England Call-Up (UPDATE)

Following on from the 'England Call-Up' news story post (17 October) I am able to report hot off the press of Ro's experience representing her Country at The Belfry, Brabazon Course…………

Quite simply Ro had the best time; spoilt and treated like a tour golfer for the duration of her trip. A visit to the Titleist Tour Bus, which sees the some of the best players in the world using its facilities week in, and week out was followed by a Gala Dinner extravaganza and treats from Titleist, Golf Monthly and HowDidiDo.com

On the golfing front Ro was leading her group after a good front nine, but on the back nine she had an altercation with a bunker which turned the tables, eventually losing out by just two shots ! Ro played well for the most part, with a couple of bad holes costing her the chance of glory. Ro said "I have had the most fabulous experience, one that I will never forget and overall I am really happy".

From everyone involved with Tehidy Park Golf Club……very well done Ro, we are very proud of you.

CTC – Round 1

For the third consecutive weekend Club Captain, Mike Eddy steered his team to a win, this time in the first round of the CTC. Drawn to play against Mullion, at Falmouth, what could have been a potential 'banana skin' for the Tehidy team turned out to be a comfortable win, with a final score of 11.25 – 1.5

The win sets up a mouth watering quarter-final clash with Trevose (22 Novemeber, venue tbc), a repeat of the 2014 final when Tehidy caused an upset to claim the Shield.

On a most beautiful October Sunday Tehidy and Mullion took to the course at Falmouth, enjoying both the sun and the spectacular views. Tehidy stamped their authority on the match in the opening two foursomes games, with wins from the Simmons brothers (5&4) and also Veale & MacGregor (7&6).       Tom Rowe and Justin Barnard then provided the third point, with Alan Fieldhouse (9th man) recording a 4&3 win.     It looked highly likely that the morning scoreline was going to be a whitewash, as Andrew Clotworthy & Martin Langford, who had battled back from 3 down faced an eagle putt on the Par 5, 18th from 30 feet, with two putts being sufficient to win 1 up. But alas, it was not to be as a three-putt afforded Mullion a half point on the score-board.

The afternoon singles commenced with Robert MacGregor leading out the Tehidy team, and he wasted no time in securing another big win (7&5). Tom Rowe, playing at number two in the order then matched MacGregor's score to leave Tehidy needing only another half of a point to secure victory. Justin Barnard, playing at number three duly obliged with a win on the 17th hole, which was added to with further wins from Richard Simmons, Veale, Clotworthy & Langford. The only casualty being Peter Simmons, who lost the18th hole to lose 1 down.

  • Richard Simmons & Peter Simmons beat Josh Chaplin & Jamie Greet 5&4
  • Ian Veale & Robert MacGregor beat Al Woodward & Chris Harris 7&6
  • Tom Rowe & Justin Barnard beat Alex McHugh & Connor Davidson 3&2
  • Andrew Clotworthy & Martin Langford (halved) Sam MacWilliam & Tom Julier
  • Alan Fieldhouse (9th man) beat Tony Hills 4&3

 

  • MacGregor beat Woodward 7&5
  • Rowe beat McHugh 7&5
  • Barnard beat Davidson 2&1
  • Simmons (P) lost Greet 1 Down
  • Simmons (R) beat Chaplin 2 Up
  • Veale beat Harris 3&2
  • Clotworthy beat Julier 5&4
  • Langford beat MacWilliam 3&1

 

England Call-Up !!

Following on from her success in qualifying for the Daily Telegraph Old Mutual Wealth Golf Challenge, which was played on the 2010 course at Celtic Manor, Tehidy Park's very own Rowena (Ro) Lowson has now qualified to represent England at the Belfry (Brabazon Course) in the Titleist Order of Merit Final, with HowDidiDo & Golf Monthly.

Ro will represent England at the first ever Titleist Order of Merit Grand Final courtesy of her phenomenal form throughout the 2015 season, which has seen her handicap slashed from 35 (27 Jan) to 20 as I report this to you !

By reaching the the HowDidiDo OOM Grand Final, Ro will have the chance of being crowned the 2015 champion of the day, as well as contributing to a cumulative team total to determine the National Champions. Following the golf there is a Gala Dinner with gifts and prizes from Titleist & Footjoy, with Golf Monthly reporting on the day's events.

In addition to the golf and dinner, Titleist will be there with the Tour Truck, to allow the competitors to experience the same treatment as the world's best players each week on the European Tour. Competitors will have a fitting to find the best Titleist ball for their game, as well as the opportunity to trial the latest equipment from Titleist.

Great work Ro, Tehidy Park are very proud of you and wish you all the very best……. #thisgirlcan

CAW Cornwall Bowl

Club Captain, Mike Eddy continued with his winning start as his Cornwall Bowl team narrowly defeated St. Kew on the Holywell Course at St. Enodoc. Next up will be St. Enodoc on the weekend of 14/15 November; date & venue tbc…..

  • Mike Jacka & David Bailey lost 3&2
  • Bobby Stephens & David Collins lost 1 down
  • Simon Davey & Dale Band won 1 up
  • Peter Turner & David Spencer won 6&5
  • Malcolm Bennetts & Phil Robbins won 4&2

Frank Wills Salver – Rd 1

New Club Captain, Mike Eddy led his Frank Wills Salver team into battle with Newquay in a first round tie at Perranporth, and as is often the case with any match against Newquay it turned out to be a titanic battle.

A somewhat benign day, especially at Perranporth, welcomed the teams, and this enabled golf of high quality. David O'Mahony & Andy Kearney opened with birdies at the first and second holes, with their birdie being matched on the second hole, before their opposition also birdied the third !

To the match itself and leading out the Tehidy team was the pairing of Martin Trewhella & Greg Taylor, who were always in control of their game, building a three-hole lead after the front nine. Standing on the Par 3 16th tee the advantage was two holes, with Newquay applying some pressure with a tee shot to within six feet of the hole. Step up Taylor, who struck his tee shot to four feet, and after Newquay missed their birdie attempt Trewhella made no mistake of his to claim the first point on offer.

However, Newquay very quickly drew things level with a handsome 5&4 win over the two Ryans…..Curnow & Reed in match three. With Tehidy well down in match four (Nigel James & Mark Prouse), but comfortably ahead in match five (Martyn Churchill & Justin Harrington) attention turned to the match involving O'Mahony & Kearney, who had led by three holes after the 12th, only to lose three holes in a row. The Par 3 16th was halved when Newquay chipped in from off the green, as was hole 17. Kearney's tee shot on the 18th found a lie in deep grass, but a fine escape from a determined O'Mahony saw both teams on the Par 4 18th in regulation. Kearney struck a positive putt, which rolled just far enough away to be marked. Newquay with a putt to win…….but it stayed above ground for a conceeded par, before O'Mahony calmly holed out from two feet to force extra holes !

By this stage Tehidy had claimed the match involving Churchill & Harrington on the 14th hole, whilst James & Prouse were back to 1 down playing the 17th…….still all to play for.

The first extra hole (19th) was halved in Pars after both pairs had played the hole in regulation. Two good tee shots found the fairway on the Par 5 2nd hole (20th), before Newquay showed the first sign of nerves with a mis-hit second shot. Step up David O'Mahony, who struck a second shot that was as sweet as honey (sorry, but it was !!) which landed on the green before ending its journey to within 12 feet of the hole. An overhit third shot from Newquay ran through the green, and after a chip back onto the green and a missed par putt attempt a concession was made to enable Tehidy to claim an unassailable 3 – 1 lead.

Upon reaching the clubhouse after the walk back from the 2nd green the news was that James & Prouse had managed to fight back to all square after the 18th, which ended in the pairs taking a half to give a final score-line of 3.5 – 1.5, setting up a second round match with Trethorne on the weekend of 31 Oct / 1 Nov.

The St. Austell Brewery Man of the Match, winning a can of Tribute Ale is undoubtedly David O'Mahony !!

Results of other matches can be seen by following this Cornwall Golf Union link http://www.cornwallgolfunion.org.uk/uploads/cornwallgolfunion/File/2016/FW%20Rd1%20Results.pdf

Attention now turns to the CAW Cornwall Bowl first round match which is to be played this coming Saturday, 17 October at St. Enodoc (Holywell Course) against St. Kew.