The Dentist Magazine.

Golfers tackle tough course

Published: 19/05/2017

When Bob Newsome, commercial director at Dentisan, chose May 3 for the first ever Dentisan golf day, he envisaged a calm gentle day, with blue skies, a smattering of white cloud and possibly a little sunshine.

And although May 3, 2017, looked promising at 7am, by the time the 30 or so golfers had gathered at Sherwood Forest Golf Club, the weather had deteriorated somewhat. So, although rain was avoided, a challenging wind made what is a tough course in the most benign conditions, a real test of skill.

Sherwood Forest Golf Club nestles in the Nottinghamshire countryside and, in previous years, has been used as a qualifying course for the British Open. The course proved a real test of skill and nerve for the gathering of mixed ability players. The Club Professional gave a few pointers before the teams made their way to the first tee and with prizes for leading team, leading individual, longest drive and nearest the pin, there was plenty to play for.

The day was extremely well supported and Bob had managed to create a balanced blend of guests from the profession and the industry, with Dentisan’s  exclusive dental distributor, Henry Schein, joined by representatives from the corporate dental community, practice associates, the industry’s leading publishers and Dentisan’s lawyers and accountants, for what was a highly enjoyable and competitive day.

After almost five hours out on the challenging course, the players gathered for dinner and the prize-giving. Andy May, sales executive at the BDJ won longest drive with an enormous hit on the 13th; nearest the pin on the par three 4th went to Duncan James from Shakespeare Martineau solicitors; and nearest the pin in two, on the par four 18th, was awarded to Paul Holmes from BUPA.

Duncan completed an excellent day by becoming the overall winner of the Dentisan Golf Day, carding a very creditable score of 38 and he was presented with the trophy by Helen Wigglesworth, financial director at Dentisan.

Bob Newsome was delighted with the turn-out and the whole day. He said, “I am extremely grateful that so many of our friends from within the dental community have taken time out of their busy schedules to support this event and I look forward to welcoming them all again next year, for what I hope will become an annual date in the calendar.”

See all the pictures from the day