Thursday, October 24, 2013
George Von Elm Memorial Golf Tournament
Presented by the Rancho Park Golf Club, continuing the tradition of giving back to the community by supporting Junior Golf in Southern California.
Since 2007 the George Von Elm Memorial has raised over $30,000 for the Rancho golf course's Junior Golf Program and for the Southern California Golf Association Foundation.
The George Von Elm Memorial Golf Tournament is a Two Player Team BEST BALL open to all golfing members of the community, and is played on Rancho Park's nearly 7000 yard Billy Bell, William Johnson, George Von Elm & Johnny Dawson designed golf course.
There will be Gold, Silver & Bronze Medals awarded to the first three Low Gross and Low Net teams, and a beautiful Mercedes for a Hole In One prize at the 17th! The overall Low Gross and Low Net Winners will be inscribed on the Ranch Park Golf Club's GVEM perpetual trophy.
|Rancho opened with the 1949 USGA Amateur Public Links Championship and continued as a championship golf course for the PGA's Los Angeles Open from 1955-1983, the Ladies PGA from 1978-89, and the Senior Champions Tour 1990-94, as well as the Los Angeles City Championships and the annual LAPD Police Tournament.|
The Rancho course will be played from the 10th teeing ground as it was for all L.A. Opens.
Email here to be added to the tournament player email list.
We will contact you closer to the tournament date with details of the signup page.
If you need more information, or if you want to Sponsor or make a Donation or a Scrip, Cash, Silent Auction, or Prize donation for Junior Golf at Rancho email here
The 7th Annual George Von Elm Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by Rancho Park Golf Club
2012 GVEM Summary
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George Von Elm was the star of the original Rancho Golf Club in the 1920's and was a Life Time member of the Rancho Park Golf Club. He was also a member of the Los Angeles Country Club, the Los Angeles Athletic Club, and on the Permanent Masters list.
Playing for Rancho in the 1926 U.S. Amateur Championionship, he beat Bobby Jones for the title.
As a business man golfer in 1931 he played in the longest playoff in US Open history, losing by 1 stroke to Billy Burke after 72 holes.
George Von Elm appeared in hundreds of fundraising exhibitions for charity and was instrumental in initiating golf equipment donations in Southern California for children and war veterans during and after World War II.