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NGK hosts Northern Ireland Golf Day

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has held its 26th annual Northern Ireland Golf Day.
Playing the Valley Golf Course at Royal Portrush Golf Club, the rain fortunately stayed away on what was a fun-filled day for everyone involved.

Cecil Holmes, Karkraft, Belfast, Clive Jardine, Partsdoc, Coleraine, Gabriel McNeill, JNK Components, Ballymena, Eddie Kobayashi, Managing Director, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd

Winner of the low handicap section and the NGK Shield was last year’s runner-up Nial Patrick, of RT Autoparts, of Cookstown, with James Allan, of Fyfes Vehicle and Engineering Supplies in Ballymena in second place, and Vincent McCaffery, of Antrim Autoparts, third.

Competition was also very close in the high handicap section with Matthew Maguire from North Down Motor Factors in Newtownards coming out on top from Elmer Wallace, of Paints and Components in Ballymoney in second place, and Alan Graham, of Lagan Motor Factors in Lisburn, who was third.

Elmer Wallace, Paints and Components, Ballymoney, Vincent McCaffery, Antrim Autoparts, Gareth McIntyre, Ballymena Engine Spares, Brian Childs, NGK Spark plugs (UK) Ltd

The nearest to the pin competition was won by Alan Graham, of Lagan Motor Factors in Lisburn, while Stewart Neill, Area Manager – Ireland of NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, picked up the longest drive award. NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Managing Director Eddie Kobayashi came out on top to win the NGK prize.

Stewart Neill said: “This event is always very popular, and it was great to once again meet up with many of our customers for what is always a fun-packed but highly competitive occasion.”

James Allan, Fyfes Vehicle and Engineering Supplies, Ballymena, Tim Ward, Deputy General Manager, sales & Business Development, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, Ian Scott, Carryduff Autoparts, NGK Shield winner Nial Patrick, R T Autoparts, Cookstown,

After the golf, the NGK party transferred to the Portrush Atlantic Hotel for an overnight stay, evening meal and prize presentation.

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is an original equipment (OE) parts supplier of spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors to most of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers, with the same quality parts being available in the UK and Irish automotive aftermarkets.

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Tammy Suzuki, Deputy Managing Director, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, David Preece, Motoglass, Belfast, Sam McKee, Component Sales in Magherafelt, Stewart Neill, Area Manager – Ireland, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd