ISSUE 12 – OCTOBER 2013
The month kicked off with a very special day – Lady Captain’s Day, with 63 ladies playing in beautiful summer sunshine. I had a wonderful day, many thanks to you all for the lovely flowers, gifts and the cards filled with your warm wishes. It was wonderful that everyone seemed to love the prizes as much as I did, they were produced by Natalie Wright from Truro and if you would like to see more of her work you can visit her website for details of where and when she will be exhibiting and selling her pieces – www.cornishglassart.co.uk
Winning the day with 38 points on countback was Barbara Gray, 2nd Carole Chapple and 3rd Angela Anderson 37 pts. Best front 9 went to Sheila Tellam 23 pts and best back 9 Sharon Knuckey 20 pts. Hidden Partners were Louise Eslick and Pat Murton who had 69 pts between them and Hidden Holes (3, 8 & 12) winner was Karen Langford. The Juniors Prize was taken by Steph Curnoe and longest drive winners were Rachael Lloyd-Phillips, Harriet Rowe and Carole Williams. The next day I received an email from Angela Anderson with the following poem which I just have to share with you all:
Inside This Issue
1. September Round-Up
2. What’s on in October
3. Other News
4. Out and About
5. League and Friendly Results
8. And finally….
THE SONG OF THE LADY CAPTAIN
The sun shines, with a cooling breeze to soothe my fevered brow.
Have I prepared enough to feel that all is ready now?
The prizes bought, in best of taste, wide-ranging and well-spread,
So every lady, high and low, can see success ahead.
The wine is chilled, or ruby rich, with fruit juice by the load,
The perfect competition waits, non-qualifier mode.
So all is set, a glorious time is ready to be had,
And everyone's in joyous mood, for which I'm truly glad.
BUT, there is just one thing that I would say to all of you,
A tiny cloud across my sun up in that sky so blue,
This, My competition, devised for this My Day,
And here I am, and bloody hell, I'M NOT ALLOWED TO PLAY!
Two days later saw the last big event of the 2013 season our Ladies Open. 93 ladies played and after the early mizzle the sun broke through it turned into a glorious day. Chris Williams, Sue Houghton and Rachael Lloyd-Phillips took first place. Visitors from Porthpean came 5th and the Best Visitor prize went to a team from Perranporth. The Buffet was again very well received as was the selection of home-made desserts. With the course also presented in beautiful condition it is hoped that next year we will attract even more entries.
The following Thursday was the day for the Silver CLCGA meeting at Perranporth which was abandoned due to bad weather, it has now been rescheduled for Thursday 17th October.
Saturday 14th was Captain versus Secretary and after appalling weather on Friday the sun returned and the match was played in warm dry conditions. The result was a win for the Secretary 12 – 10. For our part eight teams of ladies played producing a result of 4 wins for the Captain and 4 wins for the Secretary. Immediately following the golf there was a presentation made on to "Wired Cornwall", Mr Captain’s nominated charity, of £3,710 – a great result.
Hilary Wood and Gloria Sandow went to St Andrews for the Coronation Foursomes National Final. Their practice round on Sunday 15th was "amazing" even though the weather was terrible. They finished an impressive joint 6th – congratulations to both of them.
Our team for the Bronze Team Challenge at The Point Golf Club, Barbara Gray and Rosemary Wedlock, Kathy Mann and Sharon Knuckey played in warm but blustery conditions on Wednesday 18th and with some great golf took 1st place and brought the beautiful silver and glass crystal trophy back to Tehidy.
The Knock-Out Finals took place on Saturday 21st; Louise Eslick beat Bev Pascoe in a very tight match for the Ben Wills Trophy winning on the 19th. Winners of the Wickett Cups Mixed Foursome were Jane and Mark Hollis squeaking a win on the 17th over Margaret Richards and James Gibbon. The Hitchens Cup and The West Briton Bowl finals could not be played on Finals Day but the Hitchens Cup has been played the winner being Kate Shipman who beat Eileen Goundry on the 34th in a very tough close match.
The Friends of Tehidy Mixed Greensomes was won by Barbara Gray and Mike Williams on Sunday 22nd, Liz Plechowicz and Carl Band took 2nd, Karen and Les Driver were 3rd with Liz Shrivell and Mike Fox 4th and Mr Captain and Shirley Clarke 5th.
Friday 27th saw the TPEGS and Ladies play their annual match, this year with a different format. A mixed Greensomes divided into two teams, the Lady Captain’s and the TPEGS Captain’s, was unanimously agreed as a very enjoyable match. The winning team taking the trophy was the TPEGS team.
The same day saw the Committee v Staff annual match followed by the traditional dinner. This year due to the financial cutbacks the Club only paid for the Staff meals the Committee members paying for themselves. The match, played in great spirit was won by the Committee. Better luck next year Staff.
Both men and ladies took part on Saturday 27th in the Daily Mail Foursomes. The winning ladies going forward to represent Tehidy Park in the next round are Rosemary Wedlock and Angela Anderson, runners up were Liz Plech and Carol Ryder.
WHAT’S ON IN OCTOBER
Our Club AGM is Thursday 4th October, everyone is encouraged to attend and support this event.
Sunday 6th is our second mixed match against Truro, this time at home. Truro won the first round by a 9 point margin so a good result for us will see Tehidy take back the Trophy stolen away by Truro last year.
The 90th Ladies AGM is on Thursday 17th where our new Lady Captain Liz Plechowicz will assume the helm. The meeting will be followed by dinner – see the notice in the locker room for more details.
The CLCGA Bronze meeting on 5th September held at Lostwithiel had a disappointing entry of only15 ladies with Tehidy providing a third of that number. This competition has been changed from a Medal to a Stableford in order to try to encourage more ladies to play but for some reason it does not seem to be a very popular event.
Sunday 21st was the Ladies Club Championships, 36 holes for competitors in the Stanley Rowe Scratch Cup and 18 holes for the Bronze Scratch Cup. It was again very warm and
"I’m about five inches from being an outstanding golfer. That’s the distance my left ear is from my right".
OUT AND ABOUT
Tehidy’s girls on Tour saw Liz Plech, Carol Ryder and Pat Mac come 5th at Teignmouth Golf Club’s Ladies Open, whilst Shirley Clark and her team came 1st at St Enodoc’s Ladies Open. Jackie Prouse took best back 9 at Trevose’s Open.
LEAGUE MATCH RESULTS
Sadly the away league match against Porthpean was another loss as was our last match of the season away to Launceston. This means that we will slip down into the 3rd Division. Our aim next year must be to find our former winning form and begin our fight back to Division 1.
Ladies celebrating a birthday this month are:
15th Val Rowe 18th Amanda East 28th Barbara Shaw
A very big thank you to everyone who has contributed and supported Park Life for the last 12 issues. Your comments have all been gratefully received, and for those of you thinking "great, it’s come to an end" – hard luck, Liz Plechowicz has already decided Park Life will continue, more details in the next issue.
Did you know you can print off your handicap certificate from the How Did I Do website? Just log on and go to your Personal Profile, there is an option to "view my statistics" then click "certificate", click where is says "click here to view or print your personal handicap certificate" then enter the number from the bottom left hand corner of one of your old certificates, your new handicap certificate will appear – just print it off, simple!
A warm welcome to Katie Rule from all TPGC ladies, Katie has joined the Pro team and will be assisting Jonathan Lamb in the development of our Junior Section. Katie will also be competing in regional and national events in a bid to join the WPGA Ladies circuit. We look forward to seeing Katie out and about at the club.
Unfortunately Peter Coad has had a further hang-gliding accident over the August Bank Holiday during a trip to Wales. He has broken his back in two places – however he is making great progress and doctors have predicted a complete recovery and although he won’t be playing golf for a while he can be seen on Thursdays evenings at the Quiz Nights, a slightly less dangerous past time!
Many of you will have seen in the West Briton that Cygnets Restaurant scored a "2" on the Food Standards Agency website indicating "improvement necessary". Our Catering Manager Martin Hoyle had this to say "You would have read in the West Briton that we scored a 2 rating from the Environmental Health Officer in August 2012. This was due to us not having our paperwork up to date. We have since had 2 further inspections and are now awaiting our official re-mark which is due next month. We fully expect to receive a 4 or 5 rating".