They were swinging in the rain during the Watford FC spring golf day sponsored by the club’s legal partner SA Law on Monday 20th March 2017.
Past and present Hornets stars stepped out at The Grove for the annual event which gives Watford FC fans the chance to pitch their skills against their match day heroes in a friendly but competitive sporting environment.
And as far as Watford FC goes, the heroes don’t come much bigger than the current club captain Troy Deeney, the first player in the club’s history to score 20 or more goals in three consecutive seasons (2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15), who took the opportunity to swap his studs for golf spikes to tackle the 18 hole 7,152-yard championship golf course.
He was joined by fellow current player, Irish goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin.
Former players making the most of the day included Watford FC legends Tommy Mooney who has the distinction of scoring in each of the top four flights of domestic football in England, two times Watford FC player of the season Tommy Smith and 1994-94 Goal of the Season winner Richard Johnson who picked up the award for his 30-yard screamer against Wolves.
Delighted and proud to be sponsoring the event, Robert Ryall, Joint Head of SA Law’s Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution said:
“The Watford Football Club Golf Day is always a wonderful event allowing golf and football fans a unique opportunity to meet players, club staff, supporters and commercial partners in a relaxed and entertaining environment.
“SA Law is extremely proud to once again sponsor the day. It’s a shame it didn’t stay dry for us, but we still had a fantastic day’s golf and a very exciting competition on what is always a challenging course here at The Grove.”
SA Law is the Official Legal Partner & Solicitors of Watford FC. The firm’s St Albans and London-based legal teams have worked closely with the club since 2009 on a broad range of matters and supported their on-field exploits every kick of the way.
Winners on the day:
- Nearest to the pin - (within 12in) - was SA Law’s Rob Ryall;
- Longest drive - 232 yards, on hole 9 - was Dave Benton;
- First place with 89 points, Tim Burton, Tony Pearce & Neil Kingham
- Second place with 85 points were SA Law (consisting of Rob Ryall, Chris Cook, Colin Tate & Peter Maestas);
- Third place with 84 points was Guy Jones, Pete Gough, Mark Roper & Jon Padden