0 BAGCC hosts inagural golf day

BAGCC golf day photoThe British Association of Golf Course Constructors was proud to host its inaugural golf day on Friday 20th September.

De Vere Venues Wokefield Park was the chosen venue in a picturesque corner of the Berkshire countryside.

The event provided the BAGCC with the opportunity to host valued guests, primarily from the golf course design and architecture sector of the industry.

Members and guests tested their golfing skills on the PGA Championship course with its challenging lakes and bunkers within the 170-acre parkland setting.

In the true spirit of golf, an enjoyable, relaxed yet competitive event unfolded on a beautiful late summer day. The standard of golf was reflected in some excellent scores being returned.

It concluded with refreshments and a well-earned meal, during which generous prizes were awarded, including for longest drive and nearest the pin.

One interesting and unique feature of the day was the participation of Jonathan Gaunt, director and senior golf architect at Gaunt Golf Design, who designed the Wokefield Park course.

Jonathan said: "I've played the course a number of times since it was built in 1996, and was very pleased to see that it still provided a good challenge for the golfers participating in the BAGCC annual tournament. I felt the design brought out the best of the players' abilities. I'll be back again."

Top honours for the golf day went to Marc Westenborg of WestenborgGolf who just edged out Tim Lobb of Thomson Perrett and Lobb Golf Course Architects, on count back. Marc said: "Thanks to the BAGCC for a memorable golf day at Wokefield Park.

It's a beautiful setting and very enjoyable golf course; not to forget the good company of my colleagues in the golf industry and some amazingly generous prizes. I very much look forward to defending the title next year."

The BAGCC wishes to thank all its guests for supporting the day, which it hopes will become a permanent event in the golfing calendar.

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