Driving ambition – Golf Day raises record funds for Overgate

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Our annual golf day is always a popular event with staff, suppliers and customers – and this year was no exception.

Held on Friday 14 September at the usual venue of Crow Nest Park Golf Club in Brighouse, a short distance from the new PPS offices, the event saw 32 players taking part, including Managing Director Gary Whitaker.

The day began with bacon butties at 8.30am and, after working up an appetite on the course, the golfers enjoyed steak pie, chips and peas later in the afternoon. A little light drizzle in the morning soon eased, and the day ended in sunshine.

Collage showing some of the people who took oart in the PPS Golf Day

The prize-giving ceremony was presided over by Ian Harrison and, as always, we were grateful to Atlas Copco for donating golf balls and trophies.

The winning team comprised Jez Webster, Dale Pollitt, Paul Kelt and Dom Collins, who each received a bottle of wine and an Atlas Copco golf umbrella.

This year’s Best Individual was Matthew Robinson, who won a £100 gift voucher to spend on goodies from the club shop.

Other awards went to Stephen Pownall for Nearest the Pin, which won him a new Odyssey putter, and Vinny Lee, who went home with a new Callaway driver for winning the Longest Drive.

Finally, the Dave Deakin Memorial Trophy was won by Steve Robinson, who will be able to display it on his mantlepiece for 12 months, before passing it on to the winner at next year’s event.

The Golf Day ended as usual with a raffle, with prizes including whisky donated by Colin Rogers, gin from Parker and wine from PPS. The raffle raised £350 for Overgate Hospice, up from £260 last year. The hospice provides care for people in Calderdale, as well as support for family and carers.

Thanks to everyone who took part and congratulations to the winners!