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Bob Royak

United States Senior Amateur Champion 2019

“I always look forward to being back at Palma Ceia G&CC.  A challenging layout,  great weather at the start of the season and a very supportive membership make The Gasparilla my favorite Invitational of the year!  Plus, they have best logo in golf!”

Windermere, FL--10/26/10--Florida coach Buddy Alexander points to Bank Vongvanij at No. 18 on Tuesday during the final round of the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational.--(Photo by Tracy Wilcox/GOLFWEEK)

Buddy Alexander

US Amateur Champion, 1986

“I grew up in St. Petersburg and Palma Ceia Country Club has always been one of my favorite courses. The Gasparilla Invitational is an awesome tournament. Donald Ross course, Florida in February, and a first class event make the Gasparilla a great experience.”

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Matt Parziale

2017 U/S Mid-Amateur Champion

“The Gasparilla is one of my favorite events of the year. The members love hosting this event and they make it an exciting environment to compete in. I look forward to playing every year!”


Gil Gonsalves

Head Golf Professional, Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club, 1974-2008

“The Gasparilla Invitational gained a lot of momentum in the early 80’s when the likes of Dick Siderowf, a two-time British Amateur Champion came to compete at Palma Ceia Country club.  Gasparilla became a serious event for great golfers which included several U.S. Champions.   These Champions who over the years were eligible for “The Masters,” in their own words said that the Gasparilla was a great “Tune-Up” for the April event since Palma Ceia’s green speeds closely resembled Augusta’s. “

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Mike Finster

Gasparilla Champion 2019

“The Gasparilla Invitational has withstood the test of time which is a testament to the members and staff who are committed to providing a first class venue and tournament.   The event is elite and I look forward to playing every year! “