“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 email@example.com
The 5th anniversary of The South Coast Golf Tour deserved a premier line-up – and we have definitely given it a good shot! This year the Tour will take you to Ham Manor, Worthing, East Sussex National, Gatton Manor, Littlehampton, Piltdown and Old Thorns, plus another fabulous location which is yet to be confirmed. As we build up to the first event, we have come up with a quiz to test how well you really know your golf courses on the South Coast. Can you guess which course is which from our 2015 line-up?
2015 Tour Line Up Quiz
- The club room and first tee on which course could only be reached directly from the local town by ferry?
- Which course was the 5th to be laid out in Sussex?
- Which course is 33 years old this year?
- Which club staged two European Opens?
- Which course has no bunkers?
- Which course was designed by six-times Open Championship winner Harry Vardon?
- Which course possesses the longest hole in the South East of England?
- Which course is where it all began for South Coast Golf five years ago?
On his latest adventure, South Coast Golf Tour Director Dave Fluke has been stateside to South Carolina, USA where he was lucky enough to play on the famous Ocean Course at none other than The Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Having played host to some of the biggest championships in the world and many golfing legends, it is one of the most renowned courses in the world. Built to expose golfers to the area’s strong winds, the sheer amount of slopes and bunkers mean that this course is hugely challenging even for elite golfers…So would it prove too much for our very own Dave? Here he weighs up the pros and cons of bringing The South Coast Golf Tour to Kiawah Island. Pros
- Famous Championships – this course has hosted both 2012 PGA and the 2007 Senior PGA championships, making it one of only four courses to have hosted each of the PGA of America’s major Championships. It really is where the best of the best have played.
- Huge variety – the course measures a 7320 yards off the back tee and is just out of this world. It challenges you both mentally and physically; every hole being so different from the last. With rough and marshland everywhere it is certainly a testing round of golf, not to mention the incredibly strong winds, oh, and a few gators along the way.
- Stunning views – the course landscapes and the sea views across the Atlantic Ocean are simply breathtaking, with 10 holes right alongside the sea – you can even sunbathe next to the 18th green.
- Tip top customer service – from arrival to departure the customer service is second to none. I was treated like a champion – it was as if I were Rory Mcllroy, 2012 PGA Champion. I could get used to that!
- It’s a very long way to go…
On the 10th October the finale to this year’s South Coast Golf Tour Championship finally arrived and it certainly lived up to every expectation we had for a great end to another fantastic year on the tour. Following a buzzing 6th round at Mannings Heath, the stunning East Sussex National Golf Course and Hotel was a perfect finish to such a great and varied course line-up. The West Course, which measures over 6200 yards, was no match for our superb event winner Ian Mackendrick from Towry. He took it all in his stride and delivered a great round. Congratulations also to Kevin Murphy from Kevin Murphy Garden Design, who only missed out as the event winner on the last 9 count back. An impressive 96 Stableford points led Adam Westwood, British Army, Keir McCarthy from HRS Recruitment Force, Stuart Jones from Westminster Property Services and Steve Jeffery from SJD Mechanical Services to the team prize. Meanwhile Steve Maton from 5 Rings Telecom was nearest the pin and Mark Hynes from Wealth Strategies was our best guest – great to have you with us Mark! Dominating our charity competitions was Peter Raynsford from 5 Rings Telecom, not only winning the hugely popular putting contest but also correctly guessing the Clear Computing “Lost Ball Charity Sweepstake” – and promptly donated his £70 winnings back to dizzy: support for diabetes – thanks for being such a good sport, Peter. Finishing the round just in the nick of time before the thunderstorms really hit, it was time to crown the Order of Merit Winner of the 2014 season, which this year went to Ian MacKendrick, who was 4 points clear of runner-up Steve Maton. Congratulations Ian, great job. Well done to Peter Raynsford who is this year’s Charity putting Order of Merit winner, and a big thanks to Barny Hall at Clear Computing for sponsoring and providing wonderful trophies and winners shields throughout the season. But the day didn’t finish there; the fun was only just beginning. It was time for everyone to get on their glad rags for the Tour Final Party with great food, great company and some interesting shapes being thrown on the dance floor. Another successful year on this networking tour was marked by celebrating old and new friendships and fruitful business relationships in an evening full of laughter and enjoyment. We can’t wait to see what next year will bring! Take a look at where the 2014 tour took us and find out more about securing your place on next year’s tour by contacting us on 0845 362 8543 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thought that Round 5’s scorching day at Gatton Manor would be a tough act to follow but the 2014 Tour momentum was running high at Mannings Heath Golf Club last Friday, making the penultimate round another day to remember. This Horsham hot spot provided an exciting course where the 72 par combination of heathland, downland and parkland proved quite a challenge for our players. The testing waterfall course winner was Geoff Raynsford from 5 Rings Telecom, with an impressive 40 points, closely followed by runner-up Jason Harfield from Orion Lightning Protection, who certainly gave him a run for his money. Current tour championship leader, Charlie Eve from Carpenter Box, couldn’t quite keep up with the pace of the winners in this round but showed why he is Mr Consistent and currently leading the Order of Merit. View the Order of Merit results to see the top 10 Players from Round 6. With 101 Stableford points, Geoff Raynsford, Charlie Eve, Derek Steele from Jacobs Steel Estate Agents and Steve Hollamby from Bennett Griffin made up the winning team and they really showed the rest how it’s done. Kevin Murphy from Kevin Murphy Garden Design also picked up a prize for being nearest the Pin. As always it is great to see new faces on the tour and congratulations to Nigel Coppen from Vantage Insurance for being our 1st place guest. The Clear Computing charity putting competition, which raises money for dizzy:Support for Diabetes, is always a highlight, and the Round 6 winner was Steve Hollamby with just 16 putts. Well done to Lost Ball Count winner Charlie Eve, who kindly donated the £107 prize money to dizzy:support for diabetes. And a big thank you to SJA International who were our ‘prize sponsor’ and helped to make the day such a success. We have loved every minute of the 2014 South Coast Golf Tour so far but the best is still to come. We can’t wait for the Championship Final and Tour Final Party on the 10th October 2014 at the stunning East Sussex National Golf Club and Hotel. If you haven’t done so yet, book your place now and join us in celebrating the fantastic business relationships we have built on the golf course this year. For more information contact us on 0845 362 8543 or via email@example.com