Fosroc’s annual golfing event was again held at the Warwickshire Golf & Country Club, set in 456 acres of rolling Warwickshire countryside just outside Leek Wootton this fabulous venue plays host to 2 courses the Kings and the Earls both designed by American Karl Litten.
As in previous events the day consists of teams playing AM-AM formats for a team prize, and individual prize winners for attending Fosroc employees and a separate competition for Fosroc’s guests and customers, together with spot prizes.
The competition was held over the Kings course, a parkland track with severe rough and over 6500 yards off the yellow tees of the day.
The day started with breakfast on arrival the usual coffee and bacon roll affair and for those more nervous players a quick pint or two before play.
Allocated into teams and rules explained with card scorers provided by The Warwickshire the early starters commenced proceeding at 10:45 but not before receiving a Fosroc Logo’ed golf towel, score card and ball markers and the much-needed sleeve of Titliest Pro VI logo balls (very generous).
8 Teams competed on the day with teams a mixture of Fosroc staff and invited guests from within the industry from distributors, installers and contractors, providing an opportunity to network but also share the trials and tribulations that golf brings.
Under the new system introduced by England Golf the usual statement of “I haven’t played for 2 years, I’m off 28, has now been replaced by numbers never seen before, but team players were allocated to balance out the teams.
Despite the mix of abilities and the sunny warm conditions, play took around 41/2 hours per round and then straight into the bar at Fosrocs hospitality.
A beautiful BBQ was presented on the outside terrace before the prize presentation by Tim Mole Fosrocs National Sales Director.
Despite playing off 2.2 and 5.2 both Joe Marler and Jack Rimmer of Makers teamed up with Paul Rigby now Resapol and Tim Mole as team number 2. After what can be described as a very fruitful start as the day progressed unfortunately their stableford score did not, and despite only requiring only 2 scores from 4 the team only managed a respectable 4th place.
Despite losing 9 balls between them Joe Marler managed to save a few Makers blushes receiving an additional 6 Pro V 1’s by winning both the longest drive and nearest the pin! According to Tim it went f#####g miles much to Joes delight who also received 2 new golf gloves.
Jack’s excuse was that his golf bag broke or should I qualify, the bag he borrowed off his brother gave up, having to focus on not losing his clubs rather than those expensive Titliest balls.
Congratulations is extended to Kat Wiggins of Procon who’s 10 under par of 28 saw her collect the individual winners shield and again that old stalwart Matt Bromley of Fosroc who made a very commendable score shooting a gross 74 off a handicap of 6! Finished 4 under par against the course par 72.
Matts award was the coveted Thistle Award in memory of past staff member Stuart White and during an emotional acceptance speech Matt thanked his fellow playing partners.
It was no surprise given their individual prowess that the team including Matt and Kat finished in first place although it is understood it was a close call.
Makers would like to offer their thanks for the invitation to Fosroc’s Golf Day and thank them for being excellent hosts and all those staff making the day possible and extend our congratulations to all the winners.
Better luck next year Jack!