Golf fan's plea after losing money clip during trip to The Open

Golf fan loses sentimental money clip that had never left his sight for more than three decades.

Andy Roberts's picture
Tue, 23 Jul 2019

A golf fan who lost a valuable money clip that was given to him by his wife 30 years ago at last week's Open at Royal Portrush has appealed to the public to help track it down. 


As reported in the Belfast Telegraph, Barry Evenson, 73, from Bournemouth, travelled to Belfast for a five-day trip to play golf and attend The Open, but soon to be left heartbroken after losing his sentimental money clip in a black taxi. 

After having watched the first round of The Open at around 7pm on Thursday, Mr Evenson jumped in a black cab at Lanyon Place train station in Belfast before being dropped off at a property he had rented on Ashley Avenue. 

He thinks the money clip fell out of his pocket while paying for the cab. 

"I tried a number of enquiries before we left Belfast, we flew back on Friday, and they said the Black cabs are all independent and there is no central point for lost property," Mr Evenson told the Belfast Telegraph.

"We had a fabulous time in Belfast, everyone was so friendly and so helpful, it was great apart from the weather."

"My wife got it for me over 30 years ago and it has been with me every day ever since and it is the first time I have not had it in my pocket."

If anyone has found the money clip, please get in touch.


Shane Lowry went on to clinch victory at The Open, giving him his first major title and a lucrative 10-year exemption on the European Tour, as well as a five-year exemption on the PGA Tour

Lowry insists he is going to treasure the Open win and continue the celebrations, but has his eyes set on securing a spot in Team Europe for the 2020 Ryder Cup which will be held in Wisconsin.

"Obviously, in the short term I'm going to enjoy this, there's no doubt about that," Lowry said after winning the Open by six shots.

"But in the long term you obviously want to back-up your success."


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