Golf Tennis 2014

2014 Golf and Tennis Tournaments

June 16, 2014 A DGA Foundation Event

On June 16th, 153 golfers and 52 tennis players took part in the 18th Annual Howard W. Koch Memorial DGA Foundation Golf Tournament, and the 11th 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 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.

“Whether your sporting pleasure today was golf or tennis, I hope that everyone had a great time on the courts and fairways today – and all for the best of reasons – supporting the Directors Guild Foundation in its critical efforts to assist DGA members in need,” said DGA First Vice President Betty Thomas in thanking  all the players for their participation. She also acknowledged the service of Golf Tournament Co-Chairs Mel Damski and Michael Zinberg, and Tennis Tournament Co-Chairs Howard Storm and Gil Cates Jr. in making these tournaments possible. Then she turned the podium over to Zinberg, who spoke about the history and work of the Foundation, and announced that due to the generosity of the tournaments’ participants more than $50,000 had been raised.

Zinberg also thanked the tournaments’ gold, silver and bronze sponsors, before proceeding to hand out the raffle prizes and announcing the winners of the “Own Ball” golf tournament. Next, Tennis Tournament Co-Chair Cates stepped to the podium to announce the winners of all three flights of the tennis tournament; then Zinberg returned to announce the winners of the Scramble golf tournament and invite all the players to return next year for the DGA Foundation Golf and Tennis tournaments scheduled for Monday, June 15, 2015. 


Golf Tournament Winners

The 18th 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.” -  see larger photos in the gallery below


Golf "Own Ball" Tournament Gross Score Winners

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Golf/Tennis 2014
Golf/Tennis 2014

First Place (75)
Christian Clark

Second Place (77)
Joel Nishimine

Third Place (79)
Mike Judd

Golf "Own Ball" Tournament Net Score Winners
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Golf/Tennis 2014
Golf/Tennis 2014

First Place (68)
Bobby Roth

Second Place (69)
Larry Lipton

Third Place (70)
Lawrence Sher


Golf Scramble Tournament Winners

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Golf/Tennis 2014
Golf/Tennis 2014
First Place (54.32)
Ricardo Cestero, Eric Waraftig, Andrew Salute, Robert Munic
Second Place (55.7)
Christy Acker, Dave Acker, David Sancewich, Ted Simpson
Third Place (55.97)
Karen Lotta, (not pictured)
Betty Thomas, Joanna Kerns, Marc Appleton

Tennis Tournament Winners

The 11th 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. -  see larger photos in the gallery below

Flight One

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Golf/Tennis 2014
Golf/Tennis 2014

First Place
Martin Barba &
Jeff Jacobs

Second Place
Rob Stone &
(not pictured) Jared Ward

Third Place
Craig Wyrick-Solari &
(not pictured) Kevin McKidd

Flight Two

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Golf/Tennis 2014
Golf/Tennis 2014

First Place
Amyn Kaderali &
Jonathan McHugh

Second Place
Mike Robe & (not pictured) Bill Schwartz

Third Place
Steve Abramson
& Jamie Murphy

Flight Three

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Golf/Tennis 2014
Golf/Tennis 2014

First Place
John Ward &
Todd Zeile

Second Place
Tom Spezialy &
William Turner

Third Place
Gil Cates Jr. &
(not pictured) Vince Duque


The DGA thanks our Golf and Tennis Tournaments' Sponsors 

Gold Sponsors:
Silver Sponsors:
Bronze Sponsors:
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, LLC
  • Bernstein Real Estate
  • BNY Mellon Asset Management
  • Bridgewater Associates LP
  • Bush Gottlieb, A Law Corporation
  • Dolby Laboratories
  • EMCOR Service/Mesa Energy Systems, Inc.
  • Express Scripts
  • Greenberg Glusker
  • IngleDodd Media
  • MacTech LED
  • Miller Kaplan Arase, LLP
  • Nigro Karlin Segal Feldstein & Bolno
  • Peerless Building Maintenance
  • Pension Consulting Alliance, Inc.
  • Vision Media Management
  • Wells Fargo Bank



  • BlackRock
  • City National Bank
  • Delta Dental
  • Henegan Construction Co., Inc.
  • Innovest
  • Jacob Feinberg Katz & Michaeli Consulting Group, LLC
  • Laquer, Urban, Clifford & Hodge, LLP
  • Law Offices of Peter H. Alpert, Inc.
  • Motion Picture & Television Fund
  • Rossmore Property & Casualty Insurance
  • The Segal Company
  • Seyfarth Shaw
  • Vitech Systems Group
  • ABLE Engineering
  • Barco Digital Cinema
  • The DigiTrust Group, LLC
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Entertainment Lighting Services
  • The Gersh Agency
  • g-NET
  • GNW Evergreen Insurance
  • Good Gracious! Events
  • GSO Capital Partners
  • Health Net of California, Inc.
  • Keller Williams Hollywood Hills
  • Legacy Partners Residential, Inc.
  • Loomis Sayles & Company, L.P.
  • Norm Levin & Company
  • NTT Data
  • Progressive Productions
  • Reams Asset Management
  • Reliam
  • Securitech Security Services
  • Technicolor
  • Venuti & Associates
  • Vision Service Plan
  • William Morris Endeavor


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