From the 14th – 17 July the British Open Golf championship 2011 came to Kent hosted once again by Royal St Georges Golf Club in Sandwich Kent.

This is particularly close to our hearts as our UK operations office is based in Kent nearby.

It is always a fantastic atmosphere when all the world class golfers converge on the tiny market town of Sandwich, which has single track roads, a one way system, and old toll bridge and an existing toll road for non-residents wishing to take a stroll along the bay!  There is also a naturist beach – but we won’t shout about this!

As the town is not built for such an influx of visitors our helicopter transfers are very much in demand!  Local knowledge is all in such situations.

We have flown in many of the leading names to the brilliantly situated Manston Airport, just 6 miles away from Sandwich, and provided Helicopters to and from accommodation daily.

The office has been buzzing with activity, and the golf enthusiasts have been particularly attentive and possessive of all of these trips, some going to extra lengths to make sure all goes to plan!  Come to think of it where is Mark?  I haven’t seen him for a few days…. Hmmm.

A few facts: The last time The British open was held in Kent was back in July 2003 and it will be the 14th time the open has come to Sandwich, the first was back in 1894.

Royal St Georges Golf Club was initially designed by Dr Laidlaw in 1887, it’s original design and use was for London golfers who generally played in overcrowded and unmanaged courses to come and relax and enjoy their round of golf.

If you are planning an event which may require a helicopter (or a golfing trip) feel free to call us for advice and costings. +44 (0)20 8897 8979