HOT COMPETITION AT 7th ANNUAL GOLF DAY (29/06/10)
Burgess Hodgson recently hosted its seventh annual golf day at Chestfield Golf Club.
With the England team due to play their second game against Algeria that night, tee times were brought forward so that the players could watch what would turn out to be a less-than-lively encounter.
With the weather looking threatening (fortunately the rain held off!), the members of the 13 teams comprising partners, associates and clients were treated to a quick brunch before teeing off in the competition.
The format for this year was a Texas scramble, where each team member tees off and the team then usually plays the next shot from the best position. However, each team had to take at least three drives from each team member, which made for some interesting shot selections as the games hotted up.
As always, this year’s event was a closely contested affair with several teams all in with a chance of winning over the last few holes. However, it was Kenton May’s team who retained their title from 2009, narrowly ahead of Andrew Miles’s team, with Colin Reid’s team third.
The longest drive of the day belonged to Jeremy Keeler, while in the competitions for the ‘closest to the pin’ Graham Cryer and Nick Smith were the players with the most delicate touch.
After the day’s play had finished, everyone enjoyed a three-course meal at the clubhouse, before settling down to watch the football. There was also a raffle, where the money collected went towards the firm’s ongoing fundraising for Pilgrims Hospices, the chosen charity.
The first raffle prize of a three-course meal for two at the Red Lion, Stodmarsh, kindly sponsored by innkeeper Robert Whigham, went to Hayley Peacock, who helped organise the day’s proceedings. The total raised by the event came to £520.
The winning team