Record numbers attend recent IAAF golf day

One off success for Connelly as FAI edge out BTN Turbo at the Forest of Arden

Record numbers attend recent IAAF golf day
Malcolm Connelly from Cosan is presented with hole in one prize by Wendy Williamson, IAAF chief executive

The IAAF’s most popular summer golf day yet even saw one golfer achieving a “hole in one”.

2015 golf events at Worsley Park, Manchester and Forest of Arden, Warwickshire raised funds for industry charity BEN as more than 20 company teams took part.

The highlight of the Forest of Arden competition was the hole in one achieved by Malcolm Connelly from Cosan, with a special presentation made to mark the achievement. The traditional ‘clubhouse round of drinks’ was substituted for a generous donation to BEN. 

The Forest of Arden’s Aylesford course again provided some tough challenges as the eventual winners FAI pipped BTN Turbo into second place.

Prizes were presented by the Forest of Arden’s Lady Captain, Maggie Howells, who played in one of the two Round Towers teams.  In addition to the winners and runners-up trophies, there were prizes for ‘longest drive’, which went to Steve Miller from the Bosch team, and for the ‘nearest the pin,’ which was won by Paul Gair from the Standard Motor Products team.

Wendy Williamson, IAAF chief executive, said: “Without doubt, these were our most successful golf days ever and we look forward to developing these events in order to provide as much value and excitement as possible to golfers but, more importantly, much needed funds for industry charity BEN.”

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