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Golf day expected to raise hundreds of pounds
A charity golf day at Bushey Country Club is expected to raise hundreds of pounds for charity when participants tee off today.
Hertsmere borough councillors Brenda Batten and Paul Morris, both Conservative, are among the 11 teams taking part to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support and Help for Heroes.
They are this year’s chosen charities of the club’s two golf captains.
The Club’s Golf Professional Daniel Fitzsimmons is on hand to challenge anyone who dares to beat his tee shot nearest the pin on the 17th green.
Teams of four are competing with full Stapleford handicap (the best three scores on each hole) and there are prizes for the longest drive, nearest the pin, beat the pro, plus team and individual winners.
Liane Dyson, Bushey Country Club representative, said: "We have had a fantastic response to our call for teams to take part in the charity day.
"Our golf pro is particularly looking forward to the nearest pin competition and it will be interesting to see who gets near his tee shot.
"We are hoping to raise lots of money for charity at a really great local event."
The day started at 9.15am with coffee and bacon baguettes before golfers hit the 18 hole course.
A three-course dinner will be served at the end of the tournament before a charity raffle and prize giving.