Alongside a selection of tyre retailers and fleet managers, Hankook staff  took to the golf course on  29 June for the Hankook Golf Classic North. Taking place at the Worsley Park Hotel & Country Club in Manchester, the event raised £395 for Transaid, an international charity that tackles poverty by building transport skills and knowledge in the developing world.

Brett Emerson, UK Sales Director for Hankook, stands (second from the right) with his team.

Hankook has previously held one centrally located golf event each year, but this year sees two events taking place – the North at Worsley and a South which will be held at Hanbury Manor Hotel & Country Club in Hertfordshire in July.

Despite the intermittent rain showers, the day was a great success. The winning team consisted of John Hinks from NRG Fleet Services, Alistair Martin from Stewartry Tyres, James France from Dexel Tyre Co and Mark Mellon from Dexel Tyre Co. The individual winner was Dave Webster from G Brocklehurst Transport, with Steve Buckley from Buckley Transport coming second and Alan Payling from APT Tyres a respectable third. Other prize winners included Peter Housby from Bulmans Bulk Haulage for Nearest the Pin and Richard Midgley from Link Tyre Sales with Longest Drive.

Ian Woofinden from NRG Fleet Services said: “Thank you to all at Hankook for such a fantastic day and evening at the 2017 Hankook Classic North. The guys and I thoroughly enjoyed the golf and the course, and equally we all had a wonderfully enjoyable and entertaining evening. The effort that goes into organising such events is incredible, and often goes unnoticed, so a special thanks to Hankook for all the hard work and effort that went in to ensuring the day went so smoothly.”

Brett Emerson, Sales Director at Hankook Tyre UK, added: “It was wonderful to witness everyone enjoy the day and we look forward to many more events such as this in the future.”

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