The first annual Alliance Automotive UK Golf Event was enjoyed by over 90 GROUPAUTO & UAN members, staff and supplier sponsors.
The event was held at the Belfry Hotel and Resort at the end of June; starting on the afternoon of Thursday 28th June, with all delegates arriving at the premium location to check-in to the hotel and join us that evening for the England vs. Belgium World Cup game live on an outdoor screen.
The next morning players made the most of the impressive driving range and hotel facilities before registering their teams and collecting a Denso sponsored golf pack ready for the competition on the Belfry PGA National Course.
A fleet of FPS branded golf buggies looked extremely impressive as players made their way out to their designated starting hole.
Each four-ball team started at a different hole around the course at the same time.
They used an electronic scoring device to record their individual scores and monitor how they were performing against other teams in a league table.
The scores from the last three holes were hidden keeping players in suspense as to which team and individual player had won the competition.
After the golf competition on Friday evening everyone gathered for drinks and a BBQ set in the grounds of the Belfry on a beautifully warm evening.
The awards were announced before a fun ‘nearest the pin’ challenge, where all delegates took it in turns to step up in front of all the evening delegates to attempt to hit a 150-yard shot over a water hazard, into the tenth hole of the Brabazon course.
Winning four-ball team, sponsored by Apec Braking:
Peter Hill, Andy Millard, Andy Bastable and Sean Greig of Alliance Automotive picked up their awards and each won £200 in Shopping Vouchers sponsored by Apec Braking.
The winning player, sponsored by NGK:
Niall Carroll, Business Development Manager from GROUPAUTO, picked up the coveted Winning Player award and a Trek Mountain Bike sponsored by NGK.
Longest drive, sponsored by Remy:
Steve Shorto from Bosch hit the Longest Drive and collected the trophy, a Jam Bluetooth Speaker & Dolce Gusto Coffee Machine sponsored by Remy.
Nearest the pin, sponsored by FAI AutoParts:
Philip Carter from ECC Motor Factors was the winner of the Nearest the Pin challenge picking up £100 in Shopping Vouchers and an Amazon Echo Dot sponsored by FAI AutoParts.
Evening pin challenge, sponsored by Bilstein Group:
Roy Blundell from Autoquip (Midlands) Ltd kept his composure in front of the crowd of members and suppliers to land 3-feet from the pin and win the nearest the pin evening challenge collecting a Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart sponsored by Bilstein Group.
An Alliance Automotive UK spokesperson said: “We would like to thank all our sponsoring suppliers for their support, as they helped to make this a truly memorable event for all involved.
“Plans are now underway for next year’s golf event and it must be said that the bar is set extremely high to better the experience for members and suppliers.”
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