April 28 - 29, 2001
The 2001 Jeff Berberich Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament was once again a huge success drawing over 136 participants to beautiful Panama City Beach Florida. The weather was perfect and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. The tournament raised over $35,000 for the Advocates for Children. The Berberich family was very pleased with the results of the event. The weather was perfect for the entire weekend. The course was in great shape, and as usual the boat ride on Carl Anderson's Glass Bottom Boat was "special" a great number of participants enjoyed a great ride, a beautiful sunset and excellent food prepared by Applebee's Panama City Beach Restaurant and plenty of Budwiser. Once again we had our presenting sponsor (Emerald Coast Bank) and our first new platinum sponsor, Panama City Toyota. "We were very happy to add our first Platinum sponsor and we are still trying to get three more platinum sponsors", Chuck Berberich Sr. (Tournament Director) says.

The tournament was an eighteen hole scramble event on Saturday and Sunday, which included special events, closest to the line with drive, closest to pin on par 3's, Sunday a hole in one on hole #3 had a chance to win a new Buick. Unfortunately, no one drove home with the new car! Coca Cola sponsored a closest to the pin for hole #13. Everyone went home with a great prize after the steak cookout prepared by the Hombre Staff. The food and service was once again "First Class!" Our thanks goes to the Hombre and all the staff for helping make this a special event!
The 2001 Winning Team, each received a 16” Glass Traveling Trophy and the winning team was a local group, consisting of Marilyn and Joe Bavetta, Mark Bradley, and Bo Bohon.

The 2001 Montego Bay/Jeff Shootout Champions were as follows:
  A Division: Mike Walsingham
  B Division: Tom Crusey
  Seniors Division: Ken Frain
Special Thanks to Roy Centanni of Montego Bay Seafood Restaurant for sponsoring the shootout!

The Special Award winners were as follows:
  7th - Taylor Made 300 Series Driver: Dud Milbreth
  6th - Nancy Lopez autographed framed print: Tom Conklin
  5th - Jack Nicklaus autographed framed print : Chris Floyd
  4th - Justin Leonard autographed framed Ryder Cup Photo : Chris Floyd
  3rd - Two night stay at Grand Casino and Golf for 2 : Vanessa Weltin
  2nd - Two night stay at Edgewater Beach Resort : Brett Pohlman
  Grand Prize - One week vacation including airfare : Harry Lyons

Over $20,000 worth of prizes (most of which were donated) were given to all the participants of the Tournament.

For the second straight year our tournament had a special raffle.... this year we were able to get Tiger Woods to autograph a Sports Illustrated cover in addition to Titliest/Footjoy (they sent us Tiger Woods, first seven professional tournament wins commemorative golf ball collection. We combined the two items and sold tickets for the raffle, and raised over $7,900.00. The lucky winner was Bill Hemmert from Dayton, Ohio.

The tournament also had over twenty-eight tee green sign sponsors and numerous personal contributions, all going directly to the children. "All in all the event was truly a success by all measures, especially the $35,000 raised for the Children at Advocates" says Chuck Berberich Sr., Tournament Director.

Special thanks to all our contributors, sponsors, and the 'volunteers!