Richard Gurfein, as Captain of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association’s Ryder Cup team, led his golfers to their first victory over New Jersey in four years.
Each year members of the New York Trial Lawyers and New Jersey Trial Lawyers (New Jersey Association for Justice) compete in a Ryder Cup style golf tournament. It is a friendly competition between colleagues who come together for an enjoyable day on the golf course.
This friendly competition has a loving cup as its prize. The team from New Jersey has won or held the cup for the first three years of the tournament. But the fourth year was the charm. On August 19, 2010 at the Tuxedo Club in Tuxedo, NY, Gurfein’s New York squad took the cup away from New Jersey for the first time with a score of 13 1/2 to 10 1/2. The cup will reside at the NYSTLA headquarters for the next twelve months to commemorate the win.