Champion Club Event – Trentham GC

Club Captain, Simon Gregor and his team of Robert MacGregor, Ian Veale & Thomas Rowe returned from the England Champion Club Event, which was played at Trentham Golf Club (Stoke-On-Trent) in a respectable 12th place.

The event which sees all three gross scores count on both days is a showcase of some of the best amateur players in the country, and in fair conditions the scoring was predictably good. Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club set the pace on Day 1 when all three players recorded gross scores of 70 for a combined total of -6 par to afford them a 10 shot lead.

The Tehidy team combined for a Day 1 total of +9, with MacGregor being the pick of the bunch, when he also signed for a gross 70 (-2). Veale was disappointed to sign for a 76 (+4), especially after registering 12 straight pars from the start, only to drop 4 shots in the next 5 holes ! Rowe was slightly out of sorts with his game, which was compounded by an unusually 'cold' day on the greens leaving him to sign for a 79 (+7).

Day 2 dawned in a beautiful fashion, with the sun rising over the course. A gentle wind concentrated the mind, but once again some low scores were expected. Having finished Day 1 in joint tenth position the Tehidy team set about their task with the aim of breaking into a top six finish.

Despite signing for a round of 74 (+2) MacGregor was left to rue a three-putt from just 5 feet on the last green when a level par round looked more likely. Veale followed up with a 73 (+1), before Rowe could only improve his Day 1 effort by a solitary shot; his 78 (+7) once again adding up to a Day 2 team total of 225 (+9).

Southport & Ainsdale were relentless in consolidating their 10 shot lead when they posted a Day 2 total of 217 (+1) to give them a winning total of 427 (-5) and a 10 shot win over Hindhead (Surrey).

Sadly for the Tehidy team they were to slip outside of the top 10, eventually finishing in 12th place. Captain Gregor commented "from the moment we left Cornwall for the tournament the whole experience was a very rewarding one. The three lads represented the club with great dignity and pride, and whilst we are all a little deflated at missing out on a top 10 finish I am immensely proud of the whole CTC squad that secured our place in this showpiece event; I have had just the best time". He continued "I would also like to thank the caddies that gave up their time to make the trip, Andrew & Katherine Clotworthy for making the trip up from Portsmouth to cheer the team along, and for all the many well wishers that sent either a text, tweet or email".

For more information of the event please click on the following link http://www.englandgolf.org/championshipevent.aspx?sitesectionid=809&sitesectiontitle=English%20Champion%20Club

 

Ladies – Park Life

September 2014 Park Life Volume 2 Issue 11

Inside this Issue:

August Round-Up

Other News

What’s On in September

“Just You” Holidays

Lady Captain’s Column

Contact Us

And Finally..

 

August Round-Up

The Ronnie Clark Mixed Foursomes got the month's competitions underway, winning on countback with 39 pts were Angela and Dave Anderson, runners up were Anne Fitzhenry and Julian Ridge with Karen and Les Driver in 3rd place both on 39 pts. Louise Eslick and Kevin Lean took 4th on countback from Pat Mac and Paul Caddy. Shirley Clark as always presented the trophy.

Carole Chapple was the worthy winner of the Club Prize which was played alongside the monthly medal on Tuesday 5th.

The annual Festival Week again attracted a huge number of golfers, both members and visitors, to the club – 915 golfers took part in 6 competitions run over 5 days. Once again we had a large contingent of players from the Isle of Wedmore and this year from Lanhydrock. The winning ladies team in Monday's Texas Scramble consisted of Liz Plechowicz, Linda Toy, Gill Prodger and Amanda East.

Tuesday morning's Individual Stableford was won by Cara Rowe 33 pts, one of many visiting golfers with Pauline Penna 30 pts in 2nd place. The Mixed Foursomes in the afternoon was a very close competition with the first 5 places all within 4 points of each other. Shirley Clark and Paddy Bradley won on countback with 39 pts pushing visitors Debbie Cain and Martin Burley into 2nd. Harriet Rowe and Tom Rowe were 3rd, Carol Ryder and Simon Gregor 4th and Amanda East and Nathan Hancock 5th.

Day 3 saw the pairing of Pat MacMichael and Eileen Goundry win the Betterball ladies prize with 37 pts.

Thursday's four person team event ladies prize was taken by Amanda East, Linda Ryder, Jane Hollis and Sue Pascoe with 71 pts. The final day's 3 person Bowmaker had some very close scores the Ladies prize being won with 74 pts on countback from 2 other teams by Lyn Brookes, Karen Langford and Steph Curnoe. The week is such a success due to the hard work of all the club officials, from Andrew and his Green Staff, Jonathan, Mike and Ryan in the Pro Shop, Ian and Mel in the office (plus Asst. Asst. Sec – AJ, and Asst. Asst. Asst. Sec – Jane) and Martin, Kathy and all the catering crew – thanks to all of them.

Tuesday 19th was Ladies Invitation Day and 52 ladies took part on what turned out to be a bright but breezy day. Winning with 43 pts were Liz Plechowicz and Anne Evans (W. Corn.), 2nd, 3rd and 4th place were all decided on countback with 41 pts and were respectively, Amanda East and Gill Prodger (W. Corn.), Jane Hollis and Colleen McIntosh (W. Corn.) and Rosemary Wedlock and P Rose, 5th place went to Pat Mac and Jill Simmons.

The Warren Trophy on Sunday 24th saw a good turnout of 32 Ladies to play the 18 hole medal competition. Winning the trophy for this year was Sue Pascoe nett 75 from Sue Houghton on countback. Best Silver was Gloria Sandow 75 nett with Pat Mac second 79 nett and Best Bronze was Jenny Hamilton 76 nett and 2nd Carole Chapple 78 nett.

Lady Captain’s Day on Sunday 31st was a well supported and hugely enjoyable event, from our arrival with drinks and nibbles and the gift of hand cream, to the courtesy tent on the 13th and the wonderful prizes provided by Lady Captain Liz. Spot prizes for longest drives and nearest the pins went to Shirley Clark, Kate Shipman, Katie Sandow Leanne Brown and Amy Butt, and only two 2’s meant Liz Shrivell and Shirley Clark won 12 balls each.

This year’s winner was Karen Langford with 37 pts and runner up Jane Hollis 36 pts. Div 1 winner: Amanda East, 2nd Sue Pascoe. Div 2 winner: Eileen Goundry, 2nd Margaret Richards. Div 3 winner: Cath Hewlett, 2nd Carole Williams. A wonderful day.

OTHER NEWS

Congratulations to Liz Shrivell who won the Ladies Past Captains Trophy at Newquay Golf Club. Liz was Lady Captain at Newquay in…………You’ll need to ask Liz!!!

There are only 2 more Captain’s Choice evenings left – where has the summer gone!

But the ever-popular Quiz Nights will be back starting on Thursday 25th . This year, as previously, anyone can try their hand as Quizmaster. A list of available dates will be in the bar for all budding Jeremy Paxmans out there.

WHAT’S ON IN SEPTEMBER

September starts with our Ladies Open, at the time of writing we already have 96 entries. The CLCGA Bronze Autumn meeting is at Cape Cornwall on Thursday 4th, and the CLCGA Silver Autumn meeting is at St Enodoc the following Wednesday 10th. One of extra LGU medal roll-ups is scheduled for Sunday 7th, make up your own 2, 3 or 4 ball, sign the book and off you go.

Saturday 13th is the date for TPGC Captain v Secretary, sign up for that now.

In a change to the diary Tuesday 16th is now our Pamper Day. 13 holes of golf, afternoon tea and a “treatment” of your choice all for £15. This event proved really popular last year so make sure you get your entry in quickly. Wednesday 17th is the Bronze Team Challenge at The Point, the list is already up so if you are interested in representing Tehidy sign up.

The Friends of Tehidy Cups will be played on Sunday 21st and the list is also up for this competition. Ladies who would like to play but don’t have a playing partner have a word with Anne Fitzhenry.

Finals Day has been moved to Saturday 27th.

The final competition for the month is Tuesday 30th and it is Pink Day. Wear something pink (as outrageous as  you like), prepare to be “fined” and lets raise as much money as possible for Breast Cancer.

“Just You” Holidays by Angela Coad

I recently went on a holiday with a company called JUST YOU, it is aimed at single, divorced or widowed people. The holiday I chose was staying in one hotel for 6 nights and then going on different tours each day, each day had a full programme of events, we were out from 9am to 5-6pm each day. We had our own room to go to each night, or anytime you wanted to be on your own, but other times there was plenty of company if you wanted, at meals times it was a case of sitting at a table with 6-8 people and having different companions each night.

Check out the following websites for more info:

www.justyou.co.uk www.soloholidays.co.uk www.friendshiptravel.com www.onetraveller.co.uk

 

LADY CAPTAIN’S COLUMN

Another busy month and with sunshine mainly. The new glass Club Prize, won by Carole Chapple met with universal approval. Another League match, this time away on a Saturday giving workers a chance to play at Lanhydrock. Sadly we lost 4-3. We were then into a very hectic Festival Week which was extremely successful, many visitors praising the club, so great to hear and wonderful support from members, many winning!

Our Invitation Day had 52 players and my partner Anne Evans from West Cornwall and I took the honours. It was a lovely atmosphere and my Vice Captain Jacquie did a wonderful raffle table which raised over £100 with Barbara Shaw selling to everyone. The Warren Trophy was again well supported and Juliet Lingham and sister Sally gave generous prizes in memory of their father, a past President. Well done to all the winners.

A first this year was a Past Captains match against Falmouth away. What support from 14 Past Captains. A fun day resulting in a half. Our last League home match and this time the result was a resounding win………………only 2 to go!

Finally my Lady Captains Day. What wonderful support you gave me. I was almost lost for words!! Thank you all for your support, cards, gifts and kindness. Congratulations to all the prize winners and my thanks to all the "volunteers" of the day who helped me.

Liz Plechowicz

CONTACT US

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:

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……

“That ball is so far left Lassie couldn’t find it even if it was wrapped in bacon”

David Feherty, (CBS writer and broadcaster) upon seeing a tour player hook a ball miles left of his intended target: