Plantation Community Foundation Announces 2012 Celebrity Golf Classic

11 Jan 2012, Posted by Play Golf Sarasota in Golf Tournaments

The 2012 Plantation Community Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic, the area’s largest sports celebrity golf event, will be held on the 8th and 9th of February at Plantation Golf & Country Club in Venice. The event is open to all area golfers.

The Celebrity Golf Classics is an 18 hole scramble format that pairs a celebrity with each foursome. Celebrities include players, pros from major league baseball, the NFL, NHL, NBA and the coaching ranks.

Among those planning  to attend this year are:

  • Hall of Famers Jacques Lemaire
  • Sam Jones
  • Paul Krause
  • Cathy Rush
  • Danny McManus
  • Stan Mikita
  • Don Sutherin
  • Pat Richter.

Additional celebrities  attending this year are

  • Bud Harrelson
  • Rico Petrocelli
  • Sudden Sam McDowell
  • Tom Neidenfuer
  • Johnny Orr
  • Jim Perry
  • Gary Peters
  • Milt Plum
  • Phil Regan
  • Ken Schinkel
  • Don Schwall
  • Bill Virdon
  • Joey Votto, the 2010 National League MVP.

The Celebrity Golf  Classic  begins with a Cocktail Pairings Party on Wednesday evening.   Players can socialize with the celebrities and find out who will be paired with their group.  The Otto Graham Memorial Putting Contest begins Thursday’s event followed by lunch.  The Celebrity Golf Classic begins after lunch.  An awards banquet, spouses and guests are invited, will conclude this year’s event.

Playing sponsorships are available for a $350 donation per person payable to Plantation Community Foundation, 500 Rockley Boulevard, Venice, FL 34293. A playing sponsor may register individually, or may form his or her own group of up to four players. .For more information or to register, please contact Joe Magennis (492-5071) or the Foundation office (497-4826).

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