For the 2nd year running, ReQuire Consultancy have supported the Emery Little Charity Golf day which again proved to be a roaring success, with more teams and sponsors than we initially hoped for following it’s debut event last year. Over the past six months I have been working closely with Derek Gibbens , David Clayton, Tim Deacon and Keith Hanson to make this years event a calendar favourite.
With 20 teams participating all made up of local businesses and 25 sponsors including the likes of BMW supporting the event, it was ‘teed’ up nicely to be a huge hit. Just as we did last year, the event supported two popular local charities, Salisbury Hospice represented by the lovely Ellie Osmund and the Stars Appeal represented once again by the wonderful Jo Kelly who both gave a packed South Wilts Golf Club a brief talk on the great work both Charities do. This year we also included the Wilton Rotary Club who also do huge amounts in the local community.
The weather was the polar opposite to last year’s ‘interesting’ conditions, this year thankfully there was no thunder and lightening and the only hooter heard on the course was the one that started the shotgun event as opposed to the one in 2016 that forced us to literally run off the course in THAT torrential downpour. The sun was shining and a few got their legs out and donned the tailored shorts (I was one of them!).
We had planned the day to include a number of spot prizes including the usual, nearest the pin and longest drive competitions, but we also had a unique challenge on the notorious ‘femme fatale’ par 3 13th, a chance to double your money by hitting your tee shot closer than Tom Spratt the 17 year old super talent who holds the course record of 64 at South Wilts. Fortunately for the charities sakes, only one person beat Tom so good money was donated.
On the infamous ‘Pit’ par 3 18th, Marshall Motors had a car at the ready to give away to anyone lucky enough to score a hole in one. Sadly no one got close but great fun all the same.
As for us, we held our own and finished an admirable 12th. The ReQuire Consultancy Team consisted of myself, Tom Mundy proprietor of one of Salisbury’s finest events companies, Thomas Nettle & Phil Parkin. We had fun that’s the best we can say I suppose…
Although the final total has not been confirmed, courtesy of the golf, sponsorship, raffle and auction we have cleared the £8k barrier but a final tally is to be announced.
More of the same next year, an event we aim to make even bigger and more successful than this.
Thanks for reading and thank you for supporting!