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Inaugural George Von Elm Memorial Tournament
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GVEM Director Charles Vedes and Co-Director Devesh Purohit all smiles day before tournament

Early morning at the 1st tee blue makers - George Von Elm & Willie Hunter Flights

US Amateur Champion George Von Elm & British Open Champion Willie Hunter, an almost unbeatable pair

Early morning at the 1st tee white makers - Howard Huges Flight

Sheldon in Charge - City Starter calls the club's inaugural charity tournament

Like a fine Swiss time-piece, golfers tee on time and finished under 5 hours

I am not playing in this tournament, but who's George Von Elm?

Rancho member George lifted in triumph after winning 1926 title over 1924 & 1925 champ Bobby Jones

George being awarded the 1926 trophy. Upon his return to LA, Rancho presented him a new car

George Von Elm - 1926 US Amateur Champ with runner up Bobby Jones

George takes traditional pose of champions - in what once was a Major

1926 Walker Cup Team with legendary golfers including George Von Elm

3-Time SCGA Champ George in 1927 with good friend & record holder 5-Time SCGA Champ Dr. Paul Hunter

George all smiles in 1931 before PGA loss to Billy Burke in US Open record longest playoff, 72 holes

Guy Abrahams with Iron Mountain checks in to play

We thank Iron Mountain Film & Sound Archives for their gold-level support

Member Bill Fay dressed all dapper and smiles for the 36 holes that await

6-Time Club Champion Nick Beauvy reports to 1st Tee Ambassador - Drew Butler

SCGA Past Prez Marc Myers reporting to 1st tee with Drew Butler & GVEM Co-Director Devesh Purohit

Where is SCGA Prez Ed Holmes?

#14 Hole co-sponsor John Bourget checks in with the usual suspects at the hospitality table

Members John Bourget and James Blank share laughter at the hospitality table

Thanks to Jim Blank for designing nostalgic tee prizes with original club name

2007 George Von Elm Memorial tee prizes with original club name - Rancho Golf Club

GVEM Co-Director John Jones takes a pose next to his sponsor sign

Communications Director - David Wexler poses with last-minute entrant John Zielger

GVEM Co-Director Robert Weisman

1st Tee Ambassador, TV Personality and Boardwalk Realty Agent Drew Butler makes directing debut

This website and tournament scoring was sponsored by LA Golf

Rancho Park Garden Restaurant proprietor - Alan Shimazaki is all smiles stocking Fiji Water buckets

We thank Fiji Water for their support

Member Sam Ikeda made certain not to miss this tournament

TPC @ Valencia member Gonzo Paigen poses with Rancho members Clarence Yim and Mike Caro

Sponsor, volunteer and all-around-good-guy David B. Smith takes charge of the scoreboards

David B. Smith with Campbell Wellman Properties helps post scores on the Big Board

Thank you David B. Smith for your support and volunteer skins managment

Board member Clarence Yim lends a helping hand with posting 1st Round results

Simon Lewis and others agonize over 1st Round decision - He won!

Clarence Yim and members join in the fun to post their scores and eclectic selections

GVEM Director Charles Vedes audits scorecard to prevent DQs, Rich Lang with LA Golf powers up scores

Historical tid bit on our current #13 hole provided by GVEM Co-Director John Jones

Danger - Hard Hat Area, Bourget Bros. Building Supplies sponsored the infamous #14 hole chute

#14 Hole looking back from the everyday blue and white tee box used by the public

Extending 50 yards back, #14 chute requires precision drive to avoid trees to left, right & overhang

Historical tid bit on limited use of #14 hole chute provided by Club Historian John Jones

Another tee box view from the #14 chute - where matches have been won or lost through history

Where's the picture of the bloody Mercedes Benz provided by member David Keith?

Shangri-La at the #16 green

We thank Don Luis Camacho for his gift certificates

#17 hole fairway coming home

We thank Drew Mandile for his support

Call the Secret Service - SCGA Prez Holmes and Past Prez Myers joins Nick and Dave Shrontz

We thank Richard A. Lichtenstein for his support

GVEM Co-Director Devesh Purohit, Vanessa and Britney greet guests and members after round 2

Members Brien Weintraub, David B. Smith and Malcolm Bersohn enjoy the camaraderie after round 2

Member Jeff Bosten sponsored the 19th Hole festivities with Heineken beer and babes

Heineken Honey and Clipper Spirit Vanessa helped generate additional donations to The Foundation

Vice President Joe Hart and 2nd Place Winner in the Willie Hunter flight - Reid Guill

Westlake Village GC member Richard Smith and Los Robles GC member Brian McNulty enjoy lunch

Los Robles GC members Ken Berkman and Brian McNulty bookend 2nd place winner Richard Smith

Yes - SCGA President Mr. Ed Holmes made it to the first tee on time both days!

SCGA Past President Marc Myers, Foundation Managing Director Kevin Gigax and member Alan Lipsky

GVEM Co-Director John Jones poses with SCGA Foundation Managing Director Kevin Gigax

We thank Peter Taylor of Lehman Brothers for his support

GVEM Director Charles Vedes mans the High-Tec Official Scorer's Table

5 1/2 inches from posting a hole-in-one at hole #3, Chiefs Golf Club member Bob Bartenetti in blue

GVEM Co-Director Devesh Purohit promoting the benefits of The Foundation & Rancho's Youth Program

Clipper Spirit and Heineken Honey Britney spread cheer to all members and guests

#14 Hole co-sponsor John Bourget

GVEM Co-Director Robert Weisman happy with 2nd round results on and off the golf course

2006 Club Champ Nick Beauvy and 2006 Four-Ball Champ partner Rob Shrier enjoy lunch with guest

Rancho member Mike Shell shares course knowledge with our guests from Thousand Oaks

GVEM Co-Director Daniel Kramer won 1st place net in the Willie Hunter Flight - Who knew?

Rules Committee Chairman Malcolm Bersohn safeguards the raffle funds and Vanessa

3rd Place Winner John Philipson and Skip Panettiere enjoy the food and camaraderie

GVEM Co-Director John Jones holds up #18 hole green-side sign thanking golfers for their donations

SCGA Recognition Plaque awarded to Rancho Park Golf Club

2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 at the 8th Hole Tee Box - Courtesy member David Keith of Keyes European Auto

Amazing two days of golf! When is the 2nd Annual George Von Elm Memorial tournament?