UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The William Penn Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) Law Fraternity at Penn State Law recently held its annual golf outing on Master’s Weekend. After last year’s event needed to be re-scheduled due to adverse weather, the 2017 golf outing was a huge success, with perfect conditions on Penn State’s White Course for a day on the links.
Open to Penn State students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the greater community, PAD’s goal with the golf event is to offer an introduction to a game that can be cost prohibitive and challenging to beginners. Timothy Cloud, a second-year student and vice-justice of PAD, emphasized the game’s importance to law students in particular.
“Lawyers need to know how to golf,” said Cloud. “This event is a great and inexpensive way to introduce law students of all levels to a sport they may utilize in their professional careers.”
Registration in the shotgun scramble event, which was only $20 for students, and $30 for non-students, included club and cart rental, greens fees, a catered breakfast and lunch, and a gift bag at the end for each player. There were 36 participants this year, a number that continues to grow annually. The winning team was a group of first-year law students: Hojae Chung, Chuck Deibel, and Nick Lyskin.
PAD members Danielle Ragofsky and Todd Ciancarelli aided Cloud in organizing the event. As next year’s PAD vice-justice, Ragofsky will take charge of planning the 2018 outing.
“I’m looking forward to next year,” said Ragofsky. “I have a lot to live up to, but I would like to get even more involvement next year, and really grow the event.”
The William Penn Chapter of PAD prides itself in helping to grow strong bonds between law students and teachers as well as members of the bench and bar. Their motto is “service to the student, the school, the profession, and the community.”