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2014 Recording Industry Golf Tournament Benefits Los Angeles Charity

Participants in the 2014 Recording Industry Golf Tournament.

Photo: Paul Lester

The 2014 Recording Industry Golf Tournament (RIGT) was held on June 2, 2014, at the Malibu Golf Club, and once again the Los Angeles recording community rose to the occasion, making the RIGT a huge success.

The event was organized by seasoned event producer Karen Dunn of KMD Productions and benefited 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 old are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being. Grammy Award-winning recording veterans Ed Cherney and Al Schmitt once again served as honorary co-chairs for the afternoon’s festivities. 

Event organizer Karen Dunn (center), with event co-chairs Ed Cherney (left) and Al Schmitt (right).

Photo: Paul Lester

Sponsors included Audio Engineering Society (AES), Audio-Technica, Design FX Audio, GC Pro/Sterling Audio, Vintage King Audio, Bob Hodas Acoustic Analysis, Avid, Dave Collins Mastering, Clyne Media, NAMM, JBL Professional, PreSonus, The Recording Studio Insurance Program, The Record Plant, SAE LA, Full Sail University, Universal Mastering, Westlake Recording Studios, and TransAudioGroup.

Additionally, Hyundai Motor America worked closely with KMD Productions to offer a series of special opportunities to tournament participants.

Approximately 100 players made the rounds following the day’s registration time, which included a putting contest, a longest drive of a marshmallow, Hole-in-One opportunities, a Million Dollar Shootout, circus entertainment, coffee, Bloody Mary’s, Tequila golf cart, mimosas and amazing food at the 19th Hole.

After 18 holes, the following winners were announced:
• 1st Place, Team – 14A Jonathan Hodge, Larry Butler, Ernie Williams, Morie Roberts

• 2nd Place, Team -10B Greg Dalton, James Arceneaux, Mike Brown, Jason Seymour

• 3rd Place, Team – 8A Jason Bellamy, Adam Maples, Vinny Capuano, Mike Metz

Contest winners included:
• Closest to Pin # 15: Gary Lux

• Longest Drive #10: Scott Pregerson

• Longest Drive #13: Chandu Arachi

• Longest Putt # 17:  Jason Bellamy

“We were all extremely pleased with the day’s events and how many people turned out to support A Place Called Home,” states event organizer Karen Dunn. “Once again the L.A. recording community took time out of their busy schedules to support a great cause. We are all looking forward to next year’s tournament which will be bigger and better!”

For more information about the tournament, visit or call Karen Dunn at 925/708-0307.