The Society’s 2017 Aerospace Golf Day was hosted at Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire. As always, it was an enjoyable event offering 27 holes of exceptional golf as well as plenty of good food to keep the players fed and watered. With three new teams taking part, overall numbers were up by 50% on recent years and this made for some healthy competition, as well as some excellent networking opportunities across a variety of sectors within the aerospace community.
Once again we were blessed with glorious weather, and a special thank you goes to Pauline Luxmoore-Ball for supplying a bumper pack of sun cream to protect our players. This was much needed and much appreciated.
Newcomers, Rockwell Collins, rocked up with an impressive set of handicaps and took the 18 hole Texas Scramble team competition by storm, winning with an excellent score of 57.9 and taking away the coveted Calloway golf bags, generously supplied by Cyient. Long time supporters, Attewell and Gama Aviation, came in second and third place. Winners of the 9 hole singles competition, including the longest drive and nearest the pin, were Simon Levy, RAeS; Dave Ellis, Wesco Aircraft; Matt Giggle, Attewell; Vince Kerr, L-3, James Condron, CNL Software; Sean Camilleri, Rockwell Collins and Paul Richardson, AAR.
The Society would like to thank Cyient, FlightSafety International, Food by Dish, Frilford Heath Golf Club and the InterContinental London Park Lane for their generosity in providing prizes and supplying our players with golfing merchandise. The FlightSafety caps were particularly welcome with temperatures reaching 36 degrees in the afternoon.
By popular demand we will be returning to Frilford Heath Golf Club next year and the date will be announced in next few weeks - please visit our website for further details. We look forward to welcoming back our regular players as well as seeing some more new faces.
If you have any queries about next year’s event, please contact:
Gail Ward, Events Manager - Corporate & Society
Tel: +44 (0)1491 629912