Jones Bros sponsors historic industry golf competition15th Oct 2021

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has sponsored a long-running industry golf event, with the winners awarded a trophy dating back to the 19th Century.

The North Wales-headquartered civil engineering firm sponsored the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation’s (CIHT) annual golf competition, contested over two days by teams from the institution’s regional branches.

The 72nd edition was held at North Wales Golf Club, West Shore in Llandudno, with the winning team awarded The Locan Cup.

The cup itself traces its history back to 1883 and was first won, according to the engravings on the reverse side of its two plates, at the “Grand Military Hunt Cup” – Sandown by Lord Binnings’ Royal Horse Guards horse “Daphne”, ridden by a Mr Blacker.

The event was set up in 1948 after the cup was donated to the CIHT by Charles Locan, the founder of road surfacing company Locan and Rawlinson in Manchester and Warrington.

Mike Jones, head of new business at Jones Bros, who helped organise this year’s edition, said: “After the year in which many sociable activities like this were disrupted, it’s a real pleasure to bring the industry together for an occasion like this.

“The Yorkshire and Humber team performed very well to win ahead of a strong team representing South Wales in the fourball competition, with David Handson and Huw Roberts, again from the Yorkshire and Humber region winning the pairs.

“We also had a very enjoyable dinner together, which is just as important when it comes to renewing old friendships and establishing new ones between colleagues from across the country.

“I look forward to the next edition, and potentially competing myself, in 2022.”