Posted on Sep 29, 2022

A major highlight on the golfing calendar

The BGIA’s annual Golf Day took place on Monday 26 September at Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire. Held on the Club’s premier Red Course ahead of the English Trophy later in October, players were able to enjoy the Challenge Tour course.

24 teams competed at the event, which began with early bacon rolls and a shotgun start at 10am. After a networking lunch in the afternoon, prizes were presented to the winning teams and participants.


BGIA Chair Martin Wild says:

“The BGIA Golf Day is always a major highlight on the golfing calendar and this year was no exception. It’s a great opportunity for the industry to get together and share their enthusiasm for the game and my thanks go to Frilford Heath for hosting the day so wonderfully. Thanks also to our members for their generous donations – Callaway and Taylor Made for the prizes and Acushnet, Golf Pride, Max Protein and Brand Fusion for providing everyone with such superb ‘goody bags.’

“The buzz within our industry continues to grow and it was a pleasure to be amongst so many key industry figures who are as committed to growing the game as we are. The BGIA continues to work on some exciting initiatives and partnerships and seeing the engagement from everyone there was extremely encouraging.”


Feedback from the day

“Coming together with the BGIA membership and many guests from the wider industry is always a pleasure, but most importantly it presents a fantastic opportunity to discuss our industry and the part we all play in its future. Frilford Heath GC did a fabulous job of hosting us this year.” Paul Hitchenor, TaylorMade Golf Europe

“The BGIA annual golf event has gone from strength to strength in recent years and is a great opportunity for us to meet up with so many key partners and share thoughts and ideas for the industry moving forward. Thank you to Martin, Nick and Deborah for your excellent co-ordination in bringing us all together.” Andy Martin, Foremost

“Thanks so much for a great day yesterday. It was brilliant to catch up with colleagues from around the industry and enjoy a good day’s golf at a great venue.” Sam Strange, Adidas Golf

“Thanks for such a great day at Frilford Heath for this year’s BGIA Golf Day. It’s always good to catch up with industry colleagues whilst enjoying a wonderful day’s golf on a superbly presented championship golf course and I look forward to playing in next year’s event.” Nathan Dennis, Callaway Golf

“Thanks for a great day yesterday. The golf course and hospitality were first class and the team thoroughly enjoyed themselves.” Ian Melham, Foremost

“Very enjoyable and a real success.” Matthew Eagle, Glenmuir

“Thank you all for a really enjoyable day at FHGC today. It’s wonderful to see the industry come together and for the BGIA to be at the heart of it.” Matthew Johnson, Acushnet

“The golf day was fantastic – really well organised, great course and the buffet was a brilliant end to the day.” Richard Payne, Sports Marketing Surveys


BGIA Golf Day Winners

1st Place – Media Drive 88 points
2nd Place – Mizuno 87 points
3rd Place – SMS 86 points
4th Place – Puma/Cobra 85 points

Longest Drive @ the 2nd hole – Sam Morrison
Longest Drive @ 15th hole – David Cederholm

Nearest the Pin @ 11th hole – Chris Hedderman
Nearest the Pin @ 18th hole – Richard Payne