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.