by Sellick Partnership | 29 July 2014
I was recently fortunate enough to be elected as Sellick Partnership's North West representative consultant at our client entertainment day out at the British Men's Open held at the Royal Liverpool golf course in Hoylake.
Along with my colleagues Helen Dodds and Adam Rouse, we took nine lucky contacts who are currently doing business with Sellick Partnership along for the full hospitality treatment.
The day started with introductions, tea & coffee and bacon rolls in the large hospitality marquee complete with big screens showing the footage. We were all excited to get out in the sunshine and see some of the action for ourselves. Our nearest exit led us straight out onto the ninth green, we positioned ourselves in some great seats with views of the green and of the tenth tee.
We watched several pairs come through, including the Brit Tom Watson while we waited for a glimpse of the Tiger! Tiger Woods didn't disappoint in his bright red t-shirt - he may have missed the green initially but he still came back to score a birdie from the rough, much to the delight of us and the crowd.
Next we took a gentle stroll around a lot of the course, taking in plenty of golf, exploring the tented village and finally catching Tom Watson's standing ovation at the 18th hole - what a reception the crowd gave him!
Time for lunch and the hospitality team did us proud; the food was nice, the service excellent and the free bar appreciated by many. After a rather long lunch which almost incorporated afternoon tea as well, we went back to our favourite spot at the ninth and tenth to see the master at work, Rory McIlroy. Rory was splendid in his luminous pink sleeved shirt with an entourage of at least 30 people! He put on a great show and consolidated his lead with another birdie.
The ever increasing crowds following the champion around the course were enough to draw our guests back to the comfort of the hospitality tent so we watched Rory's win come in on the big screen, happy with a cold beer in hand. All in all a fantastic day with great company, exciting sport and a wonderful setting and atmosphere at Royal Liverpool.