12:00 14th April 2016
Club's Annual Golf Day enjoyed at Trentham
STOKE CITY'S managerial duo were pipped to the title by a single point at the Club's Annual Golf Day yesterday.
Manager Mark Hughes and his assistant Mark Bowen ran BK Industrial Services all the way only to see the Trentham Lakes based company come out on top with 85 Stableford points from the popular event once again held at Trentham Golf Club.
The Welshmen, who were partnered for the day by Total Motion's Simon Hill and his son Harry, remained in good spirits though when presenting the trophy to the winning team of Kenny Lawton, John Livesley, Ryan Kenny and Phil Lawton.
They weren't the only ones to be edged out of the honours either as Charlie Adam and his team of Keith Willis, Buster Musto, Paul Holdstock lost out on third place despite scoring 83 themselves, due to Barrier Services' better performance on the back nine.
Also taking part were Phil Bardsley - who scored 75 with Green Contract Services - and first team coach Eddie Niedzwiecki, along with former players Wayne Thomas and Paul Maguire.
Scooping the prizes for Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin were Lee Knight and Carlsberg's Tim Beech respectively.
The 22-team sell-out event was preceded by the popular Trick Shot Show from 'Tricky' Rob Brown before a shotgun start to the day saw teams heading out at 11.00am and returning around 4.00pm.
A three-course meal was then enjoyed by all along with the presentation of the awards.
Due to the success of the event another golf day is likely to be scheduled as soon as September, subject to next season's fixture schedule.