The American Cancer Society will honor golf pro and SCGA Hall of Famer Eddie Merrins (pictured) at the 2012 Southern California Invitational, followed by the inaugural Southern California Invitational Night of Distinction, on Monday, May 14 at The Riviera CC in Pacific Palisades. The Tournament is presented by Nigro Karlin Segal & Feldstein, LLP with leadership patron Anthem Blue Cross.
Affectionately known as the “Little Pro,” Merrins is a long revered golf guru with more than 60 years of experience beginning as a junior amateur and college golfer, and later a professional tour player, instructor, head professional and NCAA coach. From 1962-2002, he served as Head Professional and Director of Golf at the Bel-Air CouCC, instructing some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports including Tom Brady, Sean Connery, Celine Dion and Corey Pavin. He is currently the club’s emeritus professional. In 1975, Merrins took over the golf program at UCLA, turning it into one of the most successful collegiate programs in the country.
The 24th annual Invitational unites Southern California business, professional, and community leaders to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's life-saving research, education, advocacy, and local free patient service programs. Golf enthusiasts of all skill levels enjoy more than just a great day on the historic fairways.
The inaugural Night of Distinction will be held immediately following the tournament to present Merrins with the first “Eddie Merrins Lifetime Achievement Award.” Guests can expect an evening of exquisite dining and an exceptional auction. Seven-time Emmy Award-winning producer, Terry Jastrow, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
For information about the May 14 tournament and dinner visit http://golf.acsevents.org/socalinvitational or contact Claudia Soto-Neira at 562.437.0792 or email@example.com.
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