Overview of Match Play: Plaintiff v. Defense
We have combined forces with Counterflow LLC and renowned hall of fame golf coach, Mike Wydra, to put on a fun competitive golf tournament amongst the Plaintiffs and Defense attorneys of San Diego. The tournament location is officially taking place at one of San Diego’s finest country clubs: Fairmont Grand Del Mar, March 7th, 2016.
Save The Date: March 7, 2016
Drawing from the polarities in the courtroom and the different sides of the bench, we have built a golf tournament match that will harness this energy in an enjoyably competitive fashion . We are bringing together the elite group of people who battle it out day in and day out in the trenches for an epic battle of pride on the golf course in the spirit of fun.
The world needs an event where plaintiff attorneys and defense attorneys can compete against one another, and their actions can speak louder than their words.
The Golf Tournament
The tournament will consist of 2 competing teams (plaintiff and defense lawyers) and will be structured in a Medal-Match format. Group foursomes will be made consisting of 2 plaintiff attorneys and 2 defense attorneys. Each plaintiff attorney will compete individually against each respective defense attorney.
The opponents will be paired against eachother by their respective skill levels from their indexes or average scores if the participant does not have an index. The players will then compete head-to-head against one another. There will be no adjustment for handicaps. The official scores and rulings will be performed by Mike Wydra. Click Here to read more about the Tournament Format.
The Pairings and Silent Auction Banquet
We have partnered with the UCSD chapter of The FIMRC organization to raise funds for the Los Angelitos Orphanage and will be holding the Banquet Sunday, March 6th, 2016. We will begin the Silent Auction on Monday February 29th and will continue through the end of the evening on March 6th. All of the proceeds will go to The FIMRC organization. The event will include 2 complimentary drinks from Deep Eddy Vodka and a main course dinner. The Banquet and cocktail party will bring the two opposing councils together over cocktails and will be wonderful for some friendly banter to kick off the event. Hall of fame golf coach, Mike Wydra, will be hosting the event, offering pro golf tips and witty commentary for the course of the evening. Participants will also have the chance to network amongst themselves and mingle with the sponsors of the tournament.
The Banquet will be held at a beautiful site in Carmel Valley, being announced Friday, February 12th. We will also be announcing the pairings for the golf tournament, allowing for the participants to find out who they will be playing against. Let’s just say we’re all about giving advanced warning and creating a little bit of excitement.
In the next month, we will also be unveiling a special lottery giveaway for a night stay + golf for 2. Stay tuned!
The Skins Game
We will be holding an individual competition alongside the tournament to keep things interesting. We have came up with an optional $20 Skins game for everyone to compete with one another on an individual basis. A skin is won when a player is the only person to have the lowest score on a hole. For those wishing to participate, there will be a $20 cash buy-in.
- No handicap strokes given
- No gimmes or concessions
- Everything must be putted out to be considered
The value of the skin is determined by dividing the number of skins won into the amount of money in the skin pool. For example, if 60 players get into the skins game, the amount of money in the skins pool is $1,200. If there is only one skin out, that player will get $1,200. If there are two skins, both players will get $600 each. Three skins, $400 each. Four skins, $300 each, etc.
The Awards Cocktail Party
After a competition amongst the two titans of the legal industry, there will inevitably be a winning parting and a losing party. We will celebrate both in the awards mixer after the event, and we will then present the SD Attorneys Open awards to the winning party. We will also have fun awards for the event including longest drive, closest to the pin, skins game winners, and best match.
We will also have several great items to be raffled off courtesy of our sponsors and participating parties including Golf bags, clubs, gift certificates, fine spirits and much more. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the check-in booth at the beginning of the tournament and immediately after the match is complete.