The Annual Mayor’s Cup Matches are played on a Saturday & Sunday in late summer of early fall. The event brings together 12 area PGA/Tour golf professionals hosted by Pat Gorman, PGA Head Golf Professional at Bent Pine Golf Club and Joe Kern, PGA Director of Golf at Grand Harbor Golf Club serve as co-captains of the professionals. Bill Mallon and Bobby Bird serve as co-captains of the amateurs. The purpose of the Mayor’s Cup Matches is to bring attention to the value of Community Service, awareness of IRGF youth programs and the need for volunteer support. Honorary Captains: Bob Komarinetz (Professionals) and Steve Owen (Amateurs). The City of Vero Beach Mayor presents the winning trophy during the Mayor’s Cup Luncheon on Sunday. Also awarded at the luncheon is the Steven C. Owen Award presented to an individual who has contributed to the game of golf, community service and has overcome challenges on and off the golf course.
Special thanks to the MacWilliam Family represented by Buzz MacWilliam for granting permission to use the name of Alex MacWilliam, Sr. by naming the winning trophy in his name honoring his outstanding service to the City of Vero Beach, Indian River County, State of Florida and the founding of Riomar Country Club…..the first golf club in Vero Beach and Indian River County. The Alex MacWilliam, Sr. Award and the Mayor’s Cup have become the symbol of community service in the past and for many years ahead. He and the MacWilliam Family are very much a part of the fabric of golf history in the City of Vero Beach and Indian River County. Through the Mayor’s Cup, professional and amateur participants will honor traditions of the game, help to build a new generation of golf leadership and demonstrate golf’s intrinsic values of discipline, integrity and sportsmanship.