Harpenden golf club raise funds for local charity

PUBLISHED: 18:00 06 August 2016

Prizes were given out during a presentation and member Steve Sierra claimed the Captain's Charity Day Champion trophy.

Prizes were given out during a presentation and member Steve Sierra claimed the Captain's Charity Day Champion trophy.


Golfers had a whack at 18 holes to raise money for a local charity.

Members of Aldwickbury Park Golf Club in Harpenden raised more than £8,000 for Rennie Grove Hospice Care - a charity that provide care and support for patients diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses - during the annual Captain’s Charity Day.

The fundraising day saw members take to the course and battle it out for the title of 2016 Captain’s Charity Day Champion. Although nobody got the lucky shot, £10,000 was also up for grabs on the seventh hole if a hole-in-one was hit.

The charity was elected by the current men’s captain, Chris Wescott, and the club has been raising funds for them throughout the year.

Emma Clifford, general manager of the golf club, said: “The day was an overwhelming success and we’re so proud of our members for raising such a staggering amount for the charity.

“Everyone who took part in the day had great fun and the greenkeepers had been working hard to get the course in such a brilliant condition; so well done to everyone involved.”

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