Watling Tyres At The Second Hankook Golf Classic

The rain held off last week in Daventry, just enough to allow for the second Hankook Golf Classic to take place – and Watling Tyres were honoured to have taken part in raising money for the fantastic cause, Transaid.

Hosted by the Hanbury Manor Hotel & Country Club, our very own Patrick Laming, General Manager, took part on the day, helping to raise £640. Patrick was also accompanied by colleagues Roger Flury, Managing Director, and Nigel Payne, Operations Director. The money will go towards solving challenging transport issues in economically developing countries.

Watling Tyre's Patrick Laming and Nigel Payne at the Hankook Golf Classic
Operations Director, Nigel Payne (second from left), and General Manager, Patrick Laming (far right), with fellow golfers at the Hankook Golf Classic

Transaid works to ensure both vehicles and drivers are safer, resulting in fewer fatalities and injuries on the road where standards might not be as high as in the UK.

Patrick Laming said: “I would like to thank all Hankook staff for what was yet another outstanding event. The course was extremely challenging for some of us but hugely enjoyable, the highpoint being birds of prey flying at low level overhead! The evening stepped-up a further gear with a culinary treat. In short, great event, great company, great manufacturer.”

The winner of the charity tournament was Richard Osbourne from Trinity Tyres, with other teams from Tyreshop, Nuneaton Exhaust Centre and Southern Tyre Co. taking part.

Watling Tyre's Roger Flury at the Hankook Golf Classic
Managing Director Roger Flury (third from left) enjoying the event

Representing the Hankook team, Jong Jin Park, UK Managing Director, took part, and said: “We have worked with Transaid since 2006 and always take every opportunity to support them in their valuable work to solve transport challenges in economically developing countries. The Hankook Classic Golf days are a fantastic way to raise crucial funds to help Transaid continue to deliver professional driver training projects which aim to make drivers more competent, vehicles safer, and reduce death and injury on the road. We look forward to many more events like this in the future.”

Jong Jin Park, Managing Director at Hankook Tyre UK (far right) at the Hankook Golf Classic
Jong Jin Park, Managing Director at Hankook Tyre UK (far right), with his team

Our thanks go out to Hankook Tyres UK for hosting this terrific event, we hope to be able to take part in future editions of the international charity fundraiser.


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