The Nashvilleprofessionalaudiocommunityisgettingreadyfor thelandmark20thannualAudioMastersBenefitGolf Tournament, heldonce again atthescenicHarpethHills GolfCourseacrosstwo days, May11-12, 2017.
Years ago,the NashvilleSectionofthe AudioEngineeringSociety established the NashvilleEngineerRelief Fundasa503(c)2 nonprofitcorporation,asameanstodistribute funds toassist membersof the greaterNashvilleaudiocommunityin times of personalorfamilycrisis.
“We had no idea what we were doing when we created the Audio Masters, which has actually provena good thing,” saysNERF Secretary Frank Wells. “Our community rallying behind NERF has changed lives for the better part of two decades, and this incredibly unique tournament somehow keeps topping itself every year. The best thing we do asa community is funded by the premier event of the year—doing good andhaving fun, it doesn’t get any better than that.”
The event is produced by the Nashville AES Section and event coordinator George Jones along with his company, Premier Golf Services. Day One is the “JBL Professional AudioMasters Live Day,” focusing on the live sound industry and welcoming JBL Professional as the title sponsor. Day Two is the “Sweetwater AudioMasters,”a studio community-focused day under the banner of perennial title sponsor Sweetwater Sound. Both tournament days include breakfast, open driving range, a four-person scramble, and awards receptions following the golf, along with an abundance of treats and beverages along the way.
While NERF’ssupport is kept discreet and confidential, NERF’s past assistance includes numerous examples of helping individuals maintain essential needs during times of temporary unemployment due to injury or illness, or when facing crushing short-term debt from deductibles and other expenses. NERF has also aided families affected by natural disaster and has helped with end-of-life expenses.
Confirmed sponsors include JBL Professional, Sweetwater, API, The Recording Academy, Clair, Echo Mountain, Clyne Media, AES, Genelec, Morris, Crown Seating, Iron Mountain, SSL and Audio-Technica.
The AudioMasters sells out nearly every year, so sign up now to make sure you’re partof this year’s fun. Visit www.theaudiomasters.org for more information and to sign up.