The weather was once again on our side for this year’s KFE Annual Ball and Golf Tournament, giving a glorious start to our celebrations
Held on Sunday 15th May at the Belfry Hotel & Resort in Sutton Coldfield, North Warwickshire, we had 32 golfers from the fish and chip industry tee off on the Brabazon Course, which hosted the British Masters the week before.
All vying for the KFE trophy, players were also competing for a place in the Duke of Edinburgh Cup World Finals to be held in Windsor later in the year. Including a round on The Royal Household Course at Windsor Castle, this high profile event culminates in an award ceremony at Windsor Castle in the presence of a senior member of the Royal Family.
Fortunately our MD Paul Williams was spared the embarrassment of coming last in his own tournament when he was pipped at the post at the last minute! And how Chris Hendren managed to get nearest the pin in 2 on the iconic 10th hole, we have no idea having played shockingly over most of the course!
While the semi-professionals battled it out on the main course, we had over 50 players join us on the Ryder Legends course, miniature versions of some of the most iconic holes in Ryder Cup history. We had a lot of laughs, several lost balls and, surprisingly, even the odd hole in one!
The winners and losers were:
KFE Golf Tournament:
KFE 2022 Winner & Duke of Edinburgh World Cup Qualifier – Mike Hulme of The Golden Fry in Angelsey with 34 points
KFE 2022 Runner Up & Duke of Edinburgh World Qualifier – Lenny Carr-Roberts of Shoal in Winchester with 32 points
Nearest the Pin in 2 Winner – Chris Hendren of The Fryery in Carlisle
Longest Drive Winner – Reece Head of Fry Magazine
Nearest the Pin Winner – Graham Whiteley of Eric’s in Titchwell
Winner of Whoosh b******* Trophy – Michael Dickman of BD Signs and Digital with 12 points