All Steels Trading’s Golf Day 2017

All Steels Trading would like to thank everyone who attended our recent golf day/dinner at Rudding Park Golf Club & Hotel in Harrogate and helped to make the day/evening go with a truly fantastic swing!

It’s fair to say that the emphasis for the biennial All Steels Trading invitation golf day/dinner will always be on having fun but coupled of course with a slight edge of healthy competition! All teams/players were equally blessed with glorious sunshine during their round of golf but the accompanying afternoon wind made for difficult conditions on Rudding Park’s Hawtree Course for all of the golfers.

Despite all of the challenges presented some pretty impressive golfing action was most definitely seen and that included some very promising shots made by participating members of All Steels Trading’s sales office. It’s good to know that their numerous professional golf lessons taken in preparation for the 2017 AST golfing event were not all in vain!

After the final putt was taken it was already time for the players to head straight over to Rudding Park Hotel post a quick change of attire for the evening dinner. The much anticipated prize giving ceremony certainly rounded off the golf day/dinner very nicely leaving our guests and All Steels Trading’s colleagues all looking forward to the next classic AST golf day/dinner!

Here are the 2017 AST golfing prize results:

Team Winner
First Place – Andrew Killingbeck, Adam Glenn, Neil Doherty & Richard Hewitt
Second Place – Matt Ford, Mark Aldridge & Dave Pottinger
Third Place – Laurence McDougall, Steve Unwin, Andy Peaty & John Panton

All Steels Trading’s Golf Day 2017


Individual Winner – Men
First Place – John Thompson – 46 points
Second Place – Matt Ford – 39 points
Third Place – Richard Hewitt – 38 points

Individual Winner – Women
First Place – Suzanne Burton – 36 points
Second Place – Jules Thompson – 34 points
Third Place – Julia Hesketh – 23 points

Longest Drive Winner – Men
Colin Anderson
Longest Drive Winner – Women
Julia Hesketh
Nearest The Pin Winner
Laurence McDougall

 

 

A special thanks goes to All Steels Trading guest Neil Turner who kindly gifted “The Turner Trophy” during the prize giving ceremony in nostalgic celebration of achieving his own spectacular hole in one at the 2015 AST golf day.

The Turner Trophy Winner (Chipping Competition Winner)
Tom McDougall – who actually chipped in the hole!

All Steels Trading’s Golf Day 2017

AST to sponsor SMRUFC’s 1st XVs!

Here are a few key facts for your interest about SMRUFC:

Sheffield Medicals RUFC is a thriving rugby club founded by students at Sheffield University in 1964. They field three competitive teams every weekend and they are looking to expand further next year, with the aim of establishing a 4th XV.

The 1st XV currently play in Yorkshire 2 and are current National Medical Schools Champions.

Training: Monday optional fitness, Tuesday squad training, Friday team run through. Matches are played on a Saturday afternoon at the University playing fields. The club also play in the national medics cup competition (NAMS), intra-mural touch rugby and 7s competitions.

We will aim to keep you posted on SMRUFC 1st XVs rugby team’s success next season. However, full up to date past match reports etc can be found HERE


AST to sponsor SMRUFC’s 1st XVs!

 
 All Steels Trading is delighted to announce that we will be acting as the principal sponsor for the forthcoming 2017/18 season/Sheffield University Medics Rugby (SMRUFC) 1st XVs team.
We’re sure that you will agree that our company logo looks absolutely fabulous on the 1st XVs team’s 2017/18 designed match playing rugby shirts!

 

Here are a few key facts for your interest about SMRUFC:

Sheffield Medicals RUFC is a thriving rugby club founded by students at Sheffield University in 1964. They field three competitive teams every weekend and they are looking to expand further next year, with the aim of establishing a 4th XV.

The 1st XV currently play in Yorkshire 2 and are current National Medical Schools Champions.
Training: Monday optional fitness, Tuesday squad training, Friday team run through. Matches are played on a Saturday afternoon at the University playing fields. The club also play in the national medics cup competition (NAMS), intra-mural touch rugby and 7s competitions.
We will aim to keep you posted on SMRUFC 1st XVs rugby team’s success next season. However, full up to date past match reports etc can be found HERE

AST to sponsor SMRUFC’s 1st XVs!

Ten Goal Epic Ends in a Draw!

All Steels Trading’s very own Jon Jacobs and Lee White once again joined ranks with fellow office and works employees in sister business Tomrods for a friendly game of six a side football after hours on Friday 14th August 2015.

As per tradition retired Tomrods Commercial Director Keith McKee’s renowned and unbiased football refereeing skills were called upon as the Reds and Blues battled it out on the pitch each hoping to secure a clear match victory.

Despite an impressive flying start from the Blues who at one point quite early on in the game led 3-0 up they ultimately conceded five goals, which were each creatively delivered into the net by the Reds' forwards. So at the final whistle the overall score was a frustrating 5-5 draw for all concerned only made less bitter by the rewarding taste of the ‘take it on the house barbecue grilled food and cold drinks bar!’

You have to admit that the newly purchased opposing house team kits did look pretty impressive despite the fact that on the day all the Blues’ matching shorts had accidentally been left out of their team kit bag!

The Blues

The Reds

The running match goal scores/strikers list:

1-0 Blues – Craig Monk

2-0 Blues – Igors Alabjevs

3-0 Blues – Tim Whiting

3-1 Blues – George Thompson (penalty)

4-1 Blues – Kevin Shaw (penalty)

Half Time

5-1 Blues – Craig Monk

5-2 Blues – Neil Latcham

5-3 Blues – Max Russell

5-4 Blues – George Thompson

5-5 (last brilliant kick of the game) – George Thompson

No firm date has been set yet for the next AST/Tomrods Reds versus Blues game but you can bet it won’t be too long before we all get to see those sporting outfits being so handsomely modelled for the second time around etc.

All Steels Trading's Trophy Day!

Rudding Park, Harrogate Friday 5th June 2015

There's apparently a tradition among golfers that is an "unofficial" rule i.e. if a golfer is lucky enough to strike a hole in one, he/she will celebrate properly after his/her round is over, by buying a round of drinks for everyone in the club, at the bar!  Fellow guests at All Steels Trading's inaugural golf day were understandably delighted that Neil Turner was only too thrilled to fulfil this obligation after scoring his first ever hole in one on the 8th hole of the championship par 72 Hawtree Course at Rudding Park, whilst participating in All Steels Trading’s golfing fixture. It’s fair to say that Neil’s wonderful achievement and sporting/alcoholic gesture also contributed to keeping the AST invitation day event going with a real swing during the evening celebratory dinner too!

There was also certainly some impressive golf on display from numerous other guests, which resulted in a pretty close competition overall but there could only be one triumphant winner for each of the following All Steels Trading golf competition categories!

The AST 2015 Trophy Winners!

Team Winners – left to right below: Jon Ratledge, Ray Moore, Laurence McDougall & Steve Unwin

Gents individual first prize winner – George Thompson

Ladies individual first prize winner – Julie Thompson

Gents longest drive winner – Neil Doherty

Ladies longest drive winner – Julie Thompson

Gents nearest the pin winner – Neil Turner of course!

Friday 13th Not So Unlucky for All Steels Trading!

All Steels Trading were happy to take a risk on a historically unlucky day and entered a team in the NEASS Annual Golf Competition, which took place this year on Friday 13th September on the Cheshire Course at Carden Park.

The challenging course reminiscent of the finest British heathland golf courses offered a wealth of natural hazards! However, despite this and some tough competition coming from the likes of rival sister company Tomrods’ team The All Steels Trading players kept their cool and triumphantly secured the First Team Prize with a winning score of 81 points. The All Steels Trading Team comprised the following members: Managing Director Laurence McDougall with guests Steve Unwin & Ian Hardy from Caparo Merchant Bar & Alan Burton from 247 Design & Print. 

The team can now all look forward to playing 18 complimentary holes on the PGA National course at the Belfry as well as a 30 minute lesson with a Senior Teaching Professional at the Golf Club. The huge applause doesn’t end there because in addition to the victorious First Team Prize Managing Director Laurence McDougall also skilfully won the Individual Winner Prize on the day! So we now have two beautiful new trophies to add to the collection in the Boardroom at Thirsk in recognition of All Steels Trading’s sporting as well as steel trading know-how!

Inter – House Football Match Friday 12th April 2013

  The Winning Team!

All Steels Trading’s very own Sales and Logistics Executives Jon Jacobs and Adam Barton joined ranks with fellow office and works employees in sister business Tomrods for a friendly game of seven a side football after hours on Friday 12th April 2013.  A full size grass pitch was professionally marked out on site and newly purchased goal posts were erected to mark the occasion of this inaugural inter-house football competition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Opposition

So it is particularly pleasing to report here that the All Steels multi-talented lads helped their team to take the match to a thrilling 3-2 victory under the supervision of Managing Director Laurence McDougall who is now considering a potential new career in full time football management!  Perhaps Paolo Di Canio’s new reign at Sunderland AFC could actually prove to be short lived if any scouts from the neighbouring club witnessed McDougall manage his team to ultimate victory!  When the half time whistle blew it was all to play for with a stalemate draw of one goal each.

Chairman John Thompson’s team gave fierce competition throughout but a major turning point in the game came for McDougall’s players close to the end of the second half when Captain Jon Jacobs scored a brilliant killer tactical goal bringing the match back to a draw.  The momentum continued and the finale came shortly afterwards when Chris Hall’s volleying goal into the top right net in the closing minute was hit with such speed and precision that not even Joe Hart could have made the save!  A rematch will no doubt be called for and McDougall will undoubtedly be preparing his pri zed players for their next footballing match fixture. 

 

 

 

McDougall’s winning team consisted of the following players:

Jon “Speedy “Jacobs (Captain)

Adam “Climbing” Barton

Dan “Sliding” Groves

“PC” Chris Hall

“Little” Mark Stapylton

Adam “Towering” Grant

Andy “The Hat” Wastell

David “Scissor Kick” Edwards

Danny “HAB” Moorey

Dave “Sargent Major” Cotton

Alex “Mini Doodles” McDougall

 The opposition players lead by John Thompson:

John “The Boss” Thompson (Captain/Player Manager)

Jacek “The Mean Machine” Przybyl

Neil “The Hair” Latcham

Mike “New Lad Upstairs” Terry

Tim “Twiggy” Whiting

Tom “The Unit” McDougall

Vitalijs “The Power” Cernenoks

Richard “Half Pipe” Cowgill

Kerry “The New Kid” Haw

George “Baby Face” Thompson

 

The after match celebrations where greatly assisted by Works Manager Mark Cowgill’s Michelin Star deserving hot dog and beer refreshment stand and it is fair to say that despite any subsequent bruises a great evening was had by all.

Editor:  Needless to say – Laurence McDougall