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 Society.

• 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).

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April 25, 2014

The 14th Annual Gus Machado Golf Classic. Friday, April 25, 2014 at Indian Creek Country Club benefitting the University of Miami FROST School of Music.

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