Cornwall Team Championship – Final

Overcast conditions and a chilly wind welcomed the teams of Tehidy Park & Trevose for the much anticipated final of the Cornwall Team Championship, which was played at Perranporth Golf Club.

Once again Tehidy had the better of the morning foursomes, taking lunch with a 3 – 1 advantage. Aaron Ashcroft wasn't able to add the all important three quarters of a point in the ninth man singles match against John Tremain, however Tehidy went into the afternoon series of eight singles matches knowing that three and a half points would secure victory.

Justin Barnard was chosen to lead the Tehidy team out and he delivered the perfect start with a 17th hole win over Guy Norris (4 – 1.75). Ross Lawrance once again exhibited a gutsy performance against 'Somerset' County player Phil White, but was eventually to fall just short with a one-hole loss (4 – 2.75).

In the third singles match was a repeat of the 2003 County Championship Final, in which Ian Veale defeated Ben Westgate for his fifth County title. However, on this occasion Westgate was to get the revenge he has waited 11 years for when he holed out on the 16th hole for a comfortable win (4 – 3.75)

The rejuvenated figure of Robert MacGregor restored the two-point cushion for Tehidy Park when he wrapped up a singles win over Steve Davies after a nip and tuck match, finally shaking hands on the 17th green (5 – 3.75).

Now it was the turn for the pendulum to swing in the favour of Trevose as Richard Simmons was putted off the course by General Manager Nick Gammon, and Andrew Clotworthy was beaten by the impressive Mike Reynard (5 – 5.75 !)

Cue the 'ever young' dependable Tehidy Park stalwart Peter Simmons, who put in a great days work by securing his second point of the day with a straight forward win over Mark Pawley on the 16th hole (6 – 5.75)

Now the Tehidy Park Captain, Simon Gregor and his team wanted a half point to secure victory from the match involving Tom Rowe and Richard Ackland. With Rowe playing the 15th hole with a three-hole lead, and in the hole for a par things were looking good for the Tehidy team, but Ackland slotted a birdie to cut the deficit to two holes! Ackland then struck a long iron onto the Par 3 16th hole to crank up the pressure on Rowe, who himself pulled a three-iron into the hill left of the green.

Rowe surveyed the lie of the chip before him before executing a shot with soft spanish hands that the legend Ballesteros himself would have been proud of to afford him the opportunity to save par. Ackland rolled his putt to within two feet of the hole to once again ask the question of Rowe, who wasn't short of an answer as he drilled home the putt to raucous applause from his team mates; the putt securing at least a half, thus maintaining a two-hole lead with just two holes to play. One final twist was to play out as a stunned Ackland missed from two feet to hand Rowe a 3&2 win, and in the process the coveted CTC shield to Tehidy Park. (7 – 5.75)

A jubilant Simon Gregor received the shield from the County President, Malcolm Jones, and in the process thanked his squad of players, the caddies and the ever present huge support from the members of Tehidy Park.

Yet another chapter is written in the proud history of the Club who just two weeks prior shared the spoils in the final of the Frank Wills Salver. They say things come in threes, and never a truer word spoken in respect of the Club Captain, who in the month of March can lay claim to two County Team Titles, and an engagement to the lovely Alison. (Care to put them in order skipper?! Don't answer that !!)

Morning Foursomes

  • Ian Veale & Thomas Rowe beat Guy Norris & Mark Pawley 3&2
  • Robert MacGregor & Ross Lawrance beat Mike Reynard & Richard Ackland 6&4
  • Andrew Clotworthy & Justin Barnard lost to Ben Westgate & Phil White 4&3
  • Richard Simmons & Peter Simmons beat Steve Davies & Nick Gammon 3&1

Ninth Man

  • Aaron Ashcroft lost to John Tremain

Afternoon Singles

  • Barnard beat Norris 2&1
  • Lawrance lost to White 1 Down
  • Veale lost to Westgate 3&2
  • MacGregor beat Davies 2&1
  • Simmons (R) lost to Gammon 2&1
  • Clotworthy lost to Reynard 5&4
  • Simmons (P) beat Pawley 3&2
  • Rowe beat Ackland 3&2

BOOM…….Get in there !

 

Mail on Sunday – Men 2nd Rd

Having defeated West Cornwall in the 1st Rd (at West Cornwall) Tehidy Park were rewarded with a home draw in the 2nd Rd against Praa Sands.

Conceding shots in each of the five match-play singles matches the team overcame the challenge of their opponents, and eventually ran out comfortable winners by a score-line of 4 – 1.

Results

Robert MacGregor halved with M Jacka (giving 7 shots)

Mike Eddy beat S Strick 4&3 (giving 2)

Andy Kearney beat R Semmens 3&2 (giving 5)

Bob Cope beat M Hatch 6&5 (giving 4)

David O'Mahony halved with S Willett (giving 4)

We await the draw for Rd 3.

Frank Wills Salver – Final

The teams of Tehidy Park & Newquay arrived at West Cornwall Golf Club with hopes high for success in the prestigious Frank Wills Salver. Yet with their great expectations for the day neither side could have bargained for what was to unravel during the day.

Very little was to separate the two teams as the action got underway, and by the time they took lunch the match was evenly poised with both teams holding a one-hole lead in one match a-piece, a two-hole lead in one match a-piece, with the remaining match all square.

Despite commencing the afternoon round on time the incessant rain brought about an abrupt halt as the first match reached a waterlogged fourth green. With the swift arrival of Head Green Keeper, Keith Kemp and one of his team, Steve Elliott (ably assisted by Newquay Head Professional, Chris Gill and the TPGC Sec/Man) rakes were turned into squeegees as they set about making the putting surfaces playable.

Their efforts combined with a slight break in the rain enabled the match to continue, and first blood was claimed by Tehidy with a 4&3 win in the top match. It wasn't long before the score-line was extended in Tehidy's favour as match three also recorded a victory by a margin of 3&2.

Meanwhile Charlie Phillips and partner Keith Entwistle, playing 'young bucks' David O'Mahony & Bob Cope of Tehidy were strutting the 18th hole in match two with the score all square. The Tehidy pairing made a bogey five, which afforded the Newquay pair two putts from 20 feet to claim a 1-hole victory…….however, when Phillips missed from 4 feet for the winning par, extra holes would be the order of the day.

Newquay notched up their first point when match five secured a win on the 15th green at the same time as match two were halving the first extra hole (Phillips missing another opportunity from 4 feet for the win). In the process of playing the second extra hole Newquay secured match four on the 16th green to turn all attention back to match two. Another halved hole on the 38th not only meant another hole would be required, but with the 25 minute delay earlier in the round daylight was now becoming a serious threat.

Both pairs drove off on the par 4 third hole with everybody watching struggling to pick up the flight of the ball. Ten minutes later yet another halved hole meant the match would require a 40th hole, but the players involved called time on the match, which would now require adjudication from the County Representatives and Team Captains.

In what was deemed to be the fairest outcome the Team Captains accepted that the Salver would be shared for seemingly only the second time in its 47 year history.

Thanks must go to all concerned for their courage and commitment to play and caddie on what was an unpredictable day of weather. In addition the respective Club Captains thanked their respective members for venturing out to support, as well as the County officials and West Cornwall green staff for their efforts on the day.

The Frank Wills Salver will be held by both Clubs for six months each.

Results

Martin Trewhella & Greg Taylor beat Nigel Dunstan & Matt Dixon 4&3

David O'Mahony & Bob Cope (level after 39 holes) Charlie Phillips & Keith Entwhistle

Justin Harrington & Mike Eddy beat Brian Green & Carl White 3&2

Martyn Churchill & Andrew Teuton lost to Sean Williams & Dick Rundle 3&2

Ryan Reed & Ryan Curnow lost to Dave Pryor & Sean Allen 4&3

Ladies – Park Life

March 2014 Park Life Volume 2 Issue 5

Inside this Issue:

February Round-Up

Other News

Did you know?

What’s on in March

A Few Recommendations

Lady Captain’s Column

Contact Us

And Finally…..

 

 

To begin with – an apology, it was incorrectly reported in the last issue that in the 3 clubs and a putter competition held on Tuesday 14th the team of Sue Pascoe, Rosemary Wedlock and Pauline Banfield took third place when in fact they were the winners. Sorry ladies and belated congratulations.

February Round-Up

The month of February has again been dominated by storm force winds, torrential rain and the inevitable course closures. Our first mixed event of the year – the Captain’s Charity Mixed Foursomes did go ahead thanks to a welcome break in the stormy conditions. Winning the day were Angela Anderson and Jim Dennis, 2nd Jenny Hamilton and Bob Porter and 3rd place went to Lin O’Keefe and Kevin Lean.

However the respite from the rain was short lived and the fun competition on 4th was cancelled as the course was closed until 11am. Some ladies took advantage of the few holes that were opened at 11am and went out and played. Due to the horrendous weather conditions it has been decided that on competition days if the course is closed at 10am the competition will be cancelled, if it is subsequently re-opened ladies can choose to go out for social golf.

It was the same old story for the fun competition due to be played on 11th – cancelled due to the weather. And the stableford competition on 18th also fell victim to the wet weather, the course being judged unfit to be fully open so it was social golf only.

Although the course was open, the first of our extra medal competitions scheduled for Sunday 23rd wasn’t played as all bunkers were GUR. Hopefully we will have better luck with the weather for the next one.

On the social front the Valentines Dinner was well supported over two nights, Friday 14th and Saturday 15th. Diners could choose from a selection of dishes with most of them having the option of a “sharing plate”.

The cribbage evening on Friday 21st sadly did not have a great deal of entries but those who did play thoroughly enjoyed the evening. This same evening saw the vicious winds return with renewed energy causing some trees to come down on the course. A large Beech on the 15th, an Oak at the back of the 7th and the second Pine tree on the right side of the fairway on the 1st were all felled by the ferocity of the wind.

Finally, we managed to play our fun competition on 25th although the rain did arrive later in the day to spoil things, cutting the 13 holes down to 9. The winners were Carol Ryder, Viv Martyn and Shirley Beer. 2nd – Jenny Hamilton, Rosemary Wedlock and Angela Coad, 3rd – Eileen Goundry, Kate Shipman and Carole Chapple.

At the Prize Giving the Lady Captain also presented Rosemary Wedlock with the LGU Medal for returning the lowest score over 4 medal competitions last year

Did you know……..?

The 1900 Summer Olympics held in Paris saw Ladies Golf make its first, and last, appearance. An American art student and member of Chicago Golf Club, Peggy Abbott and her mother, on holiday in Paris at the time, entered what they believed to be the Paris Ladies Championship. Peggy won the 9 hole event with a score of 47 and her mother came 7th. Such was the chaotic organization of the event that neither Peggy nor her mother knew that the competition was actually the Olympics and both passed away never knowing that Peggy had won the gold medal and was the first ever American Woman Olympic Champion.

OTHER NEWS

Congratulations go to Chris Hoyle on his new appointment as Restaurant Manager at Tregenna Castle. Chris takes up his new post on March 7th and we wish him every success. We will certainly miss his efficiency and cheerful smile – our loss is Tregenna’s gain. But Chris will continue to live at Tehidy so we will still see him around the clubhouse.

Well done to the Frank Wills Team – through to the final against Newquay on Sunday 2nd March at West Cornwall.

Our CTC team had a great win over rivals West Cornwall in the semi-final held on Sunday 16th. They play Trevose at Perranporth on Sunday 16th March. Good luck to both teams.

We have a new Lady Member, Shirley Beer has moved down from Hertfordshire. Welcome to TPGC Shirley, you’ll love the course – once it stops raining!

WHAT’S ON IN MARCH

The Mixed Foursomes in the diary for Sunday 2nd has been postponed as it clashes with the Frank Wills Final.

The first monthly medal of the year is on Tuesday 4th with the Rose Bowl running alongside.

Tuesday 11th is the date for our first “major” of the year – The Sense of Humour Trophy”. This year’s format is a “Joker” round – one Joker to be played on the front 9 and one on the back 9. Choose your Joker holes before you play and your score on those two holes are doubled.

The second of our extra monthly medals is on Sunday 16th, make up your own 2, 3 or 4 ball and off you go. If you need more information contact Caroline Phillips.

Ladies Coffee Morning is on Tuesday 18th, this is such an important event for raising funds for the Ladies Section. Donations are required for the Bring and Buy Stall and they can be given to any committee member and there will also be a collection point for donations on the Sense of Humour Trophy day. Cakes, buns, pasties, pies are also needed for the cake stall so please get baking.

Our first League match of the season takes place on Thursday 20th and is away against Trevose, with our second match against Whitsand Bay scheduled for Wednesday 26 – also away. The team lists are on the notice board.

Sunday 30th is the Coronation Foursomes and the list is already up so find a partner and sign up. Qualifying winners will go forward.

A FEW RECOMMENDATIONS

If you go to the Plaza Cinema in Truro and fancy a bite to eat afterwards, then Mannings Hotel are offering a great meal deal. Just show your cinema tickets and receive 2 meals for the price of 1, (one meal must cost £13 or more). The deal runs from Sunday through to Thursday each week and bookings are advised.

The Old Quay House at Lelant has also gets a mention this month – “fantastic and highly recommended” were the words used by one of our ladies.

LADY CAPTAIN’S COLUMN

Hello Ladies. Another month of wet and windy weather with very little golf happening. We need flippers instead of golf shoes! Unfortunately several ladies have had accidents or are recovering from illness; Carol Williams, Cath Hewlett, Amanda East, Barbara Shaw, Nikki Martyn, Jane Hollis, Anne Fitz, Ro Lowson, Heather Tinder, Pat Murton, Sue Rogers, Carole Harvey and Val Trounce to name a few. Have I forgotten anyone? We hope they will all recover shortly and be back amongst the fold soon. Please get well!

We have drawn West Cornwall away for The Mail on Sunday! It seems we are destined to meet again!!

At last a fun Competition has been played, Pauline our organizer has been weeks trying to get a competition under way. And a big welcome to out newest Lady Member – Shirley Beer, making her presence felt immediately by being part of the winning team in our fun competition on 25th February. Well done to the prize winners.

The Dawes is slowly making progress so we watch with interest who is doing well. Next month hopefully the golf season gets going. I do hope as many of you as possible will participate in The Coffee Morning and make it a success. Keep your Donations coming in for the stalls.

Thank you again for your support in many ways. Liz Plechowicz

CONTACT US

So, have you seen a great film this month? Enjoyed a good meal at a restaurant? Been anywhere 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……….

“Let us examine the proposition that women golfers are people. It requires an effort to adjust to this idea, for ever since the beheading of the first woman golfer, Mary Queen of Scots, the golf world has openly regretted that the practice didn’t start a trend”

Peter Dobereiner. Writer.