Save the Date!
Friday 7th June – Saturday 8th June 2019
More information about the 2019 tournament will be available shortly! Stay tuned!
Introduction to the AOGA Weekend at Gleneagles
AOGA is a non profit making association and the Gleneagles weekend is the only event of the year that it organises. It was founded in 1979 when a group of Aberdeen Oilmen decided that it would be fun to have a weekend away to play golf and enjoy each others company.. Now it has grown to the size where until 2015 when the Oil crash occurred we had over 80 different companies attending the weekend hosted by 35sponsors. It is truly an Industry event where the Major Contractors, SME’s and Operators meet and network with their Peers.
It was the only event where the complete Hotel and services were taken over by a single group. It is a partners weekend with both Men and Women Golf tournaments, and special events laid on for the non -golfers. The event is organised by a voluntary committee who act on behalf of the sponsors.
Each Sponsorship entitles the Sponsor company to 4 Double room (or equivalent, as there are some suites) and 4 playing places in both the mens & womens golf event.
The current cost of the sponsorship including Sponsorship fee: Dinner Bed & Breakfast for 2 nights: Golf in the tournament for the 2 days and the costs of all entertainment is approximately £8500 per sponsorship. All refreshments, additional golf: spa treatments etc are to each sponsors or his guest account. The committee has always negotiated a discounted rate for the event, and we believe that it is excellent value.
In order to prevent the event being dominated by a few of the larger organisations it is a rule that in general no company is able to have more than 4 sponsorships. Some of the Companies do have multiple sponsorships but many only have the one. The current sponsorship profile ranges from the Big 3 Oil Services companies: drilling contractors: Subsea Construction and service providers to major operators.
The capacity of the hotel is approximately 460 people and until 2015 AOGA booked the hotel exclusively due to the high demand for participants.
During a typical tournament, the event attracted 230 men and around 70 lady golfers.
All three courses are utilised such that the men play the 36 holes on two courses over the 2 days and the ladies play the same course on both days. This structure enables prizes to be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each flight for each day, 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each flight for the two days and overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd. This applies for both ladies and men and the scoring system used is based on Stableford. There are also several other prizes including nearest the pin, and low gross competitions.
The prizes given are all within the R&A rules on amateur golf.
Over the years AOGA has evolved and grown, donating key sums of money to charities. It was felt by the committee and guests that it was only right to take this opportunity to raise money through auctions, door prizes and other fund raising means. Since 2002 we have been able to donate almost £1 million to local North East charities. We predominantly focus on the smaller charities who assist with children and young adults where a gift of £10000 makes a big difference. We will continue to do this in the future.
With the recent and pronounced recession in the Oil & Gas industry it was decided to cancel the 2016 event as the situation of the industry and many companies in Aberdeen was not appropriate for a large scale entertainment event. The committee with the support of many of our sponsors agreed that
The event would re-commence again in 2017.
The weekend event is the same in principal with regard to the Golf and Charity support, however it is now half the size, meaning that currently we do not occupy Gleneagles exclusively. The event still attracts 22 sponsors and 220 guests, making it once again a prestigious industry weekend.
As the industry recovers we are pleasd to see many of the original sponsors return as the weekend is certainly major networking and charity supporting
event for our industry.
We trust that this précis of the event gives your company interest in becoming a sponsor.
Please contact any of the Committee for more details.