Heat Recruitment’s 8th Charity Golf Day

by Heat Recruitment

Heat Recruitment’s 8th Charity Golf Day took place on the 14th September at Knowle Golf Club.  After two days of torrential downpours the day began in earnest with all players checking various weather apps whilst eating their bacon sandwiches.  In typical British fashion, the weather was the hot topic of conversation during the early networking.

Thankfully, however, the early morning sun was here to stay and the players left the clubhouse and headed to their tees for the 10am Shotgun start, in bright sunshine.

Once again, competition was fierce and it took a momentous effort from the team made up of Dave Dewey, Terry Parkins, Kevin Radbourne and Adrian Tyrell to win the day and snatch victory away from the chasing pack.  The runners up; Alex Sullivan, Adam Jordan, Chris Ross and Stuart Henry were just pipped to the post over the final few holes.

Other notable mentions must go to Chris Holland who retained his title for the Longest Drive and Kevin Radbourne who has one of his finest days on the golf course adding a Nearest the Pin title to his overall winner’s trophy.  On the golf simulator, the Higos boys battled it out, only for Neil to sneak the win on his second attempt by a foot over Julian.  All golf days need a little controversy!

Additionally, Ted Hinks played what would have been the shot of the day when he drove his tee shot straight into his own golf bag with his ball ricocheting off and disappearing into the waist high grass – bet you couldn’t do that again if you tried! However, he was over-shadowed by Charlie Bending who shanked his first tee shot, decided to tee off a provisional – which found the hole – A hole in one but from the 2nd tee shot – so no cigar on this occasion.

On the day, we raised over £1000 for our chosen charity Fareshare (http://www.fareshare.org.uk)

Andy Street from Fareshare explained to the assembled group that the charity saves good food destined for waste and sends it to charities and community groups who transform it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people.  Creating circa 29 million meals per annum.

Thank you to all who attended and we look forward to seeing you next year at the 9th Heat Charity Golf Day.

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