The CIBSE annual golf outing took place recently at Castlewarden Golf Club with 26 teams teeing off at 12noon for the shot gun start. The four-ball Florida Scramble format is immensely popular as this event is as much about networking and socialising as it is about the golf. That said, the competition is fierce with much ribbing and jousting in the bid to emerge overall winners.
CIBSE Ireland ‘Florida Scramble’ Success
This year’s primary gold sponsor was Heat Merchants, with Wilo (longest drive) and Mitsubishi Electric (nearest the pin) the two silver sponsors, and a broad cross-section of the industry sponsoring all of the individual tee boxes.
The decision to have a holiday voucher to the value of €1000 for the hole-in-one competition made for great excitement as each of the 104 golfers on the day knew that one of them was going to go home very much in the holiday mood. As it happened, Brian Harrison was the lucky winner and Alan Hogan of Heat Merchants on hand to make the presentation during the after-golf meal.
Indeed, an additional benefit of the Florida Scramble format is that virtually everyone stays on for the meal and presentation of prizes so the atmosphere is electric right up to the departure of everyone at approximately 7pm.
Apart of their generous overall sponsorship, Heat Merchant’ prize selection was also excellent and went down very well with all the winners.
Given the beautiful weather and near-perfect condition of the course, scoring was high with Winthrop Engineering emerging triumphant to claim first prize and the much-coveted PJ Doyle Perpetual Trophy. Second was the Air Movement team with Unitherm coming in third.
Longest drive was won by Declan Sherlock of Team Air Movement while Mark Fallon of the Team Heat Merchants A won nearest the pin.
All credit to the CIBSE Ireland team on the day for making it such a special occasion, and particularly Declan Kissane who handled the registration and scoring, and then acted as MC for the evening.
Adam Dent of the CIBSE Ireland Committee made the presentations as Chairman Paul Martin, who was present for most of the day, unfortunately could not make the presentations.