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A Week’s Golf in a Day
On Thursday June 21st, four golfers achieved the almost impossible by each playing seven rounds of golf in one day at Enfield Golf Club to raise funds for Oaktree Special Needs School in Enfield.
Remarkably, the golfers completed the 126 holes walking and carrying their own full set of clubs, covering over 35 miles and playing about 550 shots each.
Teeing off at around 4am, they played almost continuously for almost 15 hours supported by a crew of willing helpers , completing the 126th hole at about 7.15pm in front of a crowd of well wishers.
The four golfers – Neil Clydesdale, Dan French, Michael Peak & Doug Whelpdale, pictured with Oaktree Headmaster, Richard Yarwood – are all single figure golfers associated with Enfield Golf Club.
The aim was to raise £30,000 to buy a new wheelchair friendly minibus for the school that caters for children with complex needs. Thanks to some generous supporters including local MP Bambos Charalambous, over 70% has already been raised.
During the day, pupils from Oaktree School visited the golf club to see some of the event , but also took part in golf clinics with Enfield’s head professional, Martin Porter.
Neil commented “It was a fantastic day with everything going better than planned and ideal weather. It was exceptionally hard work towards the end, but a great achievement for the team and most importantly fantastic for everyone associated with the school”
Anyone wishing to donate can do so via www.justgiving.com/fundraising/aweeksgolfinaday or cheques payable to “Friends of Oaktree School” can be sent via Enfield Golf Club or Oaktree School.