Tie for Top Teams
Over 70 keen golfers from businesses at Kings Hill took a break from work to take part in a tournament at the Kings Hill Golf Club and raise money for the Royal British Legion.
Organised by developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd this was the sixth Kings Hill Business Challenge and players competed for a silver cup and commemorative Royal British Legion medals.
Players teed off to a shotgun start and tensions ran high when it appeared that Genzyme Diagnostics and Teligent had tied for first place. But looking back over the two teams’ performance over the nine holes, the pro decreed Genzyme the winner. The team was presented with a silver cup, medals and a bottle of champagne each.
Nearest the pin was won by Gavin Ludden of Jupiter and longest drive by Colin Cracknell of ADT, each winning a magnum of champagne.
There was also a charity raffle in aid of the Royal British Legion - whose village for ex-service men is close to Kings Hill - which raised nearly £400. During lunch, Caroline Binns, associate director, marketing and leasing of Liberty Property Trust UK gave an update on developments at Kings Hill and said “This annual occasion provides an opportunity for Kings Hill businesses to meet their neighbours and for us to thank them for their business.
“The last year has been one of the most successful ever, with property deals completed on over 190,000 sq ft of office and retail space, proving that Kings Hill is now an established business location. The opening of the improved A228 dual carriageway link to the M20 has significantly enhanced communications for our tenants.”
The 6,600 yard par 72 Kings Hill Golf Club is set in 200 acres of undulating terrain featuring large areas of protected heath and mature woodland. The light and airy colonial style clubhouse is a focal point of Kings Hill for both the business and the residential communities.