The NMBS Golf Day took place on Thursday 5 May, 2016, showcasing that business and pleasure can mix in remarkable fashion.

The leading buying group for independent builders', timber, plumbing and heating, and hardware merchants staged its ever-popular annual Golf Day in partnership with the Building Materials Golf Society (BMGS).

In total, over 100 people from across NMBS’ membership and supplier base, attended, who all enjoyed the great weather, impressive scenery, the superb course and great company.

The course chosen was the Dukes Course at the Woburn Golf Course which was the location for the British Masters for 20 years, as well as hosting the Women’s British Open Championship. The 6,983 yard course provided excellent fairways and, for those who didn’t stick to the fairway, found the course was lined with pine, sliver birch and chestnut trees.

All players teed off at the same time by implementing a shotgun start which ensured the day ran smoothly with all players getting back at a similar time.

There were various prizes to be won on the day with the winners outlined below:

  • 1st Prize - John Hayden (Blanchford & Co Ltd)
  • 2nd Prize - Mike Coker (Joseph Parr)
  • 3rd Prize - Dave Weller (Lawsons)
  • Longest Drive - Roger Buss (Humber Merchants)
  • Nearest Pin - Nick Edwards (A R Aspinall)

Team Prize Winners

  • Mike Cocker (Joseph Parr)
  • John Griffiths (BMGS Member)
  • Michael Maughan (F E Maughan)
  • Tony Quinn (Pontrilas Timber)

Commenting on the day, Sam Hunt, events manager at NMBS, said: "We have received fantastic feedback from attendees on how well the day was managed from NMBS and BMGS along with commenting how good the venue was. We are delighted that once again we have put on another great event for our members and suppliers to network.”

Pictured left to right: Stephen Davies, Pravin Vagadia, Nick Oates, Aaron Frogley.