Sacred Heart Charity Golf Classic is just around the corner

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Register now to play in the 2014 Sacred Heart Charity Golf Classic on March 31 at Burnt Pine Golf Club at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Proceeds from this year’s event will support the upgrade of a new, state-of-the-art Cardiac Monitoring System for surgery patients in their Perioperative Services Department. This sensitive system monitors patients’ vital signs before, during and after surgery – a critical component of patient care.

The Sacred Heart Charity Golf Classic has become the signature fundraising event for Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast (SHHEC). Since its inception in 2002, this annual golf classic has raised more than $2.8 million for Sacred Heart, ensuring access to high-quality, compassionate healthcare close to home.

The Charity Classic demonstrates a true team effort among strategic partners, such as Burnt Pine Golf Club at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Howard Group, Grand Boulevard, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa and St. Joe Company, not to mention the help of more than 100 dedicated volunteers since 2002. The tournament has supported a variety of areas at the hospital, including the surgery department, imaging services, Olson Women’s Diagnostic Center, Family Birth Place, ICU, preoperative nurse station, the Judy & Steve Turner Heart and Vascular Center and the Cancer Center. 

Leading the charge this year is Jon Vice, chair of the 2014 tournament.  Like 2013, this year’s tournament will feature local golf pros competing against one another while also playing with the registered foursomes. This format ups the competition and excitement, while enabling players to interact with local pros. Player entry fees range from $1,250 for individual golfers to $5,000 for each foursome. Sponsorship levels range from a $1,000 Hole Sponsor to the $6,000 Birdie Sponsor. For additional tournament information, click the Charity Classic logo at, or contact the Sacred Heart Foundation at 850-278-3700 or