Midland Section Golf Day

The BFBi Midland Section Golf Day was held at the Branston Golf and Country Club on Thursday 12th September 2019.

This year it was a very pleasant quite warm day, although mainly cloudy and somewhat breezy. The fast greens and breezy conditions made for a tough test of golf and only one player played to his reduced handicap.

50 players had teed off in 11 teams of four and 2 teams of three, playing in accordance with the Stableford format against 7/8 handicap. Team and individual prizes were awarded, as well as specialist prizes for individuals.

Following the 18 holes, the players all enjoyed a few well deserved beers on the patio overlooking the 18th green, followed by a welcome two course meal in the Pavilion, leading up to the prize giving.

The prizes were presented by BFBi Midland Section Chairman Andrew Jeans, who also kindly sponsored the ‘Chairman’s Prize’ of an engraved Claret Jug.

The prize winners were as follows:

  • Individual Winner Overall – Joe Hague
  • Best Gross Score – Joe Hague                                                                                                   
  • Individual Winner Division 1 – Carl Elwell                        
  • Runner-up Division 1 – Lewis Hague                  
  • Individual Winner Division 2 – Roy Klek      
  • Runner-up Division 2 – Jason Hewitt       
  • Team Winner – Micro-Matic                 
  • Team Runner-up – Murphy & Son
  • Team Third Place – T&J Installations   
  • Nearest Pin 10th Hole – Rob Helm
  • Nearest Pin (2nd shot) 18th Hole – Carl Elwell
  • Longest Drive 16th Hole – Cameron Handy

In a first for the Midland Section Golf Day, Harry Mason Limited kindly set up a portable Beer Pump with some excellent Davenports Ale at the Halfway House, so that players could take a quick refreshment mid-way during their round. This was then moved into the Pavilion, allowing all attending to help themselves during the evening meal and presentation.

As always, I would like to express a huge thank you to all teams taking part, and a very special thanks to those teams kindly donating prizes and sponsoring holes.

It was good to welcome new teams to the event this year, namely Darley Limited, Durr Technik UK and Micro-Matic.

Thanks also, to all concerned at Branston Golf and Country Club, especially the efforts made by the Golf Manager and his team, to ensure that we, once again, had a very successful day. The food was again excellent and the general hospitality and service throughout the day was superb.

Last, but not least, a very special thanks to Mick Pain for his much valued assistance once again.