April 2014 Park Life Volume 2 Issue 6
Inside this Issue:
Did you know?
What’s on in April
Lady Captain’s Away Day
Pro Shop News
Lady Captain’s Column
Finally it seems the appalling weather has left us for the moment and the Medal and Rose Bowl went ahead on Tuesday 4th. Playing conditions after all the rain was not conducive to good scoring but everyone was just pleased to be able to go out and play 18 without getting wet.
Our first major of the year the “Sense of Humour Trophy” was played on Tuesday 11th and the format of a Joker hole on both front and back nines was very successful. The winner this year on countback with 41 points was Lin O’Keefe. This was Lin’s first “big” win and everyone was delighted for her. Second was Shirley Clark and 3rd on countback with 39 pts was last year’s winner Sharon Knuckey. Best Silver was won by Chris Williams and Jill Phillips took Best Bronze both scoring 39 points.
Angela Anderson and Rosemary Wedlock played their first round of the Daily Mail Foursomes on the following Friday against a Falmouth pairing. Sadly Angela and Rosemary lost on the 16th.
The Mail on Sunday team went to West Cornwall on Thursday 13th and spent a frustrating hour waiting for the fog to lift – unfortunately it didn’t and conditions were judged too dangerous to play. The team returned on Friday 21st and played fantastically to beat West Cornwall convincingly – well done to our team of Chris Williams, Amanda East, Pat MacMichael, Liz Plechowicz and Carol Ryder.
Tuesday 18th was our annual Coffee Morning, and our visitors were treated to Hot Cross Buns and tea or coffee, a bring and buy stall that was full of home-made cakes, buns, tarts and goodies of all sorts. There was a half price sale rail from Jonathan in the Pro Shop and a chance to enter the indoor putting event. Also on offer were two silent auctions – a fourball at your choice of one of several prestigious clubs and a lesson with Jonathan Lamb. The 13 hole competition was won by Sheila Tellam and Julia Waters (West Cwll) with 30pts, 2nd Eileen Goundry and Gill Prodger (West Cwll) 28pts and 3rd Margaret Richards and Jean Kindred (St Austell) 27pts. This event takes a great deal of organising and relies on all the Ladies contributing towards it’s success, the monies raised being vital to ensure the Ladies Section can meet all our expenses for the next 12 months. Once again we did ourselves proud raising over £900 – a great achievement!
Our first League match of the season was against Trevose at Trevose and gave us a decisive win 5-2. This was followed up the following week with a 4-3 away win over Whitsand Bay.
Mothering Sunday was also the Coronation Foursomes and saw Kathy Mann and Karen Driver take the honours with 35 pts. Runners up were Chris Williams and Sue Houghton. We shall have to wait and see if 35 points are enough to take Kathy and Karen through to the regional final – fingers crossed.
Did you know?
To find out the latest course information you can always check on-line. Go to the Tehidy Park home page and on the right hand side there is a “ t ” icon. Click the icon and it will take you to twitter (you don’t need a twitter account to access the information) where you will see the latest “tweet” on the day’s course conditions.
The Frank Wills Salver team came away from the final with a “shared” win. With the match all square and the last pairing playing the 39th hole the light was lost and the match declared a draw with the Salver shared between Tehidy Park and Newquay.
The final of the CTC Shield saw Tehidy Park playing Trevose at Perranporth on Sunday 16th. It was a nail-biting match which finally saw Tehidy take victory over their rivals.
Well done to both teams’ players and caddies.
Congratulations to our Club Captain Mr Simon Gregor and Alison Conway who this month announced their engagement.
WHAT’S ON IN APRIL
Firstly all ladies competing in the Eclectic will be pleased to know that it has been extended and will now run until the end of April. This is to allow for the horrendous weather at the beginning of the competition and should give everyone a chance to get all their cards in.
Our first medal on Tuesday 1st also has the Hitchens Qualifier running alongside.
April also sees the start of the “Captain’s Roll-Up”, every Thursday, (see club diary for days when other competitions take precedence), starting from 3.30pm.
The first of our bi-annual mixed competitions against Truro is on Sunday 6th and is away at Truro.
April 9th – April 13th is this year’s Ladies County Championships at Bude. Good luck to all our ladies playing.
Professional’s day which is in the diary for April is being re-scheduled for a date in August – more details when we have them.
Sunday 13th is our 3rd extra medal roll-up competition.
A club Texas Scramble is scheduled for Saturday 19, the list is already up on the main notice board for teams of 4.
The ladies League team is in action again on Friday 25th at home against Lanhydrock and Saturday 26th is the ETS Cups. The following day Sunday 27 is the mixed foursomes Dingle Cups.
LADY CAPTAINS’ AWAY DAY
Another Lady Captain’s Away Day is planned for Tuesday May 20th at Mullion Golf Club. Details of the Away Day are on the notice board and places are limited so get in early. This is a day for all ladies and is a great opportunity for higher handicaps who have not played at Mullion.
The week of 18th – 24th May sees Tehidy Park hosting the Men’s County Championships so now is the time to organize playing at other courses during this week.
PRO SHOP NEWS
The Daily Sports web site: http://www.golf2golf.co.uk/ shows the range of ladieswear that our Pro Shop will be stocking this year. It’s a great site where you can check out the full Daily Sports catalogue and if the item you are interested in is not in the Pro Shop or you try on an item in the shop but it’s not quite the right size or colour then the site lets you see what stock and colours are available and Jonathan will order it for you – simples!
LADY CAPTAIN’S COLUMN
Some good news at last! A lot has happened. The Sense of Humour kick-started the month and proved to be well supported. Lin O’Keefe being the worthy winner of The Trophy and doorstop prize. The following week was a tremendous success. Our coffee morning with 66 people playing raised over £900! My BIG THANKS to you all! This fantastic result would not have been possible without such a Team effort. Your help and support were truly appreciated. The same week I took a Team to play a League match away to Trevose. In appalling weather the team WON 5/2. A great start. The following day we were at West Cornwall to play The Mail on Sunday match. In blustery conditions we WON again 3/2. A wonderful achievement. My thanks to Team and caddies and Mr Captain and his fiancé there supporting. Now we face Perranporth away. I do hope we can muster up some supporters for this match, the date arranged being Sunday, 13th April. I am sure you will be there! Finally we went to Whitsand Bay for another League match and………..we WON 4/3! Perhaps there is something in the water this year?
I do hope we will all continue smiling and enjoy the season. Please support the Malvary Trophies and bring your friends. Our first Major!! A final apology to Mary Tremaine who figured in the prizes last month but I forgot to mention her name – sorry Mary.
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.
“Talking to a golf ball won’t do you any good. Unless you do it while your opponent is teeing off”.