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CIH Scotland Charity Golf Day A Huge Success

12/09/2014

CIH Scotland Charity Golf Day A Huge Success


CIH Scotland Charity Golf Day -
A huge success.

 

This year's CIH Scotland Charity Golf Tournament, hosted by 2013 winners Everwarm, took place on 9th September 2014 and was once again a huge success.

Hosted in support of CIH Scotland’s chosen charity, the Trussell Trust Foodbank network, 18 teams took part from all corners of Scotland for the shotgun start Texas scramble tournament at West Calder’s Harburn Golf Course. With registration and a breakfast organised before tee off, entrants had the opportunity to network with old friends and meet new members of the housing industry.

   
 

Before commencing the round, local golfer and part of last year’s winning team Everwarm Kenny Saunders outlined the rules and format for the day as well as thanking the catering and golf staff for their efforts in preparing the venue.   

The golf got underway in perfect conditions on a pristine course that was set up perfectly for some early autumn golf.  The park-land course was a true test of golfing ability amid a backdrop of beech, oak and pine trees and the location close to the M8 provided easy access for golfers travelling from Dumfries & Galloway, Fife, and Perth, as well as both Edinburgh and Glasgow.  

Play on the par 71 course play flowed smoothly throughout and saw flashes of excellence from golfers with a diverse ranges of skill.  On the Par 4 14th Kevin Wilson of Port of Leith Housing Association’s team ‘The Percerverers’, hit the longest drive of the competition on a sloping fairway to scoop a brand new Taylor Made golf bag.  Team Captain and Chair of CIH Scotland Keith Anderson described the shot as ‘booming down the fairway!’

On the 134 yard par 3 third hole, Gary Haldane from Kingdom Housing Association saw his approach shot nestle 2 yards from the flag stick, a shot well worthy of the ‘nearest the pin’ prize, picking himself up a brand new Cleveland putter in the process. 

With the unfortunate tag of highest score of the day, Keepmoat’s respectable 63 was a testament to the quality and standard of the scoring taking place.  With the final scores coming in, it was clear the battle for the coveted trophy was going to be very close and with a winning margin of just 0.3, Ore Valley Housing Association were crowned winners for the second time in 3 years.  Andrew Saunders, Tommy Braid, David Bonar and David Fisher all played their part in a fantastic Ore Valley victory.

The second placed Strachan Office Supplies team could feel hard done by for missing out by such a small margin but will no doubt be a little relieved that they missed out on the duty of organising and hosting next year’s event!  Third placed Cairn Housing Association were just a further 0.3 adrift with a team of steady golfers. 

After dinner presentations and prize giving were jointly hosted by CIH Chair Keith Anderson and Kenny Saunders, Commercial director of Everwarm, where the top prize of a fourball at this years Ryder Cup venue Gleneagles was handed to tournament champions Ore Valley Housing Association, along with a host of other brilliant prizes including the CIH Chair obscure golfing fact prize.  The question posed was “Who has achieved the most successive wins at the US Open?” Clue – he was Scottish!

Following the prize giving, Mr Anderson went on to explain the work the Trussell Trust undertakes with churches and communities to open new foodbanks nationwide, and  with over 420 foodbanks currently launched, their goal is for every town to have one.  The Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.  Its mission is to develop, run, and enable communities to replicate sustainable projects that combat poverty and exclusion, sharing experiences to raise awareness of the issues.

Everwarm and CIH Scotland would like to thank all the participants of the event, including housing associations such as RANCHA, DGHP and Paragon as well as leading industry organisations like nPower, Scottish Power, Jotun, Simple Energy, Bosch and Horsburgh to name but a few.
 

 

 

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