Martin Gregory – Director, Grey Simmonds

"I just thought I would drop you a line to air my views on the recent Gaucho golf day. I know I have attended many of your events in the past and am fortunate enough to attend a corporate golf day of one type or another every week and play some of the best courses in the UK, however, your most recent event that you organised for Gaucho and Your Golf Travel at St George's Hill was probably the Carlsberg of golf events and, without a doubt, one of the best I’ve ever been to. I have played St George's Hill a number of times and still think it’s one of the best courses in the UK, and to introduce a quality offering of Gaucho’s food or drink on every tee was genius. I can honestly say it’s the first time I’ve had a long round of golf where I have enjoyed it and wanted it to last longer. Fortunately I didn’t drive which made my experience even better, ever since I have found myself reflecting on the day and discussing it and waxing lyrical about what others have missed. Could you please pass on my comments to the Gaucho and Your Golf Travel teams for putting on such a fantastic event and hopefully I am always invited to every future event they have."

Paul Renucci – Director, Abrugo Ltd

"Please accept my congratulations and personal thanks for organising such a top event. The facilities were superb and the organisation outstanding. Most of all from start to finish it was a blast! I think you’ve got to take all the credit for creating an environment that allowed everyone both in their teams and collectively, to ‘network’ in such a wholehearted and enjoyable way. I look forward to my next encounter with Sportingclass!"

Jon Pettifer – Director, Global Sports Events & Venues, RFU Client Representative, MACE

"Thank you again for an excellent week in Sarasota last week and of course for your well managed and carefully orchestrated delivery of the 2014 programme of events. I do of course fully appreciate the challenges associated with the event programme and, crucially, the stresses and pressures associated with last week’s logistics - congratulations again on a job well done and for maintaining your professional demeanour and of course for maintaining your smiles! Thanks again guys - love your work!"

Richard Lewis – Manager, Sales Solutions, Training and Recognition, Ritz-Carlton

"I have finally grabbed a few moments to reflect on last week’s 5th Sportingclass Final. Having attended all five, it is safe to say the novelty is still nowhere near wearing off. I keep asking myself which was the best, and this is a hard one to answer…..Across the board each final has had a different element that makes it so unique and so enjoyable to all those that attend. This time around, there was your blend of usual characters whom we have been so accustomed to, but also combined with some unfamiliar faces which truly added to the whole experience. The overall combination of people, hotel, location, nightlife and golf mixed so well. The part I have yet to mention is you chaps, all add to the experience, it’s a great show you put on in a way that many would find tremendously hard to get near to replicating. The style is casual and fun yet highly professional, organised and creative. Thank you so much again, and the worrying thing is 2015 will be upon us in no time! See you all very soon."

Andy Gomarsall MBE – Managing Director, Network 2 Supplies

"Chaps, just wanted to say (& not because we won!) that was the best golf day I have ever played in. Organisation first class, good people, great location & the best run for me. Your team works superbly well & the hard work behind the scenes really shows. Congrats. Looking forward to Coe Vintners! Can’t wait for October!"

Andrew Lawson – SVP & UK Country Leader, Salesforce

"Without the tireless work from the members of Sportingclass this event simply wouldn’t be able to take place."

Duncan Kennedy – Managing Director, Glenstone Property

"I would just like to thank the Sportingclass team on behalf of my Glenstone golfing team for the superb trip you put on to Sanya Island. My team have all agreed  the Sportingclass Golf Challenge is the best corporate event they have been to starting with the preliminary round at Brockett Hall which was a tremendous day in isolation, and then the finals in Sanya with all the planning and logistics of getting us all there. The quality of your sponsors and putting together various different teams from throughout the business spectrum meant for an informative and very interesting networking opportunity with like-minded individuals. I have been on many corporate golf days and trips and you are right at the top of your game at Sportingclass, the balance between the relaxed nature of the day and the high quality of the event are second to none."

Tony Weir – Director of Sales (UK, IE, Middle East), Danfoss.

"On behalf of the Danfoss team, I would like to thank Sportingclass for a truly outstanding experience. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel was exceptional and the end of tour banquet was something to behold! The golf courses in Sanya were fantastic, as were our fellow contestants. There was a great mix of personalities on the ‘tour’ and a constant buzz. Looking forward to doing it all again, next year. Most impressive was the organisation by your team. Everything ran seamlessly from end to end – we just had to turn up and enjoy. We handed over our golf clubs to you on arrival and they ‘magically’ appeared each time we needed them. Our seamless experience did not happen by chance and we appreciate the tremendous effort you put into organizing and managing this event. Well done, Sportingclass"

Billy MacNeill – Events Manager, Heineken UK

"Many thanks for all your hard work over the last few months. Today we saw the reward for all your efforts. An excellent day and you were a joy to work with throughout. Have a great weekend and look forward to working with you again soon."

Jon Parsons – Head of Marketing, Srixon Sports Europe

"Many thanks for helping us to organize a fantastic meeting again… All round organisation, transfers, hotel, food, golf, beer and even the weather all ran seamlessly. Great job by you boys in putting on an excellent show. A credit to Sportingclass – all your efforts very much appreciated."

Nick Gillett – Commercial Director, Coe Vintners

"Thank you for a truly amazing day. When your clients fill your inbox with thank you messages and ask about next year’s event you know you have done something right. Your ability to make a high handicapper feel like a pro golfer and to make everyone feel special and enjoy themselves is a credit to Sportingclass and your team. We are delighted to have our day as part of your series of events and please sign us up for next year, if you’ll have us. I think my key client summed it up when he said "quite simply, it is the best golf day I have ever been to, anywhere, ever…"

Chris Ireland – Business Development Manager, Bacardi Brown-Forman

"I just wanted to say thank you also on behalf of the Bacardi team. Yet again the trip was beyond expectations, not only the golf and hotel but as I mentioned to the guys before heading out, it’s the people who make this trip. As a business you have a very special event here and, as per last year, extremely well organised and very enjoyable. In terms of feedback my only concern is not winning next year as this has now become a must have diary entry."

Rob Kendall MRICS – Partner, Paragon LLP

"Just a quick note to thank you and the team for a fantastic trip to Loch Lomond, as always your attention to detail is second to none.  I’ve come away with a massive smile on my face and a number of new contacts to boot. I will certainly be recommending you to my colleagues and contemporaries alike."

Leon Davis – Payments Consultant, Global Networks, American Express

"May I say what a wonderful experience the final was, extremely well organised, great atmosphere, everyone having an amazing time.  The hotel was fabulous as were the courses and I can speak for my team that we were blown away by the whole trip."

Mike Freely – Managing Director, Octink

"The fantastic experience in Atlanta lives strong! Just wanted to formally thank you both for the invite, your hospitality, and a truly brilliant trip – you deserve great credit for laying on, in my opinion, a faultless event! Thanks again."


"Cancer Research UK wanted to pass on their thanks for a wonderful event on Thursday night at The Grove. Thank you for your part in delivering such an incredible fundraising event. We were all very impressed by the venue, the organisation and the great experience that the night delivered. It really is one of the best supporter-led fundraising events we’ve ever been to. I also heard feedback from suppliers that it’s the best event that they get invited to – so great feedback all-round… We all wanted to say a big thank you to you for making it possible."

Gary Eggleton – Owner, Connected Media

"I must take this opportunity to offer my congratulations in running a truly world class event. I’ve been lucky enough to play golf around the world for the past 15 years, and the 2010 Sportingclass Industry Invitational was quite simply the best organised event I’ve ever participated in. Everything associated with the competition was first class, The sponsors made it feel like a European Tour Event & the venues you chose for UK qualifying are normally associated with some of Professional Golf’s most prestigious tournaments. The prize of playing in a competitive competition in at a 5-star Caribbean Resort was an experience neither my team nor I will never forget. You simply couldn’t have done anything better & on behalf of everyone that competed we offer a massive thank you."



For more information regarding The Sportingclass Industry Invitational please contact:

Paul Welch

0208 734 3888

Andy Lee

0208 734 3889

Sam Parsons

0208 734 3887