Belfast Telegraph

Golf fan's plea after losing money clip during trip to the Open in Portrush

The money clip was given to Mr Evenson more than thirty years ago.
The money clip was given to Mr Evenson more than thirty years ago.

A golf fan who lost a money clip given to him by his wife more than thirty years ago in the back of a black taxi while in Northern Ireland for the Open has appealed to the public for help locating the item of great sentimental value.

Barry Evenson (73), from Bournemouth, had travelled to Belfast for a five day trip to play golf and visit The Open in Portrush but has been left heartbroken after losing the money clip which has not been out of his pocket for over three decades.

On Thursday evening, when returning from the Open at around 7pm, Mr Evenson jumped in a Black taxi at Lanyon Place train station in Belfast before being dropped of at a property he had rented on Ashley Avenue in the south of the city.

"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," he 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."

Mr Evenson thinks it fell out of his pocket when he paid the taxi but he has been unable to locate the clip.

He said the item is of immense sentimental value and is hopeful he can be reunited with his money clip.

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