BCF Golf Day 2019


Coventry Golf Club, Finham, West Midlands was founded in 1887 and the course has become one of the finest examples of mature parkland golf and as an Open Qualifier course, it has been host to many prestigious Professional and Amateur Tournaments.

On Monday 24th June the British Culinary Federation held their annual golf day with a field of 64 members and guests taking on the challenge of the course. The format of the day began with registration from 9.15am with coffee/tea and bacon rolls. A “shotgun” start commenced the days play, with teams teeing off from each of the 18 holes around the course.

The weather this time was very different to last year with the month of June so far being very wet. The day started slightly overcast and very humid, with temperatures around 21 degrees and there was a slight showing of light rain at the initial start, but this held off and the day became much more humid with sunshine throughout the afternoon. This was very much welcomed by the players as the course was in superb condition with the greens running very true.

The teams returned to the clubhouse for the very much needed refreshments at the 19th hole, and time for players to reflect on the highs and lows of their game. The day was rounded off with an enjoyable two course buffet lunch followed by the awards presentation. This was conducted by this years event organisers and vice presidents Chris Hudson and Graham Crump who were supported on the day by the chairman Stuart McLeod.

The BCF would like to convey a sincere “thank you” to the following companies and establishments, for their generous contributions in supporting and making the day such a success: Aubrey Allen, Bidfood, Cheal’s of Henley, Essential Cuisine, The Butchers Block and Zuidam UK Ltd also to Coventry Golf Club who hosted the event.

Team Prizes:

1st: Simpsons Restaurant

Simpsons 1st


2nd: Zuidam UK

Zudam UK 2nd

3rd: University College Birmingham

UCB 3rd

Individual Prizes:

NP 7th

Nearest the Pin; 7th (sponsored by Essential Cuisine): The Milkman

NP 9th

Nearest the Pin in 2; 9th (sponsored by Bidfood): Luke Tipping

NP 17th

Nearest the Pin; 17th (sponsored by Cheal’s of Henley): Peter Purcell

LD 18th

Longest Drive; 18th (sponsored by Zuidam UK): Simon Harwin