March 2014 Park Life Volume 2 Issue 5
Inside this Issue:
Did you know?
What’s on in March
A Few Recommendations
Lady Captain’s Column
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.
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
All and any mistakes are firmly the fault of the editor and apologies are offered for any contained in this issue.
“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.