The 2020 Golfbidder £500 Challenge with Rick Shiels and Peter Finch

Thomas Tanner
Apr 08, 2020
5 minutes

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Picking the clubs

For obvious reasons, both Rick and Pete had a little extra fire in their bellies for the final instalment of the £500 challenge. After four matches, over the last four years, amazingly the score stands at two wins each! By the end of this series of videos, we'll have crowned the Golfbidder £500 challenge champion.

For reasons totally out of his control, Donal was sadly missing from his usual position, so the two gladiators got straight down to business - entering the Golfbidder warehouse after dark, in search of their the tools that they believed would lead them to victory. Well practised in the art of navigating Golfbidder's website, the selection process was quick, and Rick and Pete soon entered the Aladdin's cave of golf clubs.

Rick's bag Pete's bag
Driver Titleist Pro Titanium 905T TaylorMade M1

Fairway woods

Titleist 904F Titleist SLDR
Hybrid / Utility irons Titleist 712U
Iron set Callaway X Forged Ping S59

Wedges

Cobra Trusty Rusty (53°) / Titleist Vokey Design (58°) Cleveland 588 Precision Forged (52°) / Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (60°)
Putter Odyssey O-Works #1 Odyssey White Hot #2

This Final Match - It's Showtime

Over the years the Golfbidder £500 Challenge has seen some fantastic golf! The first three holes at Centurion Club, however, was not one of these occasions. However, you can only beat what's in front of you, and Peter did just that on the first after Rick tacked his way down the fairway, visiting the trees on both sides, and making a disappointing bogey. Peter was left with a simple two-putt from the fringe for a par and a win.

Looking to bounce back immediately, Rick sent his birdie putt at the second towards the hole, only to see it rolling down the slope and back to his feet. This costly three-putt saw Pete go two-up after two.

A missed green on the next by Peter opened the door for Rick to stem the tide and earn himself a half. A poor chip leads to the third bogey in a row and just like that, Pete was three-up with three pars.

The rot was finally stopped on the fourth with a pair of pars and Rick reduced the deficit on the next after Pete's par putt finished half a roll short.

His now-signature driver off the deck on the par-5 5th was not enough to win the hole for Peter however he did extend his lead back to three at the next. The comfortable cushion was short-lived though, as Rick displayed some grit, and won the 8th to establish some confidence.

This confidence saw him through to the turn, with Pete, somehow, only two-up.

Both players were now warmed-up as we witnessed a pair of dramatic birdie twos on the par-three 11th. First, a chip-in birdie for Rick looked to certainly halved the deficit. However, a 20ft putt from pin high found the bottom of the cup for the half, and to crush Ricks dreams.

Holes were halved as the contest entered the business end. Pete extended his lead again at the fourteenth and announcing that he wanted to finish it all on the next. And he did. A par was too much for Rick, who admitted he hadn't been on the same level!

Peter Finch is your Golfbidder £500 Challenge Champion!