Recently the Garage Equipment Association (GEA), which upholds the standards of equipment sold and services provided by all members, hosted its Annual Charity Golf Day at Whittlebury Park Golf & Country Club and raised over £2800 for the automotive industry charity, BEN.
The event was attended by members and non-members of the GEA with a total of 18 teams taking part in the golf championship with the attendance being the highest in five years.
Notoriously this event has been plagued by torrential rain but with luck on GEA’s side this year the sun appeared through the clouds. All who took part in the day hoped to win a prize including the title of ‘Nearest the Pin’ and the ‘Longest Drive’. Premier Diagnostics were crowned ‘champions’ winning the GEA team prize with 85pts. The best individual score went to Simon Brown with 37pts.
Dave Garratt, GEA’s Chief Executive commented: “I see the GEA & BEN Golf Day as a great opportunity to bring the Garage Equipment Industry together whilst at the same time supporting our charity. Feedback from GEA members and non-members is very positive. I think it’s because we just relaxed, remembered not to take things too seriously and enjoyed the day.
“As a direct result our members have struck up good co-operation between themselves. Some have invited their customers to join their team, thus building on their relationship and we have even had sales managers entering a team as an incentive prize for their four best sales men. It’s a great social networking and business development tool!”
Warren Neal, BEN’s Events and Exhibitions Co-ordinator, said: “It was a good day for golf, the weather was on our side and the course was in superb condition. Thanks to all who took part, for their support of the event and BEN. I hope to see you all next year.”