The Toshiba Classic made its highly anticipated return March 7 – 11, 2018, at Newport Beach Country Club. This year marked the 20-year anniversary of Hoag as the host and primary beneficiary.
The crowd enjoyed an exciting victory by 55-year-old World Golf Hall of Fame member Vijay Singh who is a two-time PGA TOUR Champions winner.
This year, the Toshiba Classic raised more than $1 million for philanthropy, totaling over $20 million in its history. Since 2011, proceeds from the event have benefited the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag.
A New Chapter, A New Title Sponsor
Hoag Charity Sports named longtime Orange County executive and philanthropist Paul Folino as chairman of the tournament, replacing Ira Garbutt, who filled the post for 10 years. During tournament week, Paul announced that Hoag is assuming the title sponsorship of Orange County’s only PGA TOUR event and renaming it the Hoag Classic.
Hoag Charity Sports, a unit of Hoag Hospital Foundation, will continue to produce the event. Proceeds from the Hoag Classic, which average $1 million annually, will benefit Hoag.
Paul also announced that Konica Minolta is one of the three new presenting sponsors, the first announced to date. “Konica Minolta will provide both financial and corporate leadership which will help us to deliver both charitable support and community impact, while raising national awareness of Hoag,” he said.
The 2019 Hoag Classic will be held on March 4-10, 2019, at the Newport Beach Country Club.