ATi are jetting off to the USA for the annual UK versus USA golfing tournament, with much excitement about a prestigious trip to the real US Open!
ATi UK were a little tee-d off last year when they failed to win the event’s singles trophy, but they’re hoping to putt that behind them this year and have a driving ambition to bring home the silverware….without driving a wedge between team mates in the process!
As many of you know ATi are golf crazy, both here in the UK and in the USA, and this year Technical Manager Chris McTear, European Sales Manager Garry Tabor and Sales Manager Tristen Preger will travel to Philadelphia on Wednesday 12th June to represent the UK.
With Chris in the 2012 winning team and Garry previously coming second-place twice in the singles tournament, they have high hopes for a clean sweep in both events this year!
Over the 2 days, employees from both the the UK and USA offices will enjoy the some friendly rivalry in a bid to become the ATi Open Champions of 2013, then as a special treat they will all visit the real US Open being held at Merion Country Club just a few miles from ATi’s USA manufacturing facility in Philadelphia.
Garry Tabor said: “It’s always a great few days spent relaxing and team building with customers, suppliers and work colleges. The rivalry is always intense and not an inch (or putt!) is given by anyone. This year will be no exception (the trash talk started last week!), with a Ryder Cup style format on the Thursday afternoon, followed by the full-blown ATi Open on the Friday. I’m not certain that we will have a Bubba/Poulter style start on the first tee with “USA, USA” chants, but with Tristen choosing SHOCKING PINK as our team colours, we are in for some major abuse! So come on ATi UK, lets make the abuse worthwhile by bringing the US title home!”
British Water Annual Charity Golf Day
On the subject of golf, British Water are also hosting a charity golf event on 20th June. Open to all British Water members and their guests, this year’s Golf Day is jointly in aid of WaterAid, The Passage and CLIC Sargeant.
Unfortunately the ATi golfers will be in the US at the time but we would like to wish everyone good luck and lets hope the UK’s current bout of good weather lasts for you all! In our absence we have donated some tickets for both Manchester United and Manchester City football club home games for the raffle. This is a great cause so we hope they manage to raise lots of funds.