton of Jackson Insurance, for their tremendous efforts in making this tournament a success”, said Jim Boucher, President of Boucher Brothers Management.

Tournament Champions were decided for the first time ever by a four way tie with the winning score of 13 under par. After a playoff on the handicap hole, our winners were the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians, second place was Morton’s The Steakhouse, and third place was The Cardiology Center. Other contests included closest to the pin, straightest drive, and longest drive.

As noted, a portion of the tournament proceeds benefits the chamber’s Miami Beach Education Foundation, a non-profit organization which helps bring together the strengths and resources of the community to support the needs of public education. Throughout the years, over $75,000 has been raised for organizations such as the Kiwanis Club of Miami Beach, Miami Beach Senior High School International Baccalaureate Program and to fund scholarships for graduating seniors from Miami Beach Senior High School. This year, the amount exceeded expectations.

The success of this golf tournament would not have been made possible without the support of many companies around the community. Boucher Brothers Management and the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce would like to thank this year’s sponsors for their dedication to the economic wellbeing of Miami Beach and to helping improve the quality of life in the community at large.

Platinum and Gold Sponsors included Martin Outdoor Media, Crown Inspections, Bass Underwriters, Centerplate, Clevelander, Continental Group, Crystal Capital Partners, LLC, Morgans Hotel Group, Eden Roc Renaissance/ Marriot South Beach, Evensky & Katz, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Greson, Preston, Robinson & Co, Miami Beach Convention Center, GMCVB, Gunster, Yoakley and Stewart, Quality Communications Power & Security, Mallah Furman, Miccosukee, Morton’s The Steakhouse, National Service Group, Pathman Lewis LLP, Prestige AV, SCI Companies, Security Alliance, Sudsies, The Cardiology Center, The Westin Beach Resort/Sheraton, W South Beach, and Warren Henry Auto.

Silver Sponsors included Acqualina Resort & Spa, CBC , APS Construction, KM Plaza, Equinox, Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust, Layton Umbrellas, Publix, The Ritz Carlton South Beach, and Miami Beach Parasail. Hole and In-Kind sponsors included Business Etiquette, Communitel, Emerging Leadership Council, Equinox, Halo, Mango’s Tropical Café, Tropic Survival, Welcome & Bienvenidos Magazine, Pavilion Furniture, Sky Tools, Jordana L. Jarjura, Shutts & Bowen, Vita Coco, Light Creativity, Costco, Cuban Crafters and Florida Golf Team.

For more information on the Miami Beach Golf Classic, please contact Valerie Rasken at 305-674-1300 or via email at


The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1921 to promote the economic well-being of Miami Beach’s citizens, to improve the quality of life for the entire community, and to communicate the view of the business community on major issues of public policy.

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