Though most renowned for the work he does with a briefcase in his hand, Ed Susolik is also rather successful wielding a golf club.
An esteemed litigator who has netted more than $1 billion in policy-holder benefits for his clients over a 22-year legal career, the Newport Beach resident has also accumulated a string of victories on the links.
He will try to add another of the latter as a member of the five-player team representing Mesa Verde Country Club in the 13th annual Jones Cup on Wednesday at Newport Beach Country Club.
Susolik earned a berth in his first Jones Cup — a community tournament that pits five area clubs against one another for annual bragging rights — by winning the men's championship at Mesa Verde, where he became a member in 2011.
Susolik will be joined by head professional Tom Sargent, assistant pro Mike Fergin, senior champion Preston Murray and women's champion Sally Holstein for Mesa Verde, which has won four Jones Cup titles, including three in five years from 2006 through 2010.