June 2014 Park Life Volume 2 Issue 8
Inside this Issue:
What’s on in June
Lady Captain’s Column
May’s competitions started on Wednesday 6th with the Malvary Trophies. The weather remained bright but fairly breezy throughout the 27 holes. 48 Ladies competed in our first Open of the year and saw first-time winners Gloria Sandow and Hilary Wood take the trophies with 58 pts. Runners-up with 55 pts – Pauline Penna and Lyn Brookes, 3rd Vicky Stevenson and Bev Horton (Truro) on countback with 53 pts and 4th Christine Williams and Sue Houghton 53 pts. 5th place went to Barbara Gray and Pat Crowson (Killiow) 53 pts. Best am round Louise Eslick and Margaret Richards and best pm round Liz Shrivell and Larry Barnicoat (St Enodoc). Best Visitors were Jill Simmons and Maureen Cuthbertson (Mullion) and Second Visitors Judy Ryder and Jill Cattran (W Cornwall).
The Ladies Ping competition was on Sunday 11th and was won on countback by Karen Langford and Steph Curnoe with 36 pts. 2nd were Lyn Brookes and Carole Chapple. Unfortunately Karen and Steph are unable to go forward to Gainsborough so Lyn and Carole will represent Tehidy. We wait to see if their score is enough to take them through.
The Winter Eclectic winners have been announced, the Silver Division winner was Chris Williams, runner up Pat Mac. In the Bronze division Louise Eslick took first place with Jenny Hamilton runner up.
The Lady Captain’s Away Day on Tuesday 20th saw 24 Tehidy ladies head off to Mullion, some playing the course for the first time. The weather, rainy at first soon cleared leaving sunshine and blue skies. Everyone agreed the day had been a great success and we all look forward to the next one. First place went to Lyn Brookes, Jenny Hamilton, Barbara Gray and Angela Coad, 2nd were Liz Shrivell, Jane Hollis, Anne Fitzhenry and Heather Tinder. Thanks to the Lady Captain and Pat Mac for supplying the prizes.
Sunday 25th May was the Stuart Smith Salvers Open Mixed Competition now being a betterball which saw 34 pairs compete in some of the worst conditions we have seen for May with the rain lashing down. Its was lovely to see many visitors taking part and also being amongst the main prize winners. Mike Williams & Barbara Gray won with 39 points, 2nd Peter & Julie Bradbury (37) and 3rd Terry & Sue Dickenson (36).
The following Tuesday 27th May was a total contrast with blue skies and sunshine for the Jubilee Cup 18 hole medal which was followed by 13 holes of foursomes. The Jubilee Cup was won by Louise Eslick (nett 75) with runner up Jenny Hamilton (nett 77) other prize winners being Lyn Brookes, Jackie Prouse, Barbara Gray & Carole Chapple. The Foursomes competition was won by Chris Williams & Wendy Williams (22 points) with runners-up Louise Eslick & Dina Vague (21 points).
Tehidy Park hosted this year’s Men’s County Championships amid sunshine and torrential downpours! Tehidy Park became "Cornwall A Team Club Champions" beating along the way Mullion, St Mellion, Truro and Newquay in the final. Not to be outdone our B Team also took the honours making it a Club Double.
The CLCGA Bronze Spring meeting held at Looe this year began with a delayed start due to fog. Only two Tehidy Ladies took part, Jenny Hamilton and Anne Fitzhenry. The Autumn meeting will be at Cape Cornwall.
Unfortunately the CLCGA Silver Spring meeting did not fair as well as this was cancelled on the day due to the weather. This has now been rescheduled for Monday 7th July at The Point at Polzeath.
Following a suggestion made by one of our ladies, sign-up lists for our three Open competitions will now be placed on the notice board. They will not have tee-times but will simply be there so we can all see who is playing, this should help anyone who wishes to play but needs to find playing partners .
WHAT’S ON IN JUNE
The Gammon Team is in action on Sunday 1st at Falmouth and is playing West Cornwall. All spectators are welcome.
Tuesday 3rd is Eversden Cup day with tee times throughout the day and early evening which is designed so that all ladies have an opportunity to play.
Our second Open of the year is the prestigious Holman Cup on Sunday 8th. This 31 hole competition is followed by a two course buffet and prize presentation.
Another very popular and important competition is on the following Sunday – the Muriel Roskrow Salver. Muriel played a huge part in Ladies Golf and the Salver is something every Tehidy lady would love to win.
Thursday 19th June is the CLCGA Baron Rose Bowl, this year at Perranporth, again all spectators are very welcome.
The Cyril Baxter Trophies mixed is being held on Sunday 22nd
We finish the month with the President’s Putter on Saturday 28th and an extra medal (roll-up) on Sunday 29th. Somehow in-between all these competitions we have the monthly medal (10th), monthly stableford (24th) and a fun competition on 17th.
We are delighted to welcome five new lady members to Tehidy Park, Julie Menzel and Adele Newall both with a 21 handicap and Ros Smith, Debbie Sprague and Trish Andrew who are new to golf.
We look forward to playing with you ladies.
The "Ladies Golf Experience" evenings being run at Tehidy by Jonathan Lamb and Katie Rule have attracted some new ladies to "have a go" at golf. These casual sessions begin with coffee and a chat, progress to a short coaching session and then proceed to a Texas scramble played over two or three shortened holes with more experienced golfers helping. Hopefully we will succeed in gaining more lady members.
LADY CAPTAIN’S COLUMN
Our first open, The Malvary Trophies, was a great success, the orange & white themed golf prizes proved to go down well complimented by some excellent raffle prizes.
Hilary Wood (7) & Gloria Sandow (9) were the winners this year. Well done to all the prize winners and my thanks to everyone who helped make the day so successful. With only 48 players we still need to work hard and try and bring in some more visitors for next year.
There has been so much support & help from you all and I do appreciate this – from silver cleaning, helping new members with golf coaching, playing in teams, my away day etc. Everytime I send out an email for help your response has been great. Vice captain Jackie now needs some help with players for friendly matches. We do need more 21-29 handicappers signing up – please!
The winter eclectic is now finished & vouchers were presented to Chris Williams (silver) and Louise Eslick (bronze). It would be good to see all the 30-36 handicappers now entering your own eclectic. Have a go –do!
Finally its encouraging to see some Ladies Teams entering the Charity Am-~Am – good luck to them on Saturday 31st May all in aid of The Sunrise Appeal.
So, have you seen a great film this month? Enjoyed a good meal at a restaurant?
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"The winner, Seve Ballesteros, chose not to use the course but preferred his own, which mainly consisted of hay fields, car parks, grandstands, dropping zones and even ladies’ clothing."
Colin McLaine speaking after Ballesteros’ British Open win at Lytham in 1979.