Golfing society’s 2005 season begins

news: Golfing society’s 2005 season begins

…with National Geographic Trophy

RON GODDARD’S fine score of 37 Stableford points took the National Geograpic Trophy for 2005. Played in cool but sunny weather at the Clube de Golfe do Estoril, the event attracted 40 members and guests to the Royal British Club Golfing Society’s (RBCGS) first competition of the season.

Representing the sponsors, Jesus Perezagua, managing director of Fox National Geographic for Spain and Portugal, joined the competition. Arancha Granado, visiting from Madrid, won the guest prize. Brian Hughes came in second among the members with 34 points. António Vieira, Ewan Rankin and Chris Judd followed to win third, fourth and fifth prizes. Judd made a return trip to the prize table to take home the Newstead Trophy for players with handicaps of 19 or over.

Other winners on the day included Allen Feary, second among the guests, Fred Hagenfeldt, nearest to the pin on the second hole with one shot, Vieira, nearest to the pin on the sixth hole in two shots, Jean Judd winning the Captain’s Prize, and Nancy Frangenheim with the Cowbell and a free golf lesson!

Fox National Geographic made available a fine table of prizes, including the National Geographic Society World Atlas, books with stunning photographs, subscriptions to the monthly magazine and polo shirts for all who attended the lunch at the club after the event.

Perezagua was joined by Sonia Jackson, from Fox National Geographic, who established the Trophy for the 2004 season and is the daughter of last year’s RBCGS Captain, David Jackson.

• The next RBCGS competition will be for the Blevins Franks Plate and will be held on March 2.