A Director’s View: A driving ambition to succeed at golf…
Support Tree sponsored their first ALMR golf day on the 15th June held at the famous Stoke Park Country Club.
The day was held to bring industry partners together for a day of golf and also to raise money for the Tim Bacon Foundation. We collectively raised over £2000 to support The Christie Cancer Care and Research Center and the UCL Hospital Trust.
We were delighted to be able to host one of our longest-standing clients, the Fire & Stone Group. Getting to know our clients on a more personal level was a good laugh. And I really can’t complain about doing it over a game of golf at a beautiful location!
A shotgun start
Both James and I rarely pick up a club so it was with great trepidation that we teed off the 9th in a shotgun start. We survived the 9th with some surprisingly good shots and our clients Warren and Manish played accurate shot after shot. It was thanks to them that our group picked up some impressive points.
In all honesty, my quality of golf was rather up and down. Having such a stunning course was slightly distracting. The course was made famous by James Bond’s Goldfinger and various other movies. And it looks as good in real life as it does on the big screen. We were also fortunate enough to experience rares June sunshine which helped us bond during the game.
When my moral was dipped during the game, ALMR came to the rescue with a golf cart full of cold cold beers. I can only say thanks – the timing was perfect and the beers greatly appreciated. With spirits lifted and moral boosted we picked up some more points on the back 9 to finish on a team high.
We finished the wonderful event with drinks on the lawn followed by a three-course dinner and a raucous prize giving with fantastic food, great entertainment and new friends.
Although my golfing may not have been up to par (pun intended…), we will be back next year, and we will be better.