Golf day proves perfect to a tee

Posted on 01 Jun 2018

Golf day proves perfect to a tee

Members and suppliers tee off at annual golf day.

Representatives from across the independent merchanting sector recently enjoyed the opportunity to network and indulge in a spot of competitive fun courtesy of the 2018 NMBS/BMGS Golf Day.

This year, the annual event took place on Wednesday May 30th and was held at Woburn Golf and Country Club, Buckinghamshire. It was once again staged in partnership with the Building Materials Golf Society (BMGS).

Over 100 players drawn from across NMBS’ 1000+ merchant members and 600 building industry supply partners turned out on the day for a round on The Duke’s Course, which is set against the stunning backdrop of Woburn Abbey and its historical estate.

Designed by respected golfer turned golf course architect, Charles Lawrie, the 6,983 yard Duke’s Course opened in 1976 and has been described by Today’s Golfer as a ‘masterpiece’.

Home to the British Masters for 20 years and also host to the Women's British Open in 2016, the course regularly ranks amongst the top 100 courses in Great Britain and Ireland.

It sports fairways lined with pine, silver birch and chestnut trees whilst heather, bracken and gorse add to the course’s charm and provide natural hazards.

The day featured a shotgun start which enabled all players to tee off and finish at a similar time.

After all players had completed the course, a number of prizes were awarded including:

Best individual score:
1st place – Harvey Knight – Excel Plumbing Supplies
2nd place – Stuart Smith – Gardners World & Building Supplies
3rd place – Graham Richards - BMGS

Longest drive – Tony Milbery – Bathroom & Plumbing Superstore

Nearest the pin – John Groves - BMGS

Winning team:
Peter Fletcher – Polypipe
Jonathan Eyre – Polypipe
Bill Acton – BMGS
Dave Karling – Newcastle Plumbing & Heating Supplies

Sam Hunt, events manager at NMBS, said of the golf day: “The annual golf day is one of a number of events staged by NMBS which enable our merchant members and supplier partners to network and to build mutually beneficial business relationships.

“We’re delighted that this year’s event was so well supported and we would like to thank everyone who attended.

“The feedback from those who took part has been wholly positive and not even the rain managed to dampen their enthusiasm – or enjoyment.”

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