Miami Children’s Health Foundation, along with the first family of golf, Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, hosted its 33rd Annual Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Corporate Golf Invitational presented by Stearns Weaver Miller on Oct. 19 at the La Gorce Country Club, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. The annual event brought together business and community leaders and raised nearly $200,000 in support of the children and families of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, formerly Miami Children’s Hospital.  Golf icon and philanthropist, Jack Nicklaus, was in attendance and had an intimate on-stage Q&A with South Florida sports legend and morning show host on Sports Radio 560 WQAM, Joe Rose, during the awards ceremony where the “Golden Bear” spoke about everything from golf to philanthropy to college football. A post-tournament ceremony included an emotional video of Annabella, a Nicklaus Children’s Hospital patient, and a lively silent auction. The following is a list of winners from the golf tournament which included a 4-man scramble to complete all 18 holes of the Jack Nicklaus designed course:

  • First place (foursome): Jay Massirman, Leon Dixon, Seth Fellman & Justin Bruton
  • Second place: Rick Schatz, John Abisch, Javier Holtz & Phillip Gassman
  • Third place: Dr. Narendra Kini, Phillippe Touret, Dave Hines & Richard Betor
  • Longest Drive Winner: Kyle George
  • Closest to the Pin Winner: Leon Dixon


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