A total of 55 players from 14 teams took part in the Mackley annual golf day on 21 September, raising money for two local organisations.
The 17th edition of the event – organised in partnership with UBFC Golf Society – took place at the East Sussex National golf course in Uckfield.
Two local organisations benefited from the money raised: Steyning Town Community Football Club Projects and the Sussex Golf Junior Academy.
Fresh and breezy conditions
The 10am shotgun start saw the players teeing off in weather described by the BBC as ‘sunny intervals with a fresh breeze’. The sun did shine, and the breeze was definitely very fresh, which made the tough course even more demanding than usual.
After what everyone described as a ‘very enjoyable but challenging’ round of golf, the players came together for refreshments, followed by the raffle and prize giving.
Individual Winner: Dean Edmunds of Team Kier with 79 points (on countback from Kevin Carrie of Team Chandlers)
Team Winners: Team Hammond
Yellow Ball Winners: Team Hammond
Nearest the Pin: Alan Ratcliffe of Marston Renovations
Longest Drive: Sean McKeague of Team EMAP
Dead Last (& All-Round Good Sport): Owen Fieldus of Shoreham Port Authority enjoyed (or not!) his first time on a golf course
David Knapp, Mackley Business Development Manager, said:
“For the past 17 years, the Mackley golf day has been raising money for good causes in our local area – and this year’s two beneficiaries follow in a long line of very worthy initiatives.
“The day itself was once again a fantastic event, with the ‘fresh breeze’ making for ‘interesting’ golfing conditions!
“Mackley would like to thank everyone who took part for their support and generosity.”
Participating organisations: KSD Environmental, Chandlers Builders Merchants, Ovenden Group, P J Brown, Pettit Group, Fulker Contractors, Kier, Hammond, Balfour Beatty, Jacobs, EMAP Construction News, Shore Group, Lighthouse Car Centre, Pool Harbour Commissioners, Arbus UK, Shoreham Port Authority, Bridges, Aecom, European Active Projects Ltd, ESCP and Stema UK.
25 September 2018