Jong Jin Park, UK Managing Director for Hankook (right), with his team.
Jong Jin Park, UK Managing Director for Hankook (right), with his team Hankook Golf Classic South.

Staff at Hankook, together with a selection of tyre retailers and fleet managers from around the UK, have participated in the Hankook Golf Classic South at Hanbury Manor Hotel & Country Club in Hertfordshire. Following the first occasion, this second event golf event raised funds for Transaid, an international development organisation transforming lives through safe, available and sustainable transport. The total raised across both golf days was £640.

Jong Jin Park, Managing Director at Hankook Tyre UK, commented: “We have worked with Transaid since 2006 and always take every opportunity to support them in their valuable work to solve transport challenges in economically developing countries. The Hankook Classic Golf days are a fantastic way to raise crucial finds to help Transaid continue to deliver professional driver training projects which aim to make drivers more competent, vehicles safer, and reduce death and injury on the road. We look forward to many more events like this in the future.”

The winning team included Steve Eldridge from Tyreshop, Phil Luke and Mandy Broome from Nuneaton Exhaust Centre, and Phil Hall from Southern Tyre Co. The individual winner was Richard Osbourne from Trinity Tyres, with Hajime Mori from Central Tyre coming second and Gary Oliver from Group Tyre Wholesale a respectable third. Other prize winners included Paul Ruddock and Simon Fardell, both from Stapletons for Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive respectively.

Patrick Lamming from Watling Tyre said: “I would like to thank all Hankook staff for what was yet another outstanding event. The course was extremely challenging for some of us but hugely enjoyable, the highpoint being Birds of Prey flying at low level overhead! The evening stepped-up a further gear with a culinary treat. In short, great event, great company, great manufacturer.”

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