The idea behind our first annual Southern California Charity Golf Classic was to commemorate several people in our community who we saw doing great things. Our first annual Southern California Charity Golf Classic in 2015 raised $7,597.81 for 10 different charities in the Chino Valley area.
This year the event will be bigger and better. Join us at the 2nd Annual Southern California Charity Golf Classic on July 29, 2016 at Los Serranos Country Club. When you sign up you have the chance to win cash and prizes. Including $1000 to the winner of our helicopter ball drop or even a brand new car from MK Smith Chevrolet. You’ll also be able to bid on awesome items during our live auction and silent auction. Plus, join us all for an amazing chicken and tri tip dinner.
At the end of the year, the 19th Hole Media team gets together to reflect on our successes and failures throughout the year. This meeting gives us an opportunity to fine-tune our direction and set new goals for the upcoming year. These are the Top 10 things we accomplished in 2015.
Top 10 of 2015
Since starting the Share Your Passion Scholarships in 2012, we’ve awarded scholarships to 17 deserving students. We have kept in contact with many scholarship winners and are still inspired by them. They continue to work towards following their passions and helping better the lives of others. This year we awarded 3 Share Your Passion Scholarships and gave out our first Student of the Year Scholarship Award to one of the hardest working students at The Tutoring Solution.
Zeb appeared on the Golf Life Video Channel for Fox Sports WEST. It was pretty darn cool to get on television.
Zeb was inducted into the Chino Rotary Club by Melinda Robbins, Dale Bright, and Steven Bremer. The Chino Rotary Club has been serving the Chino Valley since 1925. San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman spoke and my wife, Cindy, mom, Annie, and dad, Larry were all in attendance.
One of the things we enjoy most is educating others on growing their business. This year Zeb spoke with the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board, the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, Baldy View ROP, Small Business Summit, the California Golf Course Owners Association and the Golf Inc. Summit.
Topics for Zeb’s Speaking Engagements were:
- Internet Marketing Strategies
- Marketing with Facebook
- How to Turn Your Business Into a Social Business
- Marketing with LinkedIn
- Marketing with Twitter
- Social Media for Golf Courses
- Innovative Marketing Tactics for Public Courses
At the beginning of this year Zeb started #GolfChat. #GolfChat is a Twitter chat which happens every Tuesday at 5PM PST where some of the greatest minds in the golf industry come together to talk golf. #GolfChat has grown drastically since the beginning of the year and is a trending topic on Twitter every Tuesday. We’ve met so many amazing and passionate people working to grow golf. A highlight of #GolfChat in 2015 was when professional golfer, Natalie Gulbis surprised #GolfChatters by giving away free tickets to the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course.
It’s always nice to be recognized for the hard work you do. This year we were extremely grateful to receive a few unexpected awards:
- Top 9 Game Changers by Southland Golf Magazine
- 10 Most Innovative People in Golf Marketing by Golf Inc. Magazine
- Top 100 Podcasts that Will Make You Smarter, Better and Wiser by Inc. Magazine
- Silent Partner of the Year by the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce
We hosted the 1st Annual Southern California Charity Golf Classic to raise money for several worthy charities on July 17 at Los Serranos Country Club.
With help from many in our community, the tournament helped raise $7,597.81 for charity.
We distributed the money to several charities including: Bark for Life, Boys Republic, California Scholastic Press Association, Chino Rotary, Corona Firefighters Benevolent Fund, House of Ruth, The Let It Be Foundation, Salvation Army, Share Your Passion Scholarship, and the Wounded Warrior Project.
We had such a great time with this, we’re planning on running it again in 2016!
On July 27, Zeb was installed as Chairman of the Board for the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Becoming the Chairman of the Board has given Zeb an opportunity to help make local business owners more successful.
During his term of office, he set five goals to work towards in 2015/2016:
- connect and work with other local business-related organizations
- collaborate more with organizations that work to educate business owners
- encourage and promote the involvement of young business owners in our community
- enhance our use of technology
- focus more on giving back
In August this year Lacey got married to Ryan Bernholtz at a fun wedding in Santa Ana, CA.
In June, Lacey’s twin brother, Rocky married Megan Hutchinson at a beautiful wedding in Corona, CA.
Truly a notable year for the Welborn Family and there was another addition to family this year…
Sebastian Welborn-De La Torre was born on Friday, November 13th at 9:52pm in Ontario at 8 pounds, 9 ounces.
Sebastian is a happy, healthy, and super cute baby.
Zeb says it’s awesome being a dad.
Thank you all for everything! We hope you all have an amazing 2016.
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All checks have been delivered to their respective charities and below you can learn more about how your involvement in the Southern California Charity Golf Classic helped to impact the lives of others.
We made a difference on July 17, 2015 and can’t wait for next year.
For those of you who ordered golf shirts, they just came in and are ready for distribution (See the complete list of golfers who ordered below).
I’d like to deliver them by hand, so you can email me your address and/or give me a call so I can bring them by – (909) 973 – 9089.
Lastly, if you haven’t heard already, Cindy and I gave birth to our son, Sebastian.
Thank you for playing in the Southern California Charity Golf Classic. Look for an email in January announcing the date for the 2016 Southern California Charity Golf Classic and early registration pricing.
Thank you all for everything!
We Raised $7,597.81 for Charity!
Boys Republic: $904.14
David Kramer, Senior Vice President at Los Serranos Country Club and Michael Toomey, a Boys Republic Board Advisor worked to help make the Southern California Charity Golf Classic a success.
The money raised for Boys Republic will be going towards their new Culinary Kitchen project. The boys will not only learn the Culinary Arts but also how to be confident in a restaurant setting and help prepare them to become Chefs.
Boys Republic is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian school and treatment community for troubled youngsters. Since its founding in 1907, it has guided more than 30,000 at-risk teenage boys and girls toward productive, fulfilling lives.
The Let It Be Foundation: $828.16
Ron Capps is the Ayala High School Boy’s and Girl’s Golf Coach. Ron and his teams were instrumental in putting on a highly successful golf tournament. A big thank you to the Ayala High School golf teams who did a great job working the Southern California Charity Golf Classic.
Ron decided to support The Let It Be Foundation.
The Let It Be Foundation cares for an entire family, not just their sick child during the length of medical treatment. A family’s income level is not a qualifying factor to determine if they are eligible. Without love and encouragement, the disease can become the focus of their existence.
The Let It Be Foundation was inspired by Karla Asch-Rosen,
who at the age of 15 was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Karla was a beautiful teen who had been involved in school dance, soccer and was a normal teenager. Her heartfelt desire was to “just be normal” and share her faith with others.
Ruthe Rosen, CEO & Co-founder, was also a big help in supporting the Southern California Charity Golf Classic. And, in an exciting turn of events, Leigh Ann Fatino, one of the organizers of the Southern California Charity Golf Classic is now volunteering with The Let It Be Foundation.
Wounded Warrior Project: $790.17
Gary Christman was all in on the Southern California Charity Golf Classic and worked hard to secure golfers, get sponsorships and donations, and supported the event on the day of the golf tournament.
Gary chose to support the Wounded Warrior Project.
Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a charity and veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, service and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following the events of September 11, 2001.
Bark for Life: $509.05
Lyle Ballard, owner of Town Square Florist and KALEO Real Estate Agent, chose to have his portion of the funds we raised go towards Bark for Life.
The Bark For Life movement offers an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer. And we won’t stop until we finish the fight against cancer!
With the support of thousands of volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day.
Lyle helped immensely on the day of the event getting everything set up for our golfers.
House of Ruth: $615.42
Vicki Finklestein, Executive Director of the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, chose the House of Ruth as her charity of choice for the Southern California Charity Golf Classic.
House of Ruth’s mission is two-fold: (1) To advocate for and assist women and children victimized by domestic violence and children exposed to violence in transforming their lives by providing culturally competent shelter, programs, opportunities, and education; and (2) To contribute to social change through intervention, education, prevention programs and community awareness.
The Salvation Army: $577.43
The $577.43 raised for The Salvation Army went towards food to feed the homeless and impoverished community for their Wednesday hot dinner.
Belinda Douglas, the Director of Operations for the Salvation Army | Ontario Corps, was an organizer and huge supporter of the Southern California Charity Golf Classic. She was responsible for tons of tasks throughout the planning and during the golf tournament and we could not have done it without her.
The Salvation Army itself donated trail mix and popcorn for the goodie bags.
The Salvation Army Ontario Corps Community Center offers a wide variety of services. Children in the community are welcome to come to the after school program and free music lessons. There are also scouting programs, art lessons, drama, singing, tutoring and Sunday School. On Tuesdays, there is a women’s support group. There are community dinners Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. You are also invited to worship on Sunday. All are welcome.
For more than 120 years, The Salvation Army has been delivering services and hope to the less fortunate on the streets of Ontario and Western Inland Empire in Southern California.
The Salvation Army is invested in community outreach, including Food Bank, Box&Hot Meals, Angel Tree, Youth-At-Risk, Summer Camp, Music & Arts Training, Disaster Relief, and Spiritual Counseling.
The Salvation Army is here to help all who come seeking a better life. They offer services to help the homeless, the addicted, the elderly, youth, and anyone else who might need assistance.
Corona Firefighters Benevolent Fund: $1,048.50
David and Scott Goodwin were essential to running a successful tournament and helped even though they could not attend.
The money we raised is going towards to help Tayvin J. Sheridan.
Tayvin J. Sheridan was born August 5, 2011, six weeks premature. He was born with a hypoplastic right heart, which means the right side of his heart was extremely underdevelpoed. Tayvin was also born with a underdeveloped right arm, right ear and right side facial paralysis. He has received physical therapy since he was 10 weeks old and has undergone two major heart surgeries. Tayvin recently realized his “little ear” is not “normal” and will be having ear reconstructive surgery October 1st. He will also have a heart bypass in 2016 and numerous prosthetic arms in his future.
Tayvin has made tremendous progress and has become such a smart, active and strong toddler. His determination is a true inspiration to watch and we are so proud of him. Please help us reach our goal so Tayvin can get a “normal” ear!
California Scholastic Press Association – $797.77
The $797.77 we raised for the Southern California Scholastic Press Association has been earmarked to help pay for a student from the Inland Empire to attend the CSPA Workshop. The CSPA hasn’t had many students from the area, but some financial assistance would make it easier for someone.
So, if you know someone in the Inland Empire who is interested in journalism or writing, make sure you tell them about the CSPA Workshop since there is a scholarship waiting for them.
The CSPA is the most prestigious high school journalism workshop in the country and will be back for a 65th consecutive year in 2016.
The workshop accepts 25 juniors or seniors from around the country who are seriously considering a career in journalism. Their volunteer instructors guide an intensive learn-by-doing curriculum that includes news, features, editorial writing, photography, ethics, broadcast and online journalism and social media, and also share their experiences as professional journalists. Recent graduates are studying at some of the top college journalism programs in the country, and they have a growing list of graduates who are enjoying professional success.
Facebook Group Page w/PHOTOS
We also created a Facebook group page which has tons of great pictures of the event. We would love for you to share your impressions of the golf tournament and any photos you took on our Facebook Group Page!
Click on Photos then Albums to see all of our tournament photos.
We’ll see you at the next Southern California Charity Golf Classic
Friend to the Southern California Charity Golf Classic, Mel Austin is hosting and producing a comedy show. Mel Austin hooked us up with a great master of ceremonies for our golf tournament in July and now he’s hosting Squeaky Clean Comedy.
Squeaky Clean Comedy! A great way to release your stress at the end of the week. This 90 minute show is packed with high energy standup comedy without offensive language or content. Ages 16 & up welcome. Hosted and produced by Mel Austin with Laughing To Success Entertainment www.Laugh2success.com. Music by DJ Raul.
If you check out the show, let us know!
If you can’t make it to this show visit Mel’s website to see more great events: http://laugh2success.com/
Thank you all for your feedback on the Southern California Charity Golf Classic. Here are some of our favorite responses from the feedback we received from the first ever Southern California Charity Golf Classic.
“I will tell you this…I play in charity scrambles all over the US and I could not tell this was the first one. Great job in the organization and execution.”
“The whole day is a great memory.”
“When John (Not JohnnyGK) sunk our team’s sole par 3 birdie from about 35 feet away! I made the birdie putt on our sole par 4 hole!”
“It was well organized and most everyone was welcoming and helpful from arrival in the parking lot to the dinner and raffles.”
“I want you to know that I have organized a few of these in my time and I recognized talent when I see it. This event had a lot of moving parts and you were cool when I know things were not going well and you handled yourself with outward calm and professionalism. Well done and please put me on the list for next year.”
“Loved all the baskets and gifts. Loved the golf ball drop. Enjoyed making friends with golfers I didn’t know. Liked the Multi-Charity concept. They are all good charities. Everyone was so friendly and cared about our enjoyment. Liked women’s gifts and baskets. Lacey is a sweetheart. Can’t wait to come next year.”
Help us put on a great event next year. The more testimonials we have the better we’ll be able to promote the Southern California Charity Golf Classic next year. Answer these questions and include your name if you’d like us to attribute these to you.
Feedback for The Southern California Charity Golf Classic
Want to Help Next Year?
We’re looking for people willing to help us put on an even better tournament in 2016. Do you have ideas that would make our tournament better? Do you want to raise money for local charities? Do you want to do good things for our community.
Answer these questions to get involved.
Thank you all so much for playing in the Southern California Charity Golf Classic.
I wanted to get this recap to you all much sooner than this, but it’s taken this long to make sure we had all the correct numbers and to take care of all the clean up after the event itself.
In total, we had 115 golfers play in the 1st Annual Southern California Charity Golf Classic.
JB, John Gaynor, Danny Samson and Scott Britton won the Southern California Charity Golf Classic with a score of 55 or 17 under par. As winners, JB, John, Danny and Scott will each receive the Green Golf Shirt and free entry into next years golf tournament.
No one had a Hole-in-One on the MK Smith Chevrolet Hole-in-One Hole. John Gaynor won the closest to the pin contest on Hole #2. And Dan Samson won the Money Hole on Hole #17.
In managing the first golf tournament, we were bound to make some errors. The biggest error was that I forgot to include those who paid for the wristbands to be included in the Money Hole. In cash we had $90, but in total, we had $280 committed towards the Money Hole which means Dan Samson is entitled to an additional $90 in cash. If you know Dan, please have him contact me.
Thank you to everyone who purchased golf shirts at the Southern California Charity Golf Classic. We’re placing the order for your shirts this week and will get them out to you when they arrive. (I will let you know when that will be in our next email)
So, How Much Did We Make?
When we decided to put this charity golf tournament on, we wanted to make it as affordable as possible to get as many golfers signed up as possible.
We then wanted to put on a great event that hopefully, you all would like to attend next year.
And lastly, we wanted to make it so good that not only would you come back next year but that you’d tell your friends to join us next year. With more golfers and a higher price point (for new golfers?), we hope to make even more next year.
Together, we raised $7,597.81 for local charities!!!
And here’s how we broke it down . . .
In our original planning for the event we decided to split the profits from the event amongst the ten participating charities by guaranteeing all charities would split 50% of the profits while the remaining 50% would be divided amongst the charities you decided to support when you signed up.
Bark for Life = .067 x 7597.81 = $509.05
Boys Republic = .119 x 7597.81 = $904.14
CSPA = .105 x 7597.81 = $797.77
Chino Rotary = .072 x 7597.81 = $547.04
Corona Firefighters = .138 x 7597.81 = $1048.50
House of Ruth = .081 x 7597.81 = $615.42
The Let It Be Foundation = .109 x 7597.81 = $828.16
Salvation Army = .076 x 7597.81 = $577.43
Share Your Passion = .128 x 7597.81 = $972.52
Wounded Warrior Project = .104 x 7597.81 = $790.17
As I mentioned during the event, we want to make sure this is the best golf tournament it can be. We built some great momentum this year and I want to get your feedback to see if we can make this event even better for next year.
Please take the time to answer the Brief Five Question Survey in this link:
Faceboook Group Page w/PHOTOS
We also created a Facebook group page which has tons of great pictures of the event (click Photos then Albums). We would love for you to share your impressions of the golf tournament and any photos you took on our Facebook Group Page!
Stay tuned for more emails about the Southern California Charity Golf Classic in the near future.
Please Review, Support and Do Business with Those Organizations Who Supported the Southern California Charity Golf Classic!
Thank You All!
Bark for Life
California Scholastic Press Association
Chino Rotary Club
Corona Firefighters Benevolent Fund
House of Ruth
The Let It Be Foundation
Share Your Passion Scholarship
Wounded Warrior Project
Scott Goodwin & Associates
Insurance and Surety Services, LLC
Apollo Insurance Services, Inc.
Tee Sign Sponsors
Chaffey College Chino Campus
Chino Commercial Bank
Cal State Solar
Edward Jones – Scott Foties
Subway – City of Industry
Raffle, Auction and On Course Prizes
Hole-in-One Car from M K Smith Chevrolet
In-Home Wine Tastings from PRP Wine International
Twosomes at San Dimas Canyon Golf Course
Foursome at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club
Foursome at Santa Barbara Golf Club
Twosomes at Strawberry Farms Golf Club
Twosomes at Robinson Ranch Golf Club
Twosome at Anaheim Hills Golf Course
Twosome at Dad Miller Golf Course
Twosome at Revere Golf Club from Greenskeeper.org
One Round of Golf at Western Hills Country Club
Srixon Golf Balls from 19th Hole Media
Roscoes Famous Deli Gift basket
Electronics from Globiant
Sandwich and Cookie Platter from Subway – City of Industry
$50 Gift Cards to Tahoe Joe’s
$50 Gift Certificate to Town Square Florist
Gift Basket from Lillestrand Leadership
Golf Lessons at PGA Learning Center with Tony Brooks
Silent Auction by SignedStuff.com
$50 Gift Cards to Elite Boutique Salon & Skincare
Movie Baskets, Small Barbecues, a Blender, a Waffle Maker, an Ice Chest and More from US Bank
$500 credit on any commission earned by a KALEO Agent and a Town Square Florist Arrangement
and More . . .
Pizookie from BJ’s Restaurant
Warrior Custom Golf 21 degree Hybrid or Lob Wedge
KIND Snack Bars
Wounded Warrior Project Flyers, Brochures, Lapel Pins, Wristbands, Magnets, and Decals
Cell Phone Caddies and Goodie Bags from Southern California Edison
Appetizer or Nevada Cheesecake from Tahoe Joe’s
Waters, Drinks and Fruit from Haggen
and More . . .
Leigh Ann Fatino
Scott & David Goodwin