GT 2016

2016 Golf and Tennis Tournaments

June 20, 2016 A DGA Foundation Event

On June 20th, 134 golfers and 44 tennis players took part in the 20th Annual DGA Foundation Golf Tournament and the 13th Annual DGA Foundation Tennis Tournament. Both events were fundraisers created to benefit the Directors Guild Foundation (DGF), which is dedicated to assisting DGA members facing financial hardship.

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.

In his welcome during the award ceremony and dinner in the Wilshire Country Club banquet hall, DGA Foundation Chair Donald Petrie thanked all the players and called out the tournaments’ co-chairs for special praise. “This event could not have happened without the fine work of four good-guys,” said Petrie. “Please join me in thanking our Golf Co-Chairs Mel Damski and Michael Zinberg, and the tennis Co-Chairs Gil Cates, Jr. and Howard Storm for their hard work and service.” Petrie also called attention to the contributions of DGA National Executive Director Jay D. Roth. “Jay is the founding father of this Tournament. Wilshire Country Club is his club and he makes us being here possible.”

After speaking about the work of the DGF, that beyond assisting members in need also supports such good works as the Motion Picture Television Fund and recently made a ten year commitment to their Cognitive Wellness Program in its goal to battle the onset of Alzheimer’s dementia, Petrie announced that due to the generosity of all involved in the tournaments $50,000 had been raised to benefit the Foundation. He also thanked the tournaments’ gold, silver and bronze sponsors, before turning the proceedings over to Golf Tournament Co-Chair Mel Damski.

Damski began the awards ceremony by announcing the raffle prize winners and the winners of the DGA Championship “Own Ball Flight” golf tournament. Tennis Tournament Co-Chair Gil Cates, Jr. spoke on behalf of himself and Co-Chair Howard Storm and announced the winners of all three flights of the tennis tournament. Then Damski returned to announce the winners of the Scramble golf tournament and invite all the players to return next year for the 2017 DGA Foundation Golf and Tennis tournaments scheduled for Monday, June 19th.


Golf Tournament Winners

The 20th Annual 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 Net Score Winners

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Champion (61)
Brad Arnold

Second Place (67)
Allan Flowers

Third Place (74)
David Phinney

Golf "Own Ball" Tournament Gross Score Winners
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Champion (72)
Joel Nishimine

Second Place (83)
Chris Clark

Third Place (83)
Bobby Roth


Golf Scramble Tournament Winners

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Champions (54.14)
Scot Fishkin, Nicole Audette, Stephanie Russo & Joe Russo
Second Place (57.25)
Manny Kaplan, Michael Kaplan, Jeff Goss & Steve Gamer
Third Place (57.62)
Jay D. Roth, Joanna Kerns, Karen Lotta & Jim Lotta

Tennis Tournament Winners

The 13th 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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First Place
Rob Stone &
Aaron Colbert

Second Place
Steve Carmendy
& Matt Smukler

Third Place
Craig Wyrick-Solari
& Kevin McKidd

Flight Two

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First Place
Joe Jencks &
Steve Kurland

Second Place
Vince Duque &
Gil Cates Jr.

Third Place
Bill Schwartz
& Mike Robe

Flight Three

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First Place
Michael Cassidy &
(not pictured) Dan Dodd

Second Place
 Jonathan Mostow
& Ari Mostow

Third Place
Terry Morse &
(not pictured) Barbara Ziegler

The DGA Thanks our Golf and Tennis Tournaments' Sponsors 

 Golf Sponsors

Gold Sponsors:
Silver Sponsors:
Bronze Sponsors:
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Bridgewater Associates LP
  • Bush Gottlieb, A Law Corporation
  • CBRE, Inc.
  • Express Scripts
  • Greenberg Glusker
  • Henegan Construction Co., Inc.
  • Laquer, Urban, Clifford & Hodge, LLP
  • Miller, Kaplan, Arase, LLP
  • Nigro Karlin Segal Feldstein & Bolno
  • Peerless Building Maintenance, Co.
  • Pension Consulting Alliance, Inc.


  • Bernstein Real Estate
  • BlackRock
  • City National Bank
  • Delta Dental of California
  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • Rossmore Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & Sommers LLP
  • Segal Consulting
  • Vitech Systems Group, Inc.
  • XCentium
  • CenterSquare Investment Management
  • The DigiTrust Group
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Harvest Fund Advisors
  • HUB International Ins. Services, Inc.
  • Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP
  • Innovest
  • Progressive Productions
  • Reliam, Inc.
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • The TCW Group, Inc.
  • UCLA Health
  • Vision Media Management
  • Vision Service Plan
  • William Morris Endeavor

 Tennis Sponsors

 Gold Sponsors
 Silver Sponsors
 Bronze Sponsors
  • Elite Logistics and Fulfillment
  • EMCOR Service/Mesa Energy Systems, Inc.
  • Express Scripts
  • IngleDodd Media
  • Nigro Karlin Segal Feldstein & Bolno
  • 360 Group International, Inc.
  • Bernstein Real Estate
  • Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP
  • gnet agency                
  • Keller Williams Realty, DTLA
  • Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & Sommers LLP
  • ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corp.
  • Venuti & Associates
  • Alligator Pear Catering
  • Cal Net Technology Group
  • Cinema Technology Services
  • d’Escoto West, Inc.
  • DoubleLine Capital LP
  • Harvest Fund Advisors
  • Legacy Partners
  • MetLife
  • Motion Picture Television Fund
  • PNC Realty Investors, Inc.
  • Progressive Productions
  • Reams Asset Management
  • Securitech Security Services
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • The TCW Group, Inc.
  • William Morris Endeavor

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