Mens Update August 2023



Welcome to my August Captains Communication. July was as usual very busy, but the weather
hasn’t always been the best! Let’s hope the weather improves during August so that we can
continue to enjoy our golf and a number of upcoming matches and planned special events.


In particular I would draw your attention to the:
• Club Stableford on 5th August – a copy of the notice is attached and will be posted in the
changing rooms.
• The Men’s Summer Pairs on Saturday 12th August – a notice will be separately issued for
this event.
• The Mixed Club Stableford on Friday 16th August.
• Club Medal on 19th August
• And last but by no means least – AL’s CAPTAINS DAY on Saturday 26th August. I will be
writing to you all separately about this event.
If you wish to play in any of the competitions, please simply continue to follow the normal process
for entry.

And an early heads up for Friday 22nd September for a fundraising Charity BINGO night. Please
put this date in your diaries and I will communicate separately with the full details.


Please continue to check your next opponents in the Club and Seniors summer pairs and singles
tournaments and ensure you play your games before the specified deadlines.


Congratulations to the following July winners:
• Club Stableford 8/7/23 – Steve Wagerfield with a great 39 points.
• The Fowler Bowl 14/7/23 – Mark Stinchcombe, with an excellent 42 points in very wet and
windy conditions.
• Club Mixed Stableford 14/7/23 – Also Mark Stinchcombe
• Club Medal 29/7/23 – To Be Advised


The Seniors played a match at Weston Turville and were unlucky not to win with some very close
results. And unfortunately, we lost both the CBL matches against Waterstock away and Wycombe
Heights home. Both had some very close results against some really strong teams.
My usual request that if you are interested in playing club matches and have not already let the
organisers know, please contact either me, Steve Sargeant or Dick Pooley.
With regard to our ladies, they had another successful month with 2 wins in the home matches
against Whipsnade and Stowe in the Chiltern League.


The Race Night, held on Saturday 22nd July for the Captains & Ladies Captains charities (MS
Society & MND Society respectively), was very successful and a BIG THANKS go to all those of
you who were able to support it on the night and who sponsored horses and races. The final figure
is still being checked but the net amount raised is in excess of £1,800. - a magnificent result.

This is in addition to the auction of a Kevin Sinfield picture carrying Rob Burrows over the winning
line at the Leeds Marathon for the ladies MND Charity.


Our course is in good shape, and we all need to support the team working on our behalf.
In this context, we said goodbye to John Harvey on14th July and wish him all the very best in his
new role with Wycombe Wanderers.
Importantly, we have welcomed Jack Martin who has joined us from the Oxfordshire, and he is
already having a positive impact on the course. So, we now have Jack, Chris and Ollie and I would
encourage you all to make sure you thank them for the work they do.


Many thanks again to Sarah, Will, Luke and Alex and the catering team who continue to look after
us and our visitors in an efficient and exemplary manner.


Dick Pooley has sent out a specific note regarding Course Etiquette and reminding us all that
much of it is our hands so please continue to follow course etiquette standards. As a further
reminder there are some credit card sized handouts in the clubhouse for members and guests.


The mixed pairs events of the summer eclectic and the Hutley Cup continue to progress, the
results of which will be reported in due course.


We really do need further support particularly for assistance with the Competitions Secretary’s role
and I would ask any of you to consider helping. The role has various elements and is currently
being looked after by me and other committee members. There are areas which need further input
so please get in touch if you are able to volunteer some of your time to help. Please contact either
Steve Sargeant or me for a chat and further information.


Your reminder that if you need some help with your golf, we are lucky to have Bruce available.
Please contact him at

Thank you for your continued support to our club and the various events and competitions. As
usual if you should have any related comments, feedback or queries please feel free to contact me
or any of the Committee Members, and we will do our best to assist you.

Al Bowyer
31st July 2023

Ladies Day Triumph – Well Done Sue Pomeroy!!

What a triumph for Sue Pomeroy and the Ladies!

A great Ladies Day - full of energy and enthusiasm.  Potential new lady members getting to see what it is like to be a Lady Member at PRGC!  Fantastic!

Everyone got behind the event; from PRGC advertising on Facebook and in the clubhouse to members word of mouth amongst friends and family.

Special thanks to the ladies who played with the visiting ladies and to Bruce who put his shoulder behind the event, both giving some coaching and some advice.

Very proud day for PRGC 🙂

Ladies Update August 2023

Princes Risborough Golf Club


Hello Ladies

We had a very successful July with three events – Race Night, Ladies Open Day and Afternoon Tea at Polly’s house. – which were all enjoyed and well attended.

July results:

July Medal                            Winner:  Jill Peppett

Summer Stableford            Winner: Alma Piddington

Ladies league match v Whipsnade at home – win for PRGC

Many congratulations to all the winners.

The Race Night on 22nd July was well supported and great fun.  Many thanks to Steve Sargeant and his helpers for organising the night.  No doubt a great deal of money was raised for the two captains’ charities -  MS and MND.

Our first Ladies Open Day was held on 26th July and was a great success.  The event was organised from beginning to end by Sue Pomeroy who did a fantastic job and is sure to be in demand to organise another one next year.  Our pro, Bruce, was also available to speak to prospective new members and help them on the practice ground.  A big thanks to Sue, Bruce and all the ladies who took part in so many different ways.

On 28th July Polly Allen hosted an Afternoon Tea at her home.  Many thanks to Polly for providing the ladies with a lovely treat.  The weather was good and the surroundings were beautiful.  Polly’s garden was an absolute picture.  On top of this £340 was raised for Jill’s MND charity.  Many thanks Polly for all your hard work.


Wed 2       Ladies morning – to be organised by Jacqui Taylor

Thur 3       Friendly v Huntswood - Home

Fri 4           Mixed Stableford

Wed 9       Ladies morning – to be organised by Liz France

Fri 11        Mixed Stableford

Wed 16    Ladies morning – to be organised by Sue Pomeroy

Fri 18        Mixed Stableford

Wed 23    Grannies Cup

Fri 25        Mixed Stableford


Wed 30    Ladies Inaugural Cup

The California Cup is now being held on Sunday, 24th September and Jill is taking names for couples who would like to play in this competition.  It is a Mixed Greensomes Stableford starting at 10.00am and finishing with a Sunday lunch and presentation.  This event is also open to non-members with a recognised handicap partnering a member of PRGC.

Happy golfing in August.

Beryl Austin - on behalf of the Ladies Committee


Our Guinness and our Will get top marks!

We are always receiving compliments on the quality of our Guinness but it was great to get an accreditation from Guinness itself! Alex from Diageo scored Will 100% for the perfect pour!! Credit also to Mel, our professional line cleaner.

And the Winner of the Fowler Bowl is…

It was an incredibly wet day and not everyone finished but what a great competition!!

A massive thank you to Brian Fowler for the imagination to start this amazing event for PRGC

A massive thanks to our new Green keeper, Jack and to all of the greenkeeping team for their hard work in prepping the course - great job. And of course to Sarah and the clubhouse team for their great customer service. And Trish and team for the great food.

Congratulations to the winners and everyone who played, for embracing and celebrating being a 19+ handicap 🙂

The biggest thanks of all though - to John Harvey who leaves the club today after an amazing career as our Head Greenkeeper.  From a 16 year old apprentice to the youngest Head GK in the country, supported by some of the UK's leading greenkeeping consultants on his great journey with PRGC.  John will be back periodically with his own consultancy hat on - or a bag of sticks on his back to enjoy the beautiful course he helped to create.  Thank you John!

John Harvey and Captain Al Bowyer on John's last day at PRGC

Mark Stinchcombe wins the 2023 Fowler Bowl!

Mike Pool - Front 9 Winner

Jack Riley - 2023 Fowler Bowl Runner Up

Doug Marsh - Back 9 Winner

Important Greenkeeping Team Update…

On the 12th July, Jack Martin will join us replacing John Harvey within the Greenkeeping team. Jack is joining us from the Oxfordshire Golf Club.

Jack has good experience, an eye for detail and a strong work ethic and we are looking forward to having him on board. Please make him feel welcome. John is leaving us on the 14th July after a handover period spread over approximately 4 weeks. During this time Jack has familiarised himself with the machinery and systems that we use.

Chris and Ollie will remain in their existing roles. Jack and I will be recruiting a further team member over the coming months. I would like to express my thanks to John for his work within the team over the past ten years and for providing an effective handover period to Jack. I would also like to express my thanks to Chris who has put a substantial amount of time and effort into the team during the Spring and Summer to date allowing us to keep things running as smoothly as possible.

Please feel free to call me on 07767770364 if you have any questions on the above or on the course in general.

With the kindest regards

Mark Tubb
Joint Managing Director