Golfers Tee Off for Cancer at Saddleback Memorial’s 6th Annual Corporate Golf Classic


Proceeds benefit the MemorialCare Cancer Institute at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center

Saddleback Memorial Foundation hosted the 6th annual Corporate Golf Classic at the El Niguel Country Club on March 31.  The tournament raised nearly $78,000 (net) to benefit the new MemorialCare Cancer Institute at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center (SMMC).

Located adjacent to SMMC, the Cancer Institute will provide the community with access to state-of-the-art technologies and expanded treatment options in a newly renovated building.

Approximately 140 physicians, corporate partners and other supporters of Saddleback Memorial enjoyed a challenging day of golf on the 18-hole course at the new tournament location, El Niguel Country Club in Laguna Niguel.

The winning foursome representing South Orange County Cardiology Group were Drs. Mike Gault, Ron Gim, Daniel Lamont and Robert Masters.  Bob Baker, Simon Reeves, Jim Smith and Len Wahlert of TideRock Financial came in second place. The South County Orthopedic Specialists’ foursome consisting of Charlie Anderson and Larry Gersten, Matt Hanson and Lonnie Moskow came in third.

Mike Wilcock of Thompson Engineering won the putting contest, Simon Reeves of TideRock Financial won the closest-to-the-pin contest for the men and Lorie Lopez of CARE Ambulance won for the women, Alex Kohara of Beacon Point won the longest drive and Robert Grove of Farmers & Merchants Banks’ foursome won for straightest drive.

Saddleback Memorial Foundation President Cecilia Belew says, “We are grateful to the physicians and corporate partners who came to our golf tournament not only for a great day on the course, but to also help us achieve a higher level of care for our patients and the communities we serve through their support of the new Cancer Institute.”

This year’s sponsors included:

  • Presenting Sponsor: Farmers & Merchants Bank and Farmers and Merchants Trust
  • Lunch Sponsor: MemorialCare Medical Group
  • Birdie Sponsors: CEP America, the Geidt Family, MerloneGeier,  South Orange County Surgical Medical Group
  • Beverage Cart Sponsors: CARE Ambulance, Monarch HealthCare
  • Eagle Sponsor: Fiduciary Management
  • Hole-in-One Sponsor: Audi Mission Viejo
  • Printing Sponsor: NDM Communications
  • Media Sponsor: Orange Coast Magazine
  • Photography Sponsor: The LBL Group
  • Par Sponsors: Auxilio, Inc., Beacon Pointe Advisors, Doctor’s Ambulance, General Tool, Hollencrest Capital Management, Lillibridge, McKesson, O’Connor Mortuary, PricewaterhouseCoopers, South Orange County Cardiology Group, Thompson Engineering, TideRock Financial
  • Vodka Sponsor: Skyy Vodka
  • Wine Sponsor: Saddleback Cellars Winery
  • Water Sponsor: Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water
  • Sponsor Gifts: St. James Investment
  • Awards Sponsor: Segall Bryant & Hamill
  • Putting Contest: Epic
  • Underwriters & Tee Sponsors: All Counties Courier, the Michael Douglas Family, Health Advocates, the Hugo Folli Family, Pimco, Signature Flooring, Sysco, TriStar Insurance Group, Universal Properties, Westfield Capital Management