South Coast Business Golf moving to Gatton Manor Golf Club

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DavidWe are thrilled to announce that South Coast Business Golf is relocating to Gatton Manor Golf Club, Ockley, near Dorking in Surrey.

South Coast Business Golf owner and Head Professional David Fluke will be leaving Hill Barn Golf Club, Worthing, after seven successful and enjoyable years  and moving the South Coast Golf Coaching academy and the South Coast Business Golf operations to this beautiful Surrey Hills based golf course.

David will therefore assume the role of Head Teaching Professional at Gatton Manor and will also be taking an exciting new role as Corporate Golf Events Manager, drawing on his considerable experience running over 50 golf events across the southern counties over the last decade. South Coast Business Golf will continue to offer golf day experiences across the the south, however, with his new role at Gatton, David is keen to offer the Gatton experience for your company golf day.

David said “I am thrilled to be moving our operation to Gatton Manor and to take on these new roles. The new owners of Gatton have ambitious plans for the future and I am honoured to have been asked to become a pivotal part of this new venture. Gatton is old ground for South Coast Golf, having run many golf days there in the past.

At Hill Barn, I have met some wonderful people and made some great friends in what is without doubt one of the friendliest golf clubs in Sussex. I will always look back my time at the club with great fondness and am grateful to the owners and members of Hill Barn who gave me the opportunity to establish myself and the South Coast Golf Coaching operation there. It has been an honour and a pleasure to represent Hill Barn as their Club Professional and I wish everyone there every success for the future.

I am looking forward to taking the next step with South Coast Golf at Gatton Manor providing first class tuition utilising some of the best golfing facilities in the region and working with the club to provide standout corporate and society golf day experiences”
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David

Read the Gatton Manor press release here

Making connections with South Coast Business Golf

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The team behind the highly successful South Coast Golf Tour are proud to announce the launch of our new venture South Coast Business Golf. South Coast Business Golf will specialise in staging golf days for businesses looking to build and cement relationships with prospects, clients, suppliers and staff. Although South Coast Business Golf replaces the South Coast Golf Tour, it takes a key factor of the tour to new heights – using the golf course as a way of building networks and developing business relationships. So, while we say farewell to the South Coast Golf Tour, South Coast Business Golf is all set for a series of exciting Company Golf Days on some of the best courses the UK has to offer. Contact us now to find out how a South Coast Business Golf event could work for your business. Contact David Fluke on at david@sc-golf.co.uk or on 07881 810 847. Claire Love and David Fluke

The Competition Continues – The UHY Hacker Young & uPhotogifts Golf Day

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Joint company golf days are always amongst the liveliest events on the Tour with an added level of banter and rivalry, each team boasting they have the best players out on the course. They also provide a great opportunity for networking in a wider circle, with more people, talent, businesses and clients to find out about.Group_photo We’re pleased to say, that the recent UHY Hacker Young and uPhotogifts company golf day on Tuesday 21st June at Piltdown Golf Club was just the same, full of both opportunity and fun – on and off the golf course.

Congratulations to…

Phil Hawkins (Total Print and Display) was the best player out on the course, with South Coast Golf Tour season ticket holder Bob Grace (WPA Healthcare) coming a close second  and uPhotogifts’ very own Tsolag Keoshgerian finishing up the top 3. However they didn’t have the drive or skill that day to perform best on the hardest hole in Sussex, the 4th hole. That prize went to both Peter Sebry (Taylor Wimpey) and Stuart Jefford (H B Ingredients) – well done guys! Congratulations also go to Charity Putting winner Paul Burr (Quickshift Couriers) and the 2 from 4 team competition winners, Tsolag Keoshgerian (uPhotogifts), Phil Hawkins (Total Print and Display), Chris Hyland (4PS Marketing) and Paddy O’leary (Unibind Ireland.) With just three rounds to go, take a look at the order of merit as it stands, and see all the results from Piltdown here.

A new team triumphs

At this event, there are two team competitions. As well as the normal 2 from 4 team scoring system, every player also plays for the team who invited them to the event, uPhotogifts, UHY Hacker Young or the South Coast Golf Tour. This always makes for some great additional rivalry on the day. Whilst UHY Hacker Young ruled the course in 2015, this year there was a change in the wind, and it was uPhotogifts who came out on top, with the South Coast Golf Tour coming a close second. So that’s one to uPhotogifts, and one to UHY Hacker Young – let’s hope the South Coast Golf Tour season ticket holders can show what their made of next year.  

Looking forward to round five

On Friday 12th August it will be time for the annual charity golf day to support local charity, dizzy: support for diabetes. Round five of the 2016 South Coast Golf Tour will take place at Hill Barn Golf Club – don’t miss the chance to support this great cause! Secure your place for Friday 12th August at Hill Barn Golf Club today by contacting Jools Chaffer at dizzy: support for diabetes via jools@dizzy.org.uk

The Longest Drive & Mystery Ball –Tour 2016 Round 3

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On Wednesday 1st June we revisited a South Coast Golf Tour favourite – The 5 Rings Telecom company golf day at Gatton Manor Golf Club. Yes, they loved the last five years as a fixture on the Tour so much that they came back again, and the sixth year was just a successful as the first five.

The Mystery Ball

Additional games are an anticipated feature of the 5 Rings Telecom company golf days, Saving the mystery balland this year was no different with all teams taking part in ‘The Mystery Ball’. Players take it turns, hole by hole, to use the coloured ball. The aim of the game is to score the most points using this ball – before you lose it of course! And some teams went to great lengths to avoid the embarrassment of losing their mystery ball, see Ian MacKendrick from Frenkel Topping wading through the weeds to find his. Despite his best efforts his team still fell behind, leaving it to Peter Raynsford (5 Rings Telecom), Harvey Osler (ODT Solicitors), Chris Sewell (Active Information Systems Ltd) and Trevor Weare (Active Information Systems Ltd) to take the prize.

The winners

Team_winnersCongratulations to Adam Westwood (Titan Scaffolding) who was two points clear of second place Abee Hameed (Ashtead Stores) and third place Nick Dumbleton (ETI.) Not only did he impress in the individual competition but he helped his teammates Jason Harfield (Orion Lightning Protection) and Ian MacKendrick (Frenkel Topping) rise to the top of the team competition. Being home to the longest hole in the South East of England, a back-breaking 645 yard, Gatton Manor provides the opportunity for a unique competition, ‘The Longest Drive’. As players lined up to hit the ball as far as they could down the fairway, this year it was Tony Harvey (Dynamic Cloud Services) who was able to beat last year’s winner, our very own Tour Director, David Fluke. See all of the results from the day here.

Next time…

Round four of the 2016 South Coast Golf Tour will take place on Tuesday 21st June at Piltdown Golf Club for the UHY Hacker Young and uPhotogifts joint company golf day. Secure your place for Tuesday 21st June at Piltdown Golf Club today or contact David on 07881 810847 or via david@sc-golf.co.uk to find more about how becoming part of the South Coast Golf Tour could benefit your business.

How Does The 2016 Competition Stand After Round 2?

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New to the South Coast Golf Tour line-up this year is Ifield Golf Club, the tricky parkland course on the outskirts of Crawley, West Sussex. On the Friday 13th May it played host to the Carpenter Box company golf day, where Carpenter Box’s guest list of highly valued clients came together with our own South Coast Golf Tour season ticket holders, to put into place some foundations for fruitful business relationships whilst battling it out with each other on the golf course. Congratulations to the event champion Peter Crown (a Carpenter Box Guest) and the winning team consisting of Graham Terry (Carpenter Box), Paul Froome (Sussex Transport) and Nigel Davidson (PDT Solicitors). We are now two events into the 2016 Tour, so let’s take a look at how the competition stands at present.

Order of merit standings

After round two, we have two leading contenders in the Order of Merit race; Robin Keeler (M R Electrical Services Guest) at the Cowdray GC event, and Peter Crown (Carpenter Box guest) from the last event at Ifield GC with 10 points each. Out of our season ticket holders, it is Derek Steel (Jacobs Steel) and Ian MacKendrick (Frenkel Topping) who are leading the way for the rest with 9 points apiece. See the full order of merit results lists here and watch this space to see how the rest of the year unfolds.

Charity putting update

The charity putting competition never fails to sprinkle some fun on our day of golf and it raises money for a great cause, supporting the charity dizzy: support for diabetes. Even the best golfers can be caught out on the putting green, but so far the two tour players to master the challenge are Jools Chaffer (dizzy: support for diabetes) and Nigel Lee (CF0 solutions.) But will they keep the edge throughout the year? Keep up-to-date with all the latest scores here.

The next event

Round three of the 2016 South Coast Golf Tour will take place on Wednesday 1st June at Gatton Manor Golf Club for the 5 Rings Telecom company golf day. Book your ticket for Wednesday 1st June at Gatton Manor Golf Club today or contact David on 07881 810847 or via david@sc-golf.co.uk to discuss more opportunities for your business on the 2016 Tour.

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