On Friday 14th September the Central Region hosted a golf day at the Oxford Golf Course. This, the oldest golf course in Oxfordshire, was established by the Oxford University Golf Club in 1875 and is considered to be one of the finest pedigrees possible in golf course design – Braid and Colt are considered by many experts to be among the finest golf course designers.
All teams had registered by noon with some golfers making good use of the club’s excellent lunch offering. Two teams made their way to tee off at 12:25 on the par 5 holes while the remaining eighteen got into position around the course for a shotgun start at 12:30. Despite the less than favourable weather forecast, the afternoon remained dry with sunny periods, but the wind was strong – one player said that it was like playing a links course.
The Central Region offered ‘hole in one’ prizes at the five par 3 holes, including a cash prize of £10,000 at the eighth. Unfortunately, either the excellent greens, the strong winds or the pressure of holing in one (or a combination of all three) meant that none of these prizes was claimed.
At 6:30 all players sat down to a two-course dinner followed by the prize giving, auction and raffle. Team Kirk were overall winners.
A fantastic amount of just over £4,500 was raised for The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and all participants leaving having had another exceptionally enjoyable event.
Details of the 2019 golf day are currently being finalised and will soon be published on our website.
Special thanks to all participants and sponsors for helping to make the event successful. In particular, we would like to thank: The Oxford Golf Club, David Einig Contracting, WG Carter, Oliver Curran Construction, Earthline, Kingerlee, H Tuckwell & Sons, Molson Group, Pye Homes, Sheehan and Drayton Construction
Team Kirk; L-R Ray Davies, Mike Quirke, Chris Sheehan (Central Region Chair) and Terry Kirk. Missing is Eddie Hart