Cornwall Team Championship – Semi Final

As with the quarter-final, beautiful conditions welcomed the teams and phenomenal support of both Tehidy Park and West Cornwall Golf Clubs for the semi-final, which was played at Newquay GC.

On this occasion Tehidy had the better of the morning foursomes, taking lunch with a 3 – 1 advantage, before Chris Hoyle, who was called into the team at the eleventh hour, added a vital three quarters of a point by winning the ninth-man singles against Jon Clatworthy with a one-hole victory. Tehidy would need three of the eight afternoon singles to secure a final berth for the first time since 2009.

Once again Robert MacGregor led Tehidy on their way with the perfect start, securing a 16th hole win over Dean Tulley in the top singles match. However things were about to get very anxious for the Tehidy Captain, Simon Gregor and the faithful followers as West Cornwall reeled off the next four matches……(scores on the doors TPGC 4 – 5 WCGC)

The highlight of the four West Cornwall wins came from Harry Hall, who in making birdies at both the 17th and 18th holes, evidenced the form that has put him on the radar for the England amateur scene, and also secured a one-hole win over a very unlucky Ross Lawrance.

Cue the stalwarts Ian Veale, playing in his 30th year of CTC competition, and the ever dependable Peter Simmons. Veale triumphed in a closely fought battle with Alex Glasson on the 17th hole, a score-line that was emulated by Simmons over Matt Walker, and more significantly the third all important match winning point.

When Thomas Rowe rounded off a successful day by defeating Peter Darlington, who won the County Championship at Newquay in 1997 the afternoon singles were shared four a piece, providing an overall score-line of TPGC 7.75 – 5 WCGC.

Both Captains thanked their teams and caddies for a match that was played in a great spirit, in front of fantastic support, which was testament to both Clubs.

The final will be contested between Tehidy Park & Trevose on Sunday, 16 March at Perranporth. Prior to that Captain Gregor's attention will turn to the Frank Wills final where his team will play Newquay at West Cornwall on Sunday, 2 March. 

Morning Foursomes

  • Robert MacGregor & Ross Lawrance beat Alex Glasson & Matt Richards 3&1
  • Ian Veale & Thomas Rowe beat Jon Coleman & Harry Hall 3&2
  • Richard Simmons & Peter Simmons beat Peter Darlington & Phil Weaver 2&1
  • Andrew Clotworthy & Colin George lost to Luke Stevens & Dean Tulley 4&3

Ninth Man

  • Chris Hoyle beat Jon Clatworthy 1 up

Afternoon Singles

  • MacGregor beat Tulley 3&2
  • Lawrance lost to Hall 1 Down
  • George lost to Richards 6&5
  • Simmons (Richard) lost to Coleman 2&1
  • Clotworthy lost to Weaver 1 Down
  • Veale beat Glasson 2&1
  • Simmons (Peter) beat Matt Walker 2&1
  • Rowe beat Darlington 5&4



Ladies – Park Life

February 2014 Park Life Volume 2 Issue 4

Inside this Issue:

January Round-Up

Other News

What’s on in February

Lady Captain’s Column

A Few Recommendations

Contact Us

And Finally…..



The terrible weather that began towards the end of December carried on well into the New Year causing havoc with planned competitions. The New Years Day Texas Scramble was cancelled, as was the rescheduled Christmas Mixed Foursomes on Sun 5th Jan. The fun competition on Tuesday 7th was also cancelled but the planned birthday tea for Elaine Milton’s 90th birthday went ahead in the afternoon and was attended and enjoyed by some 26 ladies.

The first organized golf event that actually went ahead this year was the winter league on Saturday 11th January. This was followed on Tuesday 14th by the Bowmaker, 3 clubs and a putter competition. The winners on countback was the team of Lady Captain, Carole Chapple and Jill Philips, in 2nd place were Lady Vice Captain, Kate Shipman and Penny Allan and 3rd place went to Sue Pascoe, Rosemary Wedlock and Pauline Banfield.

Sadly the weather again took a turn for the worse and the next round of the Dawe Cups due to be played on Saturday 18th was cancelled. Second round matches will now have to be played by 31st March.

The Ladies fun competition on Tuesday 21st was also cancelled due to the weather but in an attempt to avoid cabin-fever some ladies did go to the club for afternoon tea.


Congratulations to the winners and runners-up in our Birdie and Par Tree competitions. The results:

Birdie Tree – 1st Pat MacMichael 2nd Shirley Clark

Par Tree – 1st Eileen Goundry 2nd Rosemary Chadwick

High Handicappers – 1st Lin O’Keefe 2nd Cath Hewlett



Traditionally a very quiet month but weather permitting the Captain’s Charity Mixed Foursomes will take place on Sunday 2nd.

There will be 3 fun competitions, Tuesday 4th, 11th and 25th. The monthly stableford will be on 18th.

You may have spotted in the 2014 club diary that there will be 8 extra LGU medal competitions held throughout the year. These will all be run on a Sunday and whilst they are intended primarily for ladies who cannot play in our normal Tuesday monthly medals they are open to any lady who wishes to play. There will be no formal tee times for these competitions, just arrange your own 2, 3 or 4 ball. Our Sunday Medal Co-ordinator, Caroline Phillips, will email a reminder to all ladies in advance of these extra medal competitions and you can contact her with any enquiries. The first one will be on Sunday 23rd February.



Friday 10th January was Chloe Hoyle’s 18th birthday and was celebrated by family, friends and lots of club members with a big birthday bash at the club. The following day saw the club decorated for Mary Rowe’s 60th birthday party, the theme was a 1940’s style street party with many of the guests and indeed the party girl herself dressing in wartime uniform and fashion.

Congratulations to the Frank Wills Salver team, safely through to the semi-final where they face St Enodoc on the weekend of 1st February and congratulations also to the Men’s Mail on Sunday team who beat West Cornwall on their home turf  seeing them through to the next round. Unfortunately commiserations go to the Cornish Bowl team who lost their quarter-final match against Bude & North Cornwall.

Looking ahead to the summer, and hopefully better weather, the list for the Wickett Cups is up on the main notice board. This mixed foursomes knock-out competition is very popular with the final being played on “Finals Day” – Saturday 20th September. Any lady who would like to play but doesn’t have a partner please speak to the Lady Captain.

On the Social Scene bookings are now being taken for Saturday 15th February and the Valentine’s Day Romantic Dinner. There is also a cribbage evening on Friday 21st – sign up if you are interested in playing.


Sadly, very wet and stormy weather has dominated the start of 2014. However, many of us were able to enjoy celebrating Elaine Milton's 90th birthday!! What a wonderful example she is to us, full of fun and always smiling. Thanks to Gloria Sandow for a lovely flower arrangement and I think we enjoyed The Cakes!! Another Birthday girl was Chloe. Some of us helped her celebrate her 18th in style. We presented her with a very fine bottle of champagne and her own flute.

We are, I am sure all looking ahead to some golf now!! What is that some of you are asking?

Can I remind everyone to come along and support our Coffee Morning. I know it seems a long way off, Tues 18th March but some people might like to bring along some plants or produce and that can't be produced at the last moment.

There will be more information nearer the time. We are also having a cake/buns/biscuit stall so please, any bakers please bake away for us!! Of course we will have a bring and buy stall so do invite a guest to come along, bring and buy, enjoy coffee and teacakes and have a game of golf. Anyone needing a guest, please look at my notice board and sign up! We will endeavor to find you a guest!! The coffee morning is our one and only main fund raising for our section and we do need to make about £500 each year, otherwise our entry fees will have to go up. Can I please ask you to support this day.

Congratulations to Rosemary Wedlock on winning the LGU Medal, not only does she have the chance to go on and compete against other medal winners at Forest Hills, Gloucester, Rosemary also gets the opportunity to play in the Pro-Am with myself and the runner up, Shirley Clark . Well done.

After the handicap review a few ladies have been cut, namely Rosemary Wedlock, Sue Rogers Bev Pascoe and Penny Allan.

There will be team lists and information going up shortly as soon it all begins!! Please look at the match and Captain's board when you are at the club. Thanks to Lin O'Keefe and Sue Pascoe. They certainly do such a good job keeping the rollups going. It’s surprising who turns up occasionally!!

Thank you. Liz Plech



The refurbished “Old School House” at Mount Hawke has been recommended this month with “very good food and obliging and flexible service”

If a trip to the cinema looks appealing with our terrible weather conditions then “The Railway Man” has been highly recommended by several ladies.

And if you have access to Netflix try the documentary “The Short Game” which follows the fortunes of 8 youngsters aged 8 and 9 years old as they take part in the 2012 “US Kids Golf World Championships” held at The Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina. Stars of the future perhaps?


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:


All and any mistakes are firmly the fault of the editor and apologies are offered for any

contained in this issue.


And Finally……….

“The most exquisitely satisfying act in the world of golf is that of throwing a club. The full back-swing, the delayed wrist action, the flowing follow-through, followed by that unique whirring sound, reminiscent only of a passing flock of starlings, are without parallel in sport”.

Henry Longhurst. BBC Television Senior Golf Commentator 1957-1978

Frank Wills – Semi-Final

Tehidy Park, led by Captain Simon Gregor overcame the disappointment of losing in last years final by defeating the same opponents (St Enodoc) in todays semi-final.

The teams were welcomed at Trevose Golf Club by strong winds and intermittent showers, on a day that proved to be a survival of the fittest !

Martin Trewhella & Greg Taylor got proceedings underway for Tehidy against the tried and tested pairing of Kevin Brenton & John Pease. Brenton & Pease, who are currently performing well in the Perranporth Open Winter Foursomes arrived at the 16th tee with a 3-hole lead, but Trewhella & Taylor made them wait for the win by winning the next two holes before first blood went to St. Enodoc with a 1-hole win.

David O'Mahony & Bob Cope made sure of the second point with a comprehensive win against the Richard Matheron & John Paul to draw the match level. O'Mahony & Cope mastered the conditions to race into a 5-hole lead, before eventually winning on the 16th hole (1 – 1)

Mike Eddy & Justin Harrington contested a see-saw battle with the two Richards, Hawken & Lawrence, and when the St. Enodoc pair misjudged a shot into the water on the 17th hole it presented the Tehidy pairing with a 1-hole lead, which they were able to hang onto to edge the game with a winning advantage of one hole to edge Tehidy Park into the lead. (2 – 1)

The news filtered across the course as the fourth match was all square playing the 15th hole, with the final match, which had played through the game ahead playing the 16th hole with Tehidy Park holding a 2-hole advantage.

Cue the two Ryans, Reed (Sto) & Curnow who made a solid par 3 on the long 16th hole to their opponents (Keith Hawke & Jake Sanders) bogey to seal a 16th hole win to enable Tehidy to take an unassailable lead in the match (3 – 2).

The final match on the course involving Martyn Churchill & Tom Chapman (Tehidy) against Sam Jarvis & Dan Pitts shook hands for an honourable half to leave the overall score 3.5 – 1.5 in Tehidy's favour, who now await the winners of Newquay and Killiow, who will do battle tomorrow (2 Feb) at West Cornwall.

Well done to both teams on what was an extremely difficult day, in addition to the caddies and the odd supporter; it wasn't a day for the faint hearted !

Update…….Tehidy Park will play Newquay Golf Club after Newquay defeated Killiow 3-2. The date and venue of the Final are yet to be confirmed.