Picow pick up donation as they are crowned National Business Golf Champions
The national business golf champions were crowned as the summer season of Business Fours National Golf tournament in England came to a close on Thursday 29th July at Worksop Golf Course.
Companies from across the country had qualified from various regional events in support of their chosen charities to assemble at the course which was in great condition with pristine yet unforgiving greens serving up a challenging day of golf. The event was supported by partners, Caddyboo and Royal & Awesome and there were some funky shorts, skorts and trousers on display.
Players had two hole in one opportunities with £10,000 up for grabs for their chosen charity for a hole in one on the 8th as well as £1,000 up for grabs for a hole in one on the 3rd thanks to ACE Golf Challenge. A feat managed by Lee Sheldon as his signature trick shot hitting driver off a whisky bottle tee found the front of the green and ran all the way to the hole much to the excitement of the onlooking players.
Excitement was building as players followed the live scoring leader board and the top spot changing hands throughout the day between reigning national champions, TBL Fire and Protection and the North West champions, Picow.
In the end, it was Picow who came out on top to be crowned the 2021 National Business Golf champions and scooped the £1,285 donation for their chosen charity Cancer Research UK.
With all four stableford scores counting the Picow team score was bolstered by Jamie Nixon who holed the longest putt on the 18th on his way to a total of 42 points.
TBL Fire and Protection won £737.50 as runners up and their donation will be added to the £2,100 they won at the 2020 national final for Burn Camps. Brett Medforth from TBL also bagged the longest drive on 16th to add to their prizes.
It was Josh McKay from One Young World whose ball hit the green and rolled within inches of the hole for the nearest the pin on the 18th and Luke Smith from SCC hit it nearest the pin on the 11th.
Founder of Business Fours, John McClarey, was delighted with how the events went. He said: “We’ve received some excellent feedback from the players and there was a real buzz in the room throughout the national final on Thursday. After what’s been a challenging period for everyone it’s great to be able to bring people together safely on the golf course and see everyone enjoying the day.
We would like to thank all the teams and players for their involvement in support of some very worthwhile charity causes. It was a valiant title defence from TBL Fire & Protection and our congratulations go to the Picow team on securing the national trophy and our donation in the process”.