August 24, 2021
Well done and thank you to all who participated in the 2021 British Drilling Association (BDA) Golf Day, which returned this year – after a COVID absence – on Friday 20th August 2021, at the extremely competitive Woodsome Hall Golf Course, in Huddersfield, noted as one of Yorkshire’s best golf courses.
It was a great day out, well attended, with eight teams participating, from DP Drilling, Fugro, Applied Geology, M&J Drilling, WJ 1 and WJ 2, Ischebeck Titan, and JKS Boyles. As well as being an extremely fun and competitive event, punctuated with some great banter, there was also that all important chance to unwind. Of course, all this was made possible thanks to the support of the generous sponsors and supporters, including Casagrande – who donated £300 for prizes; Boode – who donated £250 for prizes; Ischebeck Titan – who donated two super golf bags and Soilmec UK – who donated fantastic scale model drilling rigs. John Cartwright of Applied Geology supported the team prizes and Steve Rule of M&J donated consolation prizes. THANK YOU ALL!
The event opened with Richard Fielden, Chair of the BDA, thanking everyone for attending, especially as this was the first BDA social event in over 18 months. There was a special mention to the sponsors and to Paul Judge for organising the order of play, scoring, and announcing the winners and issuing the prizes.
The teams enjoyed the evening meal in Woodsome Hall’s stunning medieval banqueting hall and are already looking forward to next year’s competition! There was a lively debate about the location and format for the 2022 competition – one suggestion being holding a separate North and South competition, to encourage greater participation. Look updates in due course!
If there was a prize for dedication that would’ve gone to Davey and Ross Allan of DP Drilling, who travelled to the competition directly from site in Norwich, finding room for their clubs along with all their CP gear, and they still managed to win the morning competition. Well done!
On to the results – the winners of the Mining Trophy, the 10-hole competition were first place Ross and Davey Allan (DP Drilling), second place Nathan Jones and Rich Isherwood and third Ian Frazer and Geoff Wiggin of (M&J).
The results of the 18-hole Eddie Burke Competition, were first place Jack Wheeler; second place Ross Allan and third place Paul Siddon.
Winner of ‘Nearest the pin’ was Peter Brooke on the 7th and for the longest drive award was Nathan Jones on the 14th hole.
Well done to all!