On Thursday, July 31, the Women’s Committee and In-House Counsel Committee held their second annual Tee Off Your Business Network women’s golf event at Drive495 in SoHo. Women’s Committee Co-Chair Naf Kwun began the evening by welcoming all the attendees and introducing her Co-Chairs, Marianne Chow and Sapna Palla, and In-House Counsel Committee Co-Chair, Blossom Kan, as well as the event’s sponsor, Merrill Lynch. Merrill Lynch representatives Marvin Waltuch, Jody Thompson and Jimmy Quan spoke about Merrill Lynch and their pleasure in partnering with AABANY in sponsoring the event.

Attendees had the opportunity to network over wine and hors d’oeuvres while learning how to play golf. Our golf pro instructors Mike and Pedro demonstrated the proper way to hold a golf club and how to hit the golf ball with different clubs. At the end of the night, the instructors held competitions challenging the attendees to hit the ball the farthest distance or hit the ball closest to the hole.

Congratulations to AABANY Board Member and Past President Linda Lin of Liberty International Underwriters and Women’s Committee member Saira Haider of Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, who each won a free golf lesson at Drive495. Each attendee received a complimentary gift card to NY Golf Center and a complimentary fitness training session with Drive495.

Thank you to the Women’s Committee and In-House Counsel Committee for organizing the event, Drive495 for hosting it, and Merrill Lynch for sponsoring. Thanks also to Drive495’s instructors and staff and to all the attendees for a pleasant and memorable evening.