Palm Beach Day Academy’s Walter H. Butler Golf & Tennis Classic on November 4th at The Breakers

Palm Beach Day Academy is putting a new spin on a time-honored tradition. The school’s annual golf tournament is adding a tennis component. The Walter H. Butler Golf & Tennis Classic will take place on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at The Breakers Palm Beach. Anand Patel and Steve Smith will be this year’s golf chairs with Jennifer Anttila, Tara Gronberg and Missy Savage as the inaugural tennis chairs.


The morning begins with breakfast at 7:15 a.m. for golfers and 8 a.m. for tennis players. Guests will also have the opportunity to begin bidding on an array of silent auction items. Players will tee off for golf at 8 a.m. and tennis begins at 9 a.m.  All participants will finish the day together with a luncheon, award ceremony and the culmination of the silent auction.


“We are excited to add tennis to our long-standing golf tournament,” said Dr. Gordon. “The Walter H. Butler Golf & Tennis Classic will be the start of a new tradition for our school. This family-friendly tournament will be a day of fun for our PBDA families, alumni, faculty and friends. We hope to see everyone, including our surrounding communities, on the course and court on November 4th.”


Sponsors to date include Bennet Stone and Family, luncheon sponsor; Anand Patel and Steve Smith, tournament co-sponsors; Matti Anttila and Grain + Barrell Spirits, gift bag sponsor; Dailey Janssen Architects, putting green sponsor and Petcove Family, team sponsor.


As Florida’s first independent school, Palm Beach Day Academy has grown from a cottage colony school started in 1921 into an innovative, top-ranked day school serving approximately 450 students from the greater Palm Beach area. The educational program, for age two through ninth grade, is dedicated to providing students with a learning experience that challenges to excel, empowers to act and prepares to lead. Striving always for the highest academic excellence, Palm Beach Day Academy is located on two campuses 1.3 miles apart in Palm Beach and West Palm Beach.


Tickets for the Walter H. Butler Golf & Tennis Classic are $350 per player for golf and $200 per player for tennis. Advance reservation required. To reserve your tickets, please contact Adrienne Arp at 561-655-1188 x129 or [email protected]. For more information, visit