Teesside captain wins national title

Teesside Golf Club captain Peter Scott got the year off to a winning start when he topped the leaderboard in the national final of HowDidiDo’s How Do We Beat It competition at Trump International in Aberdeen.

Peter led the field in the annual event’s Grand Final in Scotland, having qualified as one of the top-16 from 12,622 golfers. To earn his place in the final, Peter recorded one of the leading eclectic scores through the HowDidiDo platform between January and December 2023.

In Scotland, he battled 40mph wind and constant rain to shoot 30 points and take home the national title.

“Being a national champion is very new to me,” said eight-handicapper Peter. “I won the club medal and got my name on the boards last season, but this is another level completely.

“I signed up for the event through HowDidiDo at the start of last season and thought nothing else of it. To be totally honest, I thought the invitation to the final was a wind up, and it took a bit of convincing before I realised how big an opportunity it was.

“I made the absolute most of it – playing Gleneagles on the way up, staying at Carnoustie and then playing The Old Course on the way back – and the whole week was brilliant.

“Playing Trump International was just incredible – even though the wind was gusting up to 40mph and the rain was constant the whole round. My umbrella lasted three holes and after that it was just an endurance challenge. I was over the moon just to finish, but to win the whole thing was amazing – I never thought I’d be anywhere near.

“The whole week in Scotland was the perfect way to start my year as captain of Teesside, and the team lads all know they’ve got a lot to live up to this season now.”

The event, which will take place once again throughout 2024, raises money for Prostate Cancer UK and in 2023 golfers raised £37,178 for the charity.