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Golfing for a Good Cause

BASF's 2nd Annual Tournament Benefits its Diversity Programs


September 20, 2010 – San Francisco -- Nearly 90 golfers played 18 holes of golf at BASF’s Second Annual Putting for the Pipeline Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, September 17.

California Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin and Bill Neukom and Jack Bair of the San Francisco Giants were on hand as well.

The golfers on the winning team, Hook ‘n Slice, were Gregory Spallas, Robert Phillips and Todd Angstadt, all of Phillips, Spallas & Angstadt LLP and James H. McPhail, Delta Dental of California.

Additional golfers were recognized:

  • Closest to the Pin Winner: John Gherini, Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold
  • Longest Putt Winner: Robert K. Phillips, Phillips, Spallas & Angstadt
  • Longest Drive Winner: Spencer Pahlke, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger

The day concluded with a dinner reception, including a raffle and silent auction. Seats in the Owner’s Section to a San Francisco Giants home game and an Official Major League Baseball autographed by Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants were among the auction items. All proceeds from the event benefit BASF’s Diversity Pipeline Programs.

Photos from the event can be found on BASF's page on Facebook.


The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) is a nonprofit voluntary membership organization of over 8,000 attorneys, law students and legal professionals in the Bay Area. Founded in 1872, BASF is one of the largest and most dynamic metropolitan bar associations in the U.S., with a long and distinguished record of community action, public service and service to the legal profession.

Questions about media relations, BASF issues currently in the news, San Francisco Attorney magazine, marketing and communications:

Ann Murphy, Director of Communications & Public Relations
(415) 782-9000 x8792

For general communications inquiries:

Sayre Happich, Assistant Director of Communications & Public Relations
(415) 782-9000 x8104