September saw the return of Pub Golf to Leeds, organised by Beach Baker and the RICS Matrics Yorkshire and Humber. On Thursday 25th September the round of golf began at West Riding where golfers were split into teams of four and swiftly sent in intervals on their merry way around the course.
The course saw the golfers visit 6 pubs/holes along the way with the golfers aim to finish the course with a below par score. Each pub with a different drink and a different mission on route enabled the golfers to lower their score further, all depending on their drinking abilities and their enthusiasm for the missions set, ‘yesterday’s newspaper can’t be that hard to find, can it?’
The golfers never left unsupervised were encouraged to meet the par set by marshals in each pub, ensuring a fair game for all and the possibility of a hangover the following day for some.
Once all teams returned safely and the scores were totted up the winners were announced as, Liam Ridley – TCS, Sarah Calvert – Eversheds, Harriet Griffin & Steffi Laverick – Yorkshire Water, overwhelmed with joy, Liam of the winning team began to serenade his female team mates with some Ronan Keating classics to express his delight of being part of the winning team.
Simon Norris, Managing Consultant said; “The night was a resounding success with over 50 players many in Golf attire and I am looking forward to running the night again in June 2015 with the Matrics committee.”
See below feedback from the event:
“I am a new recruit at Gent Visick and have been getting involved with as many networking / social activities as I feasibly can. The event last week was by and far the most successful I have been on so far. My measurement of success is quantified by not just how many business cards I get, but the number of follow up potential and keeping in touch afterwards. This has already happened in the last week. If I compare this to a standard ‘networking lunch’ / CPD with ‘networking’ afterwards, people often leave soon after or keep themselves to themselves (I have been guilty of this too). However a social for a few hours, paired off into groups and dressed in golf attire really sets the tone for having to socialise!! Thanks to all your colleagues who helped setup and run this event and I can’t wait until the next one.”
“My feedback is that was a really good event that was a good networking opportunity for me to meet new people and existing clients. I would definitely attend again.”
“The Pub Golf was a great event and would definitely attend again.”
“I thought it was a brilliant event! Looking forward to the next one already.”