Staverton Park in Daventry, proved a worthy venue for the annual Quiss Golf and Spa Day. Set within 150 acres of beautiful Northamptonshire countryside it provided a tranquil setting for those wishing to tackle the PGA-standard 18-hole golf course, as one of nine sets of four-balls.

For those of our clients, friends and colleagues wanting a more relaxed day, the leisure facilities including pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool spa and The Beauty Suite treatment rooms, were a great alternative to the manicured greens outside.

As is now tradition, everyone was greeted with bacon rolls, pastries and coffee on arrival; even those enjoying beauty treatments need their stamina. We were pleased to see so many familiar faces, but were also delighted to welcome new clients to the highlight of our social calendar.

The golfers were re-fuelled on course as always, with sweets and drinks driven around by Tracy in the tuck wagon. The sun shone and a good pace was maintained by all, despite the many bunkered and lost balls.

Competition on the course was fierce, with Dean Holtham eventually winning out in the Stableford with a superb 44 points. For his efforts, Dean received a Golf Rangefinder watch, which he very generously offered up for auction, along with the offer of a corporate box for a Championship match at Birmingham City.

Phil Whitehead was the unfortunate winner, if that’s the right word, of the ‘loo-sers’ trophy, reserved for those who find the golf a bit of a struggle and see their round go down the toilet!

Although fun is very much at the heart of the day, it’s also a good opportunity to raise some money for charity. Following the high quality 3-course meal, the raffle was drawn, a quick game of ‘heads & tails’ was played and the auction took place all adding to the funds raised for our chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.

Although the golfers were entertained and frustrated in equal measure by the course and those enjoying treatments in the spa were more relaxed, all played their part in raising £1,400 on the day. The total was swelled by a further £120 thanks to all those that baked cakes and biscuits for our Macmillan coffee morning, the following week.

Feedback from everyone that enjoyed the hospitality of Staverton Park was hugely positive and we’re pleased to announce that we have already booked next year’s event!