The Countdown to the Tour Begins

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“The South Coast Golf Tour provides a fun, friendly and welcoming environment in which to develop strong relationships whilst enjoying the odd good golf shot. David and Claire aim to match you with other businesses and personalities that are relevant or may benefit your own business.” Ian MacKendrick, Chartered Financial Planning at Frenkel Topping, 2014 Tour Champion. It’s edging closer, let the countdown begin… Only 29 days until… the First Event and The Masters! Come and support the South Coast Golf Tour in our 5th year for our opening event at Ham Manor. Why not bring a team of four and treat your clients and friends to a fabulous day of Golf before heading home to watch the opening round of The Masters that evening. 51 days until… The Worthing & Adur Chamber  Challenge Match The South Coast Golf Tour will once again be taking on the Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce (WACC) for a one-day battle on the Worthing Golf Club course. A major fundraiser, all money raised by this Golf Day will be split between the Fund and the Tour’s own charity dizzy: support for diabetes. 72 days until… The Carpenter Box Golf Day Carpenter Box will be hosting their company golf day at this superb East Sussex National event. This is a fantastic opportunity for our Tour players to network with this Sussex-based accountancy practice and their contacts. 100 days until… The 5 Rings Golf Day 5 Rings will be hosting their company golf day at this brilliant Gatton Manor event. This is a great chance for players to network with this Worthing-based telecommunication company, 5 Rings. 156 days until… The Dizzy Golf Day A key date on the Tour every year. All of the proceeds from the dizzy: support for diabetes Charity Golf Day held at the Littlehampton Golf Club will go to this charity, the Tour’s nominated charity. 197 days until… The Unibind and UHY Golf Day Unibind and UHY will be co-hosting their company golf day at this superb Piltdown Golf Club event. This will be a fantastic opportunity to mix with the UK’s leading specialist in the supply of binding and presentation products and a network of their contacts. 226 days until… Tour Final & Tour Final Party Ah, the Tour Final. Held at the stunning Old Thorns Golf Club, you will enjoy a fantastic day of golf, prize-giving and then the real fun will start, the Tour Final Party. Reception drinks, three-course meal and then our brilliant Queen tribute act to finish the night with a bang. 275 days until… The South Coast Golf Tour Christmas Challenge Held at the fabulous Hill Barn Golf Club, you will be playing on the very same course as the likes of Peter Alliss and Tony Jacklin – a very merry little Christmas indeed. Tick tock, don’t miss out on the South Coast Golf Tour 2015, book your membership now. For more information about ways to get involved in the Tour call Claire on 07801 785568 or email claire@sc-golf.co.uk

A Finale to Remember: 2015 South Coast Golf Tour Final

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As dawn broke on Friday 23rd October, who could believe that another year on the South Coast Golf Tour had almost come to an end? But not before the UK’s leading health insurer, WPA Health Insurance, had hosted their Company Golf Day following the success of their client hospitality day in 2014. WPA GroupYes, the most valued clients of WPA Health Insurance and our very own Tour members took to the greens one final time for the ultimate event of our 5th anniversary Tour. This time it was the testing bunkers and challenging range of mature trees at Old Thorns Manor Hotel Golf and Country Estate that stood between them and victory.

Double Points

And just when everyone thought it was almost over, we threw a double-points twist into the mix for the race to become the 2015 Tour champion. That’s right, every player’s score from Old Thorns was doubled, opening up the competition and placing 10 players in the running for Tour champion – but who would come out on top?

Tour Champion

2015 Tour WinnerWell, it was congratulations to Peter Raynsford from 5 Rings Telecom, who might have gone into the final round of the championship as an underdog but who played his way to the top – making him a two-time South Coast Golf Champion, with victories in both 2011 and 2015. What a fitting way to end our 5th anniversary year with our first winner coming back to reclaim the prize.

A Triumph for Charity

Thank you to everyone that has taken part in the Charity Putting Competition throughout this year’s Tour – you have all helped to raise a grand total of £1406 for our charity sponsor, dizzy: support for diabetes. And congratulations to Jason Harfield from Orion Lightning Protection who was named the 2015 charity putting champion!

Time to Party

The day didn’t end when the golf did – there was still the Tour Final Party to come. Many of the day’s participants stayed for a fantastic evening’s entertainment to celebrate another successful year. There was an indulgent three-course dinner, entertainment from the sensational Queen B tribute band, followed by a disco. How we are going to top this next year we just don’t know!

A Final Thank You

What we do know is that such a successful year on the Tour wouldn’t have been possible without such a strong network of continued support, belief and sponsorship from so many businesses. So a special thank you this year to Carpenter Box, 5 Rings Telecom, Orion Lightning Protection, Unibind, UHY Hacker Young, WPA Health Insurance, dizzy: support for diabetes and all of our Tour members. Planning has already begun for the 2016 Tour and Company Golf Day slots are being booked up fast. If you are interested in the benefits that hosting a company golf day on the Tour can yield for your business, contact Tour Director, David Fluke, on 07881 810847 or via david@sc-golf.co.uk. team prizeCharity money

A Tale of Two Teams – The Unibind and UHY Hacker Young Joint Company Golf Day

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Did you hear about the great battle of Piltdown? Yes, Thursday 24th September will go down in history as the day two fiercely competitive business owners mustered their armies of most-valued clients to compete against each other on the hard and fast heathland of Piltdown Golf Club, whilst making some crucial allies along the way. It was, of course, the Unibind and UHY Hacker Young joint Company Golf Days on the South Coast Golf Tour. Who would be victorious – the UK’s leading specialist of binding and presentation products or the challenging chartered accountants?  

The Team Competition

  Team WinnersContrary to the normal 2 from 4 team scoring system employed on the Tour, at this event players were representing the company that had invited them, so the best 10 scores were collected from each team. Although a South Coast Golf Tour team did enter, they just didn’t have what it took on the day and it was only ever really a battle of two teams. After a very close round, beating Unibind by an impressive 7 points in the end, it was UHY Hacker Young who rose to victory, winning a bottle of wine and a set of golf balls each – better luck next year Unibind.  

The Charity bid

  As if the competition wasn’t hot enough, Unibind director Tsolag Keoshgerian and UHY Hacker Young director, David Guest decided to raise the stakes – the person on the losing team had to donate £25 to the Tour’s chosen charity, dizzy: support for diabetes. Just to make things even more interesting, they then both had to predict a winner and, based on their chosen player’s result, they had to pay double or quits to the charity. In the end, both Tsol and David donated £25 – some good fun to raise money for a great cause.  

The MT Sport mobile massager

  Perhaps the reason why UHY Hacker Young managed to fight their way to the top could have been down to more of their players testing out the MT Sport mobile massager from MassageTechT, a piece of fitness equipment on exhibition at the event. There was certainly a lot of interest drummed up around how this handheld vibration massage therapy device could improve golfing performance when used as part of a warm-up. Event Winner Congratulations to 1st place winner, UHY Hacker Young guest Ray Charmak from River Oaks Homes Ltd. His superb score of 37 won the chance to play with Tour Director, Dave Fluke, at Stoke Poges Exclusive Champions golf day – as well as a bottle of wine and some golf balls of course. Click here to see the list of winners from the day. Simply attending this buzzing event meant everyone was a winner, because of the opportunity to meet and build relationships with such a large number of people from a diverse range of businesses. The future business opportunities to come out of these relationships will be the prize! With just one event to go now, this is your last chance to get involved in the 2015 South Coast Golf Tour – don’t miss out! Secure your place now, or contact Dave on 07881 810847 or via david@sc-golf.co.uk to find out how the Tour could benefit your business in 2016.

Support in a Storm – The Dizzy Golf Day

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It may have been blowing a gale on the most unforgiving course on the South Coast on Friday 18th August, but no amount of wind or rain was going to send our players into a spin, especially not for the dizzy: support for diabetes golf day.Players at Dizzy Golf Day In support of this Sussex-based charity, which provides support and financial assistance for diabetics, Tour members and dizzy guests alike turned out in force for a fabulous day of Golf.

Raising Awareness

The charity’s primary aim is to promote awareness of diabetes across Sussex and there were various opportunities to do this throughout the day. One way to do this was through a menu created to be suitable for people with diabetes to eat.  The delicious chicken lasagne, which was served as the main course reminded the players of the challenges diabetic people have to go through to ensure they are eating the correct food. The well-loved charity putting competition, which sends proceeds to dizzy throughout the Tour year, was in full swing at this event as well a raffle full of fantastic prizes, including golf lessons, golf equipment, wine and other goodies, to raise money for this worthy cause.

Nearest the Pin

Plenty of controversy surrounded the Nearest The Pin competition at Littlehampton Golf Club. Adam Westwood, from Titan Scaffolding, claimed to have been nearest on the 3rd but insisted it was too wet to write his result onto the scoreboard. We thought it all sounded a bit fishy but his claim was actually validated by his team members – so we’ll trust you this time Adam.

The Winners

Dizzy Golf Day Winner This time it was Graham Lind from CNC ltd who conquered the difficult weather conditions and achieved victory at Littlehampton. Meanwhile Matt Clifton-Bowley from LWS Marketing battled his way to be best of the rest. This takes him to the top of the order of merit leader board with his eyes set on the prize this year. Discover the full list of winners here and keep up-to-date with how the order of merit is looking.   The next stop on the South Coast Golf Tour is the Unibind and Hacker Young joint company golf day at Piltdown Golf Club. Don’t miss the chance to play at this East Sussex gem – secure your place now.

A Day Out in the Wildwood for Littlehampton Based Lightning Protection Experts

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Well there was certainly no chance of lightning at our scorching event at Wildwood Golf Orion LIghtning Protection Golf Team Club on Friday 10th July, especially with the Orion Lighting Protection experts around. Things were certainly heating up at their mini golf day – and we’re not just talking about the weather. Our own tour members couldn’t wait for the chance to build rapport with Orion’s most valued clients and to show the newbies how we roll on the South Coast Golf Tour.

Charity Putting

With some time to spare before the two-tier tee-off everyone headed to the putting green to take part in our charity competition in aid of dizzy: support for diabetes. With several players scoring 16, on the countback it was Orion Lightning Protection’s very own Jason Harfield who was best at the test, winning a bottle pink Moet Champagne – but come on Jason, you could have given your guests a chance.

Nearest the Pin

In a test of precision and skill there were two ‘Nearest the pin’ competitions at Wildwood and two winners. Congratulations to South Coast Golf Tour members Paul Severn from Watson Associates, who was nearest at the 6th on the lakes course, and to Mark Perring from Coastal Copiers, who triumphed at the 2nd on the Parklands Course. After nine holes on both the Parklands and Lakes courses, it was time to head in, where there was a cold beverage waiting for everyone at the bar courtesy of Orion Lightning – cheers Justin and Jason. When it came down to it, Assistant Tour Director, Matt Clifton-Bowley from LWS Wildwood Winner Marketing was on top with a score of 37 points. A former champion of the Tour, Matt has been struggling to find his winning form lately, but the course at Wildwood certainly brought back his competitive streak. But let’s not forget the Best Guest Award, a real favourite on the Tour, and this time it was won by Orion Lightning Protection’s valued guest Richard Townsend. It’s so important for us to meet new people on the Tour, and after you’ve played once you’re automatically part of the order of merit – so you can keep coming back! The order of merit is extremely close this year and after the results at Wildwood it really is all still to play for – click here to see the full order of merit results. Don’t miss our next event, the dizzy: support for diabetes golf day at Littlehampton Golf Club – book your ticket now, or call Claire on 07801 295681 for more information about the South Coast Golf Tour. Tour members at Wildwood Orion Lightning Golf Team 2

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