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The Actuary The magazine of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries

Golfing actuaries come to the fore

On 7 October High Finance Group hosted its Autumn Golf Day at Woldingham Golf Club in Surrey. On a glorious autumn day, 40 actuaries and accountants from across the insurance market tested their golfing prowess against one another.

The morning saw 10 teams competing for the nine-hole Texas Scramble Competition, which was won with a score of 3 under by Mark Brown (HFG), Colin Charles, Tim Baggot (Locktons) and Andrew Wiltshere (Atrium).

After a good lunch and the odd beer to help settle the nerves, the 18-hole individual Stableford Competition got under way. This saw the competitive edge come out from everyone, especially Jon Hughes (Guy Carpenter), who nearly missed his tee time as he was practising his putting.

The weather held fine all day, and when it was time to retire to the club house 
for drinks, Solvency II discussions and 
the presentation, there were some 
strong scores.

The nearest-the-pin competition was won by Blanche Neal (Aon), the longest drive was a monster from Joel Hodges (Liberty Syndicates) but the overall winner with 44 points was Stuart Hailwood (Mercer). The day was played in great spirits and enjoyed by all. If you would like to play in the spring competition, please do get in touch with 

Review by William Gallimore