Falco Construction celebrated its 15th Anniversary in style with a celebrity golf day in March.

Ex-Spurs footballer and now the company’s brand ambassador Mark Falco and Managing Director, Brendan Griffin, were joined by two sporting legends, former World Boxing champion John Conteh and World Cup Winner Ossie Ardiles as well as a number of client contacts for a hugely enjoyable day at the prestigious Grove Golf Course in Chandler’s Cross, Hertfordshire.

Guests included Bryan Welsh, Construction Manager at UK Power Networks (UKPN) who won our mini-golf newsletter competition in December.

The day started with breakfast at the clubhouse followed by an 18-hole round of golf at the luxury course which staged the World Golf Championship event won by Tiger Woods in 2006, as well as the British Masters in 2016. Players were arranged into three groups of four:

Team 1: John Conteh, Mark Simmons (UKPN), Jonathan Grove (PGA), Kevin Parcell (Morrisons)

Team 2: Mark Falco, Brendan Griffin (Falco), Dave Tann (Morrisons), Rick Blyth (Clancy)

Team 3: Osvaldo Ardiles, Colin Lambert (UKPN), Bryan Welsh (UKPN), Andrew Wolfe (Morrisons)

Falco’s Director, Alan Seyfi, acted as caddy and buggy-driver for the players. The day concluded with lunch in the clubhouse Stables Bar, a few drinks and an opportunity for selfies with the stars and some stories of past glories.

“It was a truly great day filled with camaraderie amongst our guests and sporting celebs,” recalls Alan Seyfi, “The golf was played with a winning mentality but great team spirit. Our celebrity guests were fantastic in sharing photo opportunities, signing memorabilia and regaling us with some memorable sporting yarns”.

MD Brendan also enjoyed the occasion: “The Grove proved to be the perfect setting for us to celebrate Falco’s milestone,” he said, “A great day of golf combined with good food and great company. We are looking forward to a rematch on Falco’s 20th Anniversary”.

Click to view our image library from the event.

Last year former top-flight footballer, Mark Falco, joined Falco Construction’s team to provide the company with assistance in corporate networking and promotion. He joined Tottenham Hotspur in 1978 and scored 98 goals in 236 appearances over the next 8 years for the club. He netted in the penalty shootout win over Anderlecht to win the UEFA Cup in 1984. Following spells at Chelsea (loan), Watford and Glasgow Rangers he enjoyed 4 years at QPR before finishing his career with Millwall in 1992.

His Spurs teammate Osvaldo Ardiles was a key member of Argentina’s 1978 World Cup winning side. Alongside Ricky Villa he joined Tottenham in 1978 playing over 200 times for the North London club winning the FA Cup in 1981. That year he also appeared alongside Slyvester Stalone in the 1981 World War II film Escape to Victory.

Former professional boxer John Conteh held the WBC Light Heavyweight Title for four years before he was controversially outpointed by Mate Parlov in Belgrade in 1978. He retired three years later with a 34-4-1 record. In 2017, Conteh was awarded an MBE for services to his sport.

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