This year’s Masters golf day was a most friendly affair and very relaxed. Thirteen golfers took to Harpenden Golf Club’s 18 hole course ‘fore’ an afternoon’s round of golf. Handicaps varied from the early teens up to 28. This provided plenty of scope for some majestic golf and high points scoring.
The day was admirably supported by steward Brian Minnighan on his “Ben Hur” mobile chariot which was seen whizzing from hole to hole with the gift of refreshments.
The winner of the golf day was Peter Gartside, a guest of Edward Hutton with 32 points. In second place, and the winner of a bottle of champagne, was Catherine Farr, wife of past Master Geoffrey Farr.
The longest drive was won by past Master Peter Keens, outshining some of the younger and heavier golfers who had thought the prize was theirs for the taking! Peter Simeons won a prize for the best outward 9 holes and Jeremy Brassington secured a prize for the best inward 9 holes.
An excellent Dinner was laid on by Harpenden Golf Club in the evening, after which Master Nick Heal kindly presented his prizes.
I propose to hold next years golf day at Harpenden Golf Club, as they offer a very reasonably priced day for £70 which includes a ploughman’s lunch, the golf and dinner. Harpenden Golf Club is only 20 mins. from the M25. It is our hope that all Feltmakers who read this will be enticed to support the event next year bringing guests, if they so wish.