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30 Jun 2017
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HOYER Petrolog UK Golf Day 2017

On Tuesday 20th June HOYER held its annual UK Golf Championship at the stunning Belfry Hotel & Golf Resort in Wishaw. Host to more Ryder Cup matches than any other venue in the world, The Belfry was an outstanding venue for this event, helped significantly by the fact that the weather on the day was, like last year, exceptional.

The event included 22 players – 15 drivers and 7 staff representing contracts and locations across the Company. Playing the “Stableford” format, the ‘Derby Course’ was the golfers’ challenge for the day.

After the round of golf everyone joined together for a few drinks at the 19th hole before attending dinner in The Ryder Room – the same location where, in 2002, the European and American Ryder Cup teams held their post-event dinner and awards ceremony.

The winner of the whole event was Blair Woodburn, Petrolog Fleet Location Transport Manager at Purfleet, with 39 points. In second place was Sammy-Dean Garner, Petrolog Compliance Auditor based in Huddersfield with 37 points and Justin Rees, Location Transport Manager at Avonmouth, in third place with 34 points. Blair, Sammy-Dean and Justin all won golf vouchers and various golf paraphernalia and were worthy winners on the day.

Prizes were also awarded to Phil Rostron, Planning Supervisor at Huddersfield for Longest Drive and Sammy-Dean Garner (again) for Nearest the Pin.

In the ‘Pairs’ Event, Allan Davison, Operations Director and Dave Thomas, Driver Technician Shell Stanlow, won with a  combined total of 67 points; Justin Rees and Stephen Freer, Driver Technician Shell Kingsbury, came 2nd with 66 points; and Blair Woodburn and Jeff Bellord Driver Technician Shell Kingsbury, came 3rd with 65 points.

However, the biggest cheer of the night was undoubtedly for the winner of the Wooden Spoon! Mick Williams, Driver Technician on Multifleet Preston set a remarkable total of just 13 points.....Mick was very proud of his achievement and seemed determined to return next year to defend his ‘title’.

Congratulations again to Blair Woodburn for winning the event with an excellent score. Feedback on the day from all participants was excellent and we will undoubtedly hold the event again next year. Keep your eye out for how to put your name forward for next year’s event, details of which will be in the first issue of the HOYER People newsletter in 2018.

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