Like Tiger Woods and Nick Faldo before them, the team at Aston Charles toasted success at St Andrews, the world famous links course. It’s well documented that insurance professionals are not as frivolous with expenses as their contemporaries in Finance and Banking, so, rather than flying en masse to Fife, Aston Charles opted to reduce their carbon footprint by playing a virtual round at ‘the home of golf’, here in Leeds!On Friday, the Team’s competitive nature was truly revealed in a hotly contested, yet good natured round of golf at ‘ Golf Cafe Bar’ in Leeds city centre. Celebrating an excellent start to 2010 in a challenging economic environment, an afternoon away from the office was seen as a suitable reward for the team, and an opportunity to unwind.
After a refreshing round of drinks and a demonstration on how to use the equipment, by Golf Cafe Bar proprietor Wayne Parkinson, the competition soon got underway. Although it was agreed that mobiles and Blackberrys were to be left unattended, this blogger was reliably informed by one member of staff that MD, James Heald, was seen checking online applications, whilst the rest of the team were arguing over the possibility of ‘taking a mulligan’.
After several hours of competition and many laughs, the inaugural Aston Charles Golf Trophy was raised by Andrew Navias (pictured), although his colleagues are keen to stage a rematch as soon as possible.
Golf Cafe Bar is situated in Granary Wharf, just minutes from Leeds Railway Station, and comes highly recommended by all at Aston Charles as a great place for improving your game between team building and socialising with friends.