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Taggart seals first Race to Algarve title

Richmond Park golfer off to PortugalRichmond Park golfer off to Portugal

All of those rounds of golf during the winter months paid off for Richmond Park golfer Phil Taggart after he secured the top prize in the club’s ‘Race to Algarve’.

Taggart had been playing the club’s winter league series, which is open to both visitors and members of Richmond Park Golf Course, and his near-flawless performance over the league’s 15 games helped him secure the grand prize of a week’s stay in a luxury villa at Portuguese golfing paradise Vale do Lobo.

Runner-up Martin Currie received the latest Motocaddy S1 trolley for his efforts, while Namjun Kim finished in third, winning a GolfBuddy GPS watch.


Nick McArthur, sales manager at Richmond Park Golf Course, was delighted to be able to present  the prizes and said: “Phil got off  to a great start and fought off fierce competition to be the eventual league winner. He’s  now got some more amazing  golf to looking forward to at  Vale do Lobo.”

The Race to Algarve is already underway again, after the club launched a new summer series following the popularity of the winter version. Like the prize won by Taggart, the summer series will also have a top prize of a week in the Algarve, thanks to event supporters Owners Direct. 

League games are played over a ten-hole version of the club’s Prince’s Course, meaning golfers can even play in it after work.


“Richmond Park Golf Course is proud to be one of the most welcoming golf venues in London and we encourage all golfers to enjoy the thrill of competition golf,” added McArthur.

“A unique feature of this competition is that you don’t need an official handicap to enter. We’ll issue you with a ‘league handicap’ that will enable you to compete.

“It’s a great way to get a taste for competition golf on a regular basis, without having to be a club member.”

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