On Thursday 4th August 2016, the annual HFG Summer Charity Golf Day took place at the renowned Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey. Based over the 7,462-yard Old Course, the day started brightly which raised hopes of a dry 18 holes over the course which is ranked in the top 100 in the world.
12 teams took part to tackle the unforgiving Old Course which left many players cursing the heather around the fairways which seemed to swallow and conceal any golf ball that entered.
Despite the toughness of the course there were some extremely good scores and excellent golf being played with only a countback separating Richard Heppell (18) and Gavin Southwell (12) on 40 points. True to form Gavin was announced as the winner and continued his winning streak at our Golf Days, congratulations Gavin.
In the team event it was Graham Oswald, Mark Christensen, Tom Pinnegar and Will Mayes who were victorious with a score of 96 points followed by the unfortunate runners up; Mark Brown, Richard Heppell, David MacLean and Marc Macgillivray who were a close 2nd on 95 points.
The day was aptly rounded off with an appetising three course dinner laid on by Walton Heath. A few individuals (not to be named) were spotted heading back up for 2nds and 3rds but who could blame them?
A few notable mentions for other winners:
Nearest to pin:
7th hole – Phil Ellis
11th hole – Robert Gregg
4th hole – James Squires
18th hole – Will Mayes
Putting Competition: Neil Wood
3rd place Individual Stableford: David Coupe
HFG Directors Mark Dainty and Will Gallimore wrapped up the day perfectly with their speeches highlighting that despite another testing day on the course, our golf days always prove a thoroughly enjoyable day spent away from the office with a number of people we value greatly.
Thanks to all of the golfers and the Insurance Insider who provided the raffle prizes, where we raised a total of £865 for our chosen charity JDRF. This is an amazing figure so thank you to all who contributed. If you are interested in the charity, then please click here.
Well done to all winners and a special thank you needs to be made to Amy Simmons and Stephen Farquhar who put a great deal of effort organising the event months in advance as well as the behind the scenes work done on the day. It takes a great amount of time and patience to make the day what it is year in year out and it wouldn’t be possible without them.
We hope to see you next time.