Cornwall Bowl – 1st Rd

A rare report to have to type as a Tehidy team fall at the first hurdle, but alas it has happened as the Cornwall Bowl team lost 3 – 2 to their opponents Killiow at a windswept Mullion Golf Club.

The match took a bizarre twist with Tehidy holding a slender lead (2 – 1) after wins from the pairings of John Hutchings & Peter Turner (3&1) and Phil Robbins & Malcolm Bennetts (2 Up).

Lee Williams & Les Driver fought back from 2 Down with two to play to force extra holes, as did the pairing of Ben Hosking & Justin Old, who were 4 Down with five holes to play ! Cue the tension for both teams.

The opposition in the Williams/Driver game found the green on the Par 3 first extra hole with a tee shot that would have graced a CTC match. With the Tehidy pair recording a bogey four, a safe two-putt for the Killiow pair squared the match at two games a piece.

The match now came down to the game involving Hosking & Old, and understandably the outcome evidenced four very nervous golfers. The Killiow pairing needed three shots to find the putting surface, and even then sat 18 feet from the pin. Things looked good for the Tehidy pair, who were just off the green with their tee-shot; however a string of mis-hit chip shots led to a total of six shots for the hole, and when their Killiow opponents negotiated a two-putt the victory was sealed !



Frank Wills Salver – 1st Rd

New Club Captain, Mike Fox started his campaign with a win as his team narrowly defeated a resilient Carlyon Bay by a score of 3 – 2 in a match played at Killiow Golf Club.

Despite winning the opening foursome (Trewhella & Taylor) by a comfortable margin the Tehidy team were pushed all the way, and needed to win the final two matches on the course after defeats for Hancock & Hoyle (3&2) and Chapman & James (3&2).

Bob Cope & Andy Kearney forged Tehidy Park back into contention with a win on the 17th hole before Ryan Curnow, playing with Ryan Reed 'calmly' slotted home a 5 foot putt on the 18th green to secure a 1 hole win and the overall match.

Tehidy Triumph in the Maxam Cup

The Cornwall Golf Union Maxam Cup was today played at West Cornwall Golf Club and the Tehidy Park team brought down the curtain on Captain, Simon Gregor's year by providing him with a win which would see him collect his fifth….yes, that's right, his fifth trophy on behalf of the Club during his emphatic year !

The format for the event, which is contested by 16 Cornish Golf Clubs, sees each club field three foursomes pairs, playing medal strokeplay off scratch, with the best two scores to count in the morning and again in the afternoon for an aggregate score.

The Tehidy Park team consisted of brothers, Richard & Peter Simmons, who returned a morning score of 73 (+4), Justin Barnard & Thomas Rowe 77 (+8) and Robert MacGregor playing with Ian Veale, who would return the best score of all of the morning rounds, 69 (level) despite bogeys on the final two holes ! Their team score of 142 would see the Tehidy boys take lunch in joint third position with Trevose, behind leaders Truro Golf Club (140) and Perranporth (141). The host club (West Cornwall) were not far off the pace, in fifth place on 146.

Scoring was to prove difficult in the afternoon as a freshening wind greeted the players, and of the teams occupying the first five positions from the morning round only the hosts would improve on their morning effort. Perranporth were the first club to play their way out of contention when they added a p.m. effort of 150, for a total of 291. The leaders from the morning, Truro, were to fare worse still as they recorded 155 for a 295 total.

Tehidy Park, who were playing with the hosts added 143 to their morning total of 142 to post a target of 285 (Simmons & Simmons 74, Barnard & Rowe 78, MacGregor & Veale 69), and it was a target that was to be caught as West Cornwall recorded 139 to tie things up at the top of the leaderboard. When Trevose could only manage 147 for a 289 total the question of countback criteria came to the fore.

The total of the discarded score from both the morning and afternoon would settle the day, and when enough fingers and thumbs were counted up the scores of Tehidy (155) was just enough to pip West Cornwall (157) for the title of Maxam Cup Champions.

Captain Gregor was quite visibly in a state of shock as he accepted the trophy from the County President, and life long friend, David Inch, but as always spoke with great aplomb as he thanked his team for their efforts, and West Cornwall together with the County Officials for staging the event.

In the sideshow to the main event the West Cornwall pair of Matthew Richards & Dean Tulley were to get a little revenge as they bagged the prize for the best individual pair (71 + 67) to pip MacGregor & Veale (69 + 69) on countback.

Ladies – Park Life

October 2014 Park Life Vol 2 Issue 12

Inside this Issue:

1. September Round-Up

2. Tehidy on Tour

3. What’s on in October

4. Are you playing too quickly??

5. Lady Captain’s Column

6. And Finally…

September Round-Up

So the summer weather continued into September with our Ladies Open on Tuesday 2nd being played in beautiful conditions. 93 ladies took part with over half that number being visitors. The prize-giving followed one of Martin and Kathy’s fabulous cold buffets that drew many compliments from both members and visitors.

The EGU Brooch which was played alongside the September Medal on Tuesday 9th was won on countback by Anne Stone.

The annual Captain v Secretary "grudge" match took place on Saturday 13th with 42 teams competing against each other in a betterball match play event. The matches, played in great humour, were all highly contested, everyone wanting to win for their respective side. The result – a friendly draw, 10½ matches to both Mr Captain and Mr Secretary. After the result was announced a cheque for £5,034 was accepted by Sue Pascoe on behalf of the Sunrise Appeal which has been Mr Captain's and the Lady Captains nominated charity for their year. We ended the day with a buffet supper.

Saturday 20th saw The Daily Mail Foursomes won by Rachael Lloyd-Philips, returning from injury, and Jane Hollis, they will go forward to represent Tehidy Park Ladies in the New Year. Second place was claimed by Jackie Prouse and Anne Fitzhenry.

The Friends of Tehidy Cups were played the following day with Anne Fitzhenry and Julian Ridge winning the trophies with 47 pts. 2nd Jane and Mark Hollis 46 pts, 3rd Louise Eslick and Kevin Lean 43 pts and 4th Pat MacMichael and Paul Caddy 40 pts.

Sadly the Pamper Day scheduled for Tuesday 23rd was cancelled due to insufficient numbers. Instead a hastily arranged Cornwall verses the Rest of the World was played over 13 holes with saffron buns, biscuits and tea to end the day. A victorious Cornish side won the day 5 ½ – 3½.

Finals Day on Saturday 27th saw some great golf with Liz Shrivell battling Pauline Penna in the West Briton Bowl and taking victory on the 36th hole. The Hitchens Cup final between Karen Langford and Amanda East was an equally well contested match, both ladies playing superb golf but it was Karen who took the honours on the 37th hole. The Wicketts Cups were won by Karen and Les Driver beating Louise Eslick and Ed McDonald.

The final competition of September was our Pink Day, played in support of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and saw 52 ladies playing – all gloriously attired in various shades of pink. The 13 hole “Pink Ball” competition provided winners in Linda Brooks, Kathy Mann and Margaret Richards who came in with a massive 85 pts!! However the real winner was the charity as with entry monies, raffle proceeds and the “fine” money we raised £300.

Many thanks to all those ladies who provided prizes and to the Ladies Section for the raffle prizes meaning every penny raised went to Breakthrough.

Tehidy on Tour

The TOTS were out and about in September, firstly at the Ladies Open at Saunton on 9th September and the next day in the Teignmouth Ladies Open. The team of Pat Mac, Liz Plech and Carol Ryder won Best Visitors at Saunton and Linda Brooks, Sue Pascoe and Jane Hollis made it into the prizes in 5th place at Teignmouth.

The Trevose Ladies Open also saw Liz Shrivell, Shirley Clark, Chris Williams and Jane Hollis take home prizes.

Linda Toy recently qualified in a Porsche competition to play at The Belfry. Whilst not coming in the prizes she said “the course was gorgeous, very difficult, lots of water and all greens surrounded with bunkers! They treated us like Lords, a gorgeous couple of days with a Gala Dinner to finish with”.

The Cornwall Golf Mark Championships played at Mullion on Sunday 21st saw the Tehidy family team of David Langford, Martin and Karen Langford and Steph Curnoe take a superb 2nd place.

What’s on in October

After a hectic golfing season we head into the winter months and a much quieter period. The main Club AGM is on Thursday 2nd, Linda Ryder has been proposed for the General Committee so all support for her is appreciated.

In true Tehidy tradition the outgoing Club Captain Simon Gregor will “putt-out” and our new Club Captain Mr Mike Fox will “drive-in” on Saturday 4th at noon. The first Winter League immediately follows and the list is already up for those ladies wishing to play.

The second of our bi-annual mixed Foursome matches against Truro is on Sunday 5th at home.

Saturday 11th is the Lady Captains Luncheon and the menu and seating plan is up in the Ladies Locker room.

Tuesday 14th is the Lady Captain’s Charity Day and like last year we have a pledge from Barclays Bank to double all monies raised on the day – thanks to Lisa Gribble for organising this.

Outgoing Lady’s Captain Liz Plechowicz will “putt-out” on Saturday 18th and Mrs Jackie Prouse will then “drive-in”, her first official duty as the new Captain of the Ladies Section. It all starts at noon with everyone welcome to come along, have a glass of wine and watch the fun!

(Thank you to Alan Murton for supplying the following “tongue in-cheek” article.)

Are you playing too quickly?

If you are, you have little excuse, after all, modern golfers all have the advantage of television from which to learn the subtleties of slow play. Pre-Stroke drill. No need to make up your mind too quickly when selecting a club. Fiddle about a bit. Change your choice at least twice. Addressing the ball. Take your time. Ensure that all the extremities of your anatomy are arranged to your complete satisfaction before you assume the total paralysis pose. When your companions show some concern that you may have expired, take your stroke. On the Green. Don’t try to save time by weighing up your putt while the others are putting, don't even look at it until it is your turn. Lift the ball, examine it, clean it and replace it, grip your chin with the left hand and try to look shrewd. Walk slowly to the hole, view the putt from behind, return to the ball, checking every blade of glass as you go. Have a few practice putting strokes and then, finally, miss the putt!!


I would firstly like to pay tribute to Jane for Park Life – her style, wit and humour have made reading her monthly newsletter so enjoyable and invaluable in keeping us all up to date with Tehidy’s accomplishments and news. Thank you so much. If someone would now like to offer to take over Park Life we would all be very grateful. Don’t be shy – let us know!

The Ladies have had another busy month, our Open was supported by 93 players and what a successful day it was. So many compliments from visitors and all down to you the members. Linda and Gloria for the flowers, Amanda for yet another superb presentation table and Jackie and Pam for the successful raffle. Thank you one and all, the back-up team did such a good job. Congratulations to all prize winners and in particular our winners Ro, Cath and Lin – their first big win!

The LGU Brooch this year was a close call but eventually won by Anne Stone. Then the grudge match, Captain v Secretary – well supported and quite competitive but the end result was a draw although Secretary Louise might tell you that the Ladies playing for her just managed to beat us!!

Then another Saturday competition – The Daily Mail Foursomes, this year won by Rachael Lloyd-Phillips and Jane Hollis. Hopefully next year some more Bronze players will compete. Foursomes is a great game so please consider having a go next year.

The Mixed was won by Julian Ridge and Anne Fitzhenry, 1 pt ahead of Jane and Mark Hollis.

My thanks to all those Ladies who turned up to silver clean, rubber gloves and all! They are sparkling ready for the AGM and Ladies Luncheon on Saturday 11th October.

Finals Day was closely contested and after 36 holes Liz Shrivell won the West Briton Bowl for the 7th time from Pauline Penna. The Hitchens went down the 37th hole with Karen Langford pipping Amanda East for the title.

Finally Pink Day, what a great way to end the month. Raising money for Breast Cancer which has touched many of our Ladies but having great fun doing it. Thank you yet again for your generosity and great spirit £300 was raised!

Liz Plechowicz


The Bronze Team Challenge at the Point took place on Wednesday 17th and our team of Kate Shipman, Barbara Gray, Jenny Hamilton and Anne Fitzhenry scored a great 79 pts finishing in 5th place.

Did you hear about the Mexican golfer who was shot – it was a hole-in-Juan.

And Finally…..

There was the man who seemed to be attempting to deceive his ball and lull it into a false sense of security by looking away from it and then making a lightning slash in the apparent hope of catching it off its guard.

PG Wodehouse.