The club welcomed the Golfbreaks team on Wednesday 1st March, the company sponsored an evening involving European Tour and Ryder Cup golfer David Howell and BBC Sports presenter, John Watson. Golfbreaks kindly provided the food and some drinks for the 16 teams of six taking part in the Quiz Night. Team entries were restricted to members only. The evening started with a golf clinic at the rear of the clubhouse, with David Howell in charge. A good turnout by members who showed their appreciation for the session. John Watson, a BBC Sport presenter lined up with David as Master of Ceremonies and interviewer for the second half of the evening.
After the complimentary supper, John Watson introduced David Howell, the Golfbreaks team and Quizmaster, Brian Roake, He had prepared a Sports Quiz with four rounds of ten questions. Keenly contested as always, three teams wear tied for third place, John Watson organised a play off question to determine third place winners.
1st . Saturday Roll Up 33pts
Henri Botha, Charles Cemlyn-Jones,
Jeremy Rhodes,Iain Gilmore,
Ian Hopkinson & Mitch Flegg
Prize each member: Galvin Green bundle
2nd. The Misbourne Droppers 32pts
Robert Burgess, Dave Gomme,
Anthony Day, Pete Thompson ,
Thomas Brockton and Steve Wincott
Prize each member: £50 Golfbreaks voucher + doz. Callaway balls
3rd. The Dimpled Balls 31pts (after playoff question)
Garnet Ruddell, Malcolm Brockie,
Richard Baker, Richard Allison,
John Irons and Ged Griffin
Prize each member: Galvin Green cap + 2 x sleeve of Callaway balls
Nik Hays, lead for the Golfbreaks team gave a brief presentation promoting the company's attributes and successes in the golf travel business.
David Howell started his presentation with summary of his career, mixed in were interesting and amusing anecdotes involving his global adventures in and around the personalities in the sport. John Watson then took on the role of interviewer for David including leading questions regarding the more controversial issues in the sport these days. For example the LIV breakaway tour, David defended the PGA and U.S.P.GA. approach. The session wound up with a Q & A session from members.
After prize giving John rounded off the evening by thanking Gerrards Cross for being hosts for this GolfBreaks event. Mentions for :
Golfbreaks team: Nik Hayes, Dolores Brown, Megan Graham, David Ford
GX : Brian Roake, Martin Hillary
Captains, Debbie & Andrew gave a vote of thanks to all involved on behalf of the club