Brewin Dolphin Become Glasgow Champions
Business Fours returned to Glasgow as part of the search for Scotland’s business golf champions.
Supported by sponsors Loch Lomond Whiskies and Caddyboo it was appropriate that the event took place against the stunning backdrop of the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond and the golfers were treated to a fantastic golf course with The Carrick in excellent condition.
With several returning teams, there was a lot of experience on show from tee to green with reigning champions Howden Compressors back to defend their title in the hopes of winning consecutive donations for their chosen charity, Maggie’s.
In the off course fundraising it was the Waterstons team who scooped the top fundraiser award by raising £670 for their chosen charity Scottish Autism.
With 5 places up for grabs at the National Final which takes place at Ladybank Golf Course on Tuesday 27th July it was all to play for on the course with 5 individual prizes, £2,500 for their chosen charities at stake and 4 pairs of Royal & Awesome trousers also up for grabs as the flamboyant trouser maker continued their support of Business Fours events.
It was the Brewin Dolphin team who managed to come out on top on a day where scoring conditions were extremely difficult. The Brewin Dolphin team all shot Stableford scores in the 30’s and were helped by the top individual score from the day which was Captain Wilson Leggett on 38 points. The team were playing in support of Held in Our Hearts as their chosen charity.
They progressed to the National Final alongside runners-up Begbies Traynor who were just 3 shots back playing in support of the High Carntyne Parish Church. Howdens finished in third as they did enough to make sure they will be in with a chance of defending their title at the end of July. Equator playing in support of Alzheimers Scotland and Sivers Photonics pipped the rest of the teams to secure qualification.
In the individual awards it was the ENVA golfers playing in support of NSPCC who dominated the Nearest the Pin competitions with David Coatan hitting it closest on the 2nd while team mate Kevin McColgan from Lovell hit a fine approach on 16 to claim the nearest the pin.
Colin Sharp from the Waterstons team hit the longest drive of the day on the 11th hole while Warwick Beresford-Jones sunk the longest putt on the 18th green as his Digitonic team capped off their round playing in support of the Oxygen for India Emergency Appeal.