Scorecards went missing, so there were no winners.
Although it was held on April Fool’s Day, the success of the 11th Annual Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation (AIREF) Golf Classic was no joke. All laughs were credited to a great day on the golf course.
The second-decade tournament at the Revere Golf Club in Las Vegas joined industry colleagues for a pre-ISC West networking event. Windy conditions prevailed on the Lexington Course (which could have been located in Chicago), but the skies were blue for the 111 jacket-clad players participating in this fun fundraising happening.
Two Infinite Massage therapists worked out pre-game kinks on stressed players, compliments of Monitronics. New to the tournament, AIREF engaged long-drive golf pro/entertainer Nyle Pruitt to perform, practice and drive for appreciative participants. His program raised $4,675 for the AIREF Foundation. New golf co-chairs Keith Baird of Honeywell and Mike Harrison of Hillcrest Davidson brought their own brand of excitement and fundraising to the Classic.
Golfers were divided into two tiers. Tier One low gross went to the Honeywell team of Keith Baird, Mike Matson, Joe Nuccio and Bob Riccucci, who came in with an incredible net score of 48. Runner-up honors went to the Napco team of Paul Hoey, Mike Carrieri, Jimmy Corbett and Rick Gentile, who also came in with a net score of 48.
Tier Two low gross went to the team of Capital Fire & Security’s David Koenig and Dorian Kruse, CASIA’s Andy Wilson and Southwest Dispatch’s Ty Davis, with a net score of 56. Runners-up were Select Security’s Steve Firestone and Security Information Systems’ Paul Gomez and Michael Wiseman, also with a net score of 56.
Each player on the winning teams received $300 or $150 American Express gift cards.
The Longest Drive on No. 16 went to Don Faybrick, playing for Perennial Software. His prize was a $200 gift card to Omaha Steaks. Closest to the line winner Troy Iverson, playing for AvantGuard Monitoring Centers, also received an Omaha Steaks gift card for $200. Mike Matson, playing for Matson Alarm, and Paulo Piscatelli, guest of DMC, who won closest to the Pin No. 4 and No. 8 respectively, will enjoy five months delivery from the International Wine Club. Mark Sandler, playing for SPP Advisors, and Troy Iverson, playing for AvantGuard Monitoring Centers, won for Closest to the Pin No. 13 and No. 17, respectively. They won suds for five months from Microbrewing of the Month. Dan Perry of Monitronics hit the jackpot with a $3,750 roll. The event followed a shamble format, a combination of scramble and best ball. Best-dressed categories mostly looked like April Fools.
“This always enjoyable tournament continues to provide significant proceeds for the AIREF foundation. For this we are extremely thankful,” said Jamie Orvis, AIREF treasurer and owner of Security Solutions Inc. “The generosity of our industry colleagues is inspirational and rewarding.”
The post-play reception at Revere showcased tournament awards, prizes and presentations saluting winners and sponsors. The Revere Golf Club provides golfers with a challenging course and includes a spectacular panoramic view ofLas Vegas.
For AIREF, the tournament serves as its sole fundraising event, allowing the foundation to fund critical research and educational programs that benefit the security industry and enhance public safety.
AIREF would like to thank its major sponsors: Honeywell Security, the Morris F. Weinstock Sponsor; ADI and ISC West, both Sara E. Jackson Sponsors. Premium sponsors included Altronix, Tri-Ed, Interlogix, Security America RRG, Vivint, System Sensor, Monitronics and Tyco. Contributions from industry notables sponsored golf holes, bottled water, hole-in-one prizes, putting green and driving range. Manufacturers donated fun promotional giveaways for player gift bags. Fabulous support from players and sponsors makes this memorable tournament highly anticipated each year.
AIREF looks forward to continuing the tournament’s second decade with increased success and on-going prosperity for our industry. As Mike Wiseman, Security Information Systems, said, “If you are going to play Las Vegas golf, Revere Golf Club is a true canyon course. AIREF couldn’t have chosen better.”
For more information, visit www.AIREF.org.