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GIMA Golf & Activity Day a resounding success


Suppliers and retailers from the garden retail industry came together for a day of fun, team building and networking at the GIMA Charity Golf & Activity Day in Telford, raising funds for Greenfingers and Acorns Hospice...


It was the second year the event was opened to other activities like archery, laser clay pigeon shoot, kwik cricket, opening the event up for more industry colleagues to get out from behind their desks for a day of team building and fun.


On the golf course, the biggest prize on the day was over the 18 holes. It was a fiercely fought competition but it was the team from Hartman (below) who took home the winners’ trophy. Coming up a close second was Woodlodge, with the GIMA team following behind in third position.  A team from Bathgate picked up the wooden spoon.



As always, the golfers had not just their handicap to beat, but a number of other prizes up were for grabs keeping the competitive juices flowing. The ‘Beat the Pro’ winners were Anthony Barrett, Phil Hards, Robert Stubbs, Stuart Miller, Paul Facey, Alwyn Williams, Phil Burgoyne, Nigel Wallis, Jai Bunker, Phil Swainston, Keith Laird, Tony Dedman, Jamie Cobb and Phil Hodges.


There were also several spot prizes available. The winners were:

Nearest Pin 8th Hole – James Mitchell

Nearest Pin 11th Hole – Paul Handier

Nearest Pin 16th Hole – Chris Owen

Longest Drive 14th Hole - James Mitchell

Longest Drive 18th Hole – Paul Whitehead

Longest Ladies Drive – Alison Novell


Activity Day (Archery, laser clay pigeon shoot, kwik cricket)

Overall winners: Team A led by Chris Ramsden 247 points.

Team B led by Richard Pyrah’s scored 232 points.



First: Andrew Peers

Second: Neil Simms

Third: Mike Cook

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