Set in the verdant suburbs of Rickmansworth and backdropped by a stunning 17th century mansion, the first annual PPS Golf Cup went off to a tee this October at the magnificent Moor Park Golf Club. The sky blanketed in an autumnal grey, winds high, and the trees just on the turn, it was the perfect day for a casual spot of golf.
A day designed to celebrate some of our most valued clients, and to pit our teams against each other for a whole host of prizes, the competition was fierce. Taking in a full 18 holes, six client teams from Caritas, Sugarman, MMP, Remedy, Tempest and Tripod took to the green, pitting their wits against PPS’s finest talent.
Though there was a jovial atmosphere, the eyes were very much on the prize the second the first ball was hit…
To avoid dodgy score-taking – you know how some teams can be – every team used the Vpar app to keep track of what was going on on the day. Delivering a live leaderboard to everyone’s smartphone, the app could also tell the less golf-savvy which club they should be using based on their distance to the hole.
With constant updates being fed to each team, this did lead to some serious clutch putts on the 18th hole…
After a hotly contested round and a cold tinged air, it was inside for the post-game dinner and time to announce the winners.
Positioned at the back of the mansion, The Thornhill Room boasts not only incredible views of the grounds, but is adorned in spectacular artwork. A grand baroque setting in which our teams were treated to three courses from the Club’s award winning chefs.
All participants in the game received a personalised gift box on arrival, containing a branded Nike shirt, cap and towel as well as a set of golf balls and ball marker.
And although we would like to thank every team that took part on the day, there had to ultimately be an overall winner.
Showcasing some fine golfing prowess, Team Tripod took the top prize. Captained by Nathan Miles and with Dylan Nel, Joe Harris and Joe Bowers, they worthily received a dozen Titleist balls each, a Hawksmoor dinner and an ultimate sports car driving experience.
The Individual Prize went to Bipan of Team Caritas who lead the individual leaderboard with a score of 39 points.
Anthony Stockman took the Directors Prize of a Haig Club whiskey kit:
Finally, PPS’ very own James Slate took the prize for the longest drive at a pretty impressive 306 yards. Though there was supposed to be a Nearest Pin prize, the wind got the better of our participants – so the prize will roll over.
With Team Tripod taking the first PPS Claret Jug, let’s see if they will be able to retain their title next year, or if another team will come to claim the crown!