The Alarm Industry Research & Educational Foundation (AIREF)’s 7th Annual Golf Classic got off to a brisk but sunny start yesterday at the Revere Golf Club in Henderson, Nev., just outside of Las Vegas. With temperatures in the upper 50s and winds out of the north-northwest at 20 to 25 mph at the tourney’s shotgun start, players had more than the course to contend with.

First place went to a foursome hosted by Bold Technologies. Playing were Troy Iverson of Avantguard, Sascha Kylau of DSC, Ty Davis of Southwest Dispatch and Bold Technologies’ Check Speck. In addition to the ultimate bragging rights, each member of the team took home a $200 Bank of America gift card.
The second place foursome, each winners of a $150 Bank of America gift card and hosted by Vector Security, included AlarMax’s Bill Lew. He was joined by Michael Grady, Vince DiValerio and Rick Simpson, all of Vector Security. Third place went to a foursome hosted by Broadview Security. Joining Broadview’s David Simon was Bill Cooper of ADT, Mike Horgan of H&S Protection and David Koenig of Capital Lock. They each received a $100 Bank of America gift card.

In addition to the team results, $200 gift cards for Callaway Golf were awarded for closest to the pin on each of the course’s four par-three holes, longest drive and straightest drive. Closest to the pin winners were Jimmy Corbett of United Alarm, Curtiss Weinstein of Absolute Security, Security Solution’s and AIREF Golf Co-chairman Jamie Orvis, and Gary Robbins of Stanley Convergent. Brian Harrison of Stanley Convergent won for longest drive, and ADT’s Bill Cooper took the prize for straightest drive.

About 100 golfers participated in the event, AIREF’s sole fundraising effort. The tournament followed a shamble format, a combination of scramble and best ball, and participants enjoyed a barbecue lunch at the clubhouse. Cocktails and snacks were served post-play.

“Participation is up this year,” Orvis said. “It says that people are still willing to come out and support a good cause.”

The fun continued after golfing was complete, as the participants were invited to The Rockhouse Bar and Night Club at the Imperial Palace for a reception with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and prize presentations.