Cornwall Bowl – Q/F

The opportunity to emulate the 2008 (O'Mahony) treble is over for Club Captain Simon Gregor as the first three pairings of his Cornwall Bowl team suffered comfortable losses….

It was to be the first occasion (and hopefully last) in seven competitive matches that the Captain had to stand and make the first speech following the post-match meal at St. Enodoc, which in time honoured tradition is to congratulate the winning side, on this occasion defending champions, Bude & North Cornwall.

Results:

David Goldsworthy & Bob Porter Lost

Simon Richards & Lee Williams Lost

Lee Medlen & Gavin Dickenson Lost

James Jago & Justin Old Won

James Gibbon & Steve Chapman Lost

 

 

Frank Wills Salver -Q/F

The TPGC Frank Wills Salver team emerged victorious against West Cornwall in weather that can only be descibed as seriously brutal at Mullion Golf Club today.

For the first 30 minutes of the match it was purely the 40 mile per hour gusty winds to contend with…..but then the rains came to turn the match into an endurance test!

Tehidy were led out by Martin Trewhella & Greg Taylor, and were seemingly comfortable playing the 17th hole, on the green in regulation with a two-hole lead. Their opponents had missed the green, and then played a poor chip to the green, which meant it was still them to play. How we love match-play as West Cornwall holed their putt from length, before the Tehidy pair three-putted to lose the hole. Moments later Trewhella & Taylor lost the 18th hole when their opponents made a birdie to see the match go into extra-holes!

19th hole….West Cornwall have a putt to win, which they miss. 20th hole….West Cornwall 'horse-shoe' the hole to win, onto the 21st hole where the Tehidy pair eventually secure the point (1 – 0)

In match two it was the experienced pairing of David O'Mahony & Bob Cope, who held a three-hole lead with just six holes to play. Fast forward to the 17th tee and the match stood all square! However, a solid win on the 17th hole, followed by a half on the 18th hole secured a 1 hole win (2 – 0)

In match three was the pairing of Justin Harrington & Mike Eddy, who found themselves three-down with three holes to play. As in the first two matches a comeback commenced with wins for the Tehidy pairing on 16 & 17, but it turned out to be in vain as they eventually lost by 1 hole (2 – 1)

In the absence of Ryan Reed (who was on holiday) a debut was handed to young Tom Chapman, who partnered the 'ever-young' Martyn Chuchill. It turned out to be an inspired replacement from Captain Gregor as Chapman & Churchill took command of their match from the very start, and ran out comfortable winners on the 15th hole. (Well done Tom, a proud moment for you and your family). (3 -1)

The final pairing of Andrew Teuton & Ryan Curnow never got into their stride, and lost on the 15th hole, but with the match already won they could breathe a sigh of relief, as could a thoroughly drenched set of supporters, players & caddies.

The win sets up a re-match of last years final in the Semi, where TPGC will face St. Enodoc (weekend of 1st/2nd Feb). In the other S/F Newquay will play Killiow.

 

Ladies – Park Life

January 2014 Park Life Volume 2 Issue 3

 

DECEMBER ROUND-UP

 

The month began with our Mince Pie and Punch competition on Tuesday 3rd, a 13 hole greensomes with partners drawn. The prize table was as usual looking lovely with all the gift wrapped presents.

 

Winning the competition with 27 pts on countback were Gill Collins and Barbara Gray, Jackie Thomas and Mary Tremain were 2nd and Nikki Martyn and Shirley Clark were 3rd with 25 pts. The afternoon was rounded off with delicious mince pies, Christmas cake and some decidedly alcoholic punch. Thank you to all the ladies who donated raffle prizes, especially Shirley Clark for making one of her beautiful fruit cakes.

 

The Clubhouse Christmas festivities got under way with the Carol Night on Wednesday 4th, carols were sung accompanied by Lanner Silver Band. Sunday 8th was Ladies Turkey Trot Day with many of us decorating our trolleys, and indeed ourselves, with

tinsel, reindeer antlers and red noses. There were also several “Christmas” sweaters on show – even a musical one, those who didn’t witness it will need to ask Sue Pascoe for a repeat wearing!

 

Scoring 33 pts the winner was Jill Phillips, 2nd with 32 pts was Caroline Phillips and 3rd with 31 pts was Linda Ryder.

 

Tuesday 10th was our last fun competition for 2013, teams of 3 with 2 scores to count but with 4 jokers – 2 on holes 1-6 and 2 on 7-13. Jokers had to be decided before beginning the round and scores on joker holes were doubled, so tactics (and math) came into play. Winning the competition with a fantastic 74 pts were Lady Captain, Pauline Penna and Jenny Hamilton. 2nd were Kathy Mann, Linda Ryder and Margaret Richards with 3rd place taken by Eileen Goundry, Lyn O’Keefe and Jane Hollis.

 

The evening of the same day was our Christmas Dinner and 47 ladies arrived at 6.pm for a glass of fizz, provided by the Ladies Section, and nibbles which were very kindly supplied by Martin and Kathy. The 6 dinner tables, all named after reindeer, were

presided over by members of the Ladies Committee and, as in previous years, ladies drew lots for their seats. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the delicious meal and then settled back for the “entertainment” courtesy of the Ladies Committee. Our Lady Captain

looked very fetching in her Santa outfit, however the highlight was Kate Shipman in her reindeer suit – a sight not seen very often but which has been captured on camera and will be posted in the locker room shortly!

 

The Christmas Dinner Dance on Saturday 14th was very well attended; an excellent 4 course meal was followed by a terrific band which had everyone up dancing the night away. Unfortunately the weather finally caught up with us the next day and the high winds and persistent rain put paid to the Christmas Mixed. However 58 people attended the dinner and it turned out to be a very good evening.

 

The weekly Thursday night Quiz goes from strength to strength attracting more teams than ever this year. Using different quiz masters means questions and categories are varied so there is usually something for everyone. With teams of up to 4 people and at only £1 per person it is a fun evening, if you haven’t been to one yet give it a try.

 

OTHER NEWS

 

The small volunteer group of members who work on the course every Tuesday morning were very kindly treated to a carvery lunch on Christmas Eve, courtesy of Martin and Kathy. The club also bought them a drink in appreciation of all the work they have done to

improve the course over the last 12 months.

 

Martin and Kathy have asked that their thanks be passed on to all the ladies who helped with the Christmas decorations this year.

 

 

The ever popular Singing Seagulls swooped in to provide entertainment on the night of the Christmas Draw, Friday 20th. There were some great prizes to be won including food hampers, chocolates and wine. Many of our ladies were lucky enough to be winners and there is a full list of prize winners on the main notice board.

 

This year instead of the Jazz Christmas Eve lunch we ate to the sound of Michael Williams, who performed hit songs by Elvis and Neil Diamond and proved to be a big hit with all the diners. 

 

Many members visited the club on Christmas Day to celebrate and to share a drink or two with friends. Over 100 people sat down to a wonderful Christmas Lunch, with a choice of starters and main courses ranging from Chilled Seafood Platter to Homemade

Game Soup, traditional Roast Turkey to Poached fillet of Brill the lunch was pronounced a huge success.

 

 

LADY CAPTAIN’S COLUMN

 

Happy New Year to you all!! I do hope everyone is cleaning and polishing and getting all your golf gear ready for the season ahead, hopefully with good weather to play in. The Mince Pie and Punch was successful as ever with Barbara Gray and Rosemary Wedlock taking the honours from Mary Tremaine and Jackie Prouse. The table looked delightful with so many gifts all wrapped up beautifully and a lot of help from Amanda. Thanks to you all for also supporting our raffle which raised £60 for our section. Thanks to Jane and Pam and all those who donated prizes.

 

The Turkey Trot, yet another favourite, was a good day with my Vice Jackie doing the presentation.

 

The Christmas Festivities were all very jolly and one of our highlights was our Christmas Dinner, everyone seemed to have a really good evening and I have heard Rudolph is now wondering somewhere around Spain!! Didn't she do well? Thanks go to Martin and Kathy who not only gave us an excellent meal but provided our very nice nibbles free of charge.

 

The December Stableford results: Div 1; Sue Houghton and Liz Plechowicz, Div 2; Rosemary Wedlock and Jenny Hamilton and Div 3; Lin O'Keefe and Penny Allen. Well done Ladies.

 

To all you budding players, desperate to represent Tehidy Park at The County Champs at Bude, PLEASE let me know if you are entering and if you need accommodation!! The notice in our locker room has the details. I NEED TO BOOK THE GUEST HOUSE or we will have nowhere to stay!

 

Finally, I have been visiting the sick and I can report all are doing well. I think they are just lying low waiting for sunshine!! Get well soon all those who have been in hospital and those about to go in. We hope we will all have a healthy 2014.

 

Birthday wishes to all who have January birthdays: Elaine Milton, Liz Shrivell, Carole Chapple, Katherine Clotworthy, Lyn Brookes, Karen Driver, Joyce Eddy and Liz Greenaway.

 

Remember…….Keeeeeeeeeeeeep Golfing! liz plechowicz

 

 

CONTACT US

So, have you seen a great film this month? Enjoyed a good meal at a restaurant? Been or done anything exciting? Then share it with the rest of the Ladies Section. Please send any items for inclusion in next months issue to the editor:

 

cj.hollis@btinternet.com 

 

All and any mistakes are firmly the fault of the editor and apologies are offered for any contained in this issue.

 

 

And Finally……….

 

Reporter: “You really know your way around a course. What’s your secret?”

 

Jack Nicklaus: “The holes are numbered”

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