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TEC Foundation Reports On 16th Annual TEC L.A. Open Golf Tournament

The TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio, founded in 1990 and headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., reports that more than 100 audio professionals came out to play at the 16th Annual TEC L.A. Open Golf Tournament, which was held on June 27, 2011, at the completely revamped Malibu Golf Club. Guitar Center, Harman and Sterling Audio sponsored the event.

The team from Capitol Studios and Mastering, from left: James Goforth, Robert Vosgien, Ron McMaster, Kevin Bartley, Matt Graber, Steve Genewick, and Al Schmitt.

Photo: The TEC Foundation for Excellence In Audio

Honorary Chairman Al Schmitt presided over the event. Master of Ceremonies Ed Cherney joined Schmitt onstage for the evening’s festivities. Sponsors included Absolute Live Productions; Avid; Design FX; Grammy Museum at L.A. Live; Iron Mountain Film & Sound; Mix magazine; Pro Sound News; Pro Audio Review; Neumann; Ocean Way; PMI Audio; the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy; Record Plant; Sennheiser; Shure;; and The Mastering Palace.

Harman had the winning team, with a score of 58: Michael MacDonald, Paul Sandweiss, Paul Bauman and Richard Ruse. 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 Warner Bros—Kim Waugh, Bill Angarola, Jerry Ross and Walt Newman—with a score of 60. Third place went to Iron Mountain—Guy Abrahams, Herb Dow, Jeff Beaulieu and Bruce Golan—coming in at 62.

Contest winners included Robert Scovill (Longest Drive), Robert Vosgien (Closest to the Pin), and Rick Mabery (Longest Putt). The day concluded with a dinner and awards presentation, along with a raffle and silent auction.

Auction items were donated by Altermedia/Studio Suite, Apogee Electronics, Artesa Vineyards & Winery, Audio-Technica, Avid, BAE, Blue Microphones, Cline Cellars, Hilton Anaheim, Pelonis Sound & Acoustics, Sennheiser, Shure, The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live, The Hollywood Edge Sound Effects Library, SPL-USA/Network Pro Marketing Inc. and Universal Audio, among others. KMD Productions organized the event.

Proceeds from the tournament support programs of the TEC Foundation that recognize and promote excellence in the audio arts and sciences.

The TEC Foundation also thanks 901 for donating tequila, PopChips for providing healthy, good-tasting chips, and Karl Strauss for donating beer.

View an online photo gallery of the 16th Annual TEC L.A. Open.

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