2018 Invitational

The Jay Sigel Invitational will celebrate its 26th Anniversary as the premier charity golf tournament in the Delaware Valley. We invite you to join us on Monday, October 8, 2018 to support our Host & Founder’s efforts, Jay Sigel, on behalf of both breast cancer and prostate cancer research and patient care.  Beginning in early 2016, The Sigel Invitational broadened its fundraising initiative to include breast cancer research through clinical trials involving novel therapies for advanced metastatic disease.  This charity tournament also supports research into lower dose radiation therapy, and groundbreaking trials to determine prediction of recurrent disease.

The 2018 Sigel Invitational will return to its home at the prestigious Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, which has hosted the  1962 PGA Championship, 1977 U.S. Amateur Championship, 1997 U.S. Junior Championship, 2003 Senior PGA Championship, the 2010 & 2011 AT&T National, among other premier events.  In 2018 Aronimink will add to its list of hosting premier tournaments with the BMW Championship.

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With the addition of net proceeds from this year’s event, The Sigel Invitational will be that much closer to hitting the $4 million mark of proceeds raised. The fundraising efforts of The Sigel Invitational will continue to support prostate cancer research, and now include breast cancer research, at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, which is the research arm of the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania.  Past Special Guests lending their time & talent to help raise money for this worthy cause include Jim Colbert, Ed Dougherty, Hubert Green, Gary Hallberg, Scott Hamilton, Chuck Hiter, Mark Lye, Bob Murphy, Vince Papale, Gary Player, Don Pooley, Jim Roy, and media personalities Ed Abrams, Neil Hartman, Lou Tilley, Jim “Sports” Kelly, Peter Kessler and the late Gary Papa.  These “very special guests” have now become Honorary Chairmen of The Sigel Invitational, joining Jay to promote the event and support his efforts in fighting cancer.

As you may have heard and read, exciting research into immunotherapy is attributed to the Abramson Cancer Center, and through clinical trials more discoveries in cancer research will be made. Should you, or someone you know, have questions about treatment options such as proton therapy at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, or the breast cancer and prostate cancer research programs at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, please call (215) 662-3963.


Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center is a world leader in cancer research, patient care, and education. Our preeminent position is reflected in our continuous designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute since 1973, one of 41 such Centers in the United States.

At the Abramson Cancer Center, we are dedicated to innovative and compassionate cancer care. Our clinical program, comprised of a dedicated staff of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, nutritionists, and patient care coordinators, currently sees over 90,000 outpatient visits, over 11,800 inpatient discharges, and provides over 37,000 chemotherapy treatments, and more than 66,000 radiation treatments.

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Gary Koch joined NBC Sports’ PGA TOUR tournament coverage full-time in 1997 after having debuted as a course reporter in 1996 at THE PLAYERS Championship and U.S. Open. He currently serves as a tower announcer and analyst for the network’s Golf Channel on NBC coverage.

The six-time PGA TOUR winner earned 44 top-10 finishes over the course of his career. Koch currently competes part-time on the Champions Tour, previously winning the Raphael division of the former Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf tournament on three separate occasions with fellow Golf Channel on NBC colleague Roger Maltbie.

Earlier in his career, Koch served as a course reporter and tower announcer for ESPN’s coverage of the Champions Tour (Senior Tour at the time).

Koch earned a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations from the University of Florida in 1974, and was the Gators’ first four-time All-American selection. He was a member of Florida’s 1973 NCAA championship team and a two-time Southeastern Conference medalist. Koch won 10 collegiate events at Florida.



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As Jay Sigel gets ready to host the 26th edition of his Jay Sigel Invitational golf event to benefit cancer research, he sat down with noted golf journalist Tony Leodora on Golf Talk Live to discuss the newly re-designed Aronomink golf club, which will host the greats of golf in the BMW Championships as part of the PGA playoffs.