Annual SME Golf Extravaganza

Welcome to the 11th Annual SME Golf Extravaganza

Support your organization, become a sponsor for a great cause, and have fun doing it.

Reaching Out to Our Communities

On October 10th we are hosting the 11th Annual SME Golf Extravaganza. This event is the fundraising function of the Florida Section of SME/MEC Program. The Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) was formed to further unify and strengthen the development, production and distribution of credible and objective mineral education materials. It is envisioned that the Minerals Education Coalition will help to create an enlightened and supportive public that appreciates the importance of mining and minerals to their lives and their lifestyles.

In 2016/2017, the Florida SME Academic Awards Program presented 20 awards at the Regional Science Fairs for DeSoto, Hardee, Hillsborough and Polk Counties with an additional three awards to top mining related projects. Special awards of Florida Section SME were presented to six students at the Florida State Science Fair. Ten scholarships were awarded to top graduated high school seniors pursuing engineering, science, or mathematics degrees. Additionally, MEC supplied all the backboards and display materials for DeSoto and Hardee County junior and senior science fair participants. MEC and the FLSME Section also participated in the Florida Association of Science Teachers (FAST) Conference in Orlando, handing out literature and talking about the benefits of mining in Florida. We also awarded six mini-grants to K-12 schools in our mining area to support science education projects. For a fifth year, we awarded a $3,000 David Gossett Memorial Scholarship to a top mining co-op student working at a Florida mine.

These wonderful things would not happen without your generous support. Please consider a $2,500 donation to become a Corporate Sponsor. Platinum ($1,500), Business ($1,000) and Hole ($800 or $250 without a team entry) sponsorship levels are also available for your consideration. The benefits and recognition for each level of sponsorship as well as other information about this important event are detailed in the SME Golf Tournament flyer. This is a great way for you to show your support for our efforts to educate our communities on the importance of mining. We are doing our very best on your behalf.


Register for the Tournament


The 11th Annual SME Golf Extravaganza will be held at
The Club at Eaglebrooke
1300 Eaglebrooke Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33813


October 10, 2017, from 11:30am - 8:00pm EST

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Tournament Registration

This tournament is a 4 person scramble with a limit of 32 teams.
Deadline for registration and payment is Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

Registration is only available online. For more information or questions regarding the SME 11th Annual Golf Extravaganza, please contact Chaucer Hwang at 863.661.2694, Ron Hartung at 863.640.2869, or via email at


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About The Florida Section

Established in 1949 the Florida Section of the Society for Mining Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. (SME) is a legally constituted unit of SME. The SME FL Section helps to enhance the professional development of their members and provide local service to the public.

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