Junior Golf Academy

With effect from Friday 24 April, and every Friday thereafter through the Golf Season an organised tee time (5.15 – 5.45 p.m.)will be provided for the Juniors to be guided through their development & etiquette on the Golf Course. 

The sessions will be ’championed’ by the Head Professional, Jonathan Lamb and any support available via parents and members would be greatly appreciated to help with the development of our Junior Section.

For further details please contact Jonathan on 01209 842914.

Captains Roll-Up

The ever popular Captain’s Choice Roll-Ups commence on Thursday 23 April.

The Captain of the day will select from a variety of ’fun’ formats and all members, new & old, young & mature, male & female are welcome to come and partake in the events. As most formats are of a team nature it is the ideal opportunity to come along and meet others members and build new friendships along the way.

The tee is reserved from 3.30 p.m. and the golf is followed by a choice of specials from the kitchen (optional) and presentation of the vouchers to the prize winners.

The Captain’s Roll-Ups will be held on ’most’ Thursdays throughout the golfing season (see main notice board). Good Luck.

CTC Final

Tehidy Park completed a disappointing weekend when they lost the title of Cornwall Team Champions (CTC), which they have held for the last three years to Trevose Golf Club.

In stark contrast to the weather that abandoned the original match at the halfway stage, the teams re-convened on a glorious spring afternoon at the links of St. Enodoc Golf Club.

All was to play for as the eight singles matches required completing with Tehidy Park holding a slender lead 2 1/2 – 2 1/4.

Ian Veale gave Tehidy the perfect start when he defeated John Tremain in the top match on the 16th hole and this was quickly followed with a further point from Richard Simmons, who defeated Dave Marshall on the 15th hole. Yet more good news was to follow for Tehidy Park as Peter Simmons delivered a third point when he defeated Trevose General Manager, Nick Gammon on the 12th hole, leaving the defending champions requiring just one more point from the five remaining matches on the course.

Trevose responded to their inauspicious start when Ben Westgate prompted a comeback by defeating Martin Langford on the 15th hole. Mark Pawley then added a second point for the challengers as he beat Aaron Ashcroft on the same hole, and it wasn’t long before the scoreline from the singles matches was squared up as Guy Norris defeated John Piner on the 17th, leaving Tehidy with the slender advantage held over from the original match (5 1/2 – 5 1/4).

Ross Lawrance faced the toughest match of his young years as he was pitted against the experience of ’past’ Tehidy player Mike Reynard. They stood on the 17th tee all square, with Lawrance knowing nothing less than a win would do as his team mate Colin George was three down with three holes to play against Richard Ackland. Sadly for the Champions Lawrance was to bogey the difficult par 3 17th hole, whilst Reynard secured a par and a one hole lead.

Although George rallied with a 16th hole birdie to reduce his deficit to two it proved not to be enough as Ackland held on for a 17th hole win as Reynard halved the 18th hole for a one hole win and a final score-line of 7 1/4 – 5 1/2 to Trevose.

Trevose will now represent Cornwall in the English Golf Union Champion Club event, which is to be played later in the year and Tehidy wish them all the best.

A Team Preliminary

Tehidy Park suffered a rare defeat in the preliminary round of the A Team at the hands of Truro Golf Club.

The team of Richard & Peter Simmons, Ian Veale, John Piner, Colin George & Andrew Clotworthy lost 2 – 1 in the match which was played at Mullion Golf Club as a qualifier to get into County Championship Week on the Monday & Tuesday.

All attention now turns to the CTC Replay, which is played tomorrow at St. Enodoc against Trevose.

Ladies County Championship

Tehidy member and Past County Champion Rachael Phillips narrowly missed out on another final appearance when she lost to Sarah-Jane Boyd on the 18th green, when Sarah holed a putt the length of the green for a birdie !

Rachael had previously beaten Micah Carroll (19th) in the first round before beating another past Champion, Judy Ryder in the Quarter Final on the 14th hole.

The final takes place tomorrow over 36 holes at St. Enodoc between Sarah and the winner of Sara Taylor & Liz Bird.

For more information refer to www.clcga.co.uk