Recently, we organised a golf day at Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel for a client. The hotel is located in the heart of the west midlands, boasting to have two superb golf courses, suitable for players of all skill levels. In total, 100 guests participated in the days activities.
Upon arrival, guests were greeted with tea, coffee and bacon rolls, which they enjoyed whilst registering.
Following this, they played golf on the grounds of the hotel from 12pm until 5pm, accompanied by guest celebrity, Jason Plato, former British racing driver. Throughout the day, competitions were held for the ‘longest drive’ and ‘nearest to the pin’. After completing the golf course, guests enjoyed drinks in the marquee of the hotel, followed by dinner.
They were seated at large tables of 10-12, and had the choice of two options for both the starter and main meal. To start, guests could opt for either smoked duck & pate, with apricot chutney and dried Brioche, or the vegetarian alternative: goats cheese with beetroot puree and salsa salad. For their main meal, guests were given the option of a succulent 8 hour braised blade of beef with parsley mashed potato, rosemary, red wine & tomato concasse, or alternatively, a grilled mediterranean vegetable stack with halloumi, puy lentils & braised leeks. Dessert was a seasonal fruit Crumble tart with vanilla ice cream.
After dinner, guest speaker Jason Plato took to the stage, retelling anecdotes of both his driving career and television career, contrasting the two. In the past he has hosted Fifth Gear and Mission Implausible, and is co-hosting the upcoming series Drive alongside Vernon Kaye. Afterwards, he participated in an organised Q&A session, followed by guests having the opportunity to ask him their own questions.
At the end of the night, winners were announced for the previously mentioned competitions, along with the top 3 best performers of the day and best performing team. The prizes for these competitions included various golf equipment, with the best performer receiving a Bushnell Tour V3 Rangefinder, worth £200.
Guests departed the venue at 11:30 having enjoyed a fun and eventful day.