33rd Annual Hospital Auxiliary Invitational Golf Tournament
Monday & Tuesday, December 2 and 3, 2019
The Hospital Auxiliary Invitational Golf Tournament, which began as an 18-hole event at Harbour Town Golf Links in 1986, is one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious tournaments on the island. It is the signature event of the Hospital Auxiliary, and with the exception of our hospital gift shops, it is our biggest fundraiser.
The 2018 tournament raised $46,000. In the 32-year history of the tournament, the Auxiliary has donated approximately $750,000 in scholarships to nursing students attending USCB and The Technical College Of The Lowcountry.
About the Tournament
The Hospital Auxiliary has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the Harbour Town Golf Links and the Wexford Golf Club, the two premier courses on the island. Golfers enjoy 18 holes at each course over the two day period, along with a putting contest, hole-in-one, and closest-to-the-hole competition sponsored by Hilton Head BMW, box lunches and beverages each day, commemorative hats and gifts, and complementary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the end of the second day in the Champions Ballroom in the Harbour Town Golf Links Clubhouse.
Our tournament is traditionally held each year on the Monday and Tuesday following Thanksgiving. The dates for 2019 are Monday, December 2 and Tuesday, December 3.
Max Stein originated the Auxiliary golf tournament in 1986 as an 18-hole event at Harbour Town. The tournament was expanded to 36 holes in 1988, and Max continued to chair our tournament until he was 90 years old.
In 2006, the tournament director responsibilities were handed off to Lou Wessel, retired business executive and community volunteer. While Lou is stepping down after 10 years of outstanding leadership, he leaves behind a legacy of dedication, organization, communication, and attention to detail that has resulted in outstanding successes year after year.
The torch has now been passed to Bob Elliott, a retired senior marketing executive with Dow Chemical. Bob is assisted by Dr. Joe Cervone, Susan Silver, Jim Knell, Joe Baker, Chris Olsen, Kim Elliott and Dave Hales. They will continue to provide leadership for our legendary tournament – a tournament that has always been a huge success because it combines two days of outstanding golf in a spirited and fun atmosphere at a great price on two of the most prestigious courses on the island.
Tournament entry information, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Bob Elliot at (989) 430-4436 or the Hospital Auxiliary office at (843) 689-8246.
We would like to thank the following sponsors of our 2018 tournament for their outstanding support: