All golfers and participants at the 2015 Recording Industry Golf Tournament.
The 2015 Recording Industry Golf Tournament (RIGT) took place at MountainGate Country Club in Los Angeles on June 29, with members of Southern California’s recording community coming together for a day of camaraderie and fun in the sun. The event was again organized by seasoned event producer Karen Dunn of KMD Productions and was held to support the music program at A Place Called Home, a dynamic community center and safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth, 8 to 21 years of age, are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being.
Recording veterans Ed Cherney and Al Schmitt returned as Honorary Co-Chairs for the afternoon’s festivities. More than 125 competed as golfers, and more were present at the dinner.
The winning team at the 2015 Recording Industry Golf Tournament represented Slate Audio, and the award was accepted by Steven Slate (at far right).
Winning first place was the team from Slate Audio: Amir Amiri, Bill Cho, Matt Dodge and Horacio Moronta. Second place was the team consisting of Sara Elliott, John Staniunas, Frank Cameli and Jason Carson. Third place went to the team of Ed Cherney, Frank Pirrucello, Jerry Kanter and Kenny Gradney. Kyle Douglas won the Longest Putt competition, Kenny Gradney won Closest to the Pin, and Scott Pregerson won Longest Drive.
Event sponsors included Absolute Live Productions, the Audio Engineering Society (AES), Audio-Technica, Barefoot Sound, Bob Hodas Acoustic Analysis, Clyne Media, David M. Angress Consulting, Guitar Center Professional, Hotel Angeleno, Hyundai, Icebox Water, iZotope Inc., JBL, NAMM, Record Plant, The Recording Studio Insurance Program, RRF Institute (Recording Radio and Film Connection), Slate Digital Sterling Audio, studioexpresso.com, TransAudio Group, United Recording Studios and Vintage King. Hyundai will once again be taking the winning foursome to their Hyundai National Invitational in Vegas.
“We are very proud of the success of the 2015 RIGT,” says Dunn. “A great time was had by all, and we were able to raise funding for a great cause. Thank you to all of our sponsors and everyone who participated in the day’s festivities. See you back next year!”
Next year’s tournament is slated for Monday, June 20, 2016, and Dunn says she is planning on adding a tennis option.