CIPFA North East Annual Golf Day

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2016 Golf Day

The day started bright and clear which was good news for those that turned up at Brancepath Castle Golf Club for the 2016 CIPFA North East golf day. We had 11 players of varying golf abilities who all seemed to enjoy the challenging course. The morning nine holes were a team event with the best two scores from teams of three. The accountants among you will recognise that this doesn’t quite work with 11 players so all credit to Barry Blinkhorn and John Little who took the best two scores from both of them. The winners were a team from EY of David Smith, Jon Winfield and Jonathon Blackley with a combined score of 33 points. 

After a snack of wraps and chips (the club house providing more than enough food for us all) the players were desperate to get out into the sunshine for 18 holes in the afternoon.

The shifting wind made conditions a little challenging but that didn’t stop Campbell Dearden winning on count back and retaining the Lady Lambert trophy for the second year. Jon Winfield ran a very close second with Brian Fitzgerald only two points behind. Nearest the pin on the 15th hole was Graham Crouth, while Barry Blinkhorn outdrove everyone on the 17th hole to win the longest drive prize.

The course looked in very good condition and we were made to feel very welcome by the club. Thanks must go to sponsorship and support from: EY, PWC and particularly Andrea Binks (Virtual PA) for organising the whole event.