The 2011 Golden Gate Invitational Olympic Club, Lake and Ocean Courses August 8, 2011
The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Ca.❖ The Olympic Club, founded in 1860, added the Lakeside Country Club to its holdings in 1924. Since then, the Olympic Club Lake course has come to be regarded among the best golf courses in the world. It has been the site of numerous prestigious championships, most notably three United States Amateurs and four United States Opens. The U.S. Open returns to the Lake course in 2012. In preparation for that event, the club started several years ago selectively pruning trees to open vistas and provide more sunlight and air circulation to the course. In 2008, the club rebuilt all 18 greens, reconfigured the par 3 eighth hole and added new tees on several holes. These improvements were ready for member play in June 2009. Those who may have played the Lake course in the past will be in for a vastly different experience on August 8, 2011.
Day of the Tournament August 8th, 2011❖ Schedule of Activities9:00am - 10:30am:Registration, tee gift shopping, demonstrations10:45am:Shotgun Start and on-course lunch, Lake Course11:30am:Shotgun Start and on-course lunch, Ocean Course4:30pm:19th Hole Reception of cocktails, passed hors d oeuvres, silent auction and live auction preview.5:45pm:Awards Dinner and Live Auction7:30pm:Raffle Drawing for “Masters Package” (must be present to win)
Letter from the Chairman❖ Welcome to the 15th Annual American Cancer Societys Golden Gate Invitational. Your support for this event is critical to the life-saving mission of the American Cancer Society. Since its inception in 1997, the Golden Gate Invitational has raised over $4 million.Your involvement will help the American Cancer Society continue making progress in the fight against cancer. The Societys work to save lives helping people stay well, by finding cures, and by fighting back has yielded remarkable strides in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and patient quality of life. As a result, the five-year survival rate is 66%. Today, more than ever, the goal of eliminating cancer as a major public health threat is within reach.Come and tee off with us at the world famous Olympic Club, Lake and Ocean Courses, in beautiful San Francisco, home to numerous US Opens including the 2012 US Open and enjoy a premier golf tournament benefiting cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services. Receive first-class tee gifts and hosted daylong hospitality, including a gourmet luncheon, and a 19th Hole awards dinner reception. There will be incredible live and silent auction items and much more. And this year we are offering as the one and only raffle item; a three day VIP pass for two to the 2012 Masters at Augusta including accomodations, grounds passes, Green Jacket ceramony access and much more!I welcome golf enthusiasts of all skill levels to combine their passion for the sport with their passion to save lives through an unforgettable experience on a "once in a lifetime" opportunity at the Olympic Club.I look forward to seeing you on the course and sincerely appreciate your efforts to help the American Cancer Societys quest to eradicate cancer in our lifetime.Warm Regards, W.Mark Treadwell Tournament Chair
The Committee of Volunteers Event Chairman: W. Mark Treadwell, President, Shermark Ventures, Inc. Honorary Chairman: Duncan L. Matteson, Chairman, The Matteson Companies Auction Chair: Jill Tonkin-Finegold Tournament Director: Al Jamieson The Council:Rob Forsland, Keith Woodcock, Tim Treadway, Eric Eisenberg, Jim Widas, Tom Gangitano, Lee Parmelee, Rich Hake, Robin Breuner, William F. Dagley, Jay Hendler.
Your Dollars at WorkAbout the American Cancer SocietyFor nearly a century, the American Cancer Society has fought for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. By taking what we’ve learned through research and turning it into what we do, we have contributed to a 15 percent decrease in the overall cancer death rate between the early 1990s and 2005. That means that we helped avoid about 650,000 cancer deaths and created the potential for more birthday celebrations. Overall, 11 million cancer survivors in America will celebrate a birthday this year.Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society saves lives and creates more birthdays by:• Helping you stay well with tips, tools, and online resources to help people set goals and stay motivated to eat healthy and maintain an active lifestyle to reduce their risk of cancer, and by helping you take steps to prevent cancer or detect it early, when it’s most treatable.• Helping you get well by being in your corner around the clock and providing information to help make decisions or free services like transportation to and from treatment and a place to stay when undergoing treatment away from home.• Finding cures by funding and conducting research into cancer’s causes, cures, and treatments; we’re the largest non-governmental funder of cancer research in the United States, having spent more than $3.4 billion on cancer research since 1946.
Our Live Auction Items for your preview!Las Vegas Luxury, MGM Grand Style! Ready for a two night stay in a magniﬁcant suite at the TOP of the MGM Grand? Your Skyloft suite includes a personal concierge, chauffeur to and from the airport in a custom Maybach 62 limo, private elevator and personal 24 hour butler service. VIP concert tickets included, (to be determined) All dates to be mutually agreed to.
Romantic weekend in San Francisco!❖ Leave Your Heart in San Francisco -- Enjoy a three day, two night stay in the owner’s suite at the World Class Club Donatello Hotel in San Francisco. The Club Donatello is a four-star, Gold Crown boutique Owners club providing an intimate ambiance in the heart of San Franciscos Union Square. Experience its gracious hospitality and the myriad of social and cultural activities of the Club and the City by the Bay. Whether you are in San Francisco for fine dining, shopping at Union Square, attending the Best of Broadway or the Symphony or Ballet, attending a conference at the Moscone Convention Center, or simply enjoying our beautiful city, let the Club Donatello be your pied-a-terre in San Francisco.❖ This package includes two seats right behind home plate for a Giants game on August 26th, 2011 at 7:15pm. (Section 112 row AAA, seats 5-8.) Also dinner for two at MoMo’s restaurant.
The Four Seasons Resort - Malaysia The Private Grounds and Pool❖ Text Text Master Suite overlooking the Beach!
Magical Malaysia The Incredible Four Seasons Resort at Langkawi.❖ Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia. An archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, Langkawi is a tropical paradise of lush foliage and dramatic cliffs. Set on Tanjung Rhu, one of the islands best beaches, Four Seasons combines indigenous architecture with gracious service in a resort experience unmatched in Malaysia. Enjoy 6 nights at the Four Seasons Langkawi, with a warm greeting, a cold scented towel and a cool drink. Through a series of quadrangles and secret gardens, the mix of Asian, Indian and Arabic architecture and influence is slowly revealed. Views are framed by beautifully shaped portals; Moghul windows look out to ponds set amongst frangipani and bougainvillea.In ADDITION, you will enjoy a 3 night stay at the Four Seasons Hotel and 2 rounds of golf for two at the Sentosa Golf Club, all in the exciting city of SINGAPORE!
Golf Adventure❖ A 3 day, 2 night stay at the incredible “STOCK FARM CLUB” golf resort. This prestigious private golf community is located near Hamilton, Montana in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley. The package includes TWO rounds of golf for 4, lodging and ALL MEALS. This is a Tom Fazio deigned course. Enjoy all this beautiful mountain resort has to oﬀer, including horse back riding, Fly Fishing, tours and more!❖ Value: Priceless The Club House
Additional Live Auction Items Enjoy a 7 day Mediterranean or Caribbean Cruise. Seven night SILVERSEA cruise in your spacious veranda suite with king sized bed, separate sitting room, walk-in closet and marble bathroom with full size bathtub. This ship boasts a world-class spa, full ﬁtness center and six “at your leisure” dining options. In the evenings , the Show Lounge oﬀers a spectrum from full scale production shows to classical soloists. Or Lady luck may tempt you into the Casino.Caribbean cruise departs from Puerto Rico on 2/3/12 and Mediterranean from Monte Carlo on 5/17/12. (Dates and # of nights may be changed, contact Carol Ann)Please note: Airline, ground transportation, optional shore excursions and personal/incidental expenses on board are NOT included.Travel arrangements by: The Travel Corner and Carol Ann. Valued at $18,000
Live Auction Break! For your chance to Fund the Cure! Here is your chance to really make a diﬀerence by donating to the Cancer Challenge! 100% of your donation dollars will godirectly to the American Cancer Society!
Maserati weekend in Wine Country!❖ This incredible weekend is provided by San Francisco Ferrari/ Maserati and is packaged with a 2 night stay, for two, at the incomparable Meadowood Resort in Napa.❖ Drive the amazing Maserati for 2 days and nights and take a test drive in a Ferrari California courtesy of Ferrari/Maserati SF.❖ (Maximum of 200 miles and pick up at dealership)
Golf Lovers Dream..a Visit to the2012 Masters in Augusta, Georgia Enjoy a 3 night stay for 2 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at a private home with maid service. Access to the golf course, clubhouse, restaurant and bar. On Friday evening a “Welcome to the Masters” cocktail party hosted by Bobby Schaeffer. Enjoy 2 Masters Badges for 2 days of golf, including attendance to the “Green Jacket” ceremony and much more! (Air Fare not included)
Park City, Utah Package!• Enjoy a one week stay in a beautiful home in the Jeremy Ranch section of lovely Park City, Utah. Conveniently located just 30 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport, 20 minutes from Salt Lake ski resorts and only 5 minutes from Park City ski lifts.• Or visit historic Sundance Resort, just minutes away.• 6 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, hot tub. Sleeps 12. (Package includes 2 round trip tickets on Jet Blue.) No Holiday restrictions, dates mutually agreed to.
Chef ’s Dinner by Tyler Stone❖ Enjoy a gourmet meal for 6, paired with exquisite “Cakebread” wines. This dinner will be prepared, in your home, by a ‘star’ in the culinary world, Chef Tyler Stone. Chef Stone has prepared meals for many notable individuals including Vice President and Mrs. Cheney, Governor Schwarzenegger, John Tesh and the Doobie Brothers. Menu to be mutually agreed upon and expires on December 1, 2011.❖ This will be a six course meal, including molecular, table side cooking. Remember....it’s not just dinner, it’s a dining experience! Gary Danko & Tyler Stone
Golf Experience at famed Pebble Beach! Enjoy 2 nights at the lovely Cypress Inn and golf at 3 “world class” golf courses! And the home of the NCGA, Poppy Hills Golf Course! Spyglass Country ClubThis amazing experience is provided by Duncan Matteson. Certain restrictions apply and dates to bemutually agreed upon!
Cocktail Party and SilentAuction! (And the 49er Gold Rush Girls!)
The Olympic Club, Lake Course, Site of the 2012 US Open! The 18th fairway and clubhouse!
Our amazing Rafﬂe item..Golf Lovers Dream..a Visit to the 2012 Masters! Be sure to buy your raffle tickets!Enjoy a 3 night stay for 2on Friday, Saturday and Augusta, Georgia, April 6-8, 2012Sunday at a privatehome with maid service.Access to the golfcourse, clubhouse,restaurant and bar.On Friday evening a“Welcome to theMasters” cocktail partyhosted by BobbySchaeﬀer. Enjoy 2Masters Badges for 2days of golf, includingattendance to the“Green Jacket”ceremony and muchmore!(Air Fare not included) Must be present to win!