Tom Tolen

Tom Tolen

The Illuminating Engineering Society San Francisco Section is pleased to announce the First Annual Tom Tolen Memorial Golf Tournament.  Tom was a dear friend and colleague who was taken from us all too soon in 2011.

Tom had 25 years of experience as an award-winning lighting designer and was a recognized expert in the field of lighting energy efficiency. A Lighting Certified (LC) professional for 14 years and an active member of the IES and IALD, Tom served the lighting community as an IES Board member, Regional Vice President for the South Pacific Coast region and IES Golden Gate Section President.

Tom was an author and/or coauthor of numerous lighting publications, including the Advanced Lighting Guidelines, Lighting Fundamentals Handbook and the California Guidelines for High Performance Schools.  He was a featured speaker, instructor or presenter for more than 150 lighting seminars, classes and symposia held throughout California, Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada and Utah.

Growing up on the Monterey peninsula, Tom became an avid golfer, playing on the fairways and greens of Spyglass Hill.  He also enjoyed cooking, fine wines and a great martini.  We would like to honor his memory with this tournament.  The proceeds from this event will go towards educational activities held by the IES San Francisco Section.

 Please join us for a round of golf and a great time at the Richmond Country Club on June 10th.  Registration begins at 10:30 am, with a shotgun tee off at 12:30 pm.  The day will include a box lunch and a banquet dinner following the tournament.  There will be awards for the “Longest Drive” and “Closest to the Pin”, and of course, the winners of the event.  The game will be an individual stroke play, with blind bogey scoring at the end.  The cost per golfer is $145.  For those non-golfers who want to join us for social time and dinner, there will be a $35 cost. 

 We are looking for Sponsors for the event as well to help make this event a real success.  All Sponsors will be acknowledged with signs on the course and acknowledged during the award ceremonies.

Hole sponsors $250, Lunch Sponsor $400, Dinner Sponsor $400, Beverage Sponsor  $300

Please click here  to sign up for the golf tournament, to attend only the dinner or to be a sponsor:

If you would like to pay by check, please make checks payable to the Illuminating Engineering Society San Francisco Section and send to: IES Golf, 2322 6th Street, Berkeley, CA  9471