Gus Machado, founder of the first Golf Shoot
Out event at the Doral Eastern open in 1985 and subsequently
in 1986. These events were nationally televised by ESPN.
Proceeds of these events benefited the American Cancer
• Founder of the first PGA Tour Senior Golf Classic
in Miami at Key Biscayne in 1987 and subsequently in
1988. The Gus Machado Senior Classic Golf Tournament
at Key Biscayne had a purse of $300,000. Proceeds of
this event benefited the American Cancer Society and
the United Way. Nationally televised by ESPN. (In 1990
Royal Caribbean became the major sponsor)
r of the 1st National PGA Senior Golf Tournament at
Key Biscayne, FL, THE GUS MACHADO SENIOR CLASSIC IN
1987 AND 1988"
• In 1998 Gus Machado founded the Gus Machado Classic
Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the American Cancer
Society. With every year that passes, this tournament
is more and more successful . Since 2008 the tournament
is held at the exclusive Indian creek Country Club ,
at Indian creek island, Miami Beach , and has become
one of the signature events in the grater Miami area.
To date the Gus Machado Classic Charity Golf Tournament
has raised over half a million dollars.
• In 2007 ,Mr. Machado founded the Gus Machado Family
Foundation to better serve his Philanthropic work in
the community. It’s Mission Statement states that “The
Gus Machado Family Foundation seeks to support a better
society through a variety of charitable donations to
causes/organizations that promote a well rounded, healthy
community. Our goals include support for: Education
(literacy/youth programs), Health (scientific research/patient
support) and Community Involvement (Volunteering).