What a Classy wedding… “Nick and his team were amazing”

We had our wedding reception at Princes Risborough Golf Club on July 28th, 2018. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day.  Nick and his team were amazing! The sit down meal was really nice and so many guests were impressed with their food. The evening buffet was outstanding!!  I was so glad that I chose this venue as our day was everything that we wished for.

Thank you Nick and the team.

Another CBL Triumph at Fortress PRGC!!!

Another fine win for Princes Risborough in the Chiltern Breakfast league, today Saturday 21st July with a 4:2 victory at home to Oakland Park. Oakland Park are a tough team to beat and the PRGC boys did very well to extract a solid win and make it 5 wins out of 5 in the home CBL matches this year. Fortress Risborough lived up its name and the home team were able to master the very tricky conditions occasioned by the long spell of dry and hot weather. Solid wins by Captain Gavin Adams and club champion Neil Martin (4&2), Barry Woledge and Steve Wagerfield (4&3) and John Forrest and Alan Jackson (2 up) were all eclipsed by the 6&4 win secured by Steve Smith and Dave MacKenzie. This was an outstanding result and with Steve making his debut in the league team a brilliant win; win for him and the team. Dave Mackenzie has form of course as he secured a 6&4 win earlier in the season. There is no doubting who won the Risborough stake money on this occasion.

Oakland Park were very complimentary about the condition of the course and the quality of the food and beverages which is considered amongst the best in the league. Many thanks to Nick, Julie, Ed and Luke in the clubhouse and John, Jake and Bob on the course.

We are boxing and coxing with Richings Park at the top of the table for a place in the play offs and this will go down to the wire. The next match is the return at Oakland Park on Saturday 4th August and our final match is away at Weston Turville on Saturday 15th September. Both of these will be tough matches but having played so well all season the team will be in top form to secure a result at both locations and make a big push for place in the play off

Another CBL Triumph for PRGC!!

Princes Risborough secured another great win in the Chiltern Breakfast League with the 4:2 defeat of Mill Green at home today. As expected Mill Green were still smarting a little from the halved match at their place earlier in the season and sent over a very strong team to try and turn the tables.  The result was very hard fought match with two games being decided on the 18th green and one on the 17th but the Princes Risborough team prevailed to secure a well deserved win. Bob Darvill and Richard Aldridge, and Barry Woledge and Steve Wagerfield secured solid wins whilst Alan Jackson and Richard Caldicott made it home 1 up on the 18th green and as the last pair effectively secured the match.  The outstanding performance on the day went to Dave MacKenzie and Sunil Soni with a startling 6&4 win which secured them the money and no doubt endless “bragging Rights!!

With four matches left to play Princes Risborough are still vying with Richings Park for top spot in the division. Three of the last four matches are away and will be a challenge but this team are up for it and the spectre of the play offs is there for the taking

Please Welcome Julie to the Team!!

Please welcome Julie Weir to the PRGC team!!

Julie will be transitioning to become Nick's new Assistant Manager from 18.6.18.

Julie has great experience of catering including a City and Guilds in Silver Service and the pleasure of serving HRH the Queen during her time with the RAF!!  Amongst her many skills she is also a trained bookkeeper.  Many of you will have seen Julie working with us already at functions and she has already received great feedback from customers.

Julie replaces Yaz who is leaving on the 20.6.18 to join Abbey Hill Golf Club in their hospitality area.

Yaz was a fabulous addition to the team and continues to add huge value to our processes, particularly with regards to the kitchen.  Moving to Milton Keynes takes her closer to her social life and we wish her all the very best with her career in hospitality and coaching.  Apart from her proven skills as an assistant manager, we will very much miss her amazing personality, its been an absolute pleasure working with her.

 

Harry Williams – 90 Years Young!!

On Tuesday 1st May we had a special guest at the club for a TOFFS lunch.  We celebrated another 90th Birthday - this time HARRY WILLIAMS - who was 90 on Wednesday 25th April.

Harry was a founder member of the TOFFS and proof that playing golf keeps you young!!

Why 9 Hole Golf Is Booming…

Worth a read – thanks Gavin Adams for sharing…

Why Nine Hole Golf Is Booming

It is a priority for PRGC to continue to help you to maximise the fun and enjoyment from golf, no matter what time slots you have available:

* Academy Practice Course – 30 minutes
* 5 Holes – Just over an hour
* 9 Holes – 2 Hours
* Back 9 – Our priority is to maximise the differences between the front and back 9’s. The new 14th White Tee (opens next spring) is a case in point.
* Buggies and playing on no-peak days obviously also reduces time, if you are in a particular hurry.

Whilst you can enjoy the flexibility that your course offers from a time perspective; whatever you do, please never miss the opportunity to breath deeply the beautiful country air and enjoy the outstanding beauty of the area.

Have fun

PRGC Incorruptibles V Distinguishables – The Results!!

The annual grand challenge match play competition between John Tubb's team and the Captain Gavin Adams' team took place today Saturday 12th May. After 11  very hard fought matches Gavin’s team otherwise known as The Distinguishables emerged as the winners by 7.5 matches to 3.5 over John’s team aka The Incorruptibles.  The best performance on the day came from Alan Caldicott and Dave MacKenzie with a fine 5&4 win so the individual spoils went to them. In the Principals head to head match up, John Tubb and Neil Terry beat Captain Gavin Adams and Neil Martin 2up so once again the individual spoils went to The Incorruptibles, but it was the Captain who walked off with the team win and the Glenfiddich Putter. The Captain's team are almost making a habit of winning this match and Dean Herritty, who was today announced as Vice Captain and Captain elect, will no doubt want to continue in that vein in 2019. John Tubb will of course want to reverse the trend so all to play for in 2019.

 

Next Friday and Saturday is the Mike Jefferson Memorial Trophy which as a bogey competition plays to match play rules against the course. Those who played today are well prepared for this individual event but all members should sign up and play in memory of Mike, a founder member and our very own Mr Golf. 

Golf Coaching At It’s Very Best…

Coaching Trip to Poland 6-11th May - "Bring some 20p coins and plenty of golf balls!!"

I have been introduced to Stymies, a putting technique and strategy game which genuinely separates the golfing men from the boys ( and me from my stash of 20p coins 🙂 ). Very keen to talk to Barry about setting up a Stymie ladder or competition, a fun way to improve your putting... and seriously competitive - loved it!

I have also thoroughly enjoyed watching some very simple and very clear coaching.  Coaching that doesn't "ruin your game", but offers nudges of the rudder to enhance it.  Congratulations Bruce, masterclass in coaching technique (and patience).