Team Autograph Triumph At Inaugural PLASA Golf Day
Autograph recently assembled a formidable array of golfing talent to take on the challenge of the inaugural PLASA golf day, held at the beautiful and challenging Drift Club just after the PLASA London show. Autograph’s Duncan Bell and Scott Arnold were joined by DiGiCo MD James Gordon and Dave Wiggins from RMS, and after a team briefing over coffee and bacon rolls, the combatants headed out to the ninth tee where battle commenced with a shotgun start.
We managed to raise £3,500 for the Light Relief Charity which is a great result
Despite some rustiness among some members the team dovetailed very well together, contributing a range of complimentary skills around the tees and greens, and when the scores were added up the total was a very respectable 87 points.
It soon became apparent however that Team Autograph and Team Meyer had tied for first place with the same totals. An executive decision was thus required to break the impasse, and the organisers took the very sensible view that Team Meyer should be deducted one point because their captain Roger Harpum had been on the practice range at 0730 that morning, and thus had obviously taken the whole thing far too seriously. Consequently Team Autograph were declared the winners!
Bryan Raven from White Light said, ‘The clean sweep by the audio companies means we need to spend more time on the golf course before the next time!’. Delta Sound’s Lee Dennison endorsed Bryan’s view by espousing the possibly controversial view that, ‘Yet again, we have proved that the sound side of the industry leads the way in all areas...’.
PLASA CEO Matthew Griffiths commented, ‘A round of golf in the sunshine was a perfect way to round off the week that also saw the last ever PLASA show at Earls Court. We also managed to raise £3,500 for the Light Relief Charity which is a great result – we look forward to organising another Golf Day in the spring next year’.
Autograph director Duncan Bell, who is also vice-chairman of the PLASA EU regional board, said afterwards, ‘Commiserations to Roger Harpum and the rest of Team Meyer, but also thanks to all the organisers for a great day. It was important to me that Autograph should enter a team in the first PLASA golf day, and also that we had a team who would be sure to have fun at the same time as raising money for a great cause. If you had seen the extensive ball-searching that took place on the first few holes you would never have predicted team Autograph a podium finish let alone gold! All in all, a great team effort and a perfect end to Autograph's sporting summer’.