Toffs Xmas Bash – great event, great choir! Doug’s summary…

Yesterday was the Toffs Christmas Bash, attended by 30 ish Toffs and guests, together with a dozen ladies for tea and scones.
The final event consisted of a choir of children from Longwick C of E School, who sang carols and Christmas songs to the delight of the remaining Toffs and the ladies.
We were blessed with a cold but bright, sunny morning which enabled us to play 18 holes, as the course was virtually clear of frost. On a few  holes we played to temporary greens but this didn't spoil our enjoyment.
Winners were as follows:
Winner: Alan Caldicott - 40 points, won on countback from...
Second: Keith Mitchell - 40 points
Third: Jim Findlay - 39 points
Front nine: Doug Taylor - 22 points, countback, last 6.
Back nine: Alfons Walser - 20 points, countback, last 6
Nearest the pin on the 3rd and 12th: Barry Woledge - 5'-7"
Nearest the pin in 2 on the 4th and 13th: Mike Pool - 2'-4"
Team prize: Jim Findlay, Alfons Walser, David Yorke, Bernie Livett - 126 points, countback last 6 (45)
Guest Winner: John Tubb - 34 points
Thanks to Nick and his team, Tricia and her team and the greenkeeping staff, John and Jake, whose hard work enabled the day to be successful.
May you all have a great Christmas, We may see you before, especially if you are taking part in the Club Christmas Eve Texas Scramble. Teams of four so put your name on the sheet on the general board in the locker room.
Best wishes
Doug

Barry hands CBL reins to John Verrall after 15 years!!

Gentlemen
We participated in the first round of the CBL winter knock out last week and fell at the first hurdle with a 5.5 to 0.5 loss!! Congratulations to Jim Findlay and Dave Grolimund on securing the half and winning the PRGC money. The home and away format of the winter knock-out does not really suit us so this result is no surprise. So it's onwards and upwards to next years league.
The match schedule is below and included on the members calendar. I would ask that you get these dates in your diary as soon as possible. You will note from the schedule that we have 8 competitive league matches with the four other teams in our division: Aldwickbury Park, Stocks, Aylesbury Vale and Richings Park. We also have a return "friendly" CBL style match with Weston Turville. This match has been arranged in order to keep our match schedule at 10 as following the cessation of Aylesbury Park (HS2) and the temporary closure of Bushey Hall (development) the league has been reduced in size to three divisions of 5. I hope the return friendly will become part of the schedule going forward.
My final message concerns organisation. After circa 15 years I am handing over the management of the CBL to our immediate past Captain, John Verrall. In future, it will be John emailing you with requests for availability, selecting the teams and managing all the notification and logistics. I know I can rely on you all to respond to John in the same way you have with me. Organising these matches is not easy so an early response with availability (yes or no) is always very much appreciated.
That's all for now.
Best wishes
Barry

My favourite CBL moment - 2017, the year Barry brought the CBL Championship to PRGC - What an amazing day for Barry and for the club... click the photo to remind yourself of the day

This could save your life…

This could save your life or that of a loved one!! Recommended by Thames Valley Air Ambulance for everyone but particularly for golfers and dog walkers.

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Thanks ladies - what a great choice of charity

 

We are also working with the Bucks Young Carers charity this year and will be putting our shoulder behind that in a similar way - watch this space!!

Competitive Golf at its finest – What a fantastic CBL season for PRGC!!

The Chiltern Breakfast League (CBL) season came to an end yesterday with the annual CBL Challenge Cup competition which this year was hosted by Waterstock Golf Club, near Thame. In this competition all 16 clubs compete together in a stableford competition with teams of 7 players comprising three four ball better ball pairs and one singles player. To level the playing field in the final scoring the visiting teams all drop the score of their lowest performing pair whereas the home team, Waterstock, drop their best performing pairs score. So, three scores to count.
Our team comprised Bob Darvill, Barry Woledge, John Verrall, Dean Herritty, Gavin Adams, Jim Findlay and Pete Major and some sterling golf was played by all team members. So good was our golf that we scored 112 points overall and for a very long time we were the leading team in the clubhouse. Winning the trophy was not to be however as we were pipped quite literally at the post by Oakland Park who came in with 113 points.
Runner Up out of 16 teams is an outstanding result for PRGC but we were so close to winning and our disappointment was palpable. To make matters worse Bob Darvill and Barry Woledge were, for most of the day, the leading pair having secured 44 points. No mean feat that (playing off 5 and 11) but once again an Oakland Park pair sneaked in at the death with 45 points!! Ouch!!
In the end our winnings on the day were restricted to a bottle of champagne for Dean Herritty who secured nearest the pin!! Well done Dean but scant reward for a great team effort.
The league Championship played over the whole season was in the end won by Wycombe Heights who beat Stocks in the final. Wycombe Heights were in our division through the league season and PRGC are one of the few clubs to beat Wycombe Heights this year. Having won at home quite comfortably in very windy conditions, Wycombe Heights came to PRGC expecting to win again, only to be walloped by the home team. A great win that and we can also claim another win by beating them in the Challenge Cup yesterday. No prizes but plenty of bragging rights!!
Our team performed very well this year and thanks go to all 24 members who played in the various matches. Our star player this year has been Neil Martin who with 8 wins was awarded League Player of the Year. Neil receives a silver salver so we did in the end secure some silverware for our efforts in 2019. Well done to Neil.
Our next CBL excursion will be in the 2019/20 winter Knock Out. We play Mill Green on Saturday 16 November so lets hope we can continue our excellent form.

TOFFS end of season “BONUS DAY” – Tuesday 15.10.19

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"Dear people,
The weather window was just about perfect, the golf for some (not me!) was exceptional, the club looked after us brilliantly, we raised substantial funds for charity and everybody seemed to be having fun - I do hope so anyway.

So not a bad day for the 40 plus golfers and 60 lunchers!

There are a good number of winners and these were:

Nearest the Pin Ladies - Anna Antonie
Nearest the Pin Men - Jim Findlay

Guest individual winner - John Verrall

Front 9 - John Verrall
Back 9 - Barry Keats

Ladies individual Stableford Winner - Pauline Allen
Second - Arlinda Chaplin

TOFFS individual Stableford Winner - Paul Rogerson
Second - Steve Sargeant
Third - Peter Gilbert

Pairs Stableford Competition Winners - Barry Keats and Anna Antonie
Second - Brian Fowler and Jill Peppett
Third - Geoff Barrett & Alan Caldicott

Many congratulations to not only the winners but to you all for entering into the spirit of the day.

And in addition we (well you) raised £225 for Charity.

What else is there to say but a massive thank you for coming to our special end of season ‘Bonus Day’ and for helping to make it successful.  To those of you who were not able to make it this year thank you for your support over the season.  Now lets all look forward to the next season.

Best wishes to you all
Kind regards
Al"

An opportunity to make a real difference to the community…

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