An ace week for Varley

Charlie Varley, the managing partner at Carat in Manchester (formerly MediaVest), could be excused for feeling a bit smug.

Not only was the new slimline Varley (he never tires of talking about his WeightWatchers daily points) part of the management team that recently sold the media agency to Aegis Media, but he shot a hole-in-one in the same week. Dressed in a natty pink jumper, Varley managed to score an ace at the seventh hole at Royal Birkdale. The occasion was the Guardian Media Group golf day and Varley boasts that it's the first hole in one scored in 21 years of the GMG event. Darren Clarke had better watch out.