Business golfers are being challenged to put their corporate reputations on the line. The Birmingham Post Corporate Golf Challenge has been thrown down and battle will commence at Blackwell Golf Club, near Bromsgrove, on Wednesday, May 17.
The event is now in its third year and last year the trophy was won by Embossed Polythene of Halesowen who arethis year unable to defend the challenge, leaving the field open to all comers.
Once again The Birmingham Post Corporate Golf Challenge has been made possible by the kind sponsorship of Allied Irish Bank (GB).
Des Buckley, Area Director of Allied Irish Bank, said: "The Birmingham Post and Allied Irish Bank make a formidable team in the Midlandsand we are delighted to renew our sponsorship of what is now one of the business community's annual flagship events.
"We will be there in force on Wednesday, May 17, and we look forward to meeting friends, old and new, at what promises to be a great day for golf and business."
This year's competition is again being masterminded by former European Tour player Pip Elson supported by Andy Skinner of ASAP Events.
The winners will retain a superb glass trophy for a year, with replica trophies to keep, and there will be a range of prizes for the top teams to be presented at the special prize giving dinner to be held in Blackwell Golf Club's renowned restaurant during the evening.
Tony Lennox, editor of The Birmingham Post, said: "Now in its third year, The Birmingham Post Corporate Golf Challenge is a great day of competitive golf and the chance to enjoy one of the most respected golf clubs in the West Midlands.
"Readers of our business pages will have watched Allied Irish Bank's continuing growth in the region and we are once again grateful to Des Buckley for showing their support for The Birmingham Post and the Midlandsbusiness community."
Pip Elsonsaid: "As last year, the competition is open to teams of four and the format will be an 18 holes stableford competition with the best two net scores to count on each hole. Maximum handicap is 24 for men, 30 for ladies."
Post readers are invited to enter teams from registered companies and players must be able to provide proof of handicap.
Entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, and must be accompanied by a cheque for #411.25 (#350 plus VAT) made payable to ASAP and sent to Kirsty Paterson, ASAP, 1a High Street, Astwood Bank, Redditch, Worcs, B96 6DB.
Entry forms, the first of which is printed here, are available by calling the office on 01527 894582, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org