Teeing off with Graham
Published: 17 August, 2015
Branch staff, suppliers and customers from Graham Plumbers’ Merchant came together recently to take part in the coveted ‘Graham Golf Cup’ tournament.
Kicking off in mid-May, with the finals taking place in July, Graham branch families from across the country competed for their respective regional trophy. From Scotland to the south coast of England, over 840 participants took part in the event, with golfing venues ranging from the Cathkin Braes Golf Club in Glasgow, to Weston-super-Mare Golf Club in Somerset hosting various stages of the tournament.
The ‘northern’ final took place at the end of June, with the Evesham branch taking the title at Slaley Hall in Northumberland with a point total of 89. The Hamilton branch was runner-up with 80 points.
Charles McArthur, branch manager at the Evesham branch, said: “It was a fantastic tournament and gave us a great opportunity to interact with suppliers and customers on a social level too. We nearly won the golf cup a few years ago, so it’s great that we’ve finally managed to get our names on the trophy this time around.”
The ‘southern’ final took place at Bowood Park Golf Club in Wiltshire a week later with the Harrow branch taking home the trophy with a 100-point victory. The Wimborne branch was runner-up with 80 points.
John Strongitharm, branch manager at Harrow added: “It’s great to have won the tournament. The final was very enjoyable and to top it off, we had great weather – unlike the round before! Everyone enjoyed themselves, especially the customers. Our whole team did really well and we hope to take part again next year.”