THE 10TH ANNUAL LATLC GOLF TOURNAMENT IS NOW HISTORY!
Congratulations to our winners:
FIRST PLACE: Scott Liedel, Clinton Link, Tommy Lowery, and Adam Krolikowski
SECOND PLACE: Peter Javanmardi, David Harris, Brian Poulter, and Ryan Casey
THIRD PLACE: Vahagn Koshkaryan, Justin Trad, Ara Saroian, and Alex Weiss
What better way to spend a Monday than getting out of the office, enjoying time outside with colleagues and friends and raising money for a good cause. LATLC’s annual golf tournaments sell out nearly every year, drawing players and vendors alike with the promise of fun in the Southern California sun.
Since 2013, LATLC has held a golf tournament in the fall each year that consists of a round of golf, cocktail hour, silent auction, live auction and dinner. The tournament is a “scramble” format, consisting of four-person teams and vendors on each hole.
While the winners earn trophies, everyone is much more focused on raising money, enjoying each other’s company – and scoring the bragging rights that come with beating your friends and colleagues on the course! LATLC held its first-ever golf tournament at Mountaingate Country Club. It was a success – so much so, in fact, that we decided to host another tournament the following year. It has since become an event that many look forward to – and it raises six-figure sums to give to our partner charities!
LATLC’s Annual Golf Tournament was held in 2014 and 2015 at Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes. There, golfers enjoyed stunning ocean views set against one of the most beautiful courses in Southern California. After the tournament, golfers and guests enjoyed a cocktail hour with live music – played by attorney Neville Johnson – and dinner afterwards.
LATLC moved its golf tournament to the equallyimpressive El Caballero Country Club. An exclusive private country club hidden in the hills in Tarzana, “El Cab” is a golfer’s track, boasting a challenging design and impeccable conditions. At El Cab, the course is difficult and longer than most. That, combined with flawlessly-maintained greens, made it the perfect spot for a competitive scramble tournament. The third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh annual golf tournaments were all held at this jewel of a club. The last tournament, held in 2016, shattered all previous records with more than $250,000 in gross revenue, thanks in large part to the donation of hosted dinners by LATLC executive committee member Steve Vartazarian.
2021’s Golf Tournament was an adventure. LATLC had already planned to move to the beautiful Calabasas Country Club. In addition to learning a new venue and reconfiguring the event to make it safe during COVID, we faced an unexpected element – the weather. Three days before the planned — and sold out — tournament a huge storm was predicted. Within hours Calabasas Country Club gave us another date (2 weeks later) and every player, sponsor, vendor, and volunteer was personally notified with the rescheduled information. A real miracle. As it turned out, the 2021 Tournament was our MOST successful one, due, again, in large part to Steve Vartazarian’s Luau which brought in over $100,000 in bids. A record!
The adventure continued in 2022 when we were AGAIN rain-delayed. The 2022 tournament was actually held in 2023 at Calabasas Country Club!
To “catch up” we hosted the 10th Annual Golf Tournament on September 18, 2023. This time the weather was BEAUTIFUL – and everyone enjoyed a great day of golf.