Welwyn Garden City charity golf day swung into action

PUBLISHED: 13:00 09 October 2011

HAD golf day winners

HAD golf day winners


THE fifth annual Herts Action of Disability (HAD) Golf Day swung into action.

The venue was once again Welwyn Garden City Golf Club and the 40 golfers were enjoyed perfect playing conditions.

New team Grand Slam, skippered by Lemsford resident Antony Baxter, enjoyed the conditions the best taking the HAD trophy with an impressive 102 points.

They finished a point ahead of previous winners PSG with the HH Hackers in third place with 99 points.

“It was a great day and the course was in superb condition,” nine-handicapper Antony said. “The greens were pretty quick and some of the pin positions asked a lot of questions, but thankfully we managed to card a good score.”

Best individual score was 39 stableford points from Jon Watts with Robin Gray taking the nearest the pin and longest drive prizes.

A well-supported raffle and auction managed to help raise more than £2,000 for WGC-based HAD.

HAD fundraising chairman Paul Bishop said: “The support we got on the day was fantastic and not just from the HAD golfers.

“Many club members supported the event by buying raffle tickets and I¹d personally like to thank each and every one of them.

“Events like this are becoming increasingly important, especially as the charity¹s local government funding ceases within two years.”

The next HAD fundraiser is an art and artisans exhibition in Old Hatfield on December 3 and 4. “It provides the perfect opportunity to buy Christmas gifts with a difference,” said Paul.

More details from Edna Stephens on 01707 321802.

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