About Kerry Daveline


Kerry Daveline (far left), at his final USC / Notre Dame game with tournament Co-Hosts Kevin E. West and Michael Moynahan.

The Hack n' Smack is the fulfillment of a promise made to Kerry Daveline by his friend, Kevin West, to combine their shared passion for golf with the fight against melanoma.

Kerry, an actor-singer, was known for his sense of humor, his Notre Dame baseball caps, and his habit of talking to strangers, who very often became his friends.

In 1998, Kerry discovered a small new bump over his ear, which the doctor assured him was a cyst. Months later, when the growth became larger, Kerry had it removed and only then learned that he had melanoma. Because of the size of the tumor by then, he was diagnosed at Stage IV - the last stage.

Kerry had always been good at life, and for the next four and a half years, between painful and debilitating surgeries and treatments, Kerry continued performing, traveling and attending Notre Dame football games. He proudly golfed his best game ever after a particularly difficult course of radiation. Throughout his battle, Kerry kept his friends and family, as well as his doctors and nurses, laughing.

Kerry lost his fight with melanoma at home on January 4th, 2003. Kevin kept his promise, and the first Kerry Daveline Memorial Celebrity Golf Tournament was held the following year. At the dinner following the tournament, Kerry's friends sang the Notre Dame Fight Song.

In 2005, at the 2nd Annual event, Kerry's infant twin daughters who never met their father, made their first appearance at the tournament. They're now committed for an annual play date, in Daddy's memory.

Past Event Photos
  • Galen Gering (Days of our Lives), LeeAnn Hunely (Days of Our Lives), and tournament founder and co-host, Kevin E. West.
  • Tournament co-host, Michael Moynahan with the original James Bond, George Lazenby.
  • Green Girl Saloon gals
    supported the Asombroso "rescue cart."
  • Bagpipes honor our friend Kerry Daveline before every event
  • Joe Mantegna
    from Criminal Minds
  • Green Girl Saloon gals
    supported the Asombroso "rescue cart."
  • Bill Smitrovich and Jeffrey Nordling.
  • Tequila sponsor Asombroso, provided a "rescue cart" around the course, providing refreshment to those in need.
  • Tequila sponsor Asombroso, provided a "rescue cart" around the course, providing refreshment to those in need.
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Event Information

HACK N' SMACK IS
NO LONGER ACTIVE.

EVENT YEARS, '04 - '13
This is our 10 year tribute!

Top Celebrity Golf Tourney
Southland Golf Magazine

Hack n' Smack Celebrity Golf named one of the best in SoCal by Southland GOLF Magazine!

Listen to Hack n' Smack's Co-Host, Mike Moynahan, on Fox GameTime Sunday with Dan Moriarty & Denny Hocking.

Event Entertainment
the Beach Toys

Every year the Beach Toys, the world's greatest Beach Boys tribute band, bring their unique performance to the Hack n' Smack tournament.

Event Presenter
the Actors' Network
Hack n' Smack Organizers and Committee
Tournament Hosts
Kevin E. West
Michael Moynahan
Committee Chair
Mia Daveline
Tournament Committee
Aaron Postil
élevée Custom Clothing
Dana Saraceno
SunAmerica Retirement Markets
Darby Doran
Rant n' Rave Prods.
Brian Gold (Candyman)
Sultana Distribution Services
Pamela Hope
Giving Hope Today
Mike Quattro
Quattro & Associates
D'amileau Baulk
Admin ā€“ U.C.I. Dept of Dermatology
Dr. Christopher Zachary
Head ā€“ U.C.I. Dept. of Dermatology
Event Director
Ron Ransen
Event Coordinator
Jenn Wilson