Fun Golf Team Building Activities for Lloyd’s of London, The Runnymede on Thames

The Client

With expertise earned over centuries, Lloyd’s of London is the foundation of the insurance industry and the future of it. Led by expert underwriters and brokers who cover more than 200 territories, the Lloyd’s market develops the essential, complex and critical insurance needed to underwrite human progress.

The Brief

Gable Events is very proud to be the preferred event supplier to the Runnymede on Thames hotel at Egham and we were recommended to Lloyd’s of London to provide a suitable team building activity to entertain approximately 60 staff members for a few hours in the evening following a day of meetings.

The original idea was for a team-based dragon boat racing event making use of The Runnymede’s beautiful setting beside the River Thames but a more informal games option on a golfing theme was preferred on this occasion with our nine-hole crazy golf, target golf and putting simulators fitting the bill perfectly!

The Venue

The contemporary, comfortable four-star Runnymede on Thames hotel has an independent spirit that flows through every experience, offering a relaxed ambience with friendly, professional personal service.

The beautiful riverside location and outdoor space means they can host an array of events whilst maintaining a sense of luxury. The lovely grounds and Riverside Suite provided an ideal location for Gable Events corporate golf team building activities.

The Event

Having worked closely with The Runnymede on Thames hotel conference staff to ensure the appropriate spaces for each activity, Gable Events greeted the Lloyd’s of London guests on a beautifully sunny evening by the River Thames. Three different golf team building activities had been laid out for the delegates to play on at their leisure supervised and encouraged by our trained staff.

Electronic putting simulators took centre stage in the Riverside Suite allowing up to four guests to play at a time and each group being able to alter gradient and level of difficulty using the advanced computerised mechanical system. A Top Gear style leader board meant that it was easy for fellow guests to see who was unleashing their inner Rory McIlroy!

Outside were 9 miniature golf holes with obstacles and ramps to challenge keen golfers and novices alike. Sufficient putters were provided to ensure that several people could play each of the nine holes at a time, guaranteeing maximum involvement and enjoyment. Score cards and pencils were on hand so each guest could keep track of their progress.

Delegates also had the opportunity to test their approach play with our extremely popular target golf corporate team building game where players are tasked with chipping balls into an assortment of targets worth varying points based on their difficulty.

Bespoke engraved glass golf trophies were awarded to the best players on each of the individual golf team building activities to wrap up a relaxed event enjoyed by all. Lloyds of London’s event organiser was delighted to entrust the event to Gable Events with the added assurance of our longstanding knowledge of the Runnymede on Thames Hotel and preferred supplier status.