5 Star Windows & Conservatories Celebrate a Hat-trick of Victories

by | Jun 5, 2024 | Events

Conservatory Outlet welcomed premium retailers from around the United Kingdom to the picturesque Cheshire countryside for its annual Network Golf Day.

The event, now in its eleventh year, is one of the most respected and longest-running competitions of its kind in the sector.

Held at the renowned championship course at the Portal Golf & Spa Resort just outside of Tarporley, the tournament saw entrants vie for team and individual prizes. And for 2024, there were some changes to the format to accommodate an expanded entry pool.

“It was fantastic to see representation from all corners of the UK join us in Cheshire,” begins Greg Kane, Conservatory Outlets CEO.

“This year saw more entries than ever before and as we enter the competition’s second decade, we decided to add some extra stakes. We added prizes for the best pair alongside the traditional team format and created several new individual prizes to reward people’s playmaking abilities off the tee and towards the greens.

“The Network Golf Day is a highlight of the calendar,” Greg continues.

“The event allows our Premium Retail Network to come together for a little bit of friendly competition and discuss strategies with other like-minded businesses. With a giant turnout of 16 teams, this year’s was the biggest and best so far!”

With the rain driving down and the wind whipping up a storm, the undulating par 73 course played far longer than its 7,018 yards. The conditions were tough but that didn’t stop 5 Star Windows and Conservatories from posting the best score on the Donal Steel-designed course and running away with the overall team prize.

The victory marked 5 Star’s third time lifting the much-cherished Network Trophy, making them the first-ever company to finish atop the scoreboard three times.

“A huge congratulations to Richard Manser and the rest of the 5 Star team,” Greg adds.

Speaking about 5 Star’s triumph, Richard Manser, their managing director, spoke about his delight in winning the Network Golf Day for the third time.

“I’m thrilled. It was especially challenging out there today and our team rose to the challenge to become the first-ever three-time winners!

“The Conservatory Outlet Network Golf Day is always a fantastic event, the best in the industry, and this year’s competition was no different. Not even the weather could take the shine off what was a brilliantly organised day.”

“We’re going to take good care of the Network trophy over the next twelve months, and we’re looking forward to defending our crown next year.”

Hazlemere Windows had a clean sweep of the other competitions. Led from the front expertly by Tony Beale, the High Wycombe-based Premium Retailer left with prizes for the best-scoring pair (Jamie Liews and Scott McCarthy), as well as grabbing the trophies for the Nearest the Pin and the newly created ‘Closest to the Pin in Two’ skills competitions.

 Greg concludes: “Well done to all this year’s winners. The event was another fantastic success and I’m already excited about what next year’s Network Golf Day will bring.”

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