The annual Timber Trades Benevolent Society’s (TTBS) National Golf was held at The Belfry, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield on Friday July 6.

For the first time in decades, the event was staged without a main sponsor and all the organisation was handled by Ivan Savage, the TTBS general manager and national president together with the Belfry golf team and dining management team.

The event attracted over 50 players on the PGA course for the morning 10 holes Greensomes and on the world-renowned Brabazon course for the afternoon 18 holes Individual Stableford.

The recent hot and sunny weather continued on the day, which made ball positioning extremely critical and the scores achieved in both competitions were a credit to all players and especially the trophy winners.

As always, the Belfry hotel facilities were excellent and the presentation dinner in the Sutton Suite provided an excellent menu to complete the day’s events.

The trophies were presented by Barbara Cartwright, recently appointed as the first female TTBS Trustee in the Society’s 120-year history and Ivan Savage.

A raffle for a selection of generously donated prizes raised more than £800 for the Society.

The prizes included a four ball at Gleneagles, donated by Taylor Maxwell Timber and a four ball on the PGA course, donated by The Belfry, together with numerous prizes donated by all the companies represented on the day.

Mr Savage thanked everyone for supporting the event and for all the donated raffle prizes and in particular Andrew Jackson at UPM for the provision of golf balls and tees for all the players.

Barbara Cartwright thanked Mr Savage for all his work in providing another well organised and enjoyable day for everyone.

The July 2019 National Golf, scheduled for Friday July 5, will be advertised on the www. events page later this year, when a venue has been booked and main sponsors have been approached