2017 Annual Charity Golf Classic
November 2, 2017
Mark your calendar now! An exciting day of golf, fun and camaraderie with South Florida’s business aviation community will be held Thursday, November 2nd 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, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. All registrations and payments must be received by October 5th. Please complete the Golf Regsitration 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 am
Lunch: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Shotgun Start: 1:00 pm
Reception: 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Sponsorship opportunities still available! Our headline sponsorships have been filled, but we have a limited number of hole, prize hole, and custom sponsorships still available. If you are interested, please click here and fill out 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 - 11/2/17” on the box and send these items directly to the golf course:
PGA National Resort & Spa
c/o Jeff Ramsden / SFBAA
400 Avenue of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
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:
- A 70% increase in total green surface to 2.5 acres, grassed with TifEagle on the greens and Celebration Bermuda grass on tees and fairways
- Reconfigured tee boxes and bunkers
- Player-friendly tees allowing the course to be played at 5,100 yards in accordance with the popular “Tee it Forward” initiative sponsored by the PGA and USGA
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 CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE
Originally designed by Tom and George Fazio for major tournament play, The Champion course at PGA National Resort & Spa was redesigned by Jack Nicklaus in 2014 and hosts the Honda Classic each spring on the PGA TOUR. Although The Champion has generous landing areas and spacious and accepting TifEagle greens, golfers are presented with course management challenges throughout the round. A must-play on any avid golfer's list, The Champion features the Bear Trap, which spans three demanding holes designed by Jack Nicklaus. Considered one of Florida's most notable golf challenges, on what is unquestionably one of the best golf courses in Florida, USA Today calls the Bear Trap “one of the toughest stretches in golf.”
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 of $189+tax per night for those interested in staying on the premises overnight. A block of rooms have been reserved for us. These rates are eligible for any of our participants/sponsors starting on Wednesday (11/1) as long as you check out by Saturday (11/4). Reservations must be made by October 6 by clicking here or calling (888) 758-0945; be sure to mention the SFBAA Charity Golf Classic or the block code: 110117SFBA.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: