Business Fours National Corporate Golf Final – Scotland
Howden Compressors Reign Supreme at National Corporate Golf Final in St Andrews
Scotland’s national corporate golf tournament came to a climax at the national final of Business Fours on Thursday 29th October at the Duke’s Course in St. Andrews.
Howden Compressors combined 130 stableford points was enough to come out on top and win the £1,250 donation for their chosen charity, Maggies. The event was supported by sponsors, Caddyboo and the players were in with a chance to win £10,000 for their chosen charity if they were lucky enough to hit a hole in one, a feat unfortunately no golfers managed.
It was Stewart & Shields who claimed second place playing for MND Scotland, narrowly beaten by just 5 stableford points by the Howden team captained by Commercial Director Calum Sharp, who said “I am delighted that we were able to take part in this year’s national golf final. Due to the current COVID restrictions, Business Fours went over and above to make sure the tournament was a safe environment for all players. These generous donations will support local communities that are feeling the effects of COVID. This year’s tournament is such an important fundraiser for the many different mental health, youth, and family development programs being provided this year to support local children, teens, adults, families, and seniors. Maggie’s have long been a beneficiary of ours and are thrilled to make a donation on behalf of Howden Compressors”.
Maggies have long been a beneficiary of the Business Fives events and Laura Tulloch, Centre Fundraising Manager at Maggie’s said:
“I’m absolutely delighted to accept this generous donation on behalf of the visitors, volunteers, and staff at the Glasgow Maggie’s centre. The centre is funded almost entirely by voluntary donations, and like so many other organisations our fundraising has been hard hit this year. Throughout everything we have been there to support people with cancer, but we couldn’t do that without the continued support of people and companies like Howden Compressors, so this donation is very gratefully received.”
With each company involved selecting their own charity cause to play in support of there was a variety of charities represented, Tayside champions ScotFoam were playing for the Scottish Burned Children’s Club. They were joined on the course by previous finalists Begbies Traynor playing in support of the My Name is Doddie’5 Foundation and reigning champions Hollis Surveyors bidding to win the donation for the British Heart Foundation.
With a lot of quality golfers on display on the course, the individual awards went to Lloyd Elkerton from Stewart & Shields who bagged the ‘Longest Drive’ bragging rights at hole 14 and Susan Mathers from BayWa r.e holed the ‘Longest Putt’ on the 18th green playing in support of Dan’s Fund for Burns. Both Nearest The Pins went to Howden Compressors as Calum Sharp and Colin Campbell went pin seeking at holes 3 and 16.
Founder of Business Fours, John McClarey, was delighted with how the events went and said: “This seasons golf events have looked a lot different amidst the ongoing pandemic and we are proud that the golf course has once again proven a safe environment for golfers to demonstrate their commitment to charity. We’ve put a lot of work into creating covid-secure procedures and guidelines and would like to thank the players for their adherence to those as well as the venues we’ve worked with for prioritising safety.
Having worked closely with Maggies in the past we are thrilled that our donation will be going to them and would like to pass on our congratulations to Calum and the team at Howdens”
Photos and videos of the action can be found on our Twitter here.