CTC – Quarter Final

With a team containing five 'plus' handicap golfers Trevose proved too strong for the experienced Tehidy Park team on a bright and somewhat benign day at Perranporth.

Opening the foursomes exchanges were Robert MacGregor & Ian Veale for Tehidy Park against Welsh international Ben Westgate and partner Steve Davies in a match which went the distance, going the way of Trevose by the odd hole.

Martin Langford & Andrew Clotworthy then faced Mark Hilton & Nick Gammon in a match which would see Trevose extend their lead with a win on the 16th hole.

Tehidy etched a point on the board with a flawless display of golf from the Simmons brothers (Peter & Richard) over Carl Burley & Niall Hutton, who themselves were level par when losing on the 18th hole.

Honours were shared in the basement foursome between Tom Rowe & Justin Barnard playing against John Tremain & Guy Norris…..to see Trevose take lunch with a 2.5 – 1.5 lead, leaving Tehidy Park  needing to win five of the afternoon eight singles matches.

MacGregor would set Tehidy Park on their way playing against Davies, and looked set to eat into the deficit when standing 2 up playing the 14th hole. However Davies was not done, and reeled off four of the last five holes to win 2 up.

Veale would put up some resistance for the 2014 Champions with a 16th hole win over Gammon in the second of the singles exchanges.

The third singles would match up Langford, playing off a respectable 3 handicap against Westgate who plays off a +4 handicap……though in this format everything is played off scratch ! Westgate stood on the 16th tee with a one – hole lead, and when he found the green with his tee shot on the par three hole, as opposed to that of his opposite number he looked set to increase his advantage. Langford chipped to 20 feet from a difficult spot through the green before seeing Westgate lag his approach putt to within 2 feet. Langford then did what he does best and holed his par putt to the joy of the assembled Tehidy support, and shock of Westgate as he proceeded to fluff his own par putt to see the match go all square ! With both players missing the green on the par four 17th it was Westgate who showed the class that has seen him scale the heights of the amateur game, managing to escape with a par to once again take a one – hole lead, before driving the short par four 18th to close out the match by one hole. (A huge effort Bonny – one you can be very proud of).

With Clotworthy suffering at the hands of Hilton in the fourth singles (5&4) Trevose were left needing just a half from the remaining four singles and Tehidy needing to win them all !

That half of a point was delivered by Norris, who defeated Simmons (P) on the 15th hole at the same time as Barnard romped home with a handsome victory over Hutton on the 13th.

Richard Simmons and Tremain shook on a halved match after 17 holes with their match at all square, and at two down in the middle of the 17th fairway with a huge rain cloud lingering, and with the overall result confirmed Rowe shook the hand of Burley before making for the clubhouse!

Well played Trevose, you will take some stopping.

Results:

  • MacGregor & Veale lost to Westgate & Davies – 1 down
  • Langford & Clotworthy lost to Gammon & Hilton – 3&2
  • Simmons & Simmons beat Burley & Hutton – 2 up
  • Rowe & Barnard halved with Tremain & Norris

 

  • MacGregor lost to Davies – 2 down
  • Veale beat Gammon – 3&2
  • Langford lost to Westgate – 1 down
  • Clotworthy lost to Hilton – 5&4
  • R Simmons halved with Tremain
  • P Simmons lost to Norris – 4&3
  • Rowe lost to Burley – 2&1
  • Barnard beat Hutton – 6&5
  • (9th man) Fieldhouse lost to Hawkin 3&1

CAW Cornwall Bowl – Rd 2

The Cornwall Bowl Team of Tehidy Park GC recorded a fine win under the guidance of Club Captain, Mike Eddy against strong opposition from St. Enodoc Golf Club. A full report follows on the link below, courtesy of St. Enodoc's web-site….

http://www.st-enodoc.co.uk/members/news/end-of-the-road-for-our-cornwall-bowl-team-1569.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

The next match scheduled for the Tehidy Park teams is the Q/F of the CTC this coming Sunday at Perranporth against defending champions Trevose.

Frank Wills Salver – Rd 2

On a beautiful November Sunday at the picturesque Point at Polzeath Golf Club a closely fought battle played out between Tehidy Park and Trethorne in the second round of the Frank Wills Salver.

On the back of three consecutive wins over the previous three weekends, Club Captain Mike Eddy fielded a team with enforced changes from the first round win against Newquay. In fact, until the day before the match he was to be playing himself, but a virus called for a fourth change to the original line-up.

On this occasion the Captain had to put away his victory speech, and instead congratulate the opponents as they edged the battle by a score of 3 -2.

  • Martin Trewhella & Greg Taylor lost 19th
  • David O'Mahony & Bob Cope lost 1 Down
  • Ryan Curnow & Chris Hoyle won 3&2
  • Mark Prouse & Nigel James won 1 up
  • Andy Kearney & Mike Williams lost 6&4

The next match for the Club Captain, and his Cornwall Bowl team will be at Truro Golf Club on the 15th November against St. Enodoc, before the CTC team play Trevose the following weekend at Perranporth.