According to Smith, “The new position is charged with the responsibility of securing the financial success of the MGWA National Awards Dinner. Primary responsibilities include ticket sales, sponsorships and raffle/auction.”
HONORING GOLF'S GREATS
This year’s 62nd National Awards Dinner will be held on June 18 at the Westchester Marriot in Tarrytown, New York. Paul Azinger, a 12-time PGA Tour winner, will headline the event and receive the Gold Tee Award. Past award winners include some of the most memorable names in golf: Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Nancy Lopez, Phil Mickelson, Annika Sorenstam, and Ernie Els.
The MGWA Dinner enjoys support from golf’s leading organizations – USGA, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, LPGA, MGA, MetLife, and Rolex. It is the longest running golf dinner in the world and has raised over $1.3 million for Caddie Scholarship programs in the metropolitan New York area and for the the MGA Foundation.”
Smith himself has been very active with the MGWA, “the most active golf writers’ association in the world.” He’s been a member of the MGWA Executive Committee for 20 years and was also president from 1999-2003, during which he raised an astounding $300,000 for the association’s four charities.
ROLL THE VIDEO TAPE
Smith’s most recent project is a promotional video he made for the MGWA Dinner, mixing excitement for this year’s event with a bit of nostalgia for the past. View it here: http://vimeo.com/63849701
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