Chill Golf Tournament comes to SoCal

On Wednesday, April 30, industry heavies from across Southern California gathered at the Monarch Beach Golf Resort in Dana Point, CA for the Chill Golf tournament. Chill is a non-profit organization founded by Jake and Donna Burton that teaches under-privileged kids how to surf, skate, and snowboard.

Wednesday’s tournament raised over $40,000 for the program, with around 100 golfers in attendance (and a handful of non-golfers, like yours truly). The winning foursomes were from Kicker and Add On Computer. Here are some highlights:


The golf carts lined up and ready for the start of the tournament.


Chill manager Jason Hirsch shows Burton PR mavens Janice Callado and Shana Frahm how to work the on-cart navigation system. I’m not kidding. The carts actually had navigation systems that would beep at you when you ventured off the designated cart path.


Transworld group publisher Liam Ferguson chilling out before tee-time.


The reward for making a hole-in-one on hole 5 was a brand-spankin-new Volvo. Too bad no one managed to do the deed.


Team Transworld tees off. Jeff Baldwin, Charlie Anderson, Skin Phillips, and Bruce Beach, who actually works for Electric but was an honorary T-Dubber for the day.


Chill guys Jason Hirsch and Derek Freeburn were keeping an eye on hole 5 in case someone got the hole-in-one.


Transworld SNOWboarding’s Nick Hamilton and Adam Cozens completed their foursome with Billabong’s Andrew Mariner and The Program’s Bryan Knox.


Team New Era was looking schnazzy in their golf caps. New Era sponsored a hole where participants could pick up their own hats with this year’s Chill logo on them. How many clubs do these guys need anyway?


Sure beats a day in the office.


The resort has a dress code that requires all golfers to wear collared shirts, which gave Fuel TV’s John Stouffer the chance to break out this gem. That patch says “LA County Coroner.” TW marketing coordinator Nate Feliz managed to lurk his way into the photo as well.


CJ Oliveras tees off for the Fuel TV team.


I stole a cart and went on a nature safari, where I met this little feller. In case you were wondering, golf is not the greatest spectator sport for those who suffer from ADHD.


The most popular ladies on the course! 10 Cane Rum was serving up mojitos all day long.


The gracious gentlemen from New Era were kind enough to let one of the rum girls take a swing. There are way too many club/ball/hole jokes going on in this photo to cram into one caption.