Dear Members, Friends and Sponsors of the British Business Club Düsseldorf
I would like to extend a warm welcome to the British Business Club Düsseldorf (BBCD) website to all our members, friends, sponsors and visitors. We will be gradually increasing the content on our website over the next few months, so do come back and get updated from time to time.
After some very wet weather the previous few days, we were lucky to get some dazzling sunshine on Sunday for the 98 golfers from ten countries who played in the British Business Club Düsseldorf's First International Golf Tournament, held in association with Kosaido International Golf Club Düsseldorf. There was fierce competition and friendly rivalry from teams from China, Taiwan, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Austria, Japan, France, Netherlands and Russia. Teas with scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream, a traditional British treat, were provided at the half-way point, courtesy of Teehaus Benrath. Each competitor drank an average of one pint of tea! The event was a great success and we were delighted by the level of support and the positive feedback. For the evening meal and prize ceremony the total present, inclusive of guests, exceeded 140.
Team Taiwan won the brutto score team prize, helped by the Taiwanese Ambassador to the Netherlands, Tom Chou, who was playing for their team and came over especially from the Hague for the event with some of his fellow Taiwanese. The BBCD Golf Cup individual winner was Sean Yuen Pang from Team China. There was also an opportunity for newcomers to golf to try Kosaido's Schnupperkurs (golf taster course) during the day. A charity raffle (tombola) at the event raised over EUR 800 for two charities, the Bahnhofsmission and the Royal British Legion.
The event was supported by many local companies, individuals and businesses who provided competition and tombola prizes, as well as tea, fruit and flowers, to whom we are very grateful. We would like to express our special thanks to the sponsors, without whom this event would not have been possible (and, hopefully, I have not omitted any!):
• ABD Business Center
• Hotel Nikko
• Golfino Sportswear
• Body & Soul Wellness and Spa
• Teehaus Benrath, Flowers and Emotions
• Holmes Place Fitness
• Scottish Development International
• Helene Rhodin-Shillingford
• ekd gelenkrohr GmbH
• Optik Bölter Brillen
• Robert Wilms & Partners Steuerbüro
• Jacques' Wine-Depot Hilden
• Bio-Queen Karin Lehmann
• Lions Club Neuss Novaesia
• Weinhof Wittlaer
• Gary Warner, Golf Professional
• Stefan Horlacher, Golf Professional
• Der Neue Kosaido
On behalf of the club, I would like to thank our members, Monique and Trevor Kerslake, in particular, for all their hard work in organising this event, together with Susanne Schmitz-Abshagen and Ralf Schmitz, the owners of Kosaido, and all their staff, as well as volunteers from our club. I have attached a few photos from the event. We will be adding many more to our website in due course.
Best regards from Benrath
Brian R Hicks
British Business Club Düsseldorf