IPG Mediabrands Golf Day 2018 Tees Off!
IPG Mediabrands Golf Day entered its fifth year and took place on a stunningly sunny day at Hadley Wood Golf Club in north London. The course was in amazing condition and there were a variety of excellent prizes generously provided by Orion up for grabs. The 70-person field was made up of a combination of players from ten IPG agencies, over twenty different media owners, and clients from J&J, HR Pharma, Continental, LEGO, The Economist, plus some prospects.
After a hearty breakfast and a loosening of limbs on the driving range, play began at 9.15am. Painfully early for some after a typical media Thursday! The standard of golf varied wildly but everyone had a great day. The Media Owners put in a great showing with Rob Huckin from Bloomberg (under 20 handicap) and Dan Black from Teads (over 20 handicap) winning the individual honours and Channel 4 won the team prize. However IPG saved face with Howard Norton winning Nearest to the Pin and Steve Henderson bowing out from Initiative with a Longest Drive prize. And most importantly Paul Chatwyn picked up best dressed for a monstrous bogey green ensemble. Post-round we enjoyed the beautiful weather and views from the 17th Century clubhouse with a beer or vino in hand.
In 2019 we’re planning to make the golf day even better – running fun taster sessions for beginners to get an intro to the game on the practice range at the same time as the main tournament. Now roll on the Ryder Cup…
But it isn’t just golf that we have been enjoying, our Mixed Netball team won gold last month in their first league game in Kings Cross. IPG Mediabrands’ mixed team claimed their trophy with a very close and tense 6-5 victory against Hoopla.
The team started and finished magnificently, with some brilliant attacking from Mark Hanna, Rachel Hawker and Alex Atherley, while Millie Richardson and Becca Cornish were strong in defensive.
Although only eight people played in the final league match, it was an entire team effort across the eight week season. The full squad included – Rebecca Cornish, Tom Stanton, Rob Bellamy, Alex Duke, Alex Atherley, Millie Richardson, Cecily Hart, Mark Hanna, Jennifer Came, Charlotte Duke, Rachel Hawker, Lucas Wesney, Adam Belchak, Lorna Dobson, Kate Stoddart and George Morton.
A huge congratulations to the mixed netball team and everyone who played throughout the season!
We currently have two IPG Mediabrands teams:
- Female league – Tuesday evenings – Haggerston
- Mixed league – Wednesday evenings – Kings Cross
We are always on the hunt to recruit more players and don’t worry if you aren’t a netball fanatic, most the of the people above had never played before. If anyone would like to join either team, then please contact Rachel Hawker in HR for more information.