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Clark County Bar Association Golf Tournament: Schauermann Thayer's Annual Dose of Humble Pie

Posted by Scott Edwards | Nov 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

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The Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) was established in 1978 and has become an integral part of the Clark County legal community for many years. Though membership in the CCBA is voluntarily, there is a very collegial and active bar in Southwest Washington, and most attorneys find that the best way to feel like a part of the legal community is by joining the CCBA. Here at Schauermann Thayer, we are all members of CCBA and are actively involved in the legal community here.

Each year the CCBA puts on a golf tournament. While many attorneys join forces with other elite golfers, we have embraced our non-elite-golfer status. Coming in to this year's tournament, the Schauermann Thayer team was in last place every year we participated. As a result we've won free golf lessons, and other, instructional golf books, and other “you're not good at golf see if this helps” prizes. This year's golf tournament was held on Friday, October 4, 2019, amid mostly sunny but eventually rainy skies. This year, myself, Scott Staples, Brad Thayer, and Ben Melnick represented Schauermann Thayer. We practiced leading up to the event, and looking at the other teams in the tournament we were pretty confident that this year was going to be different. We couldn't possibly lose again.

If only we were as good at evaluating our chances of golf success as we are at evaluating our clients' cases. We're not. In fact, we are worse at evaluating our chances than we are at golf—and we're pretty bad at golf. Once again, Schauermann Thayer took last place in the tournament amid chants of “Four-Peat.”

Unlike in years past however, this year we played with style. We arrived to the tournament in matching uniforms: gray pants, golf caps, and black polos—bearing our team name “Weapons of Grass Destruction.” We certainly left our marks on the course—a divot tool only does so much to repair the damage that we inflicted upon the poor course.

In the end, we had a great time with our friends and colleagues of the Bar. It's always nice to get out and socialize competitively—even if we weren't very competitive.

About the Author

Scott Edwards

Scott Edwards is a partner at Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards law firm. Scott is licensed in both Oregon and Washington, and has been practicing law since 2008. Though Scott started his career working for insurance companies, he now focuses his practice on personal injury, auto accident, biking accident, and insurance cases. In his free time, Scott enjoys spending time pedaling around the streets of Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon on his bicycle.

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