The sun shone on the righteous this week as the first of this year’s IAAF Golf Team Challenge events was held at Worsley Park.
There were some new faces amongst the stalwarts, with Corteco fielding their first team in the event. There was also a second outing for the Phil Parkin Memorial team led by Anthony Kitchen.
The overall winners on the day were the team from Elcome (Oliver Haywood, Mark Adams, Jack Hiscox, Nick Entwistle), with the runners being the team from Delphi (Nigel Duffield, Julian Goulding, James Onions and Nick Hamilton).
Andy Reynolds, playing on the Corteco team achieved the Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin went to James O’Gara playing for the Phil Parkin Memorial team. Nigel Duffield achieved the best overall individual score on the day, having achieved the same feat in 2016.
Following an excellent day’s play all the participants enjoyed a barbecue in the late afternoon sunshine, and even managed to fit in the France-Belgium semi-final.
The IAAF’s thanks go to the day’s Sponsors, Elcome and Sogefi and to Joe Richardson for organising the day. The next event will be taking place at the new Midlands venue of The Abbey Redditch on 13th August.
The overall winners, the team with the best score over the two events, will be invited to the IAAF Dinner on 6th December as guests of the IAAF.