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

2014 Tour Championship Final at East Sussex National – A Fitting Finish to a Fantastic Year

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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. Golfers at Tour Championship FinalFollowing 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 info@southcoastbusinessgolf.co.uk.   Charity winner Tour Championship Final Winner

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