NASHVILLE, TN, June 21, 2018 — Nashville recently hosted the 21st Annual AudioMasters golf tournament, raising over $35,000 for the Nashville Engineer Relief Fund (NERF), the benefactor of each year’s tournament. Taking place over two days, this year’s returning title sponsors hosted the JBL Professional AudioMasters Live (Thursday, May 17) the and Sweetwater AudioMasters (Friday, May 18) tournaments, bringing together audio industry professionals from the Nashville area and beyond, and completely selling-out sponsorships for both days of play. The AudioMasters is held, each year, at the Harpeth Hills golf course on the southern edge of Nashville.
Known for being the most anticipated social event of the Nashville audio community, each year, the AudioMasters tournament is also the primary funding mechanism for the home-grown 501(c)(3) non-profit Nashville Engineer Relief Fund (NERF). NERF provides financial assistance for individuals in the greater Nashville audio engineering community who, through illness and tragic circumstances, are unable to practice their profession or face other serious problems.
“This is truly a unique event and a great cause,” said Steen Tychsen, Sales and Communications Director, USA for DPA – DPA participated as a first-time hole sponsor during both days of play during the 2018 AudioMasters. “Nashville audio professionals come together as a community to help their own at the AudioMasters. DPA is proud to aid that cause, while the tournament also gave us the opportunity to meet and mingle with our end-users and future clients. We will be back.”
The event is produced by the Nashville AES section with event coordinator George Jones and his company, Premier Golf Services. The holes are sponsored by area studios, live sound providers, service and sales companies, industry organizations, manufacturers and others with ties to the Nashville audio community, with activities at every tee, ranging from food and beverage, to swag, competitions and more. Both days of the tournament ended with catered dinner and presentation of trophies and competition prizes.
2018 AudioMasters sponsors, in addition to title sponsors JBL Professional and Sweetwater, include: API, The Recording Academy, Clyne Media, AES, Genelec, Morris, MIX and Pro Sound News magazines, Audio-Technica, SSL, DPA Microphones, Sound Stage (Black River), Westlake Pro and many others. Additionally, a substantial discount was given to foursomes with an AES member on their team.
Plans are already underway for the 2019 AudioMasters tournament - for more information on NERF and the JBL Professional AudioMasters Live and Sweetwater AudioMasters, visit theaudiomasters.org.
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Photo Caption: Participants in the 2018 JBL Professional AudioMasters Live Tournament, held May 17, 2018 at Harpeth Hills golf course in Nashville, TN.
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Photo Caption: Participants in the 2018 Sweetwater AudioMasters Tournament, held May 18, 2018 at Harpeth Hills golf course in Nashville, TN.
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Photo Caption: Team Mike Franklin took possession of the winners’ trophies both days of play during the 2018 AudioMasters Tournament, held May 17 and 18 at Harpeth Hills golf course in Nashville, TN. Shown L-R: Nick Elovitz, Rosario Falzone, Eric Gallimore, Mike Franklin, and Adam Sheppard of Adam Audio, sponsor of the 19th hole awards reception.
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Photo Caption: AudioMasters 2018 Hole Sponsors API show off their crabcake sandwiches being offered to attendees of the AudioMasters Tournament, held May 17 and 18 at Harpeth Hills golf course in Nashville, TN. Shown L-R: Mark Seman and Larry Droppa, Dan Zimbelman (background).