Last Friday we held our greatly anticipated ‘Indigo Swan Golf Day’ at the fabulous Dunston Hall. We were joined by a selection of auction and raffle winners alongside a couple of invited guests for what was a beautiful, sunny day.
After indulging in a bacon sarnie and a cuppa at the club house we made our way to the putting green for a bit of a warm up session. Everyone was spilt into two groups, each of which had caddies to carry their bags, keep score and provide some words of encouragement.
Chris Sargisson, CEO of the Norfolk Chamber, and our very own Emily Groves guided group one around the course. They both did an excellent job of ‘holding the sticks’ and keeping a rough idea of the scores. Luckily Ryan, from Cracknall Law, was on hand with lots of gadgets and gizmos to keep us in check!
Alex and Brogan were chief caddies for group two. Brogan is new to the nest and we have to say she did an excellent job of mingling and getting to know everyone – a true swan already! For anyone who saw Alex in the week leading up to the event, you will understand how excited he was to be driving a golf buggy. It’s safe to say they went down well!
If you didn’t catch any of Chris Sargisson’s live tweets from the day, we highly recommend you head over to his profile and check them out. He had us in stitches, for all the right reasons, and his fantastic sense of humour helped contribute to the overall light-heartedness of the day. Go check them out!
The course at Dunston is amazing. A big shout out to all the staff who helped us organise the event. Everyone was incredible and helped make the day such a success.
If you haven’t made a trip to Dunston yet and you are a keen golfer than we suggest you do – you won’t be disappointed! It boasts an abundant of water features, so like us a few balls may end up in the pond but the gorgeous scenery made the day even more enjoyable.
There were plenty of opportunities to take photos as we made our way around the course. The two groups even managed to meet up in the middle for a quick selfie before carrying on to the next hole.
A massive congratulations to our overall winner of the day John Dewing from Saxon Air, who was thrilled to be taking the tournament cup home! There were also a couple of competitions placed around the course, longest drive and nearest to the pin, of which Chris Cliffe from CJC Procurement won both (although Kelly, from The Nest, was pretty close)!
Once we finished the round of golf we headed back to the club house for some lunch and refreshments. There was chatter about the day, the highs and the lows, how Tom, from Brighter Energy, had managed to misplace most of James‘ balls. Overall the day ended with everyone in high spirits. No sore losers insight…..
Thank you to everyone who attended and helped organise. We had a fantastic time and we hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did. Just on a side note Tom you owe James a bucket of golf balls!