On Thursday 27 July 2017, HFG hosted their annual Charity Golf Day in aid of Spinal Research. In one of our biggest ever turn outs, a group of 66 golfers made up of HFG’s valued clients and a few chosen staff travelled from all over to the picturesque Burhill Golf Club. As always, the day started with a bacon roll and coffee to boost the energy levels before venturing out for an 11am shotgun start on the New Course. The weather and course conditions were perfect throughout the day, with a gusty wind and lightning fast greens keeping a lot of the field honest during their rounds.
With the notorious Gavin Southwell unable to defend his HFG title run this year, we saw a new comer step up to play what he can only describe as the “best round of his life”, Huw Thomas amassing an amazing 43 points with a handicap of 13. Huw absolutely blew the field apart with his nearest competition coming with a solid 39 points from Phil West and a very respectable 37 from Matthew Clark.
In the team event, it was again Huw Thomas combining well with fellow team members Simon Low, Chris Rees and Taylor Edkins who were victorious with a score of 104* points. Ben Reeve, Phil West, Arjun Thiwani and Adam Saunders finished a close 2nd with a score of 102* points.
The day was wrapped up with a delicious array of food and drink served on the outdoor terrace, overlooking the famous 18th hole which will have held fond memories for some, not so much for others.
A few notable mentions for the other winners:
Nearest to pin:
14th hole – Martin Vincent
18th hole – Alastair Hall
6th hole – Dan Bridges
13th hole – Ben Reeve
Putting Competition: Chris Po-Ba
To reiterate the speeches made from the Directors Mark Dainty and Will Gallimore, we really would like to thank everybody who attended this year’s Charity Golf Day. At HFG, we feel that our golf days provide an enjoyable opportunity to relax outside of the working environment and catch up with other professionals from within the insurance industry. It was brilliant to see a lot of the old and new faces and we hope that everyone enjoyed themselves as much as we did.
Thank you to all who entered the putting competition and / or bought raffle tickets. We raised a massive £1180 for Spinal Research which is a vitally important aspect of our day. As Will mentioned in his speech, this is something close to himself and HFG and this money will go a long way in their research for those affected by spinal injuries. If you are interested in the charity, then please click here.
Congratulations to all the 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 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 again next time.