Daniel Guerin - RIP
It is with great sadness, that we advise you that Daniel Guerin, who had been a member of the club since 2010, has lost his fight with Cancer.
Daniel was only a young man when he was taken from us, but at the age of just 25, he had experienced the best and worst of times.
After joining the club in 2010, he played much of his golf with Brian and John Jappy for whom he worked as an apprentice, but after a while he joined the TATS. Over the past few years, although only being in his early twenties, he was able to integrate into the 'Seniors' way of playing golf. He always look forward to the banter and joking, often from those two or three times his own age.
One of Daniel's proudest moments at Bedfordshire Golf Club was when he won the Lord Lieutenant's Trophy in 2015. He was subsequently 'knighted' by the Lord Lieutenant herself Helen Nellis (see photo below and with one the other winners that day)
Having been diagnosed with Cancer, he set himself the challenge of raising as much money as possible for the Brain Tumour Charity, by setting up his own charity (DJG Cancer) and organising fund raising events. In recent years Daniel could always be seen driving around the course in his buggy, with his bright pink golfing cap, pink shoes and pink tee shirt, proudly flying the flag for Cancer Research. At the time of his death he had raised over £22,000 - an amazing achievement.
The TATS and many others in the club, have lost a very dear friend, and it is very sad to lose a golfing colleague at such a young age.
Daniel's funeral was held on Friday 23rd June and the crematorium was 'standing room only' as well over 200 mourners, packed in to say their farewell's to him. Everyone then made their way to Bedfordshire Golf Club for the wake which was more a of a celebration of Daniel's life. His mother and other family members dedicated a tree on the course to Daniel and then released 25 pink balloons to represent the years of his life and his work for cancer charities. The club was one of Daniels favourite places and it will always hold a special place in its heart for Daniel.
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