The fifth Annual World of Squash Golf Day took place for the first time over the challenging Westerham Golf Course in Kent earlier this month. Eventis Sports Marketing brought together golfers from all walks of squash, including players, sponsors, administrators, media and fans of the sport.
It was beautiful September’s day that welcomed the eager participants, who enjoyed their first look of the course from the club house over looking the 9th & 18th greens. As always preparation was varied ranging from hitting plenty of balls on the range, fine tuning the putting stroke to a pint of beer and a bacon roll!
After dinner was served the prizes were awarded with the winning team coming from the event organisers Eventis! Some due diligence having earlier been done to confirm that it is ok to win your own golf tournament. The team of Tim Garner, Peter Nicol, Jess Winstanley and Grant Miller compiled 87 points to see off PCL Whitehall (84) and Courtwall (83).
Proving how tough the course was playing, the individual was won by the only player to play to his handicap Andy Reilly from New Malden, His 36 points, edged Lee Beachill and Neil Hitchens in to a tie for second with 35 points.
Team and Individual winners, and wooden spoonists
Nearest the Pins were won by St George’s Tony Morgan and Tom Richards chipped in on the 9th to win closest the pin in two! Paul Daniels produced a bit of magic to win the men’s longest drive, while Jess Winstanley smashed the ball down 18 to win the women’s longest drive by country mile.
The post dinner auction raised nearly £2,000 which will be ring-fenced by Sports Aid for young squash players in need of funding.
Anyone interested in joining next year’s event should contact Tim Garner on: Golf@Eventis-Sports.com
- Individual Winner: Andy Reilly 36 points
- Individual Runners-up: Lee Beachill & Neil Hitchens 35 points
- Team Winners: Eventis Sports 87 points
- Team Runners-Up: PCL Whitehall 84 points, Courtwall 83 points
- Nearest the Pin: 9th Hole (in 2): Tom Richards, 13th Hole: Tony Morgan
- Longest Drive: 18th Hole: Jess Winstanley & Paul Daniels
Event Sponsors: Callaway; Dunlop; Eventis; SBM Sports.