Sunday morning golfers at Whiteleaf Golf Club had an unexpected guest on the course yesterday as Prime Minister David Cameron joined them for a round.
Mr Cameron visited the course, near to the Chequers estate, after his regular golfing destination Ellesborough Golf Club was closed due to snow.
The Prime Minister played just nine holes of the eighteen hole course, near Princes Risborough, with a friend and was accompanied by two security guards on the course and a further two in the car park.
However, Mr Cameron, who played off a handicap of 20 compared to his friend’s 16, had to wait in line to get on the course.
General manager Darren Hodgson said: “We had just started a foursomes competition when the Prime Minister and a playing partner arrived with their security entourage.
“I explained we had a competition just starting so he would have to wait a while before I could get him off.
“He was very understanding and had a coffee in the clubhouse, and within about 15 minutes he was out playing.”
Club member Mike Rogers said: “The Prime Minister was happy to play on temporary greens and he was very polite during his whole time here.
“One of our long-serving members Joe Pearce asked the Prime Minister ‘can I get you an application form, sir? Would you like to join.’
“That is typical of Joe’s humour but the PM took it in good humour even though he declined the offer.
“We have had celebrity members in the past as Sir Jackie Stewart (former Formula One driver) was a member for many years.”