My friend Robert Childress of Wave Software draws my attention to the Lawyer Invitational Golf Tournaments, the next of which takes place on 18 July at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester NYC. I see that the Westchester event kicks off with a “Shotgun Start” – everything is bigger in America, and I assume that they use a 12-bore where the rest of us would settle for a starting pistol.
I have to say that I do not really understand golf – it seems an awful lot of clutter to carry for a walk and, whilst I see the attractions of driving around in one of those little trucks, it must be slightly tiresome to have to stop and get off it every so often in pursuit of something which just sits there waiting for you to hit it and which you can’t eat when you catch it. Many people seem to enjoy golf, however, including many lawyers, and it is good to see so many of them doing something for a children’s charity.
That charity is the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, a not-for-profit hospital which provides treatment of children from around the world regardless of their ability to pay.
Robert Childress and Wave have been enthusiastic sponsors of the Lawyer Invitational since it began. Other National Charter Sponsors include LexisNexis, Kroll, Thomson Reuters, EMC2, eTera, Encore (now part of Epiq Systems) and Deloitte. The tournaments seem a good way to combine a social event with business networking opportunities as well as the opportunity to support a worthwhile charity.