Pictured at the 14th Annual TEC L.A. Open (l-r):
Guitar Center Pro Director Rick Plushner, Honorary
Chairman Al Schmitt, Closest to the Pin winner
Alex Brown, TEC Foundation president Hillel Resner.New York (March 11, 2010)–The 15th Annual TEC L.A. Open will be held Monday, May 17, at the Malibu Country Club.
Returning as Honorary Chairman is famed recording engineer Al Schmitt, a member of the TEC Awards Hall of Fame and recipient of 20 Grammys , as well as the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Presented by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the charity event will be sponsored for the third consecutive year by Guitar Center Professional. Proceeds of the tournament support the House Ear Institute’s hearing health outreach services for audio professionals and the TEC Foundation’s TECnology Hall of Fame, recognizing the most historically significant audio innovations and inventors, held annually at the AES Convention.
Besides the traditional Longest Drive, Closest-to-the Pin and Putting contests, there will be a chipping contest alongside the various competitions managed by ever-popular Pin-Up Golf. Players will also have the chance to walk away with some exciting prizes, including a brand new car for a Hole-In-One. The day will conclude with a dinner and awards presentation, along with a raffle and silent auction featuring an assortment of donated audio equipment, musical instruments, wine and gift packages from sponsors and other supporters.
Along with the traditional sponsorships (including Contest Holes, Box Lunch, Golf Cart, Golf Balls and 19th Hole), this year the TEC Foundation will also be offering a Cigar Sponsorship, Coffee Bar Sponsorship and an Ice Cream Sandwich Sponsorship, as well as customized Hole Sponsorships.