50th Event 10 – Watersports Day
26 Jul 2022
The last charity event in SDC’s anniversary year of celebration took place across two days in August. The golf day saw teams complete 18 holes to raise money for Bedford’s Headway and Faces charities.
SDC employees were welcomed to a very dry and very hot Brampton Park Golf Club on the 13th of August for the first of the two events. Golfers played an individual stableford competition. The winner for the day was Matt Wells, who won bragging rights in the office.
The second golf day, held at Wellingborough Golf Club, saw SDC’s clients, suppliers, and sponsors go head-to-head in teams of 4, on the 160-acre course. Golfers were greeted with breakfast, before heading off to their first hole for a shotgun start at 9am.
If 18 holes, set in the rolling parkland and ranging in difficulty, wasn’t already enough of a challenge, we decided to add some extras. Prizes were on offer for the Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin and live scoring provided by Competition Golf kept players informed of the leader board throughout.
There was also the opportunity to ‘beat the pro’ with Wellingborough Golf Club’s superstar, aptly named Tiger (we promise we didn’t make this up) showcasing his golfing talent. A few did manage to get their ball closer to the pin than Tiger, but most notably was Event Organiser Jonathan Richardson’s 10-year-old son, Isaac, who is clearly a bit of a pro himself.
As the final few swings were taken, golfers left the fairways and took up a spot in front of Harrowden Hall for a well-earned lunch. MEP Director and keen golfer Jonathan Richardson grabbed the mic to start the presentations. Jonathan thanked the volunteers, event organisers, and Wellingborough Golf Club, before presenting gold sponsors Hilton Cannon, and silver sponsors Linear Insulation, with a gift to thank them for their generous sponsorship. Jonathan also presented winners of the day, CPS Building Services with their prize for achieving 127 points and narrowly beating silver sponsors Linear insulation on count back. The raffle tickets were then drawn and called, with participants picking up a range of prizes, from a pizza oven and signed memorabilia to a flat screen tv.
A representative from each charity was then invited up to say a few words of thanks before Jonathan and Adam presented each of them with a large cheque donating £5000. To close the event, Jonathan thanked participants once again and left everyone enjoying a drink in the sun whilst comparing shots and scores.