SysGroup Swing to Success at Portal

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Business Fours Summer season continued with the 2nd of 8 events across the country with its North West event hosted at the stunning Portal Championship Course at MacDonald Hotel & Spa. Teams from all across the region competed for the chance to qualify for the national final which is taking place on Thursday 28th October at Hill Valley.

The course was in great condition despite the windy conditions. With a number of prize holes throughout it was Neil McGrath from Bouygues, who claimed the first prize with the longest drive on the picturesque 3rd hole. It was a great drive into the wind and was a worthy winner!

Our nearest the pins were situated on the tricky par three 14th and 16th. It was a Castle Green Homes double with Gary Lee and Bert Bonatti scooping the prizes respectively after some great irons at the green.

Our final prize hole was the longest putt on 18. Despite some valiant efforts from all teams it was Greg Mahon from Open Money who secured the longest putt with a 20 footer.

We also had a donation of £2,500 up for grabs on the 212 yard par 3 5th sponsored by Royal and Awesome. All the players had a shot at making an ace on the hole to scoop the prize with several players going close. There will £10,000 up for grabs at the National Final.

It was tight at the top of the team standings for qualification for the National Final up for grabs. In 4th place was the Castle Green Homes team with 120 points. Just in front of them in 3rd place, was the team from Clancy Consulting, led by a great 39 points from Des McAvoy.

In 2nd place and captained by CEO Phil Foster, who scored a terrific 41 points to share the individual record for the day, was the team from Love Energy Savings. They scored a combined 133 points and will be playing in support of the Bolton Lads and Girls Club at our National Final.

However, out in front, it was the team from SysGroup who claimed the title with a superb 142 points. Captained by Nathan Flemming who chipped in with a brilliant 41 points, the team qualify as champions for our National Final and will be able to sport some flamboyant Royal & Awesome trousers on the big too thanks to their success.

Business Fours heads to the North East on Thursday 30th June before returning in September for our Midlands, South West and London events. Full details on our upcoming golf season can be found here.


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