More than 100 avid golfers took
part in the 14th Annual TEC LA
Open Golf Tournament, presented
by the Mix Foundation for
Excellence in Audio and sponsored
by Guitar Center Professional.
by Mel Lambert.
Malibu, CA (May 14, 2009)–More than 100 avid golfers participated in the 14th Annual TEC LA Open Golf Tournament, which took place on May 11 at the Malibu Country Club.
Presented by the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio and sponsored for the second year by Guitar Center Professional, this popular event attracted a broad cross section of music producers and engineers, together with professionals from leading production facilities, manufacturers and distributors.
This year’s Honorary Chairman was Al Schmitt. Other sponsors included Shure, The Pass Studios, The Recording Academy’s P&E Wing, Record Plant, Lurssen Mastering, Sennheiser, Design FX and Sound Design Corp. Proceeds from the tournament support Mix Foundation’s educational programs, including the TEC Awards and TECnology Hall of Fame.
First place went to Natural Soundfields Limited (Eric Tomooka, Ken Dahlinger, Mike Cruz and Richard Gordon) with a score of 57; second to Ed Cherney Team (Cherney, Scott Thurston, Frank Pirruccello and Jerry Kanter) with a score of 61; third to The Village (Charlie Bidwell, Ken Cross, Rudy Tomjunovich and Kyle Smith), also with a score of 61 but which lost on a card-off versus the second-place team with a birdie on hole 5.
The Long Drive went to Cyle Wehbu; Closest to Pin to Alex Brown; Longest Putt to Rudy Tomjonovich; and Putting Contest to Jason Toney. The day concluded with a dinner and awards presentation, along with a raffle and silent auction of donated audio equipment from Shure, Rode, Audio-Technica, Mojave Audio, IK Multimedia and Brauner Microphones, plus a Gibson guitar and gift packages.
“Over the past 13 years, the TEC LA Open has established a tradition of friendly competition and generous support of the Mix Foundation’s programs,” concedes tournament director Karen Dunn. “We are grateful to the many companies who are sponsoring the event in this time of economic uncertainty.” The event was organized by KMD Productions.