The event attracted contenders ranging from a handicap of 28 right down to 4, who participated in a range of contests such as closest to the pin, chip down the chimney and a driving contest against a professional.
Once the bacon butties had been consumed and Christmas jumpers compared, the first challenge of closest to the pin began. The task of hitting a snowman sat on a small island in the middle of a pond was topped with a crack shot from our very own Marc Cranston.
The golfers then dispersed into teams and set off to begin their 18-hole championship golf adventure in the form of Texas Scramble.
On the way they attempted the longest drive challenge against Rebecca McGinley – European ladies longest driver and 3rd longest driver in the world. Only 4 lucky hits managed to conquer the pro, with shots from Mark King, Mike Elliott, Robbie Thompson and Marc Cranston.
Once everyone had sunk a few festive mulled wines, we made our way in for the presentation, which allowed the winners to show off their prizes and, most importantly, their ego!
Overall Winners: Paul Hart, Trevor Clark, Simon Maughan and Mark Lisgo.
Second Place: Ian Moore, Phil Mustard, Eldon Jobes and Robbie Thompson.
Third Place: George Galloway, Michael Jopling, Adrian Ord and Marc Cranston.
Much to everyone’s delight, Christmas dinner arrived. With lots of food in our bellies and some cracker pulling, it didn’t take long to fully settle into the Christmas spirit.
Thanks to a combination of good weather and good company, the day went off without a hitch.
While this was a first for Mediaworks, it certainly won’t be the last! Plans for a summer golf day are already underway – so every golfer best get practicing, ready to better their handicap and come back to win first place!
For more information about our corporate events, contact Jayne Parsley-Walsh