Meat industry golf day a success

Meat industry golf day a success

Teams representing the breadth of the meat industry met on the first tee at the golf course at Essendon Country Club to compete in the first Meat Industry Invitational Golf Tournament, organised by the Worshipful Company of Butchers (WCB).

Master of the WCB, Andrew Parker said: “The sun shone, the fairways ran fast, the greens were true, the 19th hole facilities first class, and all agreed the event deserves its place in the golfing calendar.”

It all took place on 6th July and the standard of play was said to be exceptional, with 12 teams out of the 20 recording a score of 89 points or better.

Runners-up, FDQ, the food specialist awarding body and end-point assessment organisation, returned an excellent 96 points.

They were outscored on the day, though, by Team Burtons Butchers (pictured above), a family-run retail and catering business based in Saffron Walden. Captained by Andrew Burton and supported by son Tom, they topped the leader board with an outstanding 98 points.

The Master, Andrew Parker, in thanking the teams, sponsors and donors of prizes and auction items, paid tribute to the spirit and camaraderie of the meat industry, sharing that the feedback from the day’s event was so positive that work was under way on planning next year’s event.

Meat Management was pleased to support and sponsor the Meat Industry Invitational Golf Tournament.

Welcoming all from the industry

It was the first time the meat industry’s Livery Company had organised a golf tournament that was open to anyone working in, or connected to the trade. With its mission to be at ‘the heart of the meat industry’ the WCB continues to create events and promotions that appeal to a wide audience of all interests and ages that facilitate networking, fellowship and fundraising.

You can find out more about the Worshipful Company of Butchers and how you can apply to join by clicking here.

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