NASHVILLE, TN, April 4, 2016 — The audio community from Nashville and beyond is deep in preparation for the 19th Annual AudioMasters Benefit Golf Tournament, once again returning to the scenic Harpeth Hills Golf Course for two days of networking, camaraderie and fun in the sun on Thursday, May 12, and Friday, May 13, 2016. The yearly event – the primary fund-raiser benefiting the Nashville Engineer Relief Fund (NERF) – has become one of the most highly anticipated industry functions in Nashville. It is a production of the Audio Engineering Society Nashville Section on behalf of the 503c2 non-profit corporation, NERF, Inc, created to assist members of the greater Nashville audio community in times of personal or family crisis. “Our community rallying behind NERF has changed many lives for the better,” comments NERF Secretary Frank Wells. “The best thing we do as a community is funded by the premier event of the year – doing good and having fun, it doesn’t get much better.”
Day One (Thursday, May 12) is the “JBL Professional AudioMasters Live Day,” focusing on the live sound industry and welcoming JBL Professional as the title sponsor. Day Two (Friday, May 15) is the “Sweetwater AudioMasters,” the studio-community-focused day under the banner of perennial title sponsor Sweetwater Sound. Both days include breakfast, open driving range, a four-person scramble, and awards receptions following the golf, along with an abundance of treats and beverages along the way.
Confirmed sponsors include Genelec, J Sound Services, DCR Digital Console Rentals & Rack Armor, Clyne Media, Solid State Logic (SSL), Pepper’s Pro Shop with Vine Street Liquors, Black River Entertainment at Sound Stage, NTS Pro Media, Vintage King, API, Clair Global, Froggy’s Fog, Echo Mountain Studios, Southern Ground Nashville, Welcome to 1979 Studios, Audio-Technica, Iron Mountain, Blackbird Studios, Crown Seating, The Recording Academy® Nashville Chapter/P&E Wing, the Audio Engineering Society, Trew Audio, VeVa Sound, Dickinson Wright, Corky’s BBQ and the Recording Studio Insurance Program, with more lining up by the week. These sponsors provide support for the event in various capacities – hosting holes or special prizes, useful swag, general financial support, and more. Some join in the golfing play as well. Those hosting the holes give each tee its own twist; most provide food or other refreshments, along with side games, product demos, swag and plenty of networking opportunities.
Player and sponsor registration is filling fast, though there is still time to get in on the festivities as a sponsor partner or in a golfing foursome.
For more information, contact the Nashville Engineer Relief Fund at:
About the Nashville Engineer Relief Fund:
The Nashville Engineer Relief Fund originated through the efforts of the AES Nashville Section and NAPRS in holding the 1st Annual Audio Yard Sale in Sept. 1997. Proceeds from this initial event assisted with the financial recuperation of a Nashville engineer who was stricken with a life-threatening health problem. In May 1998, the 1st AudioMasters Benefit Golf Tournament began as the primary fund-raising event contributing to the NERF, and has been held at the Harpeth Hills Golf Course every May since. The stated goal of this fund is “to allow financial assistance for individuals in our (engineering) community who, through illness and tragic circumstances, are unable to practice their profession or face other serious problems”.
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Photo caption: Promotional graphic for the 19th annual Audio Masters Golf Tournament.