Putterfingers have supplied a Challenge Putt hole to the celebrity-strewn ICAP Charity Day in the City of London. For a whole day, ICAP, a City broker, donates 100% of its revenue and brokers’ commissions to charity.
Brokers on the trading floor dressed up in silly outfits including dinosaurs, hippies and a school choir. Celebrities dropped in throughout the day to make trades on the phone and bank the commission for charity.
We supplied a minigolf hole for Make Some Noise, whom we also helped out in October at their own fundraising day. As the celebs poured in, they had a go on our Challenge Putt hole. Here are a few snaps from the #makesomenoise hole on a memorable day!
And here’s the Duchess of Cornwall pulling off what was reportedly a £200 million trade to raise £2750, which would have been the broker’s commission on any ordinary day.
Here’s Love Island winner Dani Dyer getting on the dog and bone to help out:
So we’re all celebbed out, and it was wonderful to see our equipment helping to raise funds for good causes!
See I’m a Celebrity last night? It was good to see minigolf featuring on one of the most watched TV shows in Britain. Ola and Jordan took a while to get the hang of it, but they ended up holing out in style. How many takes it took for the ball to rattle into the cup is ITV’s business. If you missed it, here’s a clip.
Ant and Dec are great golf lovers. They quite often play at charity fundraisers and once planned to have their own TV golf event. Touted for ITV then Sky in 2005, it was to feature Hollywood A-listers like Sylvester Stallone, Catherine Zeta Jones, Hugh Grant, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia. The idea was to have a Ryder Cup-style tournament over 3 days with USA and Europe teams. Donald Trump (whoever he is) was to play on the USA team and it was to be captained by Colin Montgomerie. Viewers were to join the teams and have a chance to win a Caribbean holiday for nearest the hole, and a cool £1 million for a hole-in-one if they beat the celebrity.
It didn’t fit into ITV’s schedule because of the large amount of semi-live coverage required over three days of a bank holiday weekend. The show was going to be one of the biggest TV events of the year, according to news reports from 2005.
Knocking little balls around with sticks is always great entertainment, whether it’s full-size golf or its popular cousin, miniature golf. Why not use Putterfingers minigolf to add excitement to an event? One fun way to do it is to stage a crazy golfathon, or organise a tournament with prizes for a corporate event. We supply the courses, putters, balls, obstacles, scorecards and everything else you need to stage a minigolf event and make it memorable.
Give us a call on 08450 570321, email firstname.lastname@example.org or browse the site at putterfingers.co.uk.