Former Ryder Cup player Paul Way will be guest speaker at a special event that will mark the culmination of the 2018 DF Communications Business Golf League.
The final of the competition, involving 12 companies, will take place at Trump International Golf Links (Scotland) on Thursday, September 20 (2018). After a day of golf on the famous course to decide the champions, all finalists will enjoy dinner – and insights from Way – at the highly regarded MacLeod House.
Way first represented Europe in the Ryder Cup in 1983 and was on the winning European team at the Belfry in 1985. His record was six wins, two losses and one halved match. His last top 100 finish in the sport’s Order of Merit was in 1993. After 1997 he played relatively few tournaments, but returned to the spotlight in the European Seniors Tour in 2013.
Craig Forsyth, sales director at DF Communications, said: “We had our 2018 launch event at Trump International Golf Links and it’s great we’ll be returning there for the final. The course is a tremendous test – the team that comes out on top will be a worthy winner.”
“Our dinner will also be an opportunity for finalists to discuss the summer’s league and hear about the ups and downs of life as a professional golfer from Paul Way, a three-time winner on the European Tour. We’re looking forward to the whole day and delighted Paul has agreed to speak at our event.”
A team from electrical services business SKN was in its element after the duo claimed victory in the finals of a north-east business golf league.
Twelve businesses teed off in the final of the DF Communications Business Golf League at the prestigious Castle Course in St Andrews.
As a result of the event, £1,000 has been raised for Scottish Network for Arthritis in Children (SNAC).
Trevor Mackie and Kevin Norrie, of SKN’s Aberdeen operation, secured the top prize, pipping recruitment business Coutts Mennie to the trophy. The winning pair received Castle Course framed flags after clinching the title.
Each year the tournament winners nominate a charity to benefit from funds raised during the following year’s event. Last year’s winners, Santander, selected SNAC as the charity worthy of support in the 2017 competition.
Under the stableford format, SKN won with a combined total of 74 points, with Coutts Mennie on 69 points. RAWC finished in third place on 63 points. Graham Cowie, of Nu Style and Cameron Diack of GAC, were winners in the nearest-the-pin competitions.
Craig Forsyth, sales director at DF Communications, said: “It was a fantastic day out for all the teams and another successful final after a summer of great golf and networking. SKN thoroughly deserved the win and hopefully will be back to defend the title next year.
“It was not only a great occasion for the event and the players, but a welcome boost for SNAC as it undertakes its valuable work.
“Looking forward to 2018, preparations are under way and we are confident it will be another hugely successful event.”
A total of 36 teams from the north-east played across a number of local courses between April and September, with the top two from six groups reaching the last stage. Matches over the summer were played in a fourball format with six teams in each division.
Businesses interested in taking part in the 2018 Golf League should contact Craig Forsyth or Iain Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01224 588844. For further information on the league or to join visit www.dfcommunications.com/golf-league/about
Entries are now open for the DF Communications Business Golf League which tees off in April.
The competition provides North East firms with the opportunity to network with others from a variety of business sectors.
In addition, companies will raise funds for this year’s chosen charity – Scottish Network for Arthritis in Children (SNAC) as chosen by the 2016 league winners, Santander.
DF Communications, an award-winning mobile phone and communications specialist to small, medium and large businesses, is the organiser of the league for a sixth consecutive year.
Craig Forsyth, sales director at Aberdeen-based DF Communications, said: “We’re now taking entries and hope to have around 36 teams in this year’s event. The league is a great way to build new contacts and play a game of golf at the same time.”
This year all teams are expected to take part in a launch event at one course, with the rest of the fixtures being played at ‘home’ courses throughout the summer. The Business Golf League is played in a fourball format with teams split into groups. The winners and runners-up from each division then qualify for the finals day held at a course yet to be announced.
Teams of between two and four named players can enter the league at a cost of £219+VAT. Last year’s tournament was won by Stuart Thom and Roy Strachan, of Santander Corporate and Commercial, at the Castle Course at St Andrews. The event raised £800 for MND Scotland which supports those affected by motor neurone disease.
Businesses interested in taking part should contact Craig Forsyth or Iain Powell at email@example.com or call 01224 588844. For further information on the league or to join visit www.dfcommunications.com/golf-league/about
Twelve teams qualified for the final of the Aberdeen business golf league which was played at the Castle course, St Andrews.
Excellent weather did not seem to help the scoring this year Santander Corporate & Commercial represented by Stuart Thom and Roy Strachan won with Trump International represented by Ross Allerton and Chris Turner two shots back. Premier Oil represented by Craig Smith and Simon Tweedie finished in third place.
Winner Stuart Thom quote – “We are delighted to be involved in such a great event, the format is fantastic for networking and really works for us as a business. To win is the icing on the cake. Many thanks to DF Communications for running the league”
As the winner Santander get to choose the charity to benefit from next seasons league, which will be SNAC – Scottish network for Arthritis in Children http://www.snac.uk.com/
|Phil Murray – ITB|
|Grant Hendry – Knight Frank|
|Santander – Stuart Thom & Roy Strachan||66 points|
|Trump International – Ross Allerton & Chris Turner||64 points|
|Premier Oil – Craig Smith & Simon Tweedie||62 points|
|McLeod & Aitken – Graeme Beaton & Gavin Reid||61 points|
|Falck Safety – Duncan Bonner & Gary Ross||60 points|
|Knight Frank – Malcolm Campbell & Grant Hendry||58 Points|
|RAWC – Tom Boyle & Raymond Cowan||56 points|
|ITB LTD – John Soutar & Phil Murray||56 points|
|AP Systems – Russell Jaques & Aushu Mather||55 points|
|DF Communications – Iain Powell & Craig Forsyth||49 points|
|Craig Group – Bruce Catto & Colin Rushton||49 points|
|Aberdeen Business Network – Andrew Smith &Jason Moir||44 points|
The DF Communications Business Golf League is about to swing into action for 2016 and businesses are being asked to register their interest at firstname.lastname@example.org
Matches are due to tee-off at courses across the north-east of Scotland between April and August, with the winners and runners-up from each of the six divisions then qualifying for the finals, to be played at a yet to be revealed location.
In 2015, the finals were held at the Castle Course in St Andrews where the Glacier Energy team of Stuart Forsyth and Stuart Hill were the victors. Mark McCausland and Lewis Bannister of Westburn Solutions claimed second place, while the Kore Solutions team of Duncan Booth and Shaun Buchan came in third. They were very fortunate with the weather and everyone had an enjoyable day. DF Communications were delighted with the responses they received from the participants, not only on the day but throughout the year.
Each year the winning team nominates a charity to benefit from funds raised during the subsequent year’s event. Reigning champions Glacier Energy have selected Motor Neurone Disease Scotland (MND) as the cause to benefit from the 2016 competition.
DF Communications, an award-winning mobile phone and communications specialist to small, medium and large businesses, has sponsored and organised the long-running league for a fifth consecutive year.