Ballymore, London City Island made their golf day on 5th May 2016 their Lighthouse Day. Sam Fairey, Assistant Site Manager, London City Island Project Office tells us about their day.
"The venue was Chart Hills Golf Club in Biddenden, Kent, the first course designed by professional golfer Sir Nick Faldo back in 1993. As all the players arrived at the venue the sun was shining and the temperature was approaching the high teens. It was a great turn out on the day with 28 players attending, including teams from Madigan Gill, Alltech Roofing, EMS, Copley, Landmark Brickwork, S&R London and Ballymore.
With a bacon roll and a couple of coffees inside we headed to the first tee for 18 holes of golf. The course was in great condition and proved to be very challenging. There were bunkers a plenty and more than enough water hazards to avoid.
Nearest the pin competitions were held on the 3rd and 17th holes. The winner of the nearest the pin on the 3rd hole was Kevin Cook from EMS and winner of the nearest the pin on the 17th was George Dyce from Alltech. Both players received vouchers for the American Golf superstore.
The overall team winner was Madigan Gill (John Kearns, James Kearns, Glen Curtin, and James Wykes) with an outstanding score of 97 points. They were closely followed by second place EMS with 91 points and Alltech (mixed with Ballymore!) in third place with 89 points. Madigan Gill received a four ball golf voucher for chart hills for the win. Congratulations to them.
As well as a team winner we also had a single player winner where the highest number of points won. This was won by Glen Curtin of Madigan Gill with a total of 45 points. The prize for another outstanding performance was a Titleist Scotty Cameron putter kindly donated by Madigan Gill.
The competition for the big hitters was the longest drive held on the 12th hole. I was lucky enough to be playing with the winner and can say that it was a hell of a drive! Congratulations to Stuart Hauxwell of Alltech Roofing for winning a voucher for American Golf.
Before the start of the golf each team was issued with a 'Ballymore' ball. This ball had to be rotated around the team after each hole and if the ball was lost at any point during the round, donations were gratefully received. Thank you to each team for the kind donations as no one managed to keep their 'Ballymore' ball!
All in all it was a very enjoyable day. The course was superb and the food delicious.
But the best part was the company. It was great to see everyone coming together and having a great laugh whilst supporting such a good cause. And for that I thank everyone again for their efforts and support.
We managed to raise £708 for the Lighthouse Club charity which will help them continue their charitable work.
Thanks again to everyone involved and we all look forward to the next golf event."
A big thank you from all at the Lighthouse Team too, and it would be rude of us not to include the picture of Sam in the bunker. How many shots did THAT take Sam?!!!