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  • 13th October 2014

Search Office Space Golf Event Raises Nearly £1,000 for Diabetes Charity

Office search business Search Office Space hosted their 2014 Property Agent Charity Golf Day, to raise money for local Diabetes charity, The Michael Green Foundation.

The event took place at Dyrham Park Golf Resort in Hertfordshire on October 9th with around 40 participants playing a round of 18 holes on the course set in beautiful rolling countryside. The event was sponsored by Boxx Projects a specialist office fit-out company who have worked with Search Office Space for a number of years.


Steve Potter(right) and team from event sponsors Boxx Projects getting ready to start as part of team 7 at the Search Office Space Agent Charity Golf Event 2014.

The day was an opportunity for leading commercial property figures to network and talk to others from around the sector. The event kicked off with an introduction from event host Stephen Hickey, Head of Agent Relations at Search Office Space, who explained the order of play and introduced the charity who would benefit from the event.


Stephen Hickey, event organiser kicking off the 2014 Agent Charity Golf Event at Dyrham Park Golf Resort.

Stephen Hickey, Head of Agent Relations, said, “The Golf Day is a great opportunity to give back to our agents across London and the UK who have shown us incredible support. These are working relationships we build day in, day out so it is fantastic to meet together for a pleasurable day.


Event organiser Stephen Hickey getting started on the first tee.

The teams had left the first tee by 10.45. With eight teams of up to 4 players it was important that different levels of ability were evened out to create a fair opportunity for all the players taking part.


The players started out in glorious sunshine but play almost came to a halt when the predicted storms rolled in around 12.30pm just as the first teams arrived for lunch off the 9th green.


A little wet but most are still smiling! A short break for soup and sandwiches at the Search Office Space Agent Charity Golf Event 2014.

The storms quickly passed and play resumed in the sunshine. Teams had 5 main award categories to aim for. The big prize was the first place trophy and £100 in gift vouchers, followed by the four ball award and “nearest the pin” and “longest drive” competitions. As a bit of fun the final award was a “yellow ball” competition to see which team could get a yellow ball around the 18 hole course without losing it.


The trophies for the main event winner and four ball competition.

The event supported local Hertfordshire based charity The Michael Green Foundation. Joanne Green, the charities founder commented, “We are delighted that SOS supported us this year with their agent golf event. Our own Trustee Gary Silver was one of the players so I am pleased one of our team members was able to take part in such a great day. We would all like to thank Search Office Space for their brilliant support during 2014.”


Gary Silver, charity trustee (top right), thanks the players on behalf of The Michael Green Foundation

The winners of the event were as follows:

Tournament winnerMatt Clarke from Stupples Chandler Garvey

Matt Clarke Tournament Winner 2014

Four Ball Team winners – Team 3 who were: David Garson from Search Office Space, Mark Cohen from Summit, Michal PcPherson from AOS Group and Duncan Hamilton-Young from Avison Young.

Team winners 2014

Nearest the Pin Competition winnerJames Oliver from Brasier Freeth


Longest Drive Competition winnerSteven Reeves from Darragh House


Yellow Ball Competition winners – Team 3 who were: Steve Marsden from Search Office Space, Steven Reeves from Darragh House and James Oliver from Brasier Freeth


We would like to thank everyone who took part in the event.

The full list of participants was as follows:

Stephen Hickey from SOS

James Lightstone from JLS Properties

David Garson from SOS

Duncan Hamilton-Young from Avison Young

Marc Cohen from Summit

Steve Marsden from SOS

Marc Davis from Summit

Steven Reeves from Darragh House

Craig Smith from Boxx Projects

Clive McAffe from Boxx Projects

James Oliver from Brasier Freeth

Lee Meranda from SOS

Patrick Mellor from Stupples Chandler Garvey

Ian Mann from Strettons

Ash Sharma from Ashwell Rogers

Matthew Englander from Brasier Freeth

Steve Potter from Boxx Projects

Malcolm Cohen from Langham Estate

Howard Peterman from Petermans

Matt Clarke from Stupples Chandler Garvey

Gary Silver from Lancaster Brown

Steve Dawson from Brookfield

Shaun Wilson from Leconfield

David Cartwright from Brookfield

Michal McPherson from AOS Group

David Jordan from Studley

George Brookshank from Leconfield