Golf with a 15th birthday twist

By Hannah Mellow on September 27, 2017

On Friday 15th September we gathered at Sundridge Park Golf Course for our annual golf day. But this year, in celebration of our 15th birthday, we planned for there to be an extra special surprise on the 15th hole.

With a two-tee start from the 1st and 10th holes, it wasn’t long before the first team arrived at the 15th, where they were greeted by what can only be described as a feast for the eyes: 


Each team was asked to choose some props, pose for a photo and play the hole in their chosen disguise. The photos were then sent to everyone working in the office to vote on their favourite photo. The winning team, consisting of Spacelab’s Conor Freaney, Montway’s Finbar Coll and Paragon’s Will Littlewood, will each receive a framed print of their winning photo:


Charity prize

At the start of the day we asked each person to guess how many balls would be lost and how many would end up in the bunkers by the end of the day. The person with the closest guess could select a charity for Spacelab to donate £5 for every ball lost and £2.50 for every ball in the bunkers. MH Associate’s Mike Harvey won the competition: he guessed that 50 balls would be lost (we lost 49) and 50 would end up in the bunkers (we had 46 in the bunkers). We’ll be donating £360 to Mike’s chosen charity, MS Society.

Who placed where?

We had a brand new champion this year, with the top prize and nearest to pin going to Energylab’s South African-born golfing ‘champion’ – Jason Lucraft.


First place: Jason Lucraft, Energylab, with 43 points, took home a Virgin Experience Days voucher.
Second place: Gavin Hawkins, OD Group and Karl Anderson, Bigham Anderson Partnership, with 39 points, each took home a crate of wine.
Third place: Edward Fox, ITAB Interior, with 38 points, took home a few bottles of wine.
Best team: The team that not only had the best score but also kept the yellow ball in the game for the entire length of the course had Tsunami Axis’s Garry Mason, MH Associates’s Mike Harvey and OD Group’s Gavin Hawkins. Each person took home a bottle of wine and a pack of yellow balls.


Nearest the pin: Jason Lucraft, Energylab, took home a hamper full of goodies.
Longest drive: Joe Lewis, Knoll, also took home a picnic hamper full of goodies.

Just as the prize giving came to a close, the rain clouds opened – marking the end of another successful golf day. A good day was had by all.


Topics: 15th birthday golf, work golf day, annual golf day, Spacelab golf day