Leading members of the region’s professional and business community gathered at Blackwell Golf Club in Worcestershire for the Birmingham Post’s annual Golf Challenge.
The competition, which was headline sponsored by Bournville College, saw 32 pairs compete in a stapleford better ball for the chance to win a cut-glass trophy and a pair of return tickets to New York courtesy of United.
The winners on the day with 42 points were Jon Leedham and Philip White from DTZ, while Martin Glanfield and Carl Reaper from the Wright Hassall team came second with 41. John Hewitt and Pete Mew from the Mew Windows team finished third, also with 41 points.
The second place team won a meal for four at Nailcote Hall while the third placed team won a meal at Marco Pierre White’s at the Cube.
The longest drive competition for a bottle of Glenmorangie went to Phil Armstrong while Simon Hornsey, for the same prize, won the nearest the pin contest. The wooden spoon – the prize for which was a fourball around Blackwell – went to Pat McCool and Simon Reger.
Birmingham Post Editor Alun Thorne, who finished comfortably mid-table with partner Andy George after collecting the wooden spoon at last year’s event, said the tournament had been a great success.
He said: “After a month of almost continuous rain the sun finally came out for our golf day which helped make it one of the best we have had for many years.
"As ever we are indebted to our sponsors – Bournville College and United as well as the companies who sponsored the tees – to help us put the event on and with the glorious weather and the course in such fantastic condition, there were no excuses for poor play on the day although, as ever, there were plenty on offer at the bar afterwards.”