Mascots Golf Championship 2019

On Wednesday 17th July 2019 Mascots from across Devon participated in the annual Adventure Golf championship.

Prior to Shane Lowry’s success at the Royal Portrush on Sunday, the golfing world’s attention was focused Ladram Bay – it just wasn’t picked up mainstream media. Many in the club house (also known as the swimming pool complex) were calling this the unofficial 5th major of the year & looking at the team lineups it was easy to see why.

Our player guide certainly demonstrates the stiff competition Pickles, Ozzie & Captain Scratch were up against.

With so many plots & sub-plots, a riveting narrative surrounded the 2019 event, held one one of Devon’s most famous links course. Could Crealy’s Blossom Bear emulate the form Buddy the Bear, which had seen him win in 2016 & 2017, or would Gilbert the Station Master become only the second entrant (after Buddy the Bear) to win back-to-back tournaments?

Being super profession partiality was required on our behalf, but only the most partisan fan would begrudge ‘Appy Angus a victory – having finished on the podium in 2016 (3nd) & 2nd in 2017 & 2018.


The Winner: Pickles the Parrot

Pickles the Parrot celebrates with the other 10 mascots overlooking Ladram Bay

A tense opening round saw little to separate the leading group. The smart money had been on the players with big tournament experience, but as it transpired Pickles the Parrot held his nerve to clinch his first Mascot Golf Championship. In second place was Ella the Owl, who held off a late charge from Captain Scratch. The Ladram Bay mascots are ultimately thrilled with their performance, having beaten the previous best showing of 3rd in 2018 (tied with Pippa Pig from Pennywell Farm).


Mascot Golf 2019: Image Gallery


Player guide

Pickles-the-Parrot
Pickles the Parrot greeting fans at the tee off.

Pickles the Parrot

Representing: Ladram Bay

Previous form guide: Group stage exit 2016

2019 Result: 1st

Hospice-Ella-the-Owl
Consistent short game form Ella the Owl

Ella the Owl

Representing: Hospiscare

Previous form guide: New entrant for 2019

2019 Result: 2nd

Captain-Scratch
Captain Scratch in the zone

Captain Scratch

Representing: Ladram Bay

Previous form guide: Group stage exit 2018

2019 Result: 3rd

Ozzie the Otter
Ozzie looks to build on his 3rd in 2018

Ozzie the Otter

Representing: Ladram Bay

Previous form guide: 3rd in 2018 (tied with Pippa Pig)

2019 Result: Group stage exit

Grecian-the-Lion
Grecian the Lion silencing an Argyle fan

Grecian the Lion

Representing: Exeter City Football Club

Previous form guide: Group stage exit 2017

2019 Result: Group stage exit

buddy-the-bear
Buddy the Bear celebrates with the fans

Blossom Bear

Representing: Crealy

Previous form guide: New entrant for 2019.

2019 Result: Group stage exit

Appy Angus
‘Appy Angus offering advice on the 5th

‘Appy Angus

Representing: World of Country Life

Previous form guide: 2nd in 2018, 2nd in 2017 & 3rd 2016

2019 Result: Group stage exit

2018 winner Gilbert the Station Master

Gilbert the Station Master

Representing: Seaton Tramway

Previous form guide: 1st in 2018

2019 Result: Group stage exit

Petes-dragon
The Dragon gets fired up at the 3rd hole

The Dragon

Representing: Pete’s Dragon

Previous form guide: Group stage exit 2018

2019 Result: Group stage exit

Ambrose-the-bear
Ambrose the Bear putting in it

Ambrose the Bear

Representing: Devon Air Ambulance

Previous form guide: Group stage exit 2016

2019 Result: Group stage exit

Ledley
Ledley tee’s off with a putter

Ledley

Representing: LED Leisure

Previous form guide: Group stage exit 2016

2019 Result: Group stage exit