2016 Information

Welcome new participants and welcome back loyal, repeat players! 

Important Tournament Information all Players Need to Know:

Access to Sawgrass Country Club
Please enter Sawgrass Country Club and tell the security guard that you are going to the SenioRITAs auction & party or tournament. Please note that blue denim is not allowed in the Sawgrass Golf Clubhouse (location of auction party).

Our parking situation continues to be a challenge - we have very limited parking available at the tennis facility. There will be parking attendants and signs directing you to the Golf Club parking lot. We will have shuttle service to take you to and from tennis center. Please DO NOT PARK in surrounding communities. Cars will be ticketed and possibly towed.

Please give yourself extra time to get to your matches due to the procedures of getting through the security gate and the shuttle system. We want the matches to start on time.

First match times
First match times will be posted on the SenioRITAs website by October 19, 4pm

Players meals
** Special dietary needs cannot be met. Please plan accordingly **

Breakfast served 7:30-9:30AM each day of the tournament;
Starbucks coffee, orange juice, and assorted breakfast breads.

Lunch served each day from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sawgrass Country Club will offer box lunches for purchase by non players.

If players are scheduled to play during these times, please ask one of our SenioRITA volunteers to set your lunch aside.

Friday: Pizza from Brucci's with side salad and cookies
Saturday: Carrabbas Pasta Salad with chicken, green salad and cookies
Sunday: Flavor Palette roasted turkey wrap and cookies

Other special services for players 
- massages on Friday
In Motion Physical Therapy- massages on Saturday and Sunday

Tennis exhibition presented by Regency Realty Group
Sawgrass Country Club Racquet Club
Complimentary Papa John's Pizza will be served beginning at 6 p.m.
Cash Bar (wine and beer only)

Cash Bar
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, a cash bar will be available (no credit cards) and you will be able to have a glass of wine or a cold beer. Each player will still get a ticket for a free margarita on Sunday and additional margaritas can be purchased.

No dogs allowed
Kindly, no dogs are allowed at the tournament.

or call the Sawgrass Racquet Club at 904-273-3740.

We look forward to seeing all of you.
Thanks again for your loyal support of SenioRITAs at Sawgrass and The RITA Foundation!

The SenioRITAs Committee

Exciting Live Auction Items


Sail in the Sunset

Four Hour Sunset Sail for up to 12 People on the Now & Zen, a 42-foot cruising catamaran. Leave from Ortega Yacht Club Marina, just 7 minutes from downtown Jacksonville (Fall 2015 or Spring 2016). Watch the sun paint the sky while quietly slipping through the water and relaxing on the bow trampolines. Bring your own libation and snacks. Valid until June 20, 2016. Not valid on Saturdays. Value: $850

Now and Zen Charters


Viva Italiano!

An elegant Italian dinner for eight at the home of Stan and Beverly Roman who learned Italian cooking in Tuscany, Italy. The dinner features hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, fine wines, salad, sorbet, an entrée and dessert followed by coffee and after dinner liqueurs. Favors are included. Magnifico!! Valid until May 31, 2017. Value: $1,500

Stan & Beverly Roman


A Moveable Feast

This is the way to enjoy dining at home! Dinner for 4 - 8 guests prepared in your home by Chef Mike Ayers of Sawgrass Country Club. Chef Mike will prepare dinner for up to 8 persons in your home with a menu selected by you both. You will pay for the food and Chef Mike will do the shopping and preparation and demonstrate cooking techniques. Monday or Tuesday evening only.  Priceless!

Chef Mike Ayers, Sawgrass Country Club


“Sentimental Journey” 

Take a ‘Sentimental Journey’ on the ‘Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe’ with 16 friends to Leigh and Jay’s home, where music from the 40s will get you singing along with ‘Moonlight Cocktails’, ‘Blue Champagne’ and ‘Rum & Coca-Cola’. Enjoy a Post-WWII Dinner Buffet and musical selections by Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and Nat King Cole. Wear a ‘String of Pearls’ and ‘Buttons & Bows’ for an Enchanted Evening with your ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’

Leigh & Jay Greene


Five Star Oregon Golf and Willamette Valley Wine Tasting Holiday for Two Couples

Begin with a two-night stay and two rounds of golf for four at Brasada Ranch in Bend, OR, a first class luxury resort with outstanding amenities; Then spend 2 nights in a beautiful B&B in the Willamette Valley where you’ll tour 4 premium wineries with renowned vintner Rob Stuart of R. Stuart & Co. Winery. Includes dinner and wine tasting with Rob & his wife at Nick’s, a James Beard award-winning Italian restaurant. Recommended travel dates: May & June or mid-July through fall.

Brasada Ranch and Rob Stuart, R. Stuart Winery


Pin Flag from Arnold Palmer Invitational signed by “The King”

A very special memento for a true golf fan – a pin flag from Arnold Palmer’s signature tournament at Bay Hill signed by the King himself. A tribute to the legendary golfer, Arnold Palmer, who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in professional golf history. Priceless!

Arnold Palmer Invitational


Party for Thirty Catered by Beach Diner- Murray Goff on the Piano!

A fabulous evening of entertainment for 30 persons featuring Murray Goff, popular local musician, on the piano and superb hors d’oeuvres catered by Beach Diner. Wine is included. The event can be held at the winner’s residence or at another location at the winner’s expense.

Barry Adeeb, Beach Diner: Murray Goff


Three Hour St. Johns River Cruise with Catering by Beach Diner

Cruise the St. John’s River for Three Hours on Casa Mia, a 53-foot custom-made Huckins yacht with a solid wood hull built in 1961. The yacht is powered by dual Detroit Diesel Engines and offers two staterooms, three Heads and comfortably accommodates 16 people. Top cruising speed is 24 knots. Hors d’oeuvres compliments of:

Barry Adeeb and Beach Diner.


Masters Pin Flag signed by Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth smashed records to win his first major title at Augusta in April 2015. He became the second-youngest player to win the Masters behind only Tiger Woods in 1997, and just the fifth man to lead the tournament from start to finish. He went into Sunday's final round with a four-shot lead, extended that by one after his opening nine holes, and at the next beat Phil Mickelson's Masters record of 26 birdies for the week. Your bid could be the winner of Spieth’s signed Masters pin flag.

Stan & Beverly Roman


Celebrate Jim Furyk’s “58”

Signed Pin Flag 

On August 7, 2016, Professional Golfer Jim Furyk made history when he shot a record-setting 58 in the final round of the Traveler’s Championship at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT. Celebrate this remarkable achievement with a Traveler’s Championship pin flag autographed by the man himself, Jim Furyk


Autographed “58” Photo

To honor the record breaking score of Sawgrass Country Club member, Jim Furyk, Sawgrass members gathered to create a human “58” for an aerial photograph also signed by Furyk. This framed and autographed photo can be yours with the winning bid!

Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation