Marketors hosts 16th Inter Livery Golf Day

Carole Seawert

Court Assistant and Golf Day Event Co-Director

For the 16th time, a sunny day greeted the Marketors’ Inter Livery Golf Day. Once again, we hosted another full house, with 26 teams taking part from across the livery world. For the first time, we had a team from a Past Masters’ Association (The Zoomers). We also welcomed teams from our army affiliate, 151 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps, from Whiteoaks PR, and from our sponsors, JP Hambro. The Marketors fielded three teams, led by Past Master John Farrell, Liveryman Richard Mayer and Liveryman Andy Robinson. 

Despite some last-minute substitutes due to Covid, all the teams arrived at Verulam Golf Club at their appointed times, where they enjoyed bacon butties on the terrace before teeing off.

As in previous years, there were other competitions to enter, in addition to the customary round of 18 holes: namely, the 9-hole putting competition and the virtual challenge in the Professional Studio.

Spyglass Hills

For the virtual challenge, players paid £10 to enter, with all proceeds going to the Lord Mayor’s charities. This year, the hole chosen was the 15th at the Spyglass Hills golf course on the Monterey Peninsula in California. The hole measures just 98 yards downhill – and proved to be a real challenge, especially when the Pro included wind speed as a factor.

Congratulations to the Worshipful Company of Plumbers Team 1 who won the team trophy and to Richard Harvey of the Plumbers Team 2 who was awarded the trophy for the highest individual score.

The day ended with a convivial three-course dinner in the clubhouse with the customary speeches, prize giving and raffle draw.

We were most grateful to JP Hambro who generously sponsored the event once again and for the following organisations who kindly donated the raffle prizes.

 

  • First raffle prize: a five-star overnight stay in a studio king suite (with breakfast) in the West End of London. Kindly donated by The Marylebone
  • Second raffle prize: dinner for two at The Dorchester Grill with the Sommelier’s choice of accompanying wine. Kindly donated by The Dorchester
  • Third raffle prize: a sumptuous afternoon tea for two and a glass of English sparkling wine. Kindly donated by The Beaumont.

 

  • Fourth raffle prize: a free round of golf at Verulam for four people. Kindly donated by Verulam Golf Club

 

Final results

 The day’s golfing results are as follows:


1st Team WC of Plumbers Team 1 127 points
2nd Team WC of Actuaries 125 points
3rd Team WC of Entrepreneurs Team 2 123 points

1st Individual Score Richard Harvey (Plumbers Team 2) 42 points (on count back)
2nd Individual Score Keith Cawdell (Tylers and Bricklayers) 42 points (on count back)
3rd Individual Score Robert Spencer (Tin Plate Workers) 41 points

Nearest the Pin (8th hole) Keith Cawdell (Tylers and Bricklayers)
Nearest the Pin in 3 (18th hole) Eric Nicoli (Marketors Team 1)
Longest drive Ollie Rolls (Whiteoaks PR)

Putting competition
1st John Farrell (Marketors Team 1) 15 putts (on count back)
2nd Ben Davis (Plumbers Team 1) 15 putts (on count back)

Spyglass Hills 15th hole virtual shot (in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal)
1st Nearest the Pin Chiles Cartwright (Entrepreneurs Team 1) 2’ 6”
2nd Nearest the Pin Sgt Jim Mackenzie (151 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps) 3’ 11”
Most consistent over 3 attempts Gary Boyes (Brewers) 12’ 7” average

Many thanks to Past Master Michael Harrison and to Verulam Golf Club for their meticulous organisation of the event, and to the team of Marketor helpers on the day: Senior Warden Glyn Cartwright, Middle Warden Diana Tombs, Court Assistant David Elmer, Liveryman Christine Hodder and Liveryman Stewart Shuttle.

Thanks to the generosity of all the participants who paid to enter the virtual challenge and who bought raffle tickets, we managed to raise over £2,000 for the Lord Mayor’s charities during the course of the day.

Sign up for next year!

Next year’s event is, once again, on the first Monday in July: 3 July 2023. If you are interested in taking part, either to play for the Marketors or to enter a livery company team, please email: carole@seawert.co.uk  Your three other team members can be fellow Liverymen, work colleagues, clients, family members or friends.