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“The most important shot in golf is the next one”. Wise words uttered by the American golfer Ben Hogan and words which were held dear to all who played Stapleford Park’s award-winning 18 hole golf course on the inaugural MACS golf day.
We were blessed with sunshine as the golf teams teed off, slugged, hit and putted their way around the world renowned course, host of the ISIP Handa Senior Masters and European Senior Tour.
Once bacon butties and refreshments had been served, the local pro, Peter, discussed the course and confirmed the running order of the day – Stableford rules played off ¾ handicap. All played their best and all managed to get a good suntan!
4 or 5 hours later, following a bite to eat and a well earned pint, all golfers waited in anticipation for the results. A mention must go to our worthy winners, so congratulations go to Terry Hadley, who was our overall winner on 32 points, with Malcolm Watkins bagging the “Closest to the pin” prize. As Terry also won the “longest drive”, he kindly donated his winner’s champagne to joint overall second place winners David Mason and Jon Wray.
Many thanks to all those who participated and made the day very special.
Earlier this year, following a devastating earthquake and subsequent cholera outbreak, MACS sent in reinforcements to get the SCMS (a delivery partner for USAID) warehouse, which despatches vital antiviral drugs, back to full operational capacity.
We all celebrated MACS Software’s 21st birthday recently with a staff trip to the Sutton Elms Go-Karting circuit in Leicestershire in order to let off a little steam. Some of the team showed a natural aptitude for thrashing around a race track – a far cry from our day jobs designing software for some of the world’s leading corporations.