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Harpenden Mencap Golf Day - 7 June 2024

As usual, there was a strong presence at the annual Mencap Day, held 7th June at Harpenden Common Golf Club, with two Fitz branded teams , as well a a Mornie Onions team, assembled as usual by Matt Hignell, one of the organisers. This was the first time the event had been held since Bob Barltrop, a great supporter who co-ordinated the Fitz teams, passed away earlier in the year.

The golf was played on a pleasantly warm and dry day and all the Fitz participants enjoyed the day. The main competition was a team event with the best three scores counting on each hole (all four on par 3s). One Fitz team, comprising Colin Dunkerley, Alan Wood, Danny Gesua and Andrew Williams finished with a very creditable 116 points, just short of the third place, but a long way behind a group of ladies who scored an amazing 132 points.

The other team of Brian Smith, Andy Flint and Austin Jessop were somewhat further back, but they had lost their fourth player who fell off a chair the previous evening and damaged his back while enjoying the sunset in his garden!

The golf was followed by a meal, the announcement of the prize winners and the picking up of winning raffle prizes and silent auction items, all of which had been donated by organisations in the area. The day was a lot of fun, and the important aspect was that a sum in excess of £4,500 was raised. This will support the work of the local branch of Mencap and pay for extras for the service users and their families.

Brian Smith Match Organiser

Fitz golfers at the Harpenden Mencap day
Fitz golfers at the Harpenden Mencap day
Andrew Williams and Danny Gesua
Alan Wood aims for the green
Fitz teams before play at Harpenden Common GC
The Mornie Onions team. Martin Breddy, David Coombs, Matt Hignell and Andrew Garden

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