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BuckEYE Golf Classic

The Havener Eye Institute’s Annual BuckEYE Golf Classic has been very successful. The event has raised over $300,000 for endowments and resident education funds. But more than that, it is a fun, exciting opportunity that represents the true spirit of generosity. Proceeds from the BuckEYE Golf Classic benefit the Ophthalmology Resident Research and Education Fund. The Havener Eye Institute continues to work toward restoring vision and preventing blindness through excellence in research, education, and patient care. After four years, the BuckEYE Golf Classic has become an important tradition of the Havener Eye Institute’s vision. Together we can improve the future of eye care by educating tomorrow’s physicians.

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2015 BuckEYE Golf Classic

tomorrow’s physicians. It's spring time at The Ohio State University and time for the annual BuckEYE Golf Classic. This year we are changing our format and focusing on the residents.

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Former BuckEYE Golf Classic Events

2014 with Jody Shelley

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus once said, “The game is meant to be fun.” His words seem particularly true at the 2014 BuckEYE Golf Classic held at Nicklaus’ alma mater OSU Scarlet Golf Course. The crisp morning air...
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2013 with Archie Griffin

The morning of the outing was cool and crisp; a pleasant surprise from the typical hot, muggy day in June. The perfect golfing weather greeted the over 80 charity golf participants who attended the 2013 BuckEYE Golf Classic...[read more]


2012 with Urban Meyer

Even rain could not dampen the spirit of the attendees at the 2012 BuckEYE Golf Classic. The 7th Annual golf outing, held at the beautiful OSU Scarlet Golf course, and it was difficult to say if the charity golfers were more eager...[read more]

2011 with Jack Hanna

The 6th Annual Havener Eye Institute BuckEYE Golf Classic was held at the OSU Scarlet Golf Course with special guest international animal advocate, Jack Hanna. Proceeds benefitted the OSU ophthalmology residency program...[read more]


2010 with Gordon Gee

OSU President E. Gordon Gee stepped from his vehicle onto the beautifully manicured OSU Scarlet Golf Course lawn and was eagerly met by over 100 charity participants at the Fifth Annual BuckEYE Golf Classic at OSU Scarlet...[read more]


2009 with Clark Kellogg

An early morning rain did little to dampen the spirit of the enthusiasm that pervaded the 2009 BuckEYE Golf Classic. The heavily anticipated event was held at the OSU Scarlet course, one of the top collegiate courses in the nation...[read more]

2008 with Jim Tressel

A beautiful, cloudless day greeted 88 golfers that participated in this year’s 2008 BuckEYE Golf Classic. With fine weather and OSU Buckeyes Head Football Coach Jim Tressel joining us to support the charity, the day was shaping up...[read more]


2007 with Thad Matta

The Havener Eye Institute hosted its Second Annual BuckEYE Golf Classic on May 21, 2007 presented by Fifth Third Bank. Thad Matta, The Ohio State men’s basketball coach, came out to support the Havener Eye Institute and meet players...[read more]


2006 with Archie Griffin

On May 22, 2006, the OSU Havener Eye Institute hosted its first Annual Golf Classic. Buckeye football great Archie Griffin, Director of Alumni Affairs at The Ohio State University, was on hand with our host sponsor Abercrombie...[read more]

BuckEYE Golf Classic Long Drive Clinic

Ophthalmology is his day job. Driving golf balls the length of four football fields is his other one. Landon Colling, M.D., a graduate of Havener Eye Institute, led a Long Drive Clinic in 2009 after he achieved 3rd place with 405 yds in the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship(WLDC), the Super Bowl of long driving, which was televised on ESPN from Mesquite, Nevada. Not bad for someone who just picked up long driving because he didn’t have time to keep up his golf game during medical school...[read more]