- Bob Darvill: Scratch singles KO and club pairs KO winner
- Richard Aldridge: Handicap singles KO winner
- Jim Findlay: seniors singles and seniors pairs KO winner
- Pete Smith: seniors pairs KO winner
- Barry Woledge: club pairs KO winner
- Stewart Ford: Inaugural Anniversary Champion 2018
- Mark Tubb: Inaugural 9 hole championship
Inaugural 9 Hole Champion - Mark Tubb
Seniors Singles & Seniors Pairs Winner
Inaugural Champion - Stewart Ford
Club Pairs Winner - Barry Woledge
Richard Aldridge - Handicap Singles Winner
Scratch Singles & Club Pairs winner - Bob Darvill
Seniors Pairs Winner - Pete Smith
Prior to being told they were 3rd not 2nd
The carpark at PRGC is now renovated with new gravel laid.
The winners of the Chiltern Breakfast League (CBL) for 2018 are Three Locks who have managed to secure their first win in their first season in the league so a significant achievement. Three Locks enjoyed a highly successful league campaign losing only two matches out of the ten played. Needless to say one of those losses was at Princes Risborough who of course won every home match in 2018. Three locks went on to beat Halzemere in the semi final and then Aldwickbury Park in the final.
The end of season gala took place at Richings Park yesterday, Sunday 21st October, where the 17 league clubs all came together to compete for the CBL Challenge Cup. Winners on the day were Aldwickbury Park and Princes Risborough came a highly respectable fifth overall. Neil Martin playing as the single secured 31 points whilst the pairs groups of Barry Woledge and Bob Darvill (42 points), Steve Smith and Dave MacKenzie (40 points) and Dean Herritty and John Verrall (37 points) added handsomely to the team total. No individual winners this year but a great team performance.
The next event is on Saturday 27th October with the first round of the CBL winter knock out. As one competition ends another begins so onwards and upwards.
The final board competition of the season saw a field of 22 players compete over two testing days last Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October. The weather on both days was to say the least “entertaining” with high winds and a lot of rain. Being an “outdoors man” was clearly a bonus to Stewart Ford who ran out the winner with an outstanding 37 points. This result is all the more creditable as Stewart played early on Saturday and had to contend with the unexpected monsoon that blew in and took a number players out of contention, ED. Steve Smith delivered a near faultless 36 points playing off a handicap of 5 to finish as runner up, with Vice Captain John Verrall third on 35 points. Mention should also be made of Leo West, a junior member who played in his first board competition and came in with a highly creditable 24 points, and Matt Enfield also making his debut in board competitions. These are two players of the future.
Well done to all who played.
Barry Woledge, Competitions Secretary
37 PRGC members and 5 guests participated in the RyderHeim Cup yesterday Saturday 29th September. This is a team event played in teams of four and as it involves Ladies and Gentlemen it is paying homage to the both the Ryder and Solheim Cups and involves golf played in all three disciplines. As such all participants played 9 holes in foursomes, 9 holes in four ball better ball and 9 holes in singles so 27 holes in the day. Thankfully the weather was magnificent, the course in fine condition and with lunch and a light supper provided there was no lack of food to go with the golf, and the drink!!
Prizes were awarded for the best performances in each golf mode with the RyderHeim cup being awarded by the Club Captain Gavin Adams to the overall winners of the team event. The winners were as follows:
Best fourball batter ball score with 24 points:
Gavin Adams and Roy Hatt
Best foursomes score with 21 points:
Alan Jackson and Jeff Hockley
Best Singles player with 21 points:
Singles players with 20 points:
Jeff Hockley, Graham Enfield (G), Brian Stevens, Jim Findlay and Malcolm Dodds
RyderHeim Cup Runners up on 147 points:
THE Seniors: Al Bowyer, Paul Gerrard, Craig Whitworth and Jim Findlay
RyderHeim Cup Winners on 150 points:
The Sunday Strollers: Roger Meakes, Alan Nunn, Sean Cummins and Brian Stevens
An outstanding day was had by all and hopefully this competition (last played in 2014) will now become an annual event.
Many thanks to all members and guests who supported the day and made it such a success. Similar thanks to Nick, Tricia and team for the food and beverage services and John and Jake for the course condition