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Fundraising and fun at WCB Golf Day

Published on: 24 June 2019

The annual Worshipful Company of Butchers’ Golf Day took place on 19th June at Essendon Golf Course in Hertfordshire, raising over £3,200 for the Master’s Million appeal to help fund the refurbishment of Butchers’ Hall.

Nine teams teed-off simultaneously with a shot gun start and were thankful the weather stayed fine until everyone reached the Club House - when the heavens opened.

The winner of this year’s tournament with a score of 43 points was Ross Murray of the ABP team,  playing off a handicap of 18.

Guy Van Zwanenburg (WCB Golf Society) was second with 40 points, playing off 17 and the team prize was won by Two Counties Foods with an impressive 96 points.

Reece Evans of ABP won the longest drive and Guy Van Zwanenburg won the nearest the pin competitions.

Alan Bird of the WCB Golf Society said: “I would like to thank W. W. Giles, Two Counties Foods, Aubrey Allen, Townview Foods, Warman and Gutteridge and Denton Brothers for their kind sponsorship of the event and for every company entering a team. Without them we wouldn’t have been able to raise such a good amount this year.”

“This is the second year we’ve held the event and everybody attending remarked on how good the course is and how well we are looked after on the day. We’ll definitely be running the event again next year.”

It is hoped even more Liverymen will take part in 2020 with the event provisionally scheduled for June. Keep your eyes peeled to the event page of the WCB website and to promotional emails.

WCB members at the golf day

In other golfing news… the WCB wins The Horners’ Trophy again

The WCB Golf Society has had a busy month and took part in the Horners’ Trophy at Ashridge Golf Club on 12th June.

In a format where the best two stableford scores from four count towards the result, the WCB won the event for the third time since we were introduced to the competition.

The stand-out moment occurred on the par-five sixth hole when Steve Cook chipped in for an eagle three from all of 50 yards to support Andrew Burton’s solid two-point par.

WCB Golf Society Chairman, Steve Hamilton commented: "With luck, the Company will be able to find space to display the impressive trophy for all to see once we return to the Hall in the Autumn. In the meantime, we must thank the Horners for their perennial hospitality and the organisational prowess of Colin and Andy Freedman in ensuring the success of the day. Even the weather played its part, staying dry almost until the end of the round. We look forward to defending our title next year."

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