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2019 Golf Tournament Raises $26,000 for Charity

The 2019 Golf Tournament raised more than $26,000 and everyone had a great time!

This past Saturday 27 teams from across Atlanta’s production community faced off over 18 holes on a breezy May 4th afternoon at the Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City for our 9th Annual IATSE Charity Golf Tournament, hosted by IATSE Locals 479 and 600, and organized by Local 479’s Women’s Committee.

“We are proud to announce that this year’s golf tournament raised more than $26,000 for BeLoved Atlanta (belovedatlanta.org), a charity benefiting women who have survived trafficking, prostitution and addiction – thanks to all who sponsored and participated in this great event!”

Myra Foy, Chairwoman IATSE Local 479 Women’s Committee

Amelia Quinn, founder of BeLoved Atlanta, is appreciative to everyone who participated for helping advance her organization’s mission.


BeLoved Atlanta believes in the importance of individualized care. Through the donations from the golf tournament, each resident will participate in drug and alcohol rehab, counseling, education and employment. It is amazing to watch this community rally around survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and invest in their future. We are blown away by your generosity! Thank you.

Amelia Quinn, President / Founder BeLoved Atlanta

Pinewood Team Takes Top Spot

Coming in at an impressive 15 under par, Team Pinewood Studios walked away with First Prize.  In addition, players from other teams won prizes for the longest putt, longest drive, and coming in closest to the pin.

Special Guests

We were especially honored to host representatives from the International, including: 4th Int’l Vice President / Dept. Director, Motion Picture & TV Production, Michael F. Miller, 9th Int’l Vice President, Phil LoCicero, and Assistant Department Director, Motion Picture & Television Production, Dan Mahoney.

The Courses

Each team played on two of three 9-hole courses, front 9 and back 9, to complete an 18 hole round of golf. The three courses in the rotation were Homestead, Old Mill, and Graveyard.

Overview map of the Flat Creek Country Club golf courses.

List of Winners

1st Place Winners

Team Pinewood Studios walked away with the tournament this year. Each team member won a crystal golf ball clock and a $100 Gift Certificate courtesy of Gentry Akins, Sr., Director of Feld Entertainment.

Team Pinewood Studios following presentation of 1st Prize – (from left to right): Josh Rodgers, KT Vazquez (Organizing Committee), Jeff Maday , Allan Gamble, Brian Cooper, Ray Brown (President IATSE Local 479)

Putting Contest Winner

Prior to the commencement of the tournament players competed in a putting contest on the practice green behind the pro shop. Scott Forte of Team IA 600 sank the longest putt, winning himself a portable rocking chair donated by Cabela’s.

Longest Drive Winners

Lowe’s donated two charcoal grills for this contest.  Jimmy Herring of Team Grip House won for the longest drive on hole 6 of the Old Mill course, while Lee Bosma of Team Lightnin won for the longest drive on hole 3 of the Homestead course.

Closest Pin Winners

Buck knives were awarded to the winners of this contest, donated by The Army Navy Outdoor Center of Stockbridge. Kyle Bowen of Team Deacon won for closest to the pin on hole 5 of the Graveyard course, while Ian Bender of The Worm Burners team won for his accuracy on hole 3 of the Old Mill course.

Hole in One Prize

A great big THANKS to Chan Sherman of Union Auto, who provided a fantastic prize for our Hole in One contest: a new Chevy Malibu!

Chan Sherman of Union Auto arranged for a car to be offered up as a prize for a hole-in-one shot on designated holes.

The 9th hole of the Homestead & Graveyard courses provided an opportunity for someone to take home a new car, although none of our players managed to achieve that feat in this year’s tournament.

Raffle Prizes

2019 Sponsors

Please join us in thanking our full and half hole sponsors, without whom this golf tournament could not have succeeded!

Full Hole Sponsors

  1. IATSE (the International)
  2. IATSE Local 479 (co-host)
  3. New Deal Grips
  4. Sunbelt Rentals
  5. On Set Sound
  6. Hanna Brothers
  7. Valhalla
  8. Integrated Waste Solutions
  9. Builders Equipment
  10. United Rentals
  11. Lightnin Production Rentals
  12. Herc
  13. IATSE Local 600 (co-host)
  14. PC&E
  15. Pinewood Studios
  16. Panavision

Half Hole Sponsors

  1. Greg Nicotero
  2. Union Auto
  3. Haddad
  4. PRG Paskal

Thanks to Classic Incentives for providing half of the water supplied to our participants.

Golf Tournament Team Listings

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Team: IATSE INTL

  • Mike Miller
  • Dan Mahoney
  • Phil LoCicero

Team: Lady and the Browns

  • Caroline Brown
  • Butch Brown
  • Jon Brown
  • Ray Brown

Team: Waiting on John Nelson

  • Kevin Cheatham
  • Matt Byrnes
  • John Nelson
  • Chris Michael

Team: Grip House

  • Gary Holmes
  • Derek Page
  • Jimmy Herring
  • Will Frazier

Team: Pin to Power

  • Greg Davis
  • Tyler Childs
  • Michael Patterson
  • Ryan Ketchum

Team: Georgia Stunt Team

  • Monty Simmons
  • Alex Chansky
  • Cal Johnson
  • Mike Endoso

Team: Team January

  • Jeff January
  • Daniel Jones
  • Hunter Moseley
  • Matt Prexvaus

Team: The Worm Burners

  • Ian Bender
  • Michael Koff
  • Rod Gurule
  • Andreas Gonzales

Team: Mills & Maughon Production

  • Jake Maughon
  • Jeff Maughon
  • Joe Maughon
  • Cody Maughon

Team: Hanna Brothers

  • Jim Hanna
  • Joe Hanna
  • Tim O’Connor
  • Blake Hammill

Team: Pope

  • Barbara Pope
  • Jude Lavasseur
  • Lynn Hammock
  • Drew Orcutt

Team: Price

  • Jim Price Jr.
  • Jim Price Sr.
  • Mitch Lloyd
  • Robert Burgessu

Team: Deacon

  • Billy Deacon
  • Kyle Bowen
  • David Monroe
  • Richard Bemister

Team: C-47s

  • Jason Villella
  • Kenny Venghaus
  • Darwin Browne
  • Jeffrey Ward

Team: Herc

  • Rick Belosic
  • Keith Kropf
  • Ray Perez
  • Tim Belosic

Team: PC&E

  • Rizal Buckingham
  • Matt Lye
  • Noah Beasley

Team: Builders Equipment

  • Eric Roth
  • John Fore
  • Chris Baker
  • Bill Darnel

Team: Cofer

  • Mike Freeman
  • Kyle Freeman
  • Granny Shubert
  • Roger Martin

Team: IA 600

  • Tom Hutchinson
  • Scott Forte
  • Brian Rosso
  • Jeff Civa

Team: Ascend Artists

  • Ed Stamm
  • Ramon Engle
  • Yuri Karjane

Thanks to everyone who made this year’s golf tournament so great!

Be sure to take a look at some of our photos.

Link to golf tournament album on Google Photos.