It wasn’t the usual type of birdie that was most memorable at the recent inaugural National Buying Group Golf day. Albatrosses and Eagles weren’t the subject of discussion in the clubhouse – a dead duck was.
The competition, which saw comedian Stan Boardman take to the fairways with national builders’ merchants and suppliers at the Belfry’s Brabazon course, included the usual prizes for golfing prowess including nearest the pin, longest drive etc. However it was Peter Wathell from Keystone who took the strangest prize of the day. He was awarded the Cad prize for most unseemly behaviour after his drive killed a duck on the 8th hole!
Other winners included Ben Davies from Sika who scooped first place and Neil Harbidge from James Wilby who managed the longest drive on both the 1st and 15th holes.
The event, sponsored by Quinn, Bradstone, Charcon and Lafarge Plasterboard, included a charity auction and stand up performance from Stan Boardman at the evening dinner,
The result was NBG were able to present a cheque for £10,000 to their chosen charity, Ronald McDonald House at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
NBG executive chairman and commercial director Allan Durning said: “The event was a complete success thanks to our sponsors, members and all those who attended. We plan to make this an annual occurrence and hope to see similar support at the 2009 NBG Golf Day.”
However, he added, there would be one significant addition: “Next year’s event will be even more special as we have plans to introduce a Dead Duck Award, dedicated to Peter Wathell.”