Success at the North West Summer Golf Day

16th July 2019

The North West Club held their annual golf day on Thursday 4th July at Northop Golf Club, North Wales and was attended by 20 teams. The weather was superb, and everybody enjoyed a great day out.

Some great golf was played, with a winning guest total of 43 points off a handicap of 15 from Paul Fairhurst, from the Edwards Homes Team – congratulations!

Andrew Verity retained the winner of the Lighthouse Club members trophy for the 10th year running and has won the coveted prize 11 times in the past 12 years! He scored a very respectable 38 points off a handicap of 6.

There was also a fantastic score from Colin Teasdale from Andrew Verity’s Tyne Tees Demolition and Crushing team, who travelled down from Newcastle for the day’s golf. He scored 41 points playing off a 3 handicap, which included a no score on the last hole.

A great big ‘thank you’ to the lads from the North East for their continued support.

The club would also like to thank the staff and management at Blue Machinery, and Chairman John Dennan’s wife Lorraine who worked tirelessly in the background leading up to the golf day and on the day to make sure things went smoothly and to ensure everybody enjoyed themselves.

A special ‘thank you’ to Manchester and London-Based DF Capital, who offer finance packages and other services. Their managing director Daniel Savage purchased all the team and individual prizes for the whole of the competition which was a fantastic gesture.

Thanks to Q Plant for providing a JCB, 8-tonne dumper for a very special novel chipping competition. The dumper was set up 70 yards away on the fairway in front of the clubhouse and players were challenged to chip a golf ball into the skip. We thought there would be several winners and was surprised when there was only two!

Thank you to The Guild for donating a golf umbrella for every golfer who played, Peter Casey for donating some of his fine wines and vintage ports for auction, and Thomas Hardie the local Volvo Truck dealer for donating a wonderful drink hamper for the main raffle prize.

Also, a big thanks to Groundforce who donated a 4 ball at The Belfry, and Neil Page from Gap who donated an Amazon Alexa for prizes to be raffled and auctioned off.

Thanks to our first lady team who scored a very respectable 87 points and finished in 7th position.

The Lighthouse Club organised a hole in one competition, so thanks to CEO Bill Hill and his team. Nobody, unsurprisingly, won the prize of a trip to Augusta to next year’s “Masters Competition’’ but it was a good experience to take on lady professional golfer Elizabeth Miller in the nearest the pin competition at the same 14th Hole.

A massive thank you to Matt Pritchard who is the general manager and professional at Northop Golf Club who discounted the club’s charges to the Lighthouse Club for 24 rounds of golf to help raise funds, and who served us with an excellent BBQ which was enjoyed by all.

Thank you to everyone who attended and helped to raise over £5,000 for the charity.

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