The second round of this year’s IAAF-BEN Company Team Golf Challenge was held this week at a new venue for the event – The Abbey near Redditch, with a record-breaking number of teams taking part.
Joe Richardson, event organiser on behalf of the IAAF and ably supported by his wife Chris, was delighted with the way the day went and the weather held long enough for the players to enjoy a fantastic day of golf, albeit a little windy at times.
The new venue presented some tough challenges for participants and congratulations go to the eventual winners, a team put together on the day consisting of players from Boswells Aftermarket, Osram and The Turbo Guy. The runners up were the team from MAHLE Aftermarket.
The overall winners of the IAAF-BEN golf challenge for 2018 will be the team with the best score from the two events and they will be invited to the Awards Dinner in December to receive their prize.
The prizes were presented after the meal in the Club House; in addition to the winners and runners-up trophies, there were prizes for ‘Longest Drive’, which went to Gavin White from the Autotech Recruit team, and this year there were two ‘Nearest the Pin’ holes which was won by Peter Flynn from the Bosch team and Tristan Seal playing on the MAHLE team. There was a tie for best score of the day Mark Kendall playing on the RRD team and Steve Dunn from Exol.
The new venue offered the chance to introduce a new feature for the event in the form of a Putting Competition. Players were able to enter this mini competition and the winner on the day was Jack Hiscock, playing for Elcome.
A record amount of money was raised on the day for Ben, the total was £410 plus a further £78 from the putting competition.
The event sponsors for the day were:
Nearest the Pin: Impression Communications (Hole 10) and PDP Group (Hole 2)
Longest Drive: The Turbo Guy
Light Refreshments: Automechanika
Golf Balls & Tees: Elcome Ltd.
Golf Umbrellas: Automechanika
Congratulations to all the teams and a big thankyou to all our supporters and sponsors.