On Monday 28th August, a team of 19 enthusiastic golfers from across Kibble donned their best polo-shirts to take part in an annual staff wellbeing event.
With their professional sights on Pebble Beach, California, the team settled for Paisley, with Elderslie Golf Course being the destination of choice. There were five teams, with tee times staggered throughout the morning. As the breakfast rolls were cooking, competition was reaching fever pitch with votes on who was going to make the cut, and who would be picking up the wooden spoon – we’ll not mention any names!
Despite the mix of levels and experience, it was a fantastic and memorable day. Whether someone made a successful drive, or in a few cases, a monumental divot, spirits were high. Even the weather was kind, meaning a few could work on their golfer’s tans while they tallied their scorecard.
After a successful day on the greens, it was time to head to the 19th for a hearty dinner and prize giving. In a controversial turn of events, there was a tie for first place between Mark Barrowman and Gary Morton which caused much debate as to who had the better average! In the end, the rule book was followed with Mark taking the lead based on his previous handicap. It wasn’t a triumph for all of the golfers however, with one (who shall remain nameless) gaining a prize for last place – a children’s golf set to start practicing from scratch.
Regardless of whether the golfer’s performance was prolific or slightly under ‘par’, it was a day of good company, a bit of healthy competition and lots of laughs – all in the name of staff wellbeing. We’re planning a series of wellbeing events throughout the year, with staff leading the way on a range of activities from afternoon teas, football matches and spa days. Thanks to the organisation of Graeme Mathieson, the golf day is set to be an annual event so watch this space on who makes next year’s cut!