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Scottish golfing fan plays against Sky Sports reporter

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August 27, 2019

One keen golfer had the unique opportunity to play a round of golf with Sky Sports golf reporter Sarah Stirk.

Scott Peggie from Lambert near Falkirk in Scotland won a competition run by the UK holiday resort company to go head to head on the tees at Darwin Escapes’ The Springs Golf Club in Wallingford, Oxford with the television presenter who is also a Darwin Escapes ambassador.

Mr Peggie explained how he was ‘excited’ and ‘surprised’ that he’d been the lucky winner of the social media competition.

The 52-year-old said: “I’m a big fan of Sarah’s work on Sky Sports and thought (entering the competition) would be great chance to play golf with her.

“I was really surprised to hear that I’d won! I was excited at the thought of meeting Sarah and was immediately checking accommodation for my trip down to Oxfordshire.”

Mr Peggie regularly plays golf, whether it be with friends or to compete at his local golf clubs, Falkirk Golf Club and The St Andrews Golf Club.

He said: “It was a fantastic experience and everyone made me feel very welcome. I was a little nervous prior to meeting with Sarah but she was so easy going and down to earth that it felt like I was playing with a lifelong friend!”

This was the first time Mr Peggie had played on the Oxfordshire golf course and only Sarah Stirk’s second time competing on the course. They were joined on the course by The Springs Golf Manager, Matthew Kimber.

He added: “There were a number of good holes but my favourite was the 8th hole, which is a short par 3 with a lake to the left of green. I didn’t play the hole as well as Sarah but it’s one I would like to play again!”

Sarah Stirk won the spoils on the day, having a really strong back 9 holes. The pair were tied after 9 holes with 18pts and Sarah eventually won the day with 39 points and Scott and Matt on 35 points.

Ambassador for Darwin Escapes and Sky Sports television presenter, Sarah Stirk said: “Scott played really well. He’s a lovely guy and an unbelievable putter. He couldn’t miss!

“I didn’t manage to lose any balls in the water but did lose a lot to bunkers! My favourite hole is 18 because visually it’s stunning with the trees splitting the fairway and it’s a real tough driving test.”

Keep an eye on the Darwin Escapes social media page for your chance to win a round of golf with Sarah Stirk at The Kilnwick Percy Resort & Golf Club in Pocklington, Yorkshire.

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