Golf is probably the furthest thing from most of your minds right now because a) it’s somewhere between 0 and 20 degrees Fahrenheit outside or b) you hate golf. For the latter, you can continue reading in so you may engage in laughing and pointing. For the former, despite it being the offseason in most parts of this fair land, a report from the Manchester Evening News should cause you to temper down your love for a
good walk nice spin in a cart spoiled.
A golf fanatic accountant who stole thousands from his employers and then funnelled it into his ailing club has been jailed. David Beech, 59, showed a ‘bizarre misplaced sense of loyalty’, when he siphoned over £70,000 from his bosses into struggling Oldham Golf Club, where he was treasurer.
But Beech, of Holly Grove, Chadderton, was rumbled when a company auditor went through the books. He pleaded guilty straight away and repaid £51,262 of the cash back although £19,300 was still unaccounted for, Sheffield Crown Court heard. At court it also emerged he received an 18-month suspended sentence 23 years ago for stealing from another employer. Defending, Robert Smith said Beech had demonstrated a “bizarre, strange, misplaced sense of loyalty” to the golf club. “It had a negative impact on the club in that they were under a false impression as to their own finances,” he said
Typical reaction of the members:
Phil Mickelson earned his third green jacket and Masters championship this weekend, his first major win since striking a sponsorship with KPMG’s hat department.
I took to the online streets of Twitter to see what people were saying about Phil’s win for the KPMG Kamp.
I’ll start off with the legal…
@seanmg: Everytime I looked at Phil Mickelson today I saw that KPMG hat and all I could think of was illegal tax shelters.
@KPMGRecruitment: Congratulations to KPMG-sponsored Phil Mickelson – US Masters Golf Champion 2010!
…to the sarcastic…
@chris_reynolds: I felt like the KPMG hat really put Phil over the top.
@synergytim: Does KPMG sponsor Phil Mickelson because of his initials?
…to the giddy excited…
@rychlewc: And Phil wins it! Go KPMG!
@CaseyCope: Oh Phil. You’re our finest investment ever. We’re proud of you, buddy! #KPMG
@Csolo_wvu_reds: Congrats to Phil Mickelson, the people’s champ, straight reppin KPMG all day…
…to the utterly confused.
@milktrader: What does KPMG on Phil’s hat stand for? A sports drink?
@andrea_eagleman: Way to go, Phil. Side note – KPMG reallllly needs an updated logo.
What are your thoughts on Phil’s win for KPMG? Discuss.