Business Fours National Final

Business Fours National Final

Scotland’s National Business Golf Tournament

Torrance Course, St Andrews Fairmont

Wednesday 30th May 2018

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Business Fours National Final Qualifiers

Business Fours Brewin Dolphin
Corporate Golf Glasgow Clydesdale Bank
Corporate Golf Edinburgh Turcan Connell
Corporate Golf Edinburgh Anderson Strathern
Construction Housing Property Golf Scotland Malcom Hollis
Corporate Golf Edinburgh - Edinburgh Airport

Business Fours National Final

BUSINESS FOURS

Corporate golfers from across Scotland have been qualifying for the Business Fours National Final from events throughout the country.   Business Fours National Final will provide the opportunity to meet new connections in a relaxed environment on the golf course with companies having the choice of teams of 4 being split up for their round or playing with clients.

The Business Fours national final format will be a 4 ball aggregate Stableford i.e. the combined Stableford score of the 4 members of your team will be your score.

Prizes will also be on offer for the best 4-ball on the day as well as nearest the pin, longest putt and longest drive competitions.

The highest 4 Stableford scoring teams from the Business Fours National Final will be crowned Scotlands national business golf tournament at the Torrance Course on St Andrews Fairmont on May 30th.

PLAY FOR YOUR CHOSEN CHARITY

Throughout the 2018 spring season of Business Fours, Scotland’s National business golf tournament companies have been playing for the chance to win their chosen charity our 10% donation and this will be donated to the chosen charity of the overall winning team along with the proceeds from the charity raffles.

All golfers and companies getting involved in the Business Fours National Final event will be encouraged to fundraise for their chosen charities in the build up to the evens and we’ll have charity fundraising raffle on the day which is being supported by the Scottish Open.  The Prizes are as outlined above, 4 tickets to the Scottish Open, a fourball at Gullane and a fourball at Gullane the Monday after the Scottish Open with Sunday pin positions and grandstands still intact this is a unique opportunity to play Gullane when it is in fantastic condition for the pros.

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  • "Business Fours was a fantastic event. It provided an excellent platform to meet new connections in a relaxed and fun environment. Thoroughly enjoyable day!"

    David Coutts
    David Coutts Anderson Strathern
  • "Everything ran like clockwork on the day.  A great way to do BD with the added element of healthy competition."

    Robert McNab
    Robert McNab Anderson Strathern, Solicitor
  • "A very enjoyable day and good chance to network."

    Murdo McHardy
    Murdo McHardy Hampden & Co
  • "I had a blast start to finish even with the weather and met some cracking people. The day was brilliantly organsied."

    Gareth Hall Gibson Kerr LLP
  • "I really enjoyed the format and it was a nice opportunity to meet up with other local businesses in an informal setting."

    Adrian Witherow
    Adrian Witherow Edinburgh Airport
  • "Great event and opportunity to network on the golf course whilst still promoting your company's brand as a team."

    Ross MacNish
    Ross MacNish Brewin Dolphin
  • "Good mix of business contacts; good golf course; good food; really good format that gets you speaking with new contacts in a relaxed setting"

    Scott Hunter
    Scott Hunter Turcan Connell
  • "Really good opportunity to meet new contacts in a relaxed environment."

    Nick Gilmore
    Nick Gilmore Edinburgh Airport
  • "Thanks again for a great day.  Although we didn’t quite have enough to make it through to the final all the team had a great day and thoroughly enjoyed it and we look forward to trying again next year!"

    Andrew Parker
    Andrew Parker Arch Henderson
  • " Business Fours is a great way to meet new people. I would love to see the event grow and I was very impressed with the charity work."

    Martin Fisher
    Martin Fisher SEC Glasgow

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Business Fours National Final Teams

Business Fours J & E Shepherd Team

Construction Housing Property Golf Scotland Gregor Porteous

Name/Job Title: Gregor Porteous, Commercial Valuation Surveyor
Handicap: 17
Home Club: Royal Burgess Golfing Society
Favourite Golfing Memory: Beating my girlfriend for the first and only time who plays off an 8 handicap.
Favourite Golf course: Trump Turnberry
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Excellent opportunity to meet other professionals within the industry and explore potential new relationships

Name/Job Title: Nic Hay, Residential Valuation Surveyor
Handicap: 15
Home Club: Woll Ashkirk Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: Being told I look like Rickie Fowler
Favourite Golf course: Gleneagles Kings Course
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Good excuse to try and get a win against rival surveying firms and a good networking opportunity

Construction Housing Property Golf Scotland Ed Cook

Name/Job Title: Ed Cook, Residential Valuation Surveyor
Handicap: 12
Home Club: Longniddry Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: Hitting 2 hole in ones in a single round
Favourite Golf course: Augusta National
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: To develop networking opportunities and play a golf course I have never played

Construction Housing Property Golf Scotland Craig Brown

Name/Job Title: Craig Brown, Residential Partner
Handicap: 4
Home Club: Royal Burgess Golfing Society
Favourite Golfing Memory: Being told I am always the best dressed on the golf course
Favourite Golf course: Royal Burgess Golfing Society
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: To continue to grow business relationships and win the tournament on behalf of J&E Shepherd

Construction Housing Property Golf Scotland Malcom Hollis

Business Fours Malcolm Hollis LLP Team

Name/Job Title: Craig Weir, Associate
Handicap: 18
Home club: Harburn Golf Club
Favourite golfing memory:  Miracle in Medinah
Favourite golf course: Gleneagles Kings Course
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Opportunity to mix business and pleasure

Name/Job Title: Gerry McGuigan, Associate
Handicap:  10
Home Club: The Bishopbriggs Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: Seeing Rory win The Open at Hoylake in 2014.
Favourite Golf course:  Castle Stuart
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: It seemed like the perfect opportunity to meet other professional whilst playing a round of golf.

Name/Job Title: Malcolm Smith, Senior Chartered Building Surveyor
Handicap: 28
Home Club: The Nairn Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: Working at the Scottish Open for 4 years.
Favourite Golf course: The Nairn Golf Club
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: To Support LandAid and meet fellow Construction and Property Professionals.

 

Name/Job Title:  Rory Cullens, Senior Chartered Building Surveyor
Handicap:  10
Home Club: The Bishopbriggs Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: winning my hometown junior club championship in 2005 and 2006.
Favourite Golf course: St Andrews Old Course
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: To enjoy a game of golf whilst networking with fellow professionals involved in the property and construction sector, and to promote the services of Malcolm Hollis LLP.

 

Corporate Golf Edinburgh Turcan Connell

Business Fours Turcan Connell Team

Corporate Golf Edinburgh Scott Hunter

Name/Job Title: Scott Hunter, Senior Associate
Handicap:  10
Home Club: Royal Musselburgh Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: Twilight golf in Las Vegas. My golf was terrible, but the views were stunning.
Favourite Golf course: Muirfield
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Meet new contacts and to play some terrible golf!

Corporate Golf Edinburgh Rebecca Little

Name/Job Title: Rebecca Little, Trainee Solicitor
Handicap:  36
Home Club: n/a
Favourite Golfing Memory: Writing off a golf buggy in Mauritius when I drove it into a lake.
Favourite Golf course:  Loch Lomond or Elie
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: To meet new contacts and remind myself how to play golf!

Corporate Golf Edinburgh Callum townend

Name/Job Title: Callum Townend, Trainee Solicitor
Handicap:  12
Home Club: Linlithgow Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: My first (and one of very few) victories over my Grandad.
Favourite Golf course: Royal Aberdeen
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Played in Business 5s tournament in football and it was well organised and was very interested to meet more people through this.

Corporate Golf Edinburgh David Smith

Name/Job Title: David Smith, Trainee Solicitor
Handicap: 21
Home Club: Ratho Park Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: Playing a whole round of golf without making double bogey
Favourite Golf course: St Andrews
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Meet new people and enjoy a round of golf

Corporate Golf Edinburgh - Edinburgh Airport

Business Fours Edinburgh Airport Team

Name/Job Title: Adrian Witherow, Chief Operating Officer
Handicap:  20
Home Club: Murrayfield Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: Europe in the Ryder Cup at Medinah
Favourite Golf course:  Druids Glen
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Opportunity to meet new people

Corporate Golf Edinburgh Bryan Weir

Name/Job Title: Bryan Weir, Security Supervisor
Handicap:  15
Home Club: Turnhouse Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: Ryder Cup 2014 at Gleneagles
Favourite Golf course: Playing – Gullane no.2 and watching was Pebble Beach, Cali
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Loved 2017 business Fours and was a pleasure to be a part of it reaching the Finals at St Andrews Fairmont. Business Fours are brilliant ways to interact and meet potential customers and made friends with numerous players through the events.

Corporate Golf Edinburgh Steve Hastie

Name/Job Title: Stevie Hastie, ACC Operative
Handicap:  6
Home Club: Niddry Castle Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: Winning Club Championship 4 occasions
Favourite Golf course: Kingsbarns
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours:  To promote Edinburgh Airport

Corporate Golf Edinburgh Ian Swift

Name/Job Title: Ian Swift, Station Manager
Handicap: 22
Home Club: Pitreavie Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory:Sandy Lyle’s final putt at Augusta in 1988.
Favourite Golf course: The Kings, Gleneagles
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Opportunity to meet new people and play different courses.

Business Fours National Final Careys Team

Name/ Job Title: Chris Queen, Estimator
Handicap: 16
Home Club: Pumpherston Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: Attending the 2015 Open at St. Andrews
Favourite Golf course: Machrihanish Dunes
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: To make new connections

Name/Job Title: Allan Crozier, Senior Project Manager
Handicap: 10
Home Club: Torrance Park Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: Darren Clarkes Open Victory
Favourite Golf course: Farthingstone Golf Club, Daventry
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Charity

Name/Job Title: Gary Walker, Design Engineer
Handicap: 17
Home club: Mearns Castle
Favourite golfing memory: Watching Europe come back at Medinah in 2012.
Favourite golf course:  Carnoustie
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Charity & Networking

Name/Job Title: Ryan Coll, Engineer
Handicap: 3
Home Club: Glasgow Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: Tiger Woods, Augusta 2005, 16th Hole at the Masters, chip in from off the green.
Favourite Golf course: Turnberry
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Improve Client Relationships

Business Fours National Final Riddle & Coghill Team

Name/Job Title: Ian Coghill, Director
Handicap:  10
Home Club: Archerfield
Favourite Golfing Memory: Meeting & talking with Payne Stewart at St Andrews
Favourite Golf course:  Loch Lomond

Name/Job Title: Marc Teague, Director
Handicap:  15
Home Club: The Rennaisance Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: Not 3 putting
Favourite Golf course: Kingsbarns

Name/Job Title: Gus Riddle, Director
Handicap: 7
Home Club: Golf House Club, Elie
Favourite Golfing Memory: Playing on sand course in Dubai
Favourite Golf course: Gleneagles

Name/Job Title: Iain MacIntosh, Director
Handicap:  20
Home Club: The Renaisance Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: Every eagle I’ve made
Favourite Golf course: Kingsbarns

Corporate Golf Edinburgh Anderson Strathern

Business Fours National Final Anderson Strathern Team

Corporate Golf Edinburgh Robert McNab

Name/Job Title: Robert McNab, Solicitor
Handicap:  15
Home Club: Ratho Park Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: Sinking a 3 iron from 200+ yards for first ever eagle at La Diable, Canada
Favourite Golf course:  Machrihanish Championship Course
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: To meet some contacts who also enjoy a bit of golf. Best way to do BD out of the office.

Corporate Golf Edinburgh Danny Ferguson

Name/Job Title: Daniel Ferguson, Paralegal
Handicap:  18
Home Club: Prestonfield Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: Attending St Andrews in 2000 to see Tiger Woods win The Open
Favourite Golf course: La Manga, Spain
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours:  Good opportunity to link up with new contacts.

Corporate Golf Edinburgh Scott Fyfe

Name/Job Title: Scott Fyfe, Solicitor
Handicap: 16
Home Club: Linlithgow Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: Hole-in-one at Linlithgow’s 17th.
Favourite Golf course: The Ailsa, Turnberry
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Great opportunity to make new contacts, whilst playing some fantastic courses.

Name/Job Title: Russell Laughland, Senior Solicitor
Handicap:  18
Home Club: Unattached
Favourite Golfing Memory: Being at the 1997 Open at Royal Troon with family
Favourite Golf course: Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Great opportunity to meet new people playing some golf hopefully in the sun!

Business Fours Brewin Dolphin

Business Fours National Final Brewin Dolphin Team

Business Fours Wilson Leggett

Name/Job Title: Wilson Leggett, Investment Manager
Handicap: 11
Home Club: Mar Hall
Favourite golfing Memory: Scoring a gross 69 round Dunblane New GC & 5 holes in one, not all on the same day.
Favourite Golf course: Turnberry Ailsa & Kingsbarns
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: To promote Brewin Dolphin’s wealth management services and network whilst enjoying a round of golf.

Name, Job Title: Gordon Macdonald, Investment Manager
Handicap: 19
Home Club: Renfrew Golf Club
Favourite golfing Memory: Playing Pebble Beach
Favourite Golf course: Turnberry
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: A good format to network and spend time developing relationships

Business Fours Scott Allan

Name/Job Title: Scott Allan, Director
Handicap:  17
Home Club: Old Ranfurly
Favourite Golfing Memory: Birdie on 18th at Royal Portrush in 2016 to beat pals
Favourite Golf course: Kingsbarns
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: To broaden my network of contacts in an enjoyable environment

Name/Job Title: Murray Gillan, Investment Management Assistant
Handicap:  8
Home Club: Gourock
Favourite Golfing Memory: Tigers Chip in at the masters in 2005
Favourite Golf course: Dundonald Links
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: To increase professional network across a wide range of industries

Business Fours National Final Begbies Traynor Team

Name/Job Title: Ken Pattullo, Partner
Handicap: 18
Home Club: none
Favourite Golfing Memory: being part of the team which won the Glasgow Warriors golf comp. (with 3 much better golfers!)
Favourite Golf course: Carrick
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Networking / golf

Corporate Golf Glasgow Kenny Craig

Name/Job Title: Kenny Craig, Partner
Handicap:  18
Home Club: Royal Troon
Favourite Golfing Memory: Jack Nicklaus St Andrews 1978
Favourite Golf course: Boat of Garten
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Business/Golf

Name/Job Title: Thomas McKay, Partner
Handicap:  18
Home Club: Milngavie Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: Tiger Woods 16th hole Augusta chip in, 2005
Favourite Golf course: Trump Aberdeen
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: To meet like minded business people and grow business connections

Name/Job Title: John Baird, Insolvency Director
Handicap:  18
Home Club: Mount Ellen
Favourite Golfing Memory: hole in one at the 6th hole at Milngavie 20 years ago
Favourite Golf course: Ailsa Course, Turnberry
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: to expand business network and of course to play a game of golf.

Business Fours National Final Graham Pest Control Team

Name/Job Title: Ross Graham, Managing Director
Handicap: 8
Home Club: Blairgowrie Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: Following our then local Amateur player Bradley Neil around Augusta when he played in the 2015 US Masters
Favourite Golf course: Trump Balmedie or Carnegie Club/Skibo Castle
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Having enjoyed the Business 5’s football tournament we thought we would also enter the Business 4’s golf tournament – it’s a great way to meet other business people in an social, relaxed enjoyable way.

Name/Job Title: Tom McLevy, Compliance Officer
Handicap:  1
Home Club: Blairgowrie Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: So many but the most recent is Walking inside the ropes while Marshalling at the Ryder Cup 2014 at Gleneagles.
Favourite Golf course: Blairgowrie Wee course (where I learned to play golf) or Castle Stuart, Inverness.
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: I was overlooked for the Business 5’s so put a good case forward to the boss for getting included in the Business 4’s team!

Name/Job Title: John MacDonald, Sales/Operations Manager
Handicap: 13
Home Club: Strathmore Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: winning club handicap championship at Kirriemuir golf club
Favourite Golf course: Gleneagles
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: continue our charity efforts for 2018 and network with other businesses

Name/Job Title: Phil McKenna
Handicap:
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Business Fours National Final Village Hotel Team

Name/Job Title: Jamie Stevens, General Manager
Handicap: 19
Home Club: Mar Hall Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: Hole in One at Stirling Golf Course aged 16. Total Hysteria
Favourite Golf course: Loch Lomond
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: To Promote our Glasgow Hotel

Name/Job Title: Ameet Juttla, ScottishPower Renewables, Global Services Engineer
Handicap:  12
Home Club: Mar Hall
Favourite Golfing Memory: A friend falling into the water after losing a par 3 challenge
Favourite Golf course: Machrihanish GC
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Business/Golf

Name/Job Title: Alan Carruth, Global Productivity Director Fieldcore
Handicap:  18
Home Club: Mar Hall Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: even par round at Clydebank and district (many moons ago)
Favourite Golf course: Kingsbarns
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: To meet like minded business people and grow business connections

Name/Job Title: Ian Livingstone, Managing Director, Clyde Marine Recruitment
Handicap:  18
Home Club: Loch Lomond
Favourite Golfing Memory: Just Missing birdie at 18th San Lorenzo Portugal
Favourite Golf course: Loch Lomond
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: to expand business network and of course to play a game of golf.

Business Fours National Final Insider.co.uk Team

Name/Job Title: Neil McKenzie, Group Head Media Scotland
Handicap: 6
Home Club: Cawder
Favourite Golfing Memory: Jack Nicklause winning the Masters in 1986
Favourite Golf course: San Lorenzo
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Play golf with good people

Name/Job Title: Martin Egan, Managing Director , Dawn Homes
Handicap:  11
Home Club: Glasgow Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: boyhood memory of watching Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson walking down the 18th at Turnberry “Duel in the Sun”
Favourite Golf course: Ailsa, Turnberry
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Always wanted to play MarHall

Name/Job Title: Graham Campbell, Technical Director, Dawn Homes
Handicap:  14
Home Club: Cawder
Favourite Golfing Memory: Ryder Cup 2012 Medinah
Favourite Golf course: Kingsbarns
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Golf over work any day

Name/Job Title: Kirsty Dorsey, Business Journalist, Insider.co.uk
Handicap: 20
Home Club: Cathcart Castle
Favourite Golfing Memory: Ryder Cup 2014
Favourite Golf course: Machrihanish
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours: Just love playing golf

Business Fours National Final Advance Construction Team

Name/Job Title: Tom Crumlish, Director
Handicap: 22
Home club: Dundonald Links
Favourite golfing memory: 2 putting
Favourite golf course:
Reason for getting involved in Business Fours:

Name/Job Title: James Nelson, Director Absolute Pilates
Handicap: 14
Home Club: East Renfrewshire
Favourite Golfing Memory: Finishing the round with the same ball
Favourite Golf course:
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Name/Job Title: Jason Main, Director at MJ Lynas
Handicap: 20
Home Club: Gleneagles
Favourite Golfing Memory: Selling my clubs
Favourite Golf course:
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Name/Job Title: John Docherty, Ganger at Advance Construction
Handicap: 19
Home Club: Kirkhill Golf Club
Favourite Golfing Memory: Reaching a par 3 in 4
Favourite Golf course:
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