On August 7, 2023, SEAOSC hosted its annual Golf Tournament at Friendly Hills Country Club. It was a wonderful day—the players gave it their all, fun times were had, and the weather was perfect. A sellout crowd of 144 golfers took to the green to compete in a variety of competitions, creating connections and strengthening the Structural Engineering community in Southern California.
Participants started the day with a three-hole putting competition, where six strokes was the score to beat. Four players tied for the title, and in the end, by a draw of the card, Nathan Kehl took the putting champion title this year.
After a group photo and a shotgun start, eight golfers took to their carts and dispersed across the course to their starting hole. Along their day of play, various holes had different activities and challenges. From the longest drive to hole-in-one challenges to an air cannon, the competition kept play lively and fast-paced. Golfing teams also brought their own action to the course, including matching shirts from the SEAOSC WISE team and SSG Engineers (who sported unmissable Taco Bell shirts!), drinking games, and buying mulligans to improve their scores. Fun was the central theme of the day!
After about five hours of play (and lunch!), the group returned to the clubhouse to celebrate the winners. Once again, the 1st place team was Miyamoto, led by the legendary Jeff Crosier.
Other tournament prizes included:
Men’s longest drive: Sandy Hohfner
Women’s longest drive: Jami Ellis
Accurate drive: Jeff Creed
Closest to the pin hole #8: Brett Eckles
Closest to the pin hole #16: Austin Fedrich
2nd place winning team: Kurt Anderson, Chad Gammell, Mark McCauley, Larry McCauley
Congratulations to our winners! The talent and drive (pun intended) each of our teams and individual players showcased throughout the day was impressive.
Special thanks are in order to our dedicated sponsors, who made the event possible with their generous support. Our sponsors provided refreshments, golf carts, and more—there was even a golf air cannon which will not surprise anyone to know that our engineers thoroughly enjoyed testing out.