Isle of Man News - POSTED Thu 15-06-2017

Corporate Golf Day raises a wedge in aid of 2018 Games

by LC

Corporate Golf Day raises a wedge in aid of 2018 Games

An action-packed day of golf has helped raised vital funding for the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association (IOMCGA) ahead of the 2018 Games on Gold Coast, Australia.

More than 60 players from 16 teams played on the day, raising over £3,000 for the charity.

Winners of the overall golf day were Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management, with Daryl Callister from Isle of Man Bank’s team winning the longest drive competition, Werner Alberts from Manx Telecom’s team winning the nearest pin competition and the Old Dog’s team winning the yellow ball competition.

Basil Bielich, President of the IOMCGA, said: ‘The golf day was a real success and we are so grateful to all those who took part. The funds raised are essential in helping Team Isle of Man compete at the Games, showcasing our wonderful Island.  I would like to thank Standard Bank for its continued and loyal support, and also to Browne Craine for organising the event again this year.’

Chris Till, Chief Executive Officer of Standard Bank Isle of Man, said: ‘Thanks to all the teams for supporting a great cause and congratulations to those who won various prizes particularly to Canaccord who won the very close team competition! It was another fantastic day with the course in great condition and the weather was superb. I would like to wish the Island’s Commonwealth Games Association the best of success in raising the money they need to send Team Isle of Man to the 2018 Games.’

The golf day at Ramsey Golf Club was kindly sponsored by Standard Bank and in association with the Isle of Man Business Network.

For more information about the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association including ways to support Team Isle of Man visit

Photo - Daryl Callister.

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