More than 145 produce professionals teed off at the 26th annual Fresh Produce & Floral Council Southern California Golf Tournament on a sweltering Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club in Tustin, CA.
Golfers showed up early to test their skills at the putting contest held before the 10 a.m. tee time. They also enjoyed a continental breakfast on the patio — and a Mimosa or Bloody Mary at the Welcome Bar.
Dave Moore, Kyle Hammans and Jon Kiley of Earthbound Farms.
Lisa Caburo of K&M Marketing, Dan Acevedo of GreenFruit Avocados, Maryam Nikkah of Pete’s Living Greens and Eddie Goieochea of Ralphs Grocery Co.
Mike Casazza of FreshSource and Rick Cruz of Pavilions.
Chris Martin and Brad Martin of Perimeter Sales & Merchandising.
Brian Cook and Baltazar Garcia of Pete’s Living Greens.
Rusty Mills and Tom Rossi of Fresh Concepts.
Todd Butler of WJL Distributers and Shannon Denham of Dole Fresh Fruit.
Rick Illig of Henry Avocado tries his hand at the putting contest before the tournament.
Fernando Azevedo of Gourmet Garden picks up some gear before the tourney.
David Espinoza, Jorge Cueto and Jessica Luna of Pablo’s Produce.
Nancy Hamilton of Advantage Fresh with Ha Ramirez and Deepak Patel of Odwalla.
Parker Nishi of Melissa’s Produce Co. and Mike Nunez of Sonora Farms.
Michael Poore of Grocery Outlet and Sean Barganski of Progressive Produce.
Eric Veltri and Sandra Veltri of Empire Marketing.
Kyle Steinbrick and Ryan Wilson of Melissa’s Produce.
Rachelle Schulken and Kelsey Cardamone of Renaissance Food Group with Kendra Noll of Organic Girl.
Steve Wessel of Disneyland, Nick Garoski of WJL Distributors and Cruz Carrera of Progressive Produce.
Jesica Swarson of Advantage Fresh and Debi Orrin of Evolution Fresh.
Gary Ruggiero of Ralphs Grocery Co. and Tran Nguyen of IFCO.
Cory Stahl of Progressive Produce and Evan Pybas of Beachside Produce.
Marty Craner of B&C Fresh Sales, Mihae Finnie of Del Monte Fresh Produce and Virginia Morrison of Litehouse Foods.
Jeff Burch of Bank of the West and Philip Guardia of Pinery Tree.
Erick Coronado of Avocados from Mexico and Audrey Dunne of Apio Inc.
Roger Young, Mark Hannon and Marco Fosado of Restaurant Depot.
Chris Jacoby of Veg-Fresh Farms, Vince Maggio of Albertsons Cos. and Mihae Finnie of Del Monte Fresh Produce.
Mark Wiemenn of M&M Distributing, Ted Kaplan of Professional Produce and Andrew Bianchi of Kern Ridge Growers.