WHAT a great event the Leasing Broker Federation Golf Tournament 2017 turned out to be – and that comes from me, who wasn’t playing!
The golf event, supported by Europcar, was played out on the 18-hole Duke’s course at the fabulous Woburn championship course in Bedfordshire.
The eventual winners were the Arval team of Matt Dawson (Arval) and Alex Andrews (Planet Leasing).
Here are some pictures from the day, including all 14 teams.
Associate partner Hyundai displayed its highly successful IONIQ model, overlooking the putting green. The Hyundai IONIQ is the first car to be available as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full EV.
There were 14 teams competing in the 2017 Europcar Leasing Broker Federation Golf competition. Below are the teams in tee-off order.
Europcar v Fleet Alliance
Clive Forsythe (Europcar) and Nick Ratcliffe (Leasing Broker Federation) with Grant Boardman (Fleet Alliance) and Graham Prince (Neva)
Alphabet v Greenfleets
Sam Harkness (Greenfleets), James Barrett (Alphabet), Stephen Greenstreet (Greenfleets) and Gary MacDonald (Alphabet), who won the longest drive of the day trophy.
Compass Contract Hire v APD Global Research
Ian Jeffrey (Compass Contract Hire), Paul Turner and Rob Whalley (APD) – who won the nearest the pin trophy – with Eddie Mason (Fulton Network).
Bluepoppy Vehicle Solutions v CarVanGo Leasing
Andrew Starr and Paul Morris (Bluepoppy) with Scott Sumner and Paul Barnard (CarVanGo)
THW Vehicle Leasing v guests
Neil Oldcorn and Rueben Heppelthwaite (THW Vehicle Leasing) with guests Mark Clifton and Paul Clifton
Arval v Clear Vehicle Data
The overall winners of the 2017 Federation Golf Tournament line up from Team Arval – that’s Alex Andrews (Planet Leasing) and Matt Dawson (Arval) – with new associate partners of the Federation Ian Burnett and Ian Hare (Clear View Data).
Leasing Options and guests
Andy Houston (second left) heads the Leasing Options team of guests with left to right: Warren Hegg (Lancashire Cricket Club business development manager), Lee Rimmington (Warrington Wolves hospitality manager) and Dave Lea (Manchester City Council commercial director).
A bit of the action
Just to prove you weren’t all standing around in groups of four, here’s some of the athleticism on display at the Woburn course.
Stephen Greenstreet (Greenfleets) prepares to tee off.
Andy Houston (Leasing Options) lets rip down the first fairway.
And finally, the winners
Alex Andrews of Planet Leasing decides not to return the trophy to the Federation’s Nick Ratcliffe; and there looks little chance Matt Dawson of Arval (on the right) will get to share the trophy either!
Photography: Yiannis Katsaris, www.yianniskatsaris.co.uk