EDDIE Pepperell enjoyed another entertaining night at Frilford Heath as he revealed more tales from the European Tour.

The World No 131, who turns 27 at the beginning of next week, had more than 150 guests captivated in the dining room of the Oxfordshire club.

Pepperell was joined by BBC presenter Naga Munchetty on the stage as he answered questions about his highlights from 2017, playing alongside Sergio Garcia at the US Open, his favourite courses, popular Twitter account and dog Gus.

The 26-year-old, from Abingdon, also tried out Frilford’s new shot simulator in the club shop, setting members the challenge of beating his longest drive of 311 yards.

It was the fifth year of an ‘Evening with Eddie Pepperell’ and the golfer, who experienced a major turnaround in 2017 from regaining his tour card, to securing eight top-ten finishes and qualifying for the end-of-year Dubai World Tour Championship, loved every minute.

“It’s nice. I enjoy doing it,” he said.

“The last couple of years, Naga has been great, and I think people come to see her face more than mine.

“But it’s something I enjoy doing.”

Pepperell recorded his best year on the tour, making 12 cuts in 15 tournaments between May and October.

He also finished tied for 16th place at the US Open, where he played alongside Masters champion Garcia.

Pepperell, who joins the 15-member European Tour players’ committee this year, also partnered Francesco Molinari at the Italian Open, but does teeing off with the top players faze him?

“I love it,” he said.

“But the one exception last year was the Italian Open when I played with Molinari on the Saturday.

“There were thousands of people there and it was really busy.

“We were level and I had a poor shot on one hole and my round just stopped flowing and that is a time when you’re aware of all the people.

“That was a little bit tricky.

“But it’s a little easier when neither of you get going, like with Henrik Stenson a couple of years ago in Sweden.

“You just wallow in each other’s pity.”

Pepperell was also asked about his fellow professionals and with whom he is most impressed.

A three-time Major winner from Ireland has caught his eye.

He said: “Pádraig Harrington, he takes ages, but it’s worth it.

“He’s a genius around the greens.

“If he has a bad shot, he’s looking forward to the challenge of the next shot.

“He’s one amazing golfer.”

Pepperell begins his 2018 season at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Thursday.

He will also be attending his first players’ committee meeting as one of three new members after he, along with Lee Westwood and Pablo Larrazábal, were voted in at the end of last year.

Pepperell plans to make the most of the experience.

He said: “I just want to be quiet in the first meeting, learn who talks the most and whinges the most.

“I want to get a feeling for what is going on.

“It’s an opportunity for me to learn about the tour.

“So if I’m ever critical about it, it’s from a place of knowledge and I’m informed.”