The Hitachi Annual Golf Day was held on the 11th July at Dalmahoy golf course, a beautiful setting just outside Edinburgh. This event is co-sponsored by HICSE and HRE and the guest list included representatives from some of the main players in the UK rail industry such as Atkins, Angel Trains, Porterbrook, Alstom, OSL and Unipart. It is a good opportunity to network with clients and suppliers as well as Hitachi colleagues from around the UK. HICSE MD Tim Gray hosted an enthusiastic four ball team and was close to a lucrative hole in one…. but not close enough!
Following a lively afternoon on the course the guests enjoyed an evening of world cup football (England v Croatia) and dinner hosted by Pete Graves (Sky Sports) with guest speakers Emile Heskey who during his 18 year career made more than 500 appearances the Football League and Premier League and represented England in international football, and Scott Hastings, a Scottish Rugby Union player. He won 65 caps at centre for Scotland from 1986 to 1997. It was certainly interesting to watch the England v Croatia game with those guys and hear their views about the end result.
It would be great to have more involvement from the HICSE side though, players and guests, so if you do know one end of a golf club from the other why don’t you join one of the teams at next year’s event?