Forth Dimension Displays (ForthDD) have enjoyed their first, in what is hoped to be an annual series, golf event which was held at Burntisland Golf House Club on the May 21st, 2009. Golf has been played at Burntisland since 1797 (some historians suggest 1688) and it was very fitting that one of Scotland’s brightest and best technology companies play their golf at one of Scotland’s oldest and most beautiful golf courses.
Staff and former colleagues of ForthDD came together to raise funds for the “Little Hearts Matter”, a registered charity which offers support and information to parents and also raises awareness of those affected when a child has conditions such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome, pulmonary atresia, tricuspid atresia or Double Inlet Ventricle.
In all, eleven contestants braved the challenge of Burntisland which is known for its long par 5 and unsighted par 3s. As with many Scottish summers, the weather was changeable with driving rain and blistering sunshine both in attendance.
In the individual event, the educated money was on Chris Chalmers (Senior Electronics Engineer) to win on his home course and so it was to prove as he won with an excellent 36 stable ford points, 9 ahead of his nearest rival, Principal Process Engineer Mark Taylor. In third place was European Sales Manager Dave Vettese, just one point behind.
In the team event, the production team (Andrew McCue, Production Director and Mark Taylor) led the way with some consistent scoring. In second place were Chris Chalmers, Graeme Miller (Senior Electronics Engineer) and their manager Calum Dewar for the product design team. In third spot were the optics team (Duncan Anderson of Intense Photonics and Mark McCallum of Edinburgh Instruments) followed by the sales team (Robert Hoffman, Sales Director and Dave Vettese). Bringing up the rear was the finance team of George Jack and Mike Hay.
Two other trophies were awarded on the day. Dave Vettese won the “nearest the pin” competition at the par 3 5th hole and Mark Taylor won the “longest drive” with a 250+ yards smack at the par 4 13th hole.
Funds were raised by a series of fun events along with entrance fee for the golf. Forth Dimension Displays also donated a large sum on a like for like basis. All in, just over £600 has been raised from this event which has been donated to “Little Hearts Matter”.
Next year ForthDD hopes to see a number of customers and suppliers along with some better weather! If you are interested in participating please contact Dave Vettese at email@example.com