Mascots Golf Championship 2017

On July 5th 2017 Mascots from across Devon participated in the annual Adventure Golf championship.

The tournament took place at Ladram Bay Holiday Park from 2.30pm on the Jurassic Adventure Golf course – a venue steeped in sporting heritage, triumphant memories & dinosaurs.

As per tradition the mascots were drawn into 2 groups (Coast & Waves), with the winner of each group then playing in the final shoot-off for the overall title.

Each Mascot was vying to putt their way to victory & ahead of the event we looked at the romantic golfing narrative surrounding Buddy Bear – could he become the first mascot to retain the title he won so dramatically back in 2016?

The old adage of ‘play whats in front of you’ was ultimately key to success, however its hard not to envisage some Mascots thinking of the ranking points at stake as selection gears up for the 2018 Ryder Cup.

A total of 8 Mascots made the final cut for the Mascots Golf Championship 2017, below are the entrants, results, group classifications, form guide & footage captured on the day.

Player Profile

Mascot / Team

Representing

2016 Form

Pickles-the-Parrot-Golf-Mascot

Pickles the Parrot

Team: Coast

Ladram Bay Exited at group stages
Angus-Wolrd-of-Country-Life-Mascot

‘Appy Angus

Team: Coast

World of Country Life 3rd
Lucky the donkey mascot

Lucky

Team: Coast

The Donkey Sanctuary Exited at group stages
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Blossom Bear

Team: Coast

Crealy Adventure Park New Entrant
Ozzie-the-Otter

Ozzie the Otter

Team: Waves

 Ladram Bay Exited at group stages
Grecian-the-lion-ecfc-mascot

Grecian the Lion

Team: Waves

 Exeter City Football Club New Entrant
Hawkridge-Chalky

Chalky the Owl

Team: Waves

 Hawkridge Birds of Prey Exited at group stages
Buddy-Bear-Crealy

 Buddy the Bear

Team: Waves

Crealy Adventure Park 1st

The Result

A tense preliminary round saw ‘Appy Angus & Buddy the Bear progress to the final, each exhibiting a sublime short game & putting under pressure. During a tense final around Buddy the Bear’s experience of playing high stakes golf saw him pip ‘Appy Angus to the title & with it a 2nd consecutive title – a feat unheard of in open era of Mascot Golf.

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Buddy the Bear celebrates with his 2017 winners trophy atop the cliffs of Ladram Bay

 

Images from the 2017 event

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The Mascots come together for a group photo on the Adventure Golf course.

 

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Buddy the Bear takes his seat on the winners deck chair.

 

Video Highlights

Courtesy of Exeter City Football Club we have some video footage of the days action…

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