Angus Lee, Jason Moir and Andrew Smith

North-East golf networking group swings into action

A new north-east networking group has swung into action offering a unique combination of sport, socialising and business networking.

The 19th Hole, founded by experienced business professionals Jason Moir and Angus Lee, was created to accommodate those who prefer to network in a non-traditional format and environment.

The new scheme, which has already hosted three successful outings, offers participants nine holes of golf plus refreshments and networking on a monthly basis. Fixtures rotate round a series of courses, all of which are easily accessible from Aberdeen city.

Company membership, which can be taken out at bronze, silver, gold or platinum level, also includes a listing on www.the-19th-hole.co.uk and access to the members’ online forum.

“It’s widely believed that a lot of business is done on the golf course and The 19th Hole is ideal for those who enjoy meeting new contacts in this way,” says Jason Moir, director, The 19th Hole. “Our monthly events take place on a Friday afternoon to avoid encroaching too much on the working week. The focus is on informal networking, coupled with fresh air, exercise and a bit of fun.”

To date, the scheme has enjoyed encouraging support from businesses who want to become members and local golf clubs who are keen to give the new venture their support.

Popular courses including Peterculter, Murcar, Portlethen, Craibstone and The Paul Lawrie Golf Centre have all agreed to act as host venues. The Paul Lawrie Golf Centre will also be used in winter or if the weather is too inclement for outdoor play, this will allow us to hit golf balls, checking our golf swings, fun target golf competitions as well as golf simulation.

Further information about The 19 th Hole is available online at www.the-19th-hole.uk, by emailing jason@the-19th-hole.co.uk or by telephoning 07872 070531. Those who wish to trial the format before committing to membership are welcome to come along as guests for their first visit.