Three Locks Win 2018 CBL – but what a Season for PRGC…

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.

Inaugural Results and Some Exciting New Players Hitting the Scene!!

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

RyderHeim Victory for PRGC – a Sunday Stroll!!

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:

Neil Terry

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

CBL – Our Best Season For Some Time!! Great Team Effort!!

The men of Princes Risborough completed the Chiltern Breakfast League season with a disappointing defeat at Westin Turville on Saturday 15th September. The Weston Turville course was as it always is at this time of year, rather hard and dry but given the summer we have had this is pretty much the norm at the moment. The greens had been treated and were significantly slower than those at PRGC and indeed the greens experienced by our winning mixed team only three weeks ago. This caught the team out with only Steve Smith and Dave MacKenzie coming to terms with the conditions.
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As ever the match was played in the right spirit and Weston Turville provided an excellent breakfast and light lunch in their recently modernised clubhouse. The men of Princes Risborough were all resplendent in their new team shirts sourced by John Verrall and very handsome (and comfortable) they were too!
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Princes Risborough have enjoyed a very successful CBL 2018 being unbeaten at home and securing the away draw at Mill Green. The wider away form has however been patchy and for CBL 2019 this is the area we will have to improve.
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The season is not quite over as we now have the CBL Challenge Cup and Gala day at Richings Park on Sunday 21st October followed by our first ever match with Aylesbury Vale in the first round of the Winter Knock out on Saturday 27th October. So the season is not quite over yet

Barry

9-hole Senior champions of the year over Whiteleaf!!

Dear All,
I had the honour of being your Captain for the day today for our annual return Seniors friendly match against Whiteleaf.

Apart from a little bit of ‘mizzle’ first thing which was hardly enough to concern us, we had an excellent day.

The course was very good, particularly considering the weather we have had this summer; the greens were a little slow but true; the club hospitality was great; the carvery roast beef meal went down perfectly; and their front and back of house teams were very efficient and friendly.

All in all perfect - ahh but the result - we only just lost by 3.5 to 2.5 which is a tremendous improvement on previous years. In fact taking in to account our 4 - 2 win in March we are the 9 -hole Senior champions of the year!!

My thanks go to all the players namely Pete Smith, my partner, (we managed to get a half), the winning pairs of Barry Woledge/Steve Williams and Mark Tubb/David Whitaker, and of course the unlucky teams of Malcolm Dodds/Sunil Soni, Craig Whitworth/Doug Taylor and Jim Findlay/John Stephenson.

It really is greet fun representing the club both home and away, so please keep your eye out on the Seniors board in the club house for future matches.

Thanks again to all those involved and particularly David Whitaker for not only taking part but for his organisational skills.

Best wishes
Kind Regards
Al

albert.bowyer@btinternet.com

PRGC 9 Hole Champions Versus Whiteleaf!! Happy Days!!

Dear All,
I had the honour of being your Captain for the day today for our annual return Seniors friendly match against Whiteleaf.

Apart from a little bit of ‘mizzle’ first thing which was hardly enough to concern us, we had an excellent day.

The course was very good, particularly considering the weather we have had this summer; the greens were a little slow but true; the club hospitality was great; the carvery roast beef meal went down perfectly; and their front and back of house teams were very efficient and friendly.

All in all perfect - ahh but the result - we only just lost by 3.5 to 2.5 which is a tremendous improvement on previous years. In fact taking in to account our 4 - 2 win in March we are the 9 -hole Senior champions of the year!!

My thanks go to all the players namely Pete Smith, my partner, (we managed to get a half), the winning pairs of Barry Woledge/Steve Williams and Mark Tubb/David Whitaker, and of course the unlucky teams of Malcolm Dodds/Sunil Soni, Craig Whitworth/Doug Taylor and Jim Findlay/John Stephenson.

It really is greet fun representing the club both home and away, so please keep your eye out on the Seniors board in the club house for future matches.

Thanks again to all those involved and particularly David Whitaker for not only taking part but for his organisational skills.

Best wishes
Kind Regards
Al

albert.bowyer@btinternet.com

PRGC Upcoming Events… 13.08.18

  • Summer Pairs: this annual board competition will take place this coming Friday and Saturday 17th and 18th August. This is a 4BBB stableford pairs competition played off white tees to 90% of club handicap. Find a partner, play with another competing pair or a marker and as usual put your money and completed cards in the box.
  • RyderHeim Cup: our tribute to the Ryder and Solheim Cups will now take place on Saturday 29th September which is the middle day of the Ryder Cup in Versailles. Format will be teams of 4, playing 9 holes of foursomes, 9 of 4BBB pairs and 9 holes of singles so 27 holes overall. Play will be off yellow tees, it will be stableford scoring and all scores count. This will be a shot gun start and will include a ploughmans lunch between the 9th and 10th hole of the day and a light buffet with presentations to conclude. A signing up sheet will go on the board shortly. Put the date in your diary, get your teams organised and sign up ASAP as space is limited. This is always a fun day which we have brought back on to the agenda after popular demand and is open to ALL members and guests with a CONGU handicap.
That's all for now.
Best wishes
Barry Woledge

Management Team Revenge? … Results of the first 9 Hole Championship at PRGC 03.08.18

PRGC mounted its first ever 9 hole championship on Friday 03 August. This was a unique event as it was played on a hybrid course combining the best of our front and back 9 holes off the white tees. For the first time ever hole 7 was followed by hole 17 and then on to hole 9 etc. The course was therefore a little different and challenging as with only 9 holes there was no scope error.

The event was open to all members and could be played at any time in the day to enable all the Friday “regulars” to play and all members who could manage a decent POETS day and get on the course in the afternoon.  In the event we had 20 participating players with great support from the TOFFS in particular and a number of other “drop in” players.

The result was a celebration for the Family Tubb with Mark on 21 points just pipping his dad John who scored 20 points. Dean Herritty was a highly creditable third with 19 points playing off a handicap of 4.  Quite what was said in the Family home after the event is anyone’s guess but we are all sure John was gracious in his support for Mark, allowing him to win like that!!

A great day was indeed had by all. Presentations will be made on Christmas Eve as is the norm these days.