CBS Sports’ Peter Kostis to Serve as Guest of Honor for American Cancer Society's 19th Hole Club

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PALM BEACH, Fla. - March 26, 2014 - PRLog -- The American Cancer Society Island of Palm Beach Unit has announced that cancer survivor, CBS Sports’ Peter Kostis will be serving as the Guest of Honor for the 46th Annual 19th Hole Club benefit on Monday, April 14 at The Breakers Ocean Course Clubhouse in Palm Beach.  The Society has also announced British Open Champion and CBS Sports golf broadcast commentator Ian Baker-Finch as the Master of Ceremonies for the event.

Presented by the Addison Hines Charitable Trust, the 2014 19th Hole Club will begin at 5:00 pm and includes a putting contest, chipping contest, “dinner by the bite” and golf clinic with Kostis and Baker-Finch. Directly preceding the event will be a Women’s “Tee” Party and Fashion Show at The Breakers HMF Restaurant commencing at 3:30 pm with jewelry from Tamara Comolli  Fine Jewelry.

Event Chairman Jamie Zahringer said, “We are thrilled to have Peter and Ian join us to raise support in the fight against cancer.  With the 19th Hole Club event taking place the Monday after the Masters, we are sure to glean some memorable stories from their experiences at Augusta National while learning some useful putting and chipping tips.” He continued, “Guests will be able to utilize their newly acquired instruction against the pros for a putting and chipping contest which promises to engage and entertain.”

A world-renowned golf instructor (, Peter Kostis was one of the original head instructors for the Golf Digest ( Golf Schools and is currently a contributing columnist for “Golf Magazine.” In 1992, Kostis joined CBS Sports ( as an on-course reporter and has been a part of the team for over 22 years. In addition to his CBS duties, he was the lead golf analyst for the USA Network ( from 1989-2004.  In June of last year, Kostis announced that he had been diagnosed with colon cancer and has undergone treatment after a successful surgery to rid him of cancer.  Said Kostis, “Because of early detection, the prognosis for a full recovery is excellent.  I had zero symptoms or family history.  I urge everyone, if you are over 50, to get a regular colonoscopy exam whether you think you need one or not.”

Handling the Master of Ceremonies duties and co-hosting the golf clinic with Kostis for the fundraising event will be local Florida resident, Ian Baker-Finch, who is best known for winning the 1991 British Open Championship and is also a member of the CBS golf broadcasting team with Kostis.

The 19th Hole Club events are made possible with the support of our generous Club members and corporate partners including: Deutsche Bank, Celedinas Insurance Group, AIG, and Tamara Comolli Fine Jewelry.

The 19th Hole Club golf event committee includes: Roy Apple, Reid Boren, Ray Celedinas, Vince Cerone, Richard Connaughton, Mark Cook, Tim Hanlon, Dani Hickox-Moore, Chris Hubman, Scott Johnson, Ken Kennerly, Kevin Lamb, Christopher Larmoyeux, Bobby Leidy, Doug Luce, Homer Marshman, Buddy Marucci, Kevin McCluskey, Frank Queally, Rob Reveley, Josh Skivington, Cory Valentine, John Webster, George Weston and Chairman Jamie Zahringer.

Annual memberships to the 19th Hole Club start at $750 per couple ($500 per couple for those 45 years and younger) and include the Women’s “Tee” Party event.  Tickets to the “Tee” Party only are $100.  For more information, tickets or sponsorship opportunities for the fundraiser, please contact Linda Shaifer at the American Cancer Society Island of Palm Beach Unit by calling 561.655.3449.

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. As we celebrated our 100th birthday in 2013, we're determined to finish the fight against cancer. We're finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Linda Soper
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