Lawyers attacking Apo Golf Club-A A +A
By Imee Garcia
Thursday, January 24, 2013
LAWYER Larry Pasquil sent me an email providing me with the results of their recent golf tournament. The title of his email was
“Lawyers attacking Apo.” Scary! I was just watching the news and it was about Senator Enrile's issue regarding the excess funds of the Senate being distributed in a “questionable” way. And then I read Atty. Larry's email with that title.
What's happening? Lawsuits at Apo Golf? Nope. Never-ending arguments at the clubhouse perhaps, or a bragging competition regarding whose golf swing was nicer. I can just imagine; it must have been very noisy at the men's locker with all those lawyers present.
Lawyer Butch Jocom, the Davao City Integrated Bar of the Philippines Chapter president, emerged as champion in the Class A division. It is no surprise that he won because, FYI, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Apo Golf. That means he is very familiar with the golf course. If he is not practicing law, you now know that he is practicing his pitching and putting at Apo. On the day of the tournament, he probably demanded the greenskeeper to place the pins in his favorite spots on the greens. Joke! Joke!
Lawyer Joseph Flores who is from Sol/Gen South Cotabato, emerged as champion in the Class B division. Judge Alejandro Ramon Alano of South Cotabato and Judge Peter Eisma of Zamboanga City joined the tournament, as well as Atty. Danilo Macalino from La Union.
According to Larry Pasquil, they discovered that beating Apo Golf is more difficult than taking the bar exam. Tse! Larry, for me ha, scoring 100 at Apo Golf is so much easier than scoring 100 in the bar exam. Hehe.
Lawyers are nice. They are very kind and generous. In fact, one afternoon, after playing golf in Apo Golf Club, a wealthy lawyer was riding in the back of his huge SUV when he saw two men eating grass by the roadside. He ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate. "Why are you eating grass?" He asked one man. "We don't have any money for food," the poor man replied. "Oh, well, you can come with me to my house," instructed the lawyer.
"But sir, I have a wife and two children with me." "Bring them along," replied the lawyer. He turned to the other man and said, "You come with us too." "But sir, I have a wife and six children," the second man answered. "Bring them as well," answered the lawyer as he headed for his SUV. They all climbed into the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as his SUV.
Once underway, one of the poor fellows says, "Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us with you." The lawyer replied, "Glad to do it. You will love my place, the grass is almost a foot tall." Ngeh!
On the PGA Tour. Last week, the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation had its tournament. How painful for Scott Stallings. He had a 5-stroke lead going to the final round. Because of his errors in the last few holes, three other players went on a playoff -- Brian Gay, Charles Howell III and David Lingmerth. Brian Gay emerged as champion.
This week, it is the Farmers Insurance Open which is going to be held at Torrey Pines, La Jolla, California.
Congratulations to the winners of the 14th National Lawyers Convention Golf Tournament, which was held last January 14, 2013 at Apo Golf and Country Club.
Here they are: Division A (16-25) champion-Butch Jocom, 1st runner-up - Homer Mabale, 2nd runner-up - Remegio Rojas, 3rd runner-up - Bert Zerudo, 4th runner-up - Larry Pasquil, 5th runner-up - Alejandro Alano; Division B (28-36) champion-Joseph Flores, 1st runner-up - Archie Lagamon, 2nd runner-up - Ferdie Taglucop, 3rd runner-up - Prospero Mojica, 4th runner-up - Noel Magbanua, and 5th runner-up - John Robiator.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 25, 2013.