Orange County Branch Newsletter

July 2014

Branch News

Branch News - 2014 Annual ASCE OC Golf Tournament – Another Successful Event!

By Josue Vaglienty, P.E.

Eighty players were on hand for the Annual ASCE OC Golf Tournament held this past June 27th at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, CA. Penny Lew, our Branch President, along with volunteers from ASCE OC-Branch, ASCE OC-YMF, and ASCE student chapters (UC Irvine and CSU Fullerton) welcomed all the players representing various engineering firms, public agencies, and product/service vendors.  This year, all players received an exclusive ASCE – Orange County golf shoe bag filled with promo items from the tourney sponsors.

2014 ASCE OC Golf Tourney – ASCE OC YMF setting up Registration

ASCE OC did away with last year’s donuts and instead breakfast sandwiches, coffee, and juice were  provided for all attendees (courtesy of JL Patterson).

Players rode their carts to their corresponding tees at 8AM sharp to begin the scramble play format. All teams made sure to partake in the festivities at C-Below’s booth where a margarita station was set up, complete with piñatas! Photos of each team (along with action shots) were provided courtesy of Phillip Masto (RBF/Baker International). Photos of all the teams and the raffle prize winners can be found on Facebook by clicking here!

2014 ASCE OC Golf Tourney – Players ready to head out to the course

Upon arrival back at the Oak Creek Clubhouse, players were settled in for a lunch banquet. The luncheon featured some closing remarks from Penny Lew in addition to an announcement of all the tournament sponsors. The banquet also featured prizes that were awarded to the lucky raffle winners which included new golf equipment, free rounds of golf at Oak Creek Golf Club, wine from San Antonio Winery, an Amazon Kindle, a Keurig Coffee machine, AMC and Regal Movie Passes, restaurant gift cards, plus more prizes.

Players competed for best scores in both Gross and Net categories. This year’s winning teams were:

1st Place (Gross) – Team 15B (American Geotechnical): Michael Dunbar, Andy Komor, Dennis Cafferty, and John Kennedy

1st Place (Net) – Team 11B (Western Ground Improvement): Aaron Bishop, Ken Hoevelkamp, and Paul Soltis

ASCE OC would like to extend their gratitude to all of the golf tournament sponsors, especially our Platinum Sponsors: HNTB and Hatch Mott MacDonald. Also, many thanks to our Gold, Silver, Bronze, Booth, Breakfast, and Tee Sponsors, as described below.  Finally, a special thank you goes out to all the hard working volunteers that ensured the event to ran smoothly.

ASCE – Orange County looks forward to hosting our 2015 Golf Tourney!

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