Boomerang come back with a victory at the 2024 BA’s Charity Golf Day!

Report by Jason Batup - “Golf consultant” to The Bingo Association

If there had been an award for the ‘Best Dressed’, the Boomerang teams would have taken that too in their Red & Black shirts! (L-R) Darrel Stoten, Howard Gant, Chris Wrigley, Brian Jamson, Mel Kassim, Peter Hannibal & Jonathon Haynes. (NB Martin Lagar missing from photo)

This year’s Bingo Association Charity Golf Day took place on 20th June at the Belton Woods Club in Grantham, Lincolnshire.  A record entry of 74 players from 19 teams stepped on to the course in glorious sunshine, but only one team could come back as the winners and that team was Boomerang Digital’s B team.

This was the first entry in the BA’s annual golf day from the Hull gaming tech giant, and their debutant winning team were: Howard Gant, Peter Hannibal, Martin Lagar & Brian Jamson.  The winners scored 100 points, 4 clear of the runners-up, Mecca Bingo, who edged Buzz Bingo into 3rd place on countback.

The individual winner, for the third year running, came from the Mecca team, with 2022 winner, Paul Swendell, reclaiming the Maygay Cup with a tremendous round of 46 points.

Boomerang’s Howard Gant clinched the Club 3000 Jug for the best Front 9, scoring 24 points, whilst Poppleston Allen’s Adam Hodges took the Batup Bowl for the best Back 9 with 23 points.  Adam was unlucky not to win overall, scoring the same 46 points for his full round as winner Paul Swendell, only losing out on countback to the Mecca man.

Winning team, Boomerang B: Martin Lagar – Howard Gant – Brian Jamson – Peter Hannibal – showing off the BA Trophy with Jason Batup and Miles Baron
Overall winner, Mecca Bingo’s Paul Swendell, receiving the Maygay Cup from Jason Batup & Miles Baron
Howard Gant receiving the Club 3000 Jug from Jason Batup and Miles Baron
Adam Hodges of Poppleston Allen taking the Batup bowl from namesake Jason and Miles Baron.

The evening included a Charity raffle in aid of the Association’s nominated Charity, Variety, and this raised over £1,900 From the very generous attendance.  The evening’s proceedings had been started by a talk from Variety representative, Lyn Staunton, who thanked everyone for their part in the industry’s support of Variety – now very nearly at £2 million – and the huge impact it had made to the lives of so many children.

The other prize winners are listed below, as are the Companies who very generously sponsored the event , who were thanked on the night by the Association’s CEO, Miles Baron.


Competition Winner Team
Longest Drive David Sherwin UK Gaming Solutions
Nearest The Pin, hole 2 Peter Willans Buzz Bingo
Nearest The Pin, hole 5 Graham Williamson ECM
Nearest The Pin, hole 11 Dave Cooksley BJ’s Bingo
Nearest The Pin, hole 17 Jason Stiborsky Merkur Casino
Nearest The Pin in 2, hole 8 Rhys Owen Mutual Play Ltd


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