With just a week to go before I start my London to Paris bike ride, yesterday came the last chance before the big day to try and reach my fundraising target of £1,600.00.
The Attwaters Jameson Hill Golf Society day was held at Chesfield Downs Golf Club in Graveley. The course was in fantastic condition and the weather gods smiled on us as the sun shone all day long.
This was the 3rd Golf Society day that I have organised and once again we had a great turn out. My own golf may have been a little bit wayward at times but the scores were not so important, the banter on and off the course was flowing and all those attended were hopefully enjoying the day as much as I did.
The golf must also count towards my training for my bike ride given the distance covered on foot, having taken the scenic route around the course.
A putting competition went down well and became more competitive as the day went on, but everyone was happy to donate their entry fee, with the winner, Marc Hyman of AJG & Co scoring 18 for the 9 hole course.
Out on the main course, Matt Dixon of Geoffrey Matthew Estates walked away with the Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin competitions. Andy Knight of Metro Bank Plc was the runner up in the main event with a score of 40 but was pipped to the overall win by Paul Walton of Accountancy and Costs Lawyer Services Limited who scored 41 points. As a result, the handicap committee will be meeting today.
Huge thanks must go to Matt Aylott of HSBC, Richard Hill from Bibby Factors Slough Limited, Brian Gannon of Richmond House Group and of course Attwaters Jameson Hill solicitors for sponsoring holes.
I am always touched and amazed at how generous people can be at events like this. I cannot thank those who came along to the golf day and supported this event, hopefully pushing me over my fundraising target.
Lastly, enormous thanks to Stuart Markham, the Golf Day Manager at Chesfield Downs and his team for all their help throughout the day in making the event run so smoothly.
An exhausting day but great fun, thank you all!