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Entries open for DF Communications 2017 Business Golf League

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 or call 01224 588844.  For further information on the league or to join visit

DF Communications Business Golf League Final 2016

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

Phil Murray – ITB
Grant Hendry – Knight Frank
Team/Name Points
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

DF Communications Golf League returns for 2016

The DF Communications Business Golf League is about to swing into action for 2016 and businesses are being asked to register their interest at


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.