Recording Industry Tournament

Recording Industry Hosting Golf & Tennis Tournament, Auction, Raffle, more

UPDATED: 05/10/16

A date has been set for the 2016 Recording Industry Golf Tournament™ (RIGT), which will be held Monday, June 20, at MountainGate Country Club, with the shotgun start at 12:00 noon. This year’s event is enhanced with the addition of a tennis clinic taught by a Country Club pro as well as a tennis tournament, catering to non-golfers.

The RIGT is again being organized by seasoned event producer Karen Dunn of KMD Productions, LLC and will support the music program at A Place Called Home, a dynamic community center and safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth 8 - 21 years old are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being. Recording veterans Ed Cherney and Al Schmitt will return as Honorary Co-Chairs for the afternoon’s festivities.

Dunn is now accepting participation entries, whether as sponsors, golfers or both. In addition to the 18 holes of pristine golfing, the day will include a $1 million shoot-out opportunity, Hyundai hole-in-one giveaway, hole-in-one Harley Davidson motorcycle giveaway, food, putting contest, silent auction and raffle, reception and awards dinner and more. The course, designed by legendary golf course architect Ted Robinson, is centrally located, not far from Downtown L.A. The course features beautiful views, a driving range, putting and chipping greens and more. Dunn and the industry veteran Rose Mann-Cherney will be driving the “world famous tequila cart” to make sure all of the day’s participants are playing their best.

Dunn decided to add tennis to this year’s tournament due to requests from several participants in the last several years. Considered as a competitive tennis venue in the L.A. area, MountainGate Country Club boasts 16 pristine courts that will be put to use as this year’s RIGT.

The list of confirmed sponsors includes the Audio Engineering Society (AES), Audio-Technica, Bartels’ Harley-Davidson, Bob Hodas Acoustical Analysis, Clyne Media, David M. Angress Consulting, Hyundai, JBL, Lurssen Mastering, Music Connection, NAMM, Record Plant, Slate Digital, studioexpresso.com, The Recording Studio Insurance Group and United Recording, with more being added by the week. Hyundai will once again be taking two players from the winning foursome to their Hyundai National Invitational.

For sponsorship information and to register, visit 2016rigt.eventbrite.com, or call Karen Dunn at 925-708-0307.



The 2016 Recording Industry Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 20, at the MountainGate Country Club. Honorary Chairs and Engineers, Ed Cherney and Al Schmitt, will be in attendance. For non-golfers, a tennis clinic taught by a Country Club pro and round robin tournament is being offered.

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Other activities include: food, drinks, poker, $1,000,000 shootout, Harley-Davidson Hole-in-One prize, silent auction, raffle and more.

After both tournaments, attendees and friends alike will join each other at a reception and awards dinner.

The Recording Industry Golf Tournament supports the music and recording program at A Place Called Home. APCH is a community center in South Central Los Angeles. Music and recording are key components of the organization’s program offering, and the APCH youth band performs and records on a regular basis.

For more information, visit facebook.com/2014RecordingIndustryGolfTournament.