The Ninth COPi Cup : Sacrificing the ‘Stache

CEO Phil Frengs will do almost anything to raise money for a good cause. Our annual COPi Cup tournament at Pebble Beach supports the SCGA Junior Scholarship Program, and this year’s event showed his commitment.

When one attendee offered to match donations if Phil would shave his mustache, other players joined in. Together, they added $27,000 to bring the total raised this time to a record $239,000. Take a look:

So far, the COPi Cup has raised over $1.3 million to help send under-served kids to college. 18 teams from across California competed for the Cup in a tournament driven by three principles: Competition, Camaraderie and Charity.

Competition

The pro competition came down to a card-off with Marcus De La Rosa, PGA from Santa Ana CC edging out Kyle Mendoza, PGA of The Farms GC with a lower back-nine score. Both pros finished the competition at 3 under. The winning COPi Cup squad hails from Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, CA. Players Jeff Fowler, PGA; Dan Cimino; Matt Lyons and Tim O’Neil walked away with the trophy. (Interestingly, Dan is the current President of the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation and Matt Lyons is a past president.)

Camaraderie

The COPi Cup takes its title from the original name for Legistics: COPi (Copies On Premise, Inc.) It’s a weekend full of friendship, great food and vibrant conversation, in addition to golf on some of the most beautiful and challenging courses in the world.

“The COPi Cup once again exceeded expectations in terms of a fun-filled golf tournament and weekend, as well as the generosity of the participants to support our mission,” said SCGA Junior Golf Foundation Executive Director Kevin Gigax. “It’s a special weekend connecting with so many friends and supporters who care so deeply about the game and its future, as well as all the kids who benefit from our work.”

Charity

Phil is past Foundation president. He founded and hosts this annual invitational, providing the scholarship fund with sustained income.“As always, it’s good to be with old friends — and make new friends, too,” says Phil. “I’m so grateful to everyone who participated again this year. Their generosity and that of our matching partner group propelled us to our new record for annual giving. We can’t wait to go back to Pebble Beach for our 10th anniversary COPi Cup this upcoming March.”

The Foundation has dispersed more than $3 million in scholarships since 1983. If you’re interested in learning more, please click here.

COPi Cup 2020 raises the bar again

The arrival of a global pandemic was no time to hold a charity golf tournament. And yet, our incredibly generous supporters stepped up and donated an astonishing total of $225,650 to support the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation scholarship fund.

Our annual COPi Cup (a legacy of our company’s original name) took place over the weekend of March 7-9 at the world-renowned Pebble Beach resort near Monterey, California. The weekend of competition, camaraderie and charity brought together long-time supporters and new participants from some of Southern California’s finest golf and country clubs, each club sending a team of three amateurs and a pro to play in our 3-day event.

Through the generosity of our players and the efforts of the SCGA staff, we have managed to raise $1.1 million over the past eight years. With these gifts, we’re able to fund more than 50 scholarships annually, and host college tours and college preparation seminars.

SCGA Junior Golf Foundation has created a community of scholars who support one another and push each other to do better on the course and in the classroom.

Clearly, the values learned from golf go beyond the course. As one young recipient says:

“I know not a lot of kids get chosen for these opportunities, I think the reason why I was chosen is because they see that I’m hard-working, respectful and trying to do more in my life. I am grateful and I will continue to be the best version of myself I can be. ”

– Salvador Hinojosa, SCGA Junior Scholar

No pandemic can stop the progress of human curiosity, development and scholarship. We are proud to have been the founding sponsor of this incredible event, and to have made a real difference in the lives of so many young people.

​New fundraising record set at 2018 COPi Cup

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March came in like a lion this year at the 6th Annual COPi Cup Invitational Pro-Am golf tournament sponsored by Legistics. While the weather was sunny and clear, it was the blizzard of giving that distinguished this bracing weekend of “Competition, Camaraderie and Charity.”

Held on the legendary links at Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill from March 3-5, the interclub COPi Cup event attracted 21 teams vying for the trophy and its attendant bragging rights. Amid fierce rivalries and friendly ribbing, the quartet of Ron Skayhan, PGA pro and members Marc Myers, Buddy Pepp and Arnold Rosenstein from Hillcrest CC emerged victorious. Separately, John McMullen, Director of Golf at Hillcrest CC, was the low professional.

But the competition on the links was only one part of the story.

Through sponsorships by Legistics, and with support from clothier Matte Grey; donations from COPi Cup alumni and friends; tournament entry fees and on-site scholarship pledges (matched again this year by SCGA Foundation President Phil Frengs and several other SCGA Foundation board members: Scott Chernoff, Matt Lyons, Pat Baxter, Suzanne Kelley, Keenan Barber and John Kobara), the 2018 COPi Cup raised a record $213,650 for the Junior Scholarship Fund of the Southern California Golf Association (SCGA Junior).

Funds raised through events like the COPi Cup have enabled the Foundation to award over $1 million in scholarships over the past ten years to deserving Southern California students.

“We’re thrilled about the growth of the event and the wonderful generosity of our donors and players in their support of the SCGA Junior Scholarship fund,” said Phil Frengs. “The bottom line is that more kids will have the opportunity to complete their educations and achieve their loftiest goals. That’s a big win for all of us.”