Craneware play their way to the top of Technology heat
Golfers from across the Technology & IT sector in Scotland came together on Wednesday 26 April to raise funds for the Yard Scotland and Beatson Cancer Charity at an action-packed day at Craigielaw, a stunning course located on Scotland’s golf coast.
The event was the final sector heat qualifier to find the finalists for this year’s Business Fours, Scotland’s National Business Golf Tournament.
The heat was supported by industry partners ScotlandIS for the Technology & IT heat. Karen Meechan, Head of Operations at ScotlandIS said “ScotlandIS is delighted to partner with Business Fours for its first national business golf tournament. We were delighted to see the tech sector shut their laptops and stretch their legs on the fairways of Craigielaw, while supporting two excellent causes.”
Business Fours is supported by Royal & Awesome who have provided the heat winners with some flamboyant golf trousers. On the course, Craneware beat off stiff competition from Pulsant to be crowned the Technology & IT sector winners and earn the right to wear their Royal & Awesome trousers with pride as heat winners in the final. Teams from CityFibre and Brodies also scored well to go forward to compete at the Business Fours Grand Final on Wednesday, 24 May at St Andrews Fairmont.
In the windy conditions on the East Lothian coast individual prizes were picked up by Cranewares Mark White who went closest at the par 3 17th on his way to the lowest scratch score of the day. Brodies Tony Hadden picked up 2 individual awards hitting the longest drive on the 5th hole and going closest to the pin on the 6th green. David Siegel from Inverness based firm HighNet sunk the longest putt on the 18th green to scoop the last of the individual accolades.
The Business Fours competition offers the opportunity for players to network with others in their profession while also raising funds for a worthy cause. The charity raffle was generously supported by the players on the day and was kindly supported by SEC Glasgow and St Andrews Fairmont both donating prizes to bolster the fundraising efforts for the East Coast charity partners, the Yard Scotland.
The charity’s Chief Executive, Celine Sinclair, said: “We are delighted to have the support of Business Fours. The Yard will greatly benefit from your generosity, which will enable us to support more disabled children, young people and their families through our adventure play services in Edinburgh, Dundee and Fife.”
John McClarey, Founder and Operator of Business Fours said “This inaugural Business Fours is a new and exciting event to be added to the Scottish business calendar. The event at Craigielaw saw the highest standard of scoring so far in the tournament and it was great to see the event played in great spirits with all participants making the most of the opportunity to connect with likeminded professionals. I wish the heat qualifiers all the very best when they get to the finals.”