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NGK Northern Ireland Golf Day


Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has held its 25th Northern Ireland Golf Day with 24 players competing at the Royal Belfast Golf Club.

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It was a case of old rivalries being resumed as many of the competitors had taken part in the company’s inaugural Northern Ireland Golf Day in 1992 at Ballyclare Golf Club.

Gavin Boyd, of North Down Motor Factors Newtownards, won the low handicap section and the coveted NGK Shield by one point from Niall Patrick, of RT Autoparts Cookstown, with Gary Rodgers, of Ballynahinch Motor Factors, finishing closely behind in third place.

The high handicap section saw Ian Scott, of Carryduff Autoparts, come out on top with Tony Harte, of Aiken Autospares Enniskillen, in second place and Elmer Wallace, of Paints and Components Ballymoney, third.

The NGK prize was won by Stewart Neill, Area Manager – Ireland, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, while James Allen, of Fyfes Vehicle and Engineering Supplies Ltd, Ballymena, who was the first winner of the NGK Shield, picked up the Nearest to the Pin award and Tim Ward, NGK Spark Plugs UK Ltd Deputy General Manager – Sales & Business Development, took the Longest Drive prize.

After the tournament the group transferred to a top Belfast Hotel before boarding a coach to travel across Belfast to the famous Deanes Meat Locker Restaurant for an evening of fine dining, laughter and presentations.

At the evening event Stewart Neill recalled many of the past events and some of the funny happenings that had occurred over the past 25 years.

He said: “It was great to see so many customers who have supported us over the years and to celebrate all the years of business, golf and friendship.”

Elmer Wallace, a five-time winner of the NGK Shield, spoke on behalf of the customers, thanking Stewart and NGK for annually staging the event. He also thanked NGK for all their support and help in developing the customers’ businesses over many years, rating the company as one of the very best to deal with in the aftermarket.

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is an original equipment (OE) parts supplier of spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors to most of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers, with the same quality parts being available in the UK and Irish automotive aftermarkets.

For more information on NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd and its products and services, please visit the website www.ngkntk.co.uk Also you can check out its new blogzine at ngktorque.com