The AF-PA charity golf day was held on 28th May when seventeen intrepid four ball teams of mixed ability including both occasional and semi-professional golfers assembled at the Verulam Club in St Albans. We set out in overcast conditions having received a briefing from George Ashworth on the rules of the Texas Scramble competition and collecting goody bags kindly provided by Santander Asset Finance.
With asset finance lawyers Locke Lord generously sponsoring the three top prizes and two nearest the pins and longest drive, all teams set out with a real competitive belief that they would achieve a below par score on this beautifully presented course. When our team reached the road hole (you literally use a wedge to chip the ball over a busy main road onto a short par three) it had just started to drizzle. By the next hole we were all drenched but carried on through driving rain, wind, thunder and lightning to end on 2 under par believing our team stood a chance of being amongst the winners.
After showering and drying out we joined the other teams for some warming late lunch and a welcome restorative drink. As the torrent continued to pound the venerable club house, our host George though astounded by the low scores, read out the winners as follows:
• Winning Team Investec Asset Finance @ -12
• Second Place Clear Asset Finance @ -11.7
• Third place Alfa Systems @ -6.5 (Special thanks to Alfa for their additional charitable donation)
The afternoon completed with Stephen Bassett on behalf of AF-PA thanking George and Becky of Santander and the Verulam Club for their superb organisation. “At the June AF-PA meeting we confirmed £5,473 was raised for charity of which £500 will go to Verulam Club captain’s charity RNLI and the balance will go towards our summer networking Partnership for Children charity on 4th July”.
REMEMBER ITS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER for next Wednesday 4th July Summer Networking and Charity fundraiser @ The Yacht London. To register click on the link https://www.af-pa.org/events/list
Prepared by Johnnie Halliday of Linedata Lending and Leasing Software Solutions 28/06/18
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