Golf Tennis 2012

2012 Golf and Tennis Tournaments

June 19, 2012 A DGA Foundation Event

On June 19, 140 golfers and 38 tennis players took part in the Sixteenth Annual Howard W. Koch Memorial DGA Foundation Golf Tournament, and the Ninth Annual DGA Foundation Tennis Tournament. Both events were fundraisers created to benefit the Directors Guild Foundation (DGF), a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting DGA members facing difficult times.

The golf tournament ‑ renamed in 2001 in honor of former DGF Chair Howard W. Koch ‑ and the awards reception were held at the Wilshire Country Club, which was founded in 1919 and has hosted many great tournaments and groups such as the LA Open, the Senior PGA and the LPGA. The tennis tournament took place right around the corner at the Los Angeles Tennis Club, home of champions since 1921.

DGA President Taylor Hackford thanked all the players for their participation and announced that due to their generosity, more than $50,000 had been raised on behalf of the Foundation. He turned the podium over to DGF Chairman Donald Petrie, and tennis tournament co-chairs Howard Storm and Gil Cates Jr, who thanked all the supporters of the tournaments including: Golf Tournament co-chairs Mel Damski and Michael Zinberg, DGA National Executive Director Jay D. Roth; the Wilshire Country Club and Los Angeles Tennis Club; the USTA's Annette Buck who served as the tennis tournament's director; and the tournaments' gold, silver and bronze sponsors, before proceeding to hand out the raffle prizes and announce the winners of the golf and tennis tournaments.   


Golf Tournament Winners

The 16th Annual Howard W. Koch Memorial DGA Golf Tournament consisted of a morning "Own-Ball" competition with players competing for first, second and third places in the categories of “Best Gross Score” and “Best Net Score” and an afternoon Scramble format with each team of golfers playing the group's “best ball.”


Golf "Own Ball" Tournament Gross Score Winners

Golf Tennis Winners 2012
Golf Tennis Winners 2012
Golf Tennis Winners 2012

First Place
Andy Cheng

Second Place
Joel Nishimine

Third Place
Jeffrey Harrier

Golf "Own Ball" Tournament Net Score Winners

Golf Tennis Winners 2012
Golf Tennis Winners 2012
Golf Tennis Winners 2012

First Place
Graeme Joyce

Second Place
David Phinney

Third Place
Bob Graf


Golf Scramble Tournament Winners

Golf Tennis Winners 2012
Golf Tennis Winners 2012
Golf Tennis Winners 2012
First Place
Cleve Landsberg,
Joel Nishimine, Chris Pollack, Joe Ball
Second Place
Kristopher White,
Dee Shaw, Lisa Read, Martin Lutzeier
Third Place
Damien Bisserier, Michael Judd, Kevin Griffin, Ryan Anker

Golf Closest to the Pin & Longest Drive Contest Winners

Golf Tennis Winners 2012
Golf Tennis Winners 2012

Closest to the pin
on hole #4
Scott Larson

Closest to the pin
on hole #7 
Claudia Hoover

 Golf Tennis Winners 2012

Golf Tennis Winners 2012 


 Closest to the pin
on hole #13
Lincoln Forbes

Longest Drive
on hole #2
Joel Nishimine


Tennis Tournament Winners

The 9th Annual DGA Tennis Tournament was a round-robin doubles competition segmented by skill level, featuring eight-game sets. The teams accumulating the most games were the winners of each flight.

Flight One

Tennis Winners 2012
Tennis Winners 2012
Tennis winners 2012

First Place
Jared Ward &
Rob Stone

Second Place
Jim Chatelain &
Scott Smith


Third Place (three-way tie)
Bruce Caulk & Nick Arthur
Mia Fogh & Christine Setian,
Martin Bruestle & Dana Rummerfield

Flight Two

Tennis Winners 2012
Tennis Winners 2012
Tennis Winners 2012

First Place
Ben Phan &
Ladd Vance

Second Place
John Cramer &
John Sheppird

Third Place
Hank Lachmund &
Michael Messina


The DGA thanks our Golf and Tennis Tournaments' Sponsors 

Gold Sponsors:
Silver Sponsors:
Bronze Sponsors:
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, LLC
  • BNY Mellon Asset Management
  • Bush Gottlieb Singer Lopez Kohanski Adelstein & Dickinson
  • Express Scripts
  • Horizon Actuarial Services, LLC
  • IngleDodd Publishing
  • Miller, Kaplan, Arase & Co., LLP
  • NBC Universal
  • Nigro Karlin Segal & Feldstein, LLP
  • Peerless Building Maintenance Co.                                     
  • BlackRock Inc.
  • Delta Dental Plan of California
  • Entertainment Lighting Services
  • Law Offices of Peter H. Alpert, Inc.
  • Mata Construction
  • Motion Picture & Television Fund
  • Moving Image Technologies
  • NTT Data
  • Rossmore Property & Casualty
  • Vitech Systems Group, Inc.
  • ABLE Engineering Services
  • Acadian Asset Management, Inc.
  • Barco Digital Cinema
  • Bernstein Real Estate
  • Bridgewater
  • Capital Dynamics, Inc.
  • City National Bank
  • GNW - Evergreen Insurance Services, LLC
  • Good Gracious! Events
  • Greenberg Glusker Fields Cleman & Matchinger, LLP
  • Henegan Construction Co., Inc.
  • Legacy Partners
  • Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
  • Standard Parking
  • Town & Country Event Rentals
  • Vision Service Plan





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