Our Chiltern Breakfast League team started the season with a hard fought win at home, 3.5 : 2.5, against our local neighbours Weston Turville. This is the third year in a row we have opened the season with a win against Weston Turville and although this was a closer result than in previous years a good win nevertheless thus enabling the team to retain the "fortress Risborough" principle into 2019.
Our Captain John Verrall playing with Dean Herritty, our club champion Neil Martin playing with Gavin Adams and Bob Darvill playing with Richard Aldridge all registered excellent wins with Alan Jackson playing with Steve Wagerfield securing the all important half. We took the opportunity to give debuts in the league team to Steve Sargeant and Jeff Hockley and whilst they were in losing pairs, both will have benefitted hugely from playing competitive inter club match play golf for the first time.
This win follows hard on the heels of our Hillman Trophy (singles) team beating The Royal Household in the first round of the BB&O Hillman Trophy inter club challenge so a really good start to the competition match play season.
We have good pool of competitive match play golfers which should serve us well in 2019. Our next CBL matches are both away: at Wycombe Heights on 27th April and Richings Park on 4th May. A good performance in the these two matches augurs well for the season.
Massive thank you as always to the Greenkeeping team; Jake and John did an amazing job. Also, not forgetting the great customer service and food from Nick's clubhouse team.
At the end of the day, our pride in winning is massively enhanced by being proud of our course and the customer service our guests receive.