Christmas Eve at PRGC saw 64 members and guests participating in the annual Texas Scramble and what a great day it was. Apart form a little early mist the weather was excellent for golf albeit the low sun did cause some players a little difficulty when following the flight of their sometimes errant, golf balls!! The course was in great condition for the time of year and was reflected with some excellent golf being played all round.
The guests competition was hotly contested and the eventual winners were John Hutton, Saul Spearing, Sean Watt and Nick Worthington with a highly creditable net score of 58.9. These Oxfordshire members clearly enjoyed their day in the sun at Princes Risborough. Richard Aldridge, Pete Smith, Neil Terry and Daniel Anstee were pipped in to runners up spot on this occasion.
In the members competition there were some outstanding results with the winning team of John, Gary and Mark Tubb plus our General Manager Nick Shaw knocking in 5 birdies in the last 6 holes to secure victory with a net score of 56.2!! Thus they pipped the new boys, Steve Williams, Joe O'Donnell, Steve Archer and Ian O'Donnell in to the runners up spot with a score of 57.4. This is the first time the Steve, Joe, Steve and Ian have participated in the competition so what a debut. Third place on 59.4 went to Alan Nunn, Roger Meakes, Pete Major and Alan Jackson which was also a great achievement-and they even managed to fill the card in correctly this time!!
The opportunity was also taken to present the end of season competition prizes so many congratulations to:
- 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
And finally our Captains, Rosie Brand and John Verrall, ran a raffle in support of their respective charities and all players participated in making this a highly successful fund raising event.
That concludes 2018 at PRGC. Now its in to 2019.
Best wishes to one and all