London Colney man has golfers paying for bad shots

GOLFERS teed off about ending up in the bunker are proving no obstacle for London Colney man Simon Tansley who is turning their dodgy chips, drives and putts into money for charity.

His clubmates at Bedwell Park at Hatfield London Country Club are being good sports about their bad shots, which have so far raised about �300 for Bowel & Cancer Research.

As new club captain, Simon chose Bowel and Cancer Research as the captain’s charity for a year as his mother Jean died of bowel cancer last year at the age of 82.

Simon said: “There are forfeits for a bad shot, and anyone who ends up in the water hazard or a bunker pays �1. Everyone’s been really good about paying up so far.”

The 51-year-old who has been playing the sport for 20 years has also placed charity collection tins on the clubhouse bar, as the golf club supports the local cancer hospice Isabel Hospice in Welwyn Garden City.

A spokeswoman for Bowel and Cancer Research said: “We’re very grateful for Simon’s support. Bowel cancer affects 35,000 people in the UK each year.”