The 2017 Recording Industry Golf & Poker Tournament took place on Monday June 5th, at the Sand Canyon Country Club Golf Course in Santa Clarita, California. Proceeds from this charity tournament event helps to support music and recording programs for young students. This year’s Challenge, teed off from hole No. 1, which featured a downward sloping fairway, over 3 separate tiers of hedges before opening up to bare ground at 40 yards. AES marshmallow marshals Bob Lee, Rich Wollrich, and Greg Riggs were on hand to support the event and help a variety of participants, using various techniques. All hoping to project their marshmallow the farthest - in the quest to win a bottle of fine spirits. Curtis Clyde had the winning Drive of 60 yards for first place, with Gary Kevzar’s, 54 yard drive for second place, and Tony Aratia’s 53 yard drive for third place. Note Tony's supersonic marshmallow, departing the tee, while leaving a dark shadow on the ground.
White Papers are now being accepted from players with unquestionable credentials, for presentation at the next AES 143rd Convention to be held later this year in New York, regarding optimal technique for maximum marshmallow drive, which translates into orgiastic range, and maximum SPL generated at the time of impact, between the golf club head and the marshmallow.