Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club Ladies Golf Tournament to raise funds for breast cancer research


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the women of the RSF Golf Club have organized an annual tournament for 13 years raising funds for organizations whose focus is the treatment and/or cure and prevention of breast cancer. Deana Ingalls and a capable and creative committee are organizing another Breast Cancer Benefit Tournament on Oct. 16 to raise funds this year for the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation.

Entrepreneur Denny Sanford established this foundation seven years ago in honor of his mother, Edith, whom he lost when he was only 4. One of his life’s goals is to find a cure for breast cancer so that other children will not have to grow up, as he did, without the love and guidance of their mothers.

The focus of the foundation is research that one day will find a cure, and, hopefully, prevention of breast cancer in the future. Every penny of donations to this foundation will be directly invested in research.

Male and female members of the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club are invited to participate in this tournament and worthy cause. The day includes golf, lunch, and a cocktail party with heavy hors d’oeuvres as well as the special treat of Flowers Chardonnay and Gen 7 wine.

More funds will be raised through an auction at the cocktail party. Donors have generously given such items as golf for three with retired Major League Baseball baseman and shortstop Mark Gurdzielanek, a $250 bottle of Dewar’s, a week in Denny Sanford’s 5-bedroom home in Vail, and more exciting choices! The cocktail party starts at 5 p.m. and costs $45. All RSF residents and friends are invited. Contact Deana Ingalls at 629-888-2800 or email to

The golf tournament is a fun scramble format with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. The cost is $125, including lunch, cart, and cocktail party. There will be fabulous auction items and, of course, Brian’s famous hors d’oeuvres. Sign up in the RSFGC pro shop or contact Tournament Chair Deana Ingalls at