Aston Charles was very proud to sponsor the 2nd Insurance Institute of Leeds Golf Day, which took place on Friday 13th May at Cookridge Hall Golf Club.
This was a fantastic, yet very wet day, which saw 13 teams battle it out for the ‘top spot’ in some of Yorkshire’s most picturesque countryside. A wide range of companies entered, from global insurance companies, brokers, loss adjusters and business continuity specialists, as well as a highly reputable specialist insurance recruitment consultancy! Players ranged from semi pros down to the most inexperienced of entrants, Aston Charles’ MD, James Heald. James ‘learnt’ to play golf especially for the day, having taken a number of lessons with Julia Wilding, Past President of the Insurance Institute of Leeds. James and Julia were part of the team, ‘Diversity’, which despite its huge effort, came last. “I was just pleased to make it round the whole course,” said James in his soggy trousers. “It was the infamous pie and pea supper at the end that kept me going.” It turned out that James had been practising the night before at Cookridge Hall, but had had a rather unsuccessful dress rehearsal. He tells us that he lost a whole pack of new balls attempting to tee off on the 6
over 150 yards of lake, only to realise that he’d been using a pitching wedge instead of a 7 iron. “My coach told me how critical club selection is and I’ve let him down,” said James. Despite Aston Charles’ poor score, the day was still a great success. £1,750 was raised for the Insurance Charities and Leeds Children’s Charity. Some fantastic prizes were donated and won, including golf vouchers, tickets to the cricket at Headingley, luxury hampers and champagne. Well done to J M Glendining Insurance Brokers for winning the competition and thank you to Cookridge Hall Golf Club for being such great hosts. We look forward to seeing you again next year.