Fore Our Schools Golf Tournament

BREAKING NEWS:  SGM Engineering will serve as the 2017 title sponsor for the 18th Annual Fore Our Schools Golf Tournament.

2016 Highlights

2017 Tournament

In its 18th year, the “Fore Our Schools” Golf Tournament provides an opportunity for the community to partner with the Foundation and fund programs to support students and teachers of Orange County Public Schools.  Since the first tournament in 1999, it has netted over $2.1 million.

While public funding for education provides the basics, these additional dollars help ensure that each child in our schools also has access to the extra resources, teachers, and learning experiences needed to realize that child’s full potential – whether a student if gifted, disabled, homeless, or simply has classmates who are. Through our tournament sponsors' support, they help provide the high-quality education we want for all children.

The 2017 SGM Engineering 18th annual Fore Our School Golf Tournament is set for Friday, Sept. 22, at the Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort! Last year, with our sponsors' support, the tournament raised more than $176,000. This year, in honor of the Foundation’s 30th anniversary, we’re aiming to raise $250,000 for our OCPS students and teachers!

The tournament uses two award-winning Jack Nicklaus - designed courses at Grand Cypress.  Contests include hole-in-one, longest drive, closest to the pin and putting … along with a premier raffle/silent auction and giveaways.  This tournament provides a great opportunity to meet and network with School Board members, district leadership and other community businessmen/women while investing in the education of our future leaders.  All players receive a round of golf, breakfast, lunch, swag bag, a day of fun and more!

2016 Tournament Raises Nearly $180,000

The 17th Annual Fore Our Schools Golf Tournament tee'd off at the Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort.
Over 250 golfers, 20 Foundation / OCPS leadership team members and an army of 50+ volunteers were at the tournament on September 23 playing to support public education in Orange County.  It was a great day of golf, networking and fun.
Orange Technical College's hospitality students volunteered at this years event to gain hands-on experience in the industry that they intend to start a career. They were able to apply the sports marketing and sporting event promotion/coordination concepts to a real-world experience. This is the beauty of CTE ..the learning goes beyond the classroom walls to real-world application.
Over the 17 year history of the golf tournament, the Foundation has raised more than $2M.

Congratulations 2016 Winners

New Course Winners
  • Men's Closest to the Pin - Mo Arthur, Team SchenkelShultz
  • Ladies' Closest to the Pin - Kay Jefferson, Team VoltAir
  • Men's Longest Drive - Drew Dades, Team Delta Dental
  • Ladies Longest Drive - Carrie Smith, Team Bright House
  • 1st Place - CORE Engineering Team of Roger Baum, John Barkovich, Jonathan Graham and David Lewis
  • 2nd Place - Delta Dental Team of Scott Chapman, Drew Dades, Andrew Lockhart and Christian Ries
  • 3rd Place - Gator Engineering Team of Neeld Wilson, Matt Humphrey, Fred Pearson and Jim Cohen
North/South Course Winners
  • Men's Closest to the Pin AND Longest Drive - Matt Leslie, Team T&G Constructors
  • Ladies' Closest to the Pin AND Longest Drive - Kathleen Plinske, Team Valencia Foundation
  • 1st Place - Breen Construction / Houston Architects Team of Matt Breen, Eric Houston, Calvin Lingelbach and Tom Vieth
  • 2nd Place - Industrial Steel Team of Gary Good, Fred Wilson, Jr. Matusik and Luis Mejia
  • 3rd Place - Klima-Weeks Team of Jay Klima, Shelby Weeks, Elliot Jamison and Jay Hembree








Beverage Cart



Swag Bag


Acousti Engineering
Albu & Associates
Baker Barrios
CORE Construction Services
C.T. Hsu + Associates
Delta Dental Ins.
J.P. Morgan
Leading Edge
Lowndes Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A
Matern Professional Engineering
Valencia College
VMG Construction


Triangle Reprographics - Signs


Putting Competition
Closest to the Pin
Base Consultants
Longest Drive
Driving Range
CPH, Inc.

Tee Box Tent Stations

Mateer Professional Engineering
SGM Engineering
Williams Company

Silent Auction / Raffle Sneak Peak

  • Cara Cosmetics, Spa Experience
  • Euro Day Spa, Mani-Pedi
Dining Experiences:
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Brick & Fire Pizza
  • Howl at the Moon Happy Hour for 100
  • Johnny's Fillin' Station Happy Hour for 10
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Roy's Cooking Demo/Lunch
  • Sam Snead's
Experience Tickets:
  • Bok Towers
  • CoCo Key Waterpark
  • Mears Transportation Limo
  • PRP Wine, Private In Home Wine Tasting
  • Ripley's Believe it or Not!
  • Segway of Central FL
  • Skeletons Museum
Hotel Stays:
  • Caribe Royale, 3-day, 2-night stay
  • DoubleTree Downtown, 3-day, 2-night stay
  • Rosen Centre, 3-day, 2-night stay
  • The Villas of Grand Cypress
  • Walt Disney Worl Golf Resort
  • Thomas Lumber, 8 ft. Aluminum Ladder
Theater Tickets: 
  • Andre Rieu Concert (OC Commissioner Betsy VanderLey)
  • Enzian
  • Garden Theatre
  • Orlando Philharmonic
  • The Orlando Rep
  • Orlando Shakespeare Theater
  • Winter Park Playhouse