Musicians Foundation Golf Tournament Gets Groovy

With the theme “The Psychedelic Sixties,” things couldn’t help getting groovy at this year’s Musicians Foundation of Los Angeles golf tournament.

Held on Sept. 29, the annual fall classic fundraiser welcomed a new location, the Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland — the first and only Nicklaus Design golf Course in L.A. County!

Golfers enjoyed a morning and afternoon on the beautiful greens, and Local 47 musical group The Hodads — led by Tony Jones with Robert Schuster, John Hatton, Sterling Smith and Jeff Takiguchi dressed in their most impressive swinging sixties attire — provided musical entertainment throughout the day. Once again, trumpeters Jack Coan and Jerry Kadovitz provided their unique brand of musical commentary to golfers vying for that perfect drive.

Actor Richard Karn, best known for his co-starring role as Al Borland in the 1990s sitcom “Home Improvement” and his tenure as host of “Family Feud” during the 2000s, hosted the awards portion of the evening. A silent auction, raffle, dinner and cocktail reception rounded out the tournament, now in its 13th year.

The Musicians Foundation would like to thank our sponsors: Pacific Federal, BDO, Marc & Eva Stern Foundation, AJO, Bernard Kotkin & Co. LLP, Levy Ford & Wallach, California United Bank, Anheuser-Busch, Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund, French Cormany Insurance Services Inc., J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Keyes Lexus of Valencia, MusiCares, Musicians’ Interguild Credit Union, Recording Musicians Association Los Angeles, and The Law Office of Steven J. Kaplan Esq.

The Foundation also gives special thanks to event organizer David Hartmire, to all our amazing volunteers, and to everyone for turning out for a good cause and making this year’s tournament a rousing success!

Founded in 2006 by then-president of Local 47 Hal Espinosa, the Musicians Foundation of Los Angeles is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization providing financial help to professional musicians in the Los Angeles area who find themselves temporarily unable to work due to sudden illness, poverty or distress. The Foundation also serves to sponsor live music events throughout the city.

To learn more about the Musicians Foundation and to stay tuned for next year’s fundraiser, visit