May 2014 Park Life Volume 2 Issue 7
Inside this Issue:
Did you know?
What’s on in May
Lady Captain’s Column
Our monthly medals started this month on Tuesday 1st, this also was the Hitchens qualifier and the following ladies have made it into the knock-out competition: Anne Stone, Shirley Beer, Amanda East, Lin O’Keefe, Karen Langford, Angela Anderson, Jackie Prouse and Monica Grigg.
Sunday 6th saw Truro playing host to the first of our biannual mixed greensome matches and it was played in miserable wet conditions. Truro won by 30 points setting us a good target for the return match later in the year.
The fun competition on Tues 8th was reduced to 13 holes as buggies were not allowed due to the rain over the preceding couple of days. The competition seemed to tax the brain as much as the golfing skills! The winners were Chris Williams and Jenny Hamilton, 2nd Jane Hollis and Jill Philips, 3rd Barbara Gray and Rosemary Chadwick, 4th Eileen Goundry and Gill Collins.
The Mail on Sunday team were in action again on Sunday 13th playing Perranporth and, unfortunately, playing at Perranporth making a tough draw even harder. Although the team played really well they just missed out and will not be going on.
Saturday 19th was the club Texas Scramble, 120 members played over the course of a sunny but very cold day. The winning ladies team were Amanda East, Sue Pascoe, Linda Brooks and Jane Hollis.
The Australian Spoons Foursomes Stableford competition was held on Tuesday 22nd, a competition for handicaps 15-36 with the winners competing in the regional final, this year at Honiton. Lower handicap ladies also play in the competition but are obviously not eligible to qualify. The winners were Lyn Brookes and Pauline Penna with 32 pts, and 2nd Rosie Wright and Jackie Thomas with 29 pts. 3rd place and going forward to represent Tehidy Park are Lady Vice Jackie Prouse and Anne Fitzhenry.
Saturday 26th must have been the wettest and coldest day for weeks and was, unfortunately the day of the ETS cups. Conditions were horrendous with, (mostly), scores to match. Winning the cups this year were Pauline Penna, Louise Eslick and Margaret Richards, 2nd place went to Lyn Brookes, Linda Toy and Angela Anderson. Later that day due to the forecast the decision was made to cancel the Dingle Cups Competition for the following day which, predictably turned out to be a fine dry afternoon!
The final fun comp of April was the “Trifecta” and was won by Jackie Prouse and Anne Fitzhenry, 2nd were Amanda East and Ro Lowson with Barbara Gray and Kathy Mann taking 3rd place.
Following a recent Ladies Committee meeting and in response to a request in the “Suggestions Book” the first tee time for all 18 hole fun competitions will now be 11.30am instead of 12.30pm. For those who haven’t played for a couple of weeks there is now a new system for showing pin positions on the greens. A Red flag means the pin is at the front of the green, Yellow for middle and White for the back. The new system is proving very popular with the members.
This month saw the introductory offer to new members – £400 together with 4 half-hour sessions with Jonathan Lamb and a Cygnets restaurant voucher. To date we have attracted 47 new members with more in the pipeline. Whatever your personal thoughts are on this offer, the influx of new members has to be good for the club.
Did you know?
If you require a handicap certificate your first stop is Ian Veale, however you can always print your own certificate from the How Did I Do website. You need to be registered on the site and you will also need your CDH number – found on your existing certificate. Once you have logged on go to Personal Profile and then View My Statistics. Click on Certificate and follow the instructions.
WHAT’S ON IN MAY
May is “National Golf Month” and Jonathan Lamb is hosting sessions to attract new lady members to Tehidy Park. Posters and flyers have been sent out advertising that on Friday May 9th and 16th and Friday June 6th at 5pm ladies can come along, have a cup of tea or coffee, enjoy a short coaching session and then play a 5 hole Texas scramble with existing lady members. These sessions are aimed at beginners but all ladies are welcome.
The first league match for May is home to St Austell on Friday 2nd. Our first open of the year is the Malvary Trophies on Wednesday 7th followed a day later by the CLCGA Bronze Spring meeting at Looe. The league team is in action again on Friday 9th when they host the match against Whitsand Bay. Sunday 11th is the Ping 4BBB, winners will go forward to play at Gainsborough.
Sunday 18th through to Saturday 24th is the Men’s County Championship at Tehidy and the course will be closed. Sunday 25th is the Stuart Smith Salvers Open Mixed competition, an 18 hole foursomes medal and two days later is the Jubilee Cup, an 18 hole individual medal in the morning followed by a 13 hole foursomes competition in the afternoon. Start sheets are already on the locker room notice board for most of the May competitions.
The first Ladies Friendly match is on Friday 30th May at home against Looe. Good luck to our Gammon Team who play West Cornwall at Falmouth on Sunday 1st June.
Also look out for Ladies Eversden Cup on Tues 3rd June and Leonard Holman Cup on Sunday 8th June.
Did you know?
We now have a section in our Locker Room for notices from our Pro. Details and sign-up sheets for coaching and playing opportunities are up at the moment. There is also a list for any lady who can help on any of the “National Golf Month” dates.
Congratulations to Jenny Hamilton who becomes President of the Cornwall Veteran Ladies County Golf Association and Pat Mac who becomes Vice Captain of the Association at their AGM in October.
You will have seen lots of activity around the outside of the clubhouse this month. The patio and front area has been power washed and volunteers have begun cleaning and preparing the exterior walls for painting. All the paint for this job has very kindly been donated by Liz Shrivell. One of our 83 year old lady social members said “she wouldn’t be much help up a ladder” but has donated £20 to help with expenses.
LADY CAPTAIN’S COLUMN
Another very busy month with successes and disappointments. Our Juniors, Tom Chapman Steph Curnoe and Amy Butt won the County Junior Team Open at Launceston and now go on to the prestigious Woodhall Spa in August. Many congratulations and good luck to them. It was also very nice to see 2 Juniors turn up for a rollup! We need to encourage the future of our club! Well done also to Harriett Rowe who was selected to play for the County Juniors in a friendly match.
Our Mail on Sunday Team played their 2nd round v Perranporth at Perran. It was always going to be a tough ask but I thank them all for fighting so hard. Most matches going to the 18th. Unfortunately we lost 3 ½ to 1 ½. Our in house competitions continue to be well supported, well done to all prize winners and thanks for your support. Good luck to Jacky Prouse and Anne Fitzhenry who go on to Honiton, in July, representing Tehidy in the Australian Spoons. Good luck also to Pauline Penna who plays Gill Prodger at Truro in the Vets Knock out Final very shortly. Well done to the winners and runners up of the ETS Cups. What appalling weather it was but well done everyone (45) for finishing!! Do please sign up in the locker room, for the Coaching Course over 4 weeks. Improve your short game and learn how to play awkward lies! If you can make at least 2 dates, sign up, you will get a reduced rate for 2!! Finally the League Teams are still going strong with a home win 5/2 v Lanhydrock. Well done. We look forward to a busy month ahead now. Our 1st Open and our aptains Away day to Mullion as well as 2 more Leagues and the 1st Friendly match. Hospital Corner!! Fortunately good progress is being made by Eileen Goundry. Carol Williams is out and about, Barbara Shaw is now allowed to drive…Look Out!!
Nicky Martin is making good progress. Unfortunately Carol Harvey is still struggling and under the Chiropractor (not literally)!! We wish her well and hope to see her again soon.
Good Golfing everyone Liz Plechowicz
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Golf is a funny game. It’s done much for health, and at the same time has ruined people by robbing them of their peace of mind. Look at me, I’m the healthiest idiot in the world. Whenever I play with him (President Ford), I usually try to make it a foursome – the President, myself, a paramedic and a faith healer. Bob Hope