South Florida’s golf enthusiasts turned out July 14 for the 14th Annual Summer Groove Golf Classic at The Doral Golf Resort & Spa. As the summer’s most competitive and highly social sporting celebration began, fleets of golf carts were seen leaving the resort’s main pavilion, as players journeyed to their respective courses for the kick-off to The Seminole Hard Rock Presents The Summer Groove Hosted by Zo & D. Wade.
Throughout the day, Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade were joined by a host of friends from the world of sports and entertainment, including NBA player Mike James; NFL players Ernest Wilford, Stephen Tulloch, and Antawn Barnes; former NBA Players Tim Hardaway and Glen Rice; former NFL players Kijana Carter, James Pruitt, Troy Drayton, Tony Nathan, Reggie Givens, Orondo Gadsden, Patrick Surtain, Zebbie Lethridge, David Harden, Duane Starks, Earnest Graham and Keith Byers; saxophonist Mike Phillips, comedian Red Grant; Donna Richardson Joyner, wife of morning radio show host Tom Joyner; and golf pro for youth clinics Robin Aikens.
New to this year’s tournament was a Junior Golf Clinic for more than 100 children enrolled in programs funded by the Groove. Staple Golf Classic attractions featured the Lexus Hole-in-One, Ultimate Cigar stations and rejuvenation stations, as well as participating hospitality sponsors that provided the refreshments on each course, including Bacardi, 8 ounce burgers, Prime One Twelve, 5300 Chop House, Fatburger and Fogo de Chao among others. All funds raised will benefit Alonzo Mourning Charities and Wade’s World Foundation.