Winning the TEC L.A. Open and
Sterling Audio ST55 large
diaphragm condenser mics were
(l-r) Tom Graham, Avid;
Mike Franklin, Avid; and
Andrew Wild, Avid; along
with GC Pro’s Rick Plushner.Los Angeles (May 28, 2010)–The 15th Annual TEC LA Open Golf Tournament, held on May 17 at the Malibu Country Club, saw nearly 100 audio pros in attendance for the charity event.
Presented by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the tourney was sponsored by Guitar Center Professional and Shure.
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.
Presiding over the tournament was Honorary Chairman and famed engineer Al Schmitt, who was joined on stage at the awards dinner by Master of Ceremonies and fellow studio veteran Ed Cherney. Additional sponsors included Focusrite Novation, Iron Mountain Film & Sound, Ocean Way, Record Plant, PMI Audio and the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy.
The winning team, with a score of 58, was Avid/Apple (Tom Graham, Andrew Wild, Mike Franklin and Clint Ward). Along with their first place trophies, the team was also awarded four Sterling Audio ST55 large diaphragm condenser microphones, donated by Sterling Audio. Second place went to newcomers Iron Mountain (Guy Abrahams, Jeff Anthony, Jeff Beaulieu and Gabriel Seqovia) with a score of 60 winning in a card-off with a low-back 9; and coming in third was Team Ed Cherney (Cherney, Ken Gradney, Frank Pirruccello and Jerry Kanter) with a score of 60.
Contest winners included Jeremy Umland (Longest Drive), Dave Reitzas (Closest to the Pin), and Ed Cherney (Longest Putt). The putting contest was won by Paul Camarata. The day concluded with a dinner and awards presentation, along with a raffle and silent auction.
Auction items were donated by: American Music and Sound, Antares, Apogee Electronics, Artesa Vineyards & Winery, Audio-Technica, Avid, Earthworks, Lobster.com, Ozumo, Sennheiser, Shure, Sonoma Wine Garden, Taylor Guitars, Shure, and Universal Audio, among others. The event was organized by KMD Productions.
The TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio