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.

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.


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.


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:



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


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:

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:


Ladies – Park Life

June 2014 Park Life Volume 2 Issue 8

Inside this Issue:

May Round-Up

Other News

What’s on in June

Lady Captain’s Column

Contact Us

And Finally…..


May’s competitions started on Wednesday 6th with the Malvary Trophies. The weather remained bright but fairly breezy throughout the 27 holes. 48 Ladies competed in our first Open of the year and saw first-time winners Gloria Sandow and Hilary Wood take the trophies with 58 pts. Runners-up with 55 pts – Pauline Penna and Lyn Brookes, 3rd Vicky Stevenson and Bev Horton (Truro) on countback with 53 pts and 4th Christine Williams and Sue Houghton 53 pts. 5th place went to Barbara Gray and Pat Crowson (Killiow) 53 pts. Best am round Louise Eslick and Margaret Richards and best pm round Liz Shrivell and Larry Barnicoat (St Enodoc). Best Visitors were Jill Simmons and Maureen Cuthbertson (Mullion) and Second Visitors Judy Ryder and Jill Cattran (W Cornwall).

The Ladies Ping competition was on Sunday 11th and was won on countback by Karen Langford and Steph Curnoe with 36 pts. 2nd were Lyn Brookes and Carole Chapple. Unfortunately Karen and Steph are unable to go forward to Gainsborough so Lyn and Carole will represent Tehidy. We wait to see if their score is enough to take them through.

The Winter Eclectic winners have been announced, the Silver Division winner was Chris Williams, runner up Pat Mac. In the Bronze division Louise Eslick took first place with Jenny Hamilton runner up.

The Lady Captain’s Away Day on Tuesday 20th saw 24 Tehidy ladies head off to Mullion, some playing the course for the first time. The weather, rainy at first soon cleared leaving sunshine and blue skies. Everyone agreed the day had been a great success and we all look forward to the next one. First place went to Lyn Brookes, Jenny Hamilton, Barbara Gray and Angela Coad, 2nd were Liz Shrivell, Jane Hollis, Anne Fitzhenry and Heather Tinder. Thanks to the Lady Captain and Pat Mac for supplying the prizes.

Sunday 25th May was the Stuart Smith Salvers Open Mixed Competition now being a betterball which saw 34 pairs compete in some of the worst conditions we have seen for May with the rain lashing down. Its was lovely to see many visitors taking part and also being amongst the main prize winners. Mike Williams & Barbara Gray won with 39 points, 2nd Peter & Julie Bradbury (37) and 3rd Terry & Sue Dickenson (36).

The following Tuesday 27th May was a total contrast with blue skies and sunshine for the Jubilee Cup 18 hole medal which was followed by 13 holes of foursomes. The Jubilee Cup was won by Louise Eslick (nett 75) with runner up Jenny Hamilton (nett 77) other prize winners being Lyn Brookes, Jackie Prouse, Barbara Gray & Carole Chapple. The Foursomes competition was won by Chris Williams & Wendy Williams (22 points) with runners-up Louise Eslick & Dina Vague (21 points).


Tehidy Park hosted this year’s Men’s County Championships amid sunshine and torrential downpours! Tehidy Park became "Cornwall A Team Club Champions" beating along the way Mullion, St Mellion, Truro and Newquay in the final. Not to be outdone our B Team also took the honours making it a Club Double.

The CLCGA Bronze Spring meeting held at Looe this year began with a delayed start due to fog. Only two Tehidy Ladies took part, Jenny Hamilton and Anne Fitzhenry. The Autumn meeting will be at Cape Cornwall.

Unfortunately the CLCGA Silver Spring meeting did not fair as well as this was cancelled on the day due to the weather. This has now been rescheduled for Monday 7th July at The Point at Polzeath.


Following a suggestion made by one of our ladies, sign-up lists for our three Open competitions will now be placed on the notice board. They will not have tee-times but will simply be there so we can all see who is playing, this should help anyone who wishes to play but needs to find playing partners .



The Gammon Team is in action on Sunday 1st at Falmouth and is playing West Cornwall. All spectators are welcome.

Tuesday 3rd is Eversden Cup day with tee times throughout the day and early evening which is designed so that all ladies have an opportunity to play.

Our second Open of the year is the prestigious Holman Cup on Sunday 8th. This 31 hole competition is followed by a two course buffet and prize presentation.

Another very popular and important competition is on the following Sunday – the Muriel Roskrow Salver. Muriel played a huge part in Ladies Golf and the Salver is something every Tehidy lady would love to win.

Thursday 19th June is the CLCGA Baron Rose Bowl, this year at Perranporth, again all spectators are very welcome.

The Cyril Baxter Trophies mixed is being held on Sunday 22nd

We finish the month with the President’s Putter on Saturday 28th and an extra medal (roll-up) on Sunday 29th. Somehow in-between all these competitions we have the monthly medal (10th), monthly stableford (24th) and a fun competition on 17th.


We are delighted to welcome five new lady members to Tehidy Park, Julie Menzel and Adele Newall both with a 21 handicap and Ros Smith, Debbie Sprague and Trish Andrew who are new to golf.

We look forward to playing with you ladies.

The "Ladies Golf Experience" evenings being run at Tehidy by Jonathan Lamb and Katie Rule have attracted some new ladies to "have a go" at golf. These casual sessions begin with coffee and a chat, progress to a short coaching session and then proceed to a Texas scramble played over two or three shortened holes with more experienced golfers helping. Hopefully we will succeed in gaining more lady members.


Our first open, The Malvary Trophies, was a great success, the orange & white themed golf prizes proved to go down well complimented by some excellent raffle prizes.

Hilary Wood (7) & Gloria Sandow (9) were the winners this year. Well done to all the prize winners and my thanks to everyone who helped make the day so successful. With only 48 players we still need to work hard and try and bring in some more visitors for next year.

There has been so much support & help from you all and I do appreciate this – from silver cleaning, helping new members with golf coaching, playing in teams, my away day etc. Everytime I send out an email for help your response has been great. Vice captain Jackie now needs some help with players for friendly matches. We do need more 21-29 handicappers signing up – please!

The winter eclectic is now finished & vouchers were presented to Chris Williams (silver) and Louise Eslick (bronze). It would be good to see all the 30-36 handicappers now entering your own eclectic. Have a go –do!

Finally its encouraging to see some Ladies Teams entering the Charity Am-~Am – good luck to them on Saturday 31st May all in aid of The Sunrise Appeal.

Liz Plechowicz



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:

All and any mistakes are firmly the fault of the editor and apologies are offered for any

contained in this issue.

And Finally……….

"The winner, Seve Ballesteros, chose not to use the course but preferred his own, which mainly consisted of hay fields, car parks, grandstands, dropping zones and even ladies’ clothing."

Colin McLaine speaking after Ballesteros’ British Open win at Lytham in 1979.

Ladies – Park Life

May 2014 Park Life Volume 2 Issue 7

Inside this Issue:

April Round-Up

Other News

Did you know?

What’s on in May

Lady Captain’s Column

Contact Us

And Finally…..


Our monthly medals started this month on Tuesday 1st, this also was the Hitchens qualifier and the following ladies have made it into the knock-out competition: Anne Stone, Shirley Beer, Amanda East, Lin O’Keefe, Karen Langford, Angela Anderson, Jackie Prouse and Monica Grigg.

Sunday 6th saw Truro playing host to the first of our biannual mixed greensome matches and it was played in miserable wet conditions. Truro won by 30 points setting us a good target for the return match later in the year.

The fun competition on Tues 8th was reduced to 13 holes as buggies were not allowed due to the rain over the preceding couple of days. The competition seemed to tax the brain as much as the golfing skills! The winners were Chris Williams and Jenny Hamilton, 2nd Jane Hollis and Jill Philips, 3rd Barbara Gray and Rosemary Chadwick, 4th Eileen Goundry and Gill Collins.

The Mail on Sunday team were in action again on Sunday 13th playing Perranporth and, unfortunately, playing at Perranporth making a tough draw even harder. Although the team played really well they just missed out and will not be going on.

Saturday 19th was the club Texas Scramble, 120 members played over the course of a sunny but very cold day. The winning ladies team were Amanda East, Sue Pascoe, Linda Brooks and Jane Hollis.

The Australian Spoons Foursomes Stableford competition was held on Tuesday 22nd, a competition for handicaps 15-36 with the winners competing in the regional final, this year at Honiton. Lower handicap ladies also play in the competition but are obviously not eligible to qualify. The winners were Lyn Brookes and Pauline Penna with 32 pts, and 2nd Rosie Wright and Jackie Thomas with 29 pts. 3rd place and going forward to represent Tehidy Park are Lady Vice Jackie Prouse and Anne Fitzhenry.

Saturday 26th must have been the wettest and coldest day for weeks and was, unfortunately the day of the ETS cups. Conditions were horrendous with, (mostly), scores to match. Winning the cups this year were Pauline Penna, Louise Eslick and Margaret Richards, 2nd place went to Lyn Brookes, Linda Toy and Angela Anderson. Later that day due to the forecast the decision was made to cancel the Dingle Cups Competition for the following day which, predictably turned out to be a fine dry afternoon!

The final fun comp of April was the “Trifecta” and was won by Jackie Prouse and Anne Fitzhenry, 2nd were Amanda East and Ro Lowson with Barbara Gray and Kathy Mann taking 3rd place.


Following a recent Ladies Committee meeting and in response to a request in the “Suggestions Book” the first tee time for all 18 hole fun competitions will now be 11.30am instead of 12.30pm. For those who haven’t played for a couple of weeks there is now a new system for showing pin positions on the greens. A Red flag means the pin is at the front of the green, Yellow for middle and White for the back. The new system is proving very popular with the members.

This month saw the introductory offer to new members – £400 together with 4 half-hour sessions with Jonathan Lamb and a Cygnets restaurant voucher. To date we have attracted 47 new members with more in the pipeline. Whatever your personal thoughts are on this offer, the influx of new members has to be good for the club.

Did you know?

If you require a handicap certificate your first stop is Ian Veale, however you can always print your own certificate from the How Did I Do website. You need to be registered on the site and you will also need your CDH number – found on your existing certificate. Once you have logged on go to Personal Profile and then View My Statistics. Click on Certificate and follow the instructions.


May is “National Golf Month” and Jonathan Lamb is hosting sessions to attract new lady members to Tehidy Park. Posters and flyers have been sent out advertising that on Friday May 9th and 16th and Friday June 6th at 5pm ladies can come along, have a cup of tea or coffee, enjoy a short coaching session and then play a 5 hole Texas scramble with existing lady members. These sessions are aimed at beginners but all ladies are welcome.

The first league match for May is home to St Austell on Friday 2nd. Our first open of the year is the Malvary Trophies on Wednesday 7th followed a day later by the CLCGA Bronze Spring meeting at Looe. The league team is in action again on Friday 9th when they host the match against Whitsand Bay. Sunday 11th is the Ping 4BBB, winners will go forward to play at Gainsborough.

Sunday 18th through to Saturday 24th is the Men’s County Championship at Tehidy and the course will be closed. Sunday 25th is the Stuart Smith Salvers Open Mixed competition, an 18 hole foursomes medal and two days later is the Jubilee Cup, an 18 hole individual medal in the morning followed by a 13 hole foursomes competition in the afternoon. Start sheets are already on the locker room notice board for most of the May competitions.

The first Ladies Friendly match is on Friday 30th May at home against Looe. Good luck to our Gammon Team who play West Cornwall at Falmouth on Sunday 1st June.

Also look out for Ladies Eversden Cup on Tues 3rd June and Leonard Holman Cup on Sunday 8th June.

Did you know?

We now have a section in our Locker Room for notices from our Pro. Details and sign-up sheets for coaching and playing opportunities are up at the moment. There is also a list for any lady who can help on any of the “National Golf Month” dates.


Congratulations to Jenny Hamilton who becomes President of the Cornwall Veteran Ladies County Golf Association and Pat Mac who becomes Vice Captain of the Association at their AGM in October.

You will have seen lots of activity around the outside of the clubhouse this month. The patio and front area has been power washed and volunteers have begun cleaning and preparing the exterior walls for painting. All the paint for this job has very kindly been donated by Liz Shrivell. One of our 83 year old lady social members said “she wouldn’t be much help up a ladder” but has donated £20 to help with expenses.


Another very busy month with successes and disappointments. Our Juniors, Tom Chapman Steph Curnoe and Amy Butt won the County Junior Team Open at Launceston and now go on to the prestigious Woodhall Spa in August. Many congratulations and good luck to them. It was also very nice to see 2 Juniors turn up for a rollup! We need to encourage the future of our club! Well done also to Harriett Rowe who was selected to play for the County Juniors in a friendly match.

Our Mail on Sunday Team played their 2nd round v Perranporth at Perran. It was always going to be a tough ask but I thank them all for fighting so hard. Most matches going to the 18th. Unfortunately we lost 3 ½ to 1 ½. Our in house competitions continue to be well supported, well done to all prize winners and thanks for your support. Good luck to Jacky Prouse and Anne Fitzhenry who go on to Honiton, in July, representing Tehidy in the Australian Spoons. Good luck also to Pauline Penna who plays Gill Prodger at Truro in the Vets Knock out Final very shortly. Well done to the winners and runners up of the ETS Cups. What appalling weather it was but well done everyone (45) for finishing!! Do please sign up in the locker room, for the Coaching Course over 4 weeks. Improve your short game and learn how to play awkward lies! If you can make at least 2 dates, sign up, you will get a reduced rate for 2!! Finally the League Teams are still going strong with a home win 5/2 v Lanhydrock. Well done. We look forward to a busy month ahead now. Our 1st Open and our  aptains Away day to Mullion as well as 2 more Leagues and the 1st Friendly match. Hospital Corner!! Fortunately good progress is being made by Eileen Goundry. Carol Williams is out and about, Barbara Shaw is now allowed to drive…Look Out!!

Nicky Martin is making good progress. Unfortunately Carol Harvey is still struggling and under the Chiropractor (not literally)!! We wish her well and hope to see her again soon.

Good Golfing everyone Liz Plechowicz


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:

All and any mistakes are firmly the fault of the editor and apologies are offered for any contained in this issue.

And Finally……

Golf is a funny game. It’s done much for health, and at the same time has ruined people by robbing them of their peace of mind. Look at me, I’m the healthiest idiot in the world. Whenever I play with him (President Ford), I usually try to make it a foursome – the President, myself, a paramedic and a faith healer. Bob Hope


Ladies – Park Life

April 2014 Park Life Volume 2 Issue 6

Inside this Issue:

March Round-Up

Other News

Did you know?

What’s on in April

Lady Captain’s Away Day

Pro Shop News

Lady Captain’s Column

Contact Us

And Finally…..



Finally it seems the appalling weather has left us for the moment and the Medal and Rose Bowl went ahead on Tuesday 4th. Playing conditions after all the rain was not conducive to good scoring but everyone was just pleased to be able to go out and play 18 without getting wet.

Our first major of the year the “Sense of Humour Trophy” was played on Tuesday 11th and the format of a Joker hole on both front and back nines was very successful. The winner this year on countback with 41 points was Lin O’Keefe. This was Lin’s first “big” win and everyone was delighted for her. Second was Shirley Clark and 3rd on countback with 39 pts was last year’s winner Sharon Knuckey. Best Silver was won by Chris Williams and Jill Phillips took Best Bronze both scoring 39 points.

Angela Anderson and Rosemary Wedlock played their first round of the Daily Mail Foursomes on the following Friday against a Falmouth pairing. Sadly Angela and Rosemary lost on the 16th.

The Mail on Sunday team went to West Cornwall on Thursday 13th and spent a frustrating hour waiting for the fog to lift – unfortunately it didn’t and conditions were judged too dangerous to play. The team returned on Friday 21st and played fantastically to beat West Cornwall convincingly – well done to our team of Chris Williams, Amanda East, Pat MacMichael, Liz Plechowicz and Carol Ryder.

Tuesday 18th was our annual Coffee Morning, and our visitors were treated to Hot Cross Buns and tea or coffee, a bring and buy stall that was full of home-made cakes, buns, tarts and goodies of all sorts. There was a half price sale rail from Jonathan in the Pro Shop and a chance to enter the indoor putting event. Also on offer were two silent auctions – a fourball at your choice of one of several prestigious clubs and a lesson with Jonathan Lamb. The 13 hole competition was won by Sheila Tellam and Julia Waters (West Cwll) with 30pts, 2nd Eileen Goundry and Gill Prodger (West Cwll) 28pts and 3rd Margaret Richards and Jean Kindred (St Austell) 27pts. This event takes a great deal of organising and relies on all the Ladies contributing towards it’s success, the monies raised being vital to ensure the Ladies Section can meet all our expenses for the next 12 months. Once again we did ourselves proud raising over £900 – a great achievement!

Our first League match of the season was against Trevose at Trevose and gave us a decisive win 5-2. This was followed up the following week with a 4-3 away win over Whitsand Bay.

Mothering Sunday was also the Coronation Foursomes and saw Kathy Mann and Karen Driver take the honours with 35 pts. Runners up were Chris Williams and Sue Houghton. We shall have to wait and see if 35 points are enough to take Kathy and Karen through to the regional final – fingers crossed.

Did you know?

To find out the latest course information you can always check on-line. Go to the Tehidy Park home page and on the right hand side there is a “ t ” icon. Click the icon and it will take you to twitter (you don’t need a twitter account to access the information) where you will see the latest “tweet” on the day’s course conditions.


The Frank Wills Salver team came away from the final with a “shared” win. With the match all square and the last pairing playing the 39th hole the light was lost and the match declared a draw with the Salver shared between Tehidy Park and Newquay.

The final of the CTC Shield saw Tehidy Park playing Trevose at Perranporth on Sunday 16th. It was a nail-biting match which finally saw Tehidy take victory over their rivals.

Well done to both teams’ players and caddies.

Congratulations to our Club Captain Mr Simon Gregor and Alison Conway who this month announced their engagement.


Firstly all ladies competing in the Eclectic will be pleased to know that it has been extended and will now run until the end of April. This is to allow for the horrendous weather at the beginning of the competition and should give everyone a chance to get all their cards in.

Our first medal on Tuesday 1st also has the Hitchens Qualifier running alongside.

April also sees the start of the “Captain’s Roll-Up”, every Thursday, (see club diary for days when other competitions take precedence), starting from 3.30pm.

The first of our bi-annual mixed competitions against Truro is on Sunday 6th and is away at Truro.

April 9th – April 13th is this year’s Ladies County Championships at Bude. Good luck to all our ladies playing.

Professional’s day which is in the diary for April is being re-scheduled for a date in August – more details when we have them.

Sunday 13th is our 3rd extra medal roll-up competition.

A club Texas Scramble is scheduled for Saturday 19, the list is already up on the main notice board for teams of 4.

The ladies League team is in action again on Friday 25th at home against Lanhydrock and Saturday 26th is the ETS Cups. The following day Sunday 27 is the mixed foursomes Dingle Cups.


Another Lady Captain’s Away Day is planned for Tuesday May 20th at Mullion Golf Club. Details of the Away Day are on the notice board and places are limited so get in early. This is a day for all ladies and is a great opportunity for higher handicaps who have not played at Mullion.

The week of 18th – 24th May sees Tehidy Park hosting the Men’s County Championships so now is the time to organize playing at other courses during this week.


The Daily Sports web site: shows the range of ladieswear that our Pro Shop will be stocking this year. It’s a great site where you can check out the full Daily Sports catalogue and if the item you are interested in is not in the Pro Shop or you try on an item in the shop but it’s not quite the right size or colour then the site lets you see what stock and colours are available and Jonathan will order it for you – simples!


Some good news at last! A lot has happened. The Sense of Humour kick-started the month and proved to be well supported. Lin O’Keefe being the worthy winner of The Trophy and doorstop prize. The following week was a tremendous success. Our coffee morning with 66 people playing raised over £900! My BIG THANKS to you all! This fantastic result would not have been possible without such a Team effort. Your help and support were truly appreciated. The same week I took a Team to play a League match away to Trevose. In appalling weather the team WON 5/2. A great start. The following day we were at West Cornwall to play The Mail on Sunday match. In blustery conditions we WON again 3/2. A wonderful achievement. My thanks to Team and caddies and Mr Captain and his fiancé there supporting. Now we face Perranporth away. I do hope we can muster up some supporters for this match, the date arranged being Sunday, 13th April. I am sure you will be there! Finally we went to Whitsand Bay for another League match and………..we WON 4/3! Perhaps there is something in the water this year?

I do hope we will all continue smiling and enjoy the season. Please support the Malvary Trophies and bring your friends. Our first Major!! A final apology to Mary Tremaine who figured in the prizes last month but I forgot to mention her name – sorry Mary.

Liz Plechowicz


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:

All and any mistakes are firmly the fault of the editor and apologies are offered for any contained in this issue.

And Finally……….

“Talking to a golf ball won’t do you any good. Unless you do it while your opponent is teeing off”.

Bruce Lansky

Ladies – Park Life

March 2014 Park Life Volume 2 Issue 5

Inside this Issue:

February Round-Up

Other News

Did you know?

What’s on in March

A Few Recommendations

Lady Captain’s Column

Contact Us

And Finally…..



To begin with – an apology, it was incorrectly reported in the last issue that in the 3 clubs and a putter competition held on Tuesday 14th the team of Sue Pascoe, Rosemary Wedlock and Pauline Banfield took third place when in fact they were the winners. Sorry ladies and belated congratulations.

February Round-Up

The month of February has again been dominated by storm force winds, torrential rain and the inevitable course closures. Our first mixed event of the year – the Captain’s Charity Mixed Foursomes did go ahead thanks to a welcome break in the stormy conditions. Winning the day were Angela Anderson and Jim Dennis, 2nd Jenny Hamilton and Bob Porter and 3rd place went to Lin O’Keefe and Kevin Lean.

However the respite from the rain was short lived and the fun competition on 4th was cancelled as the course was closed until 11am. Some ladies took advantage of the few holes that were opened at 11am and went out and played. Due to the horrendous weather conditions it has been decided that on competition days if the course is closed at 10am the competition will be cancelled, if it is subsequently re-opened ladies can choose to go out for social golf.

It was the same old story for the fun competition due to be played on 11th – cancelled due to the weather. And the stableford competition on 18th also fell victim to the wet weather, the course being judged unfit to be fully open so it was social golf only.

Although the course was open, the first of our extra medal competitions scheduled for Sunday 23rd wasn’t played as all bunkers were GUR. Hopefully we will have better luck with the weather for the next one.

On the social front the Valentines Dinner was well supported over two nights, Friday 14th and Saturday 15th. Diners could choose from a selection of dishes with most of them having the option of a “sharing plate”.

The cribbage evening on Friday 21st sadly did not have a great deal of entries but those who did play thoroughly enjoyed the evening. This same evening saw the vicious winds return with renewed energy causing some trees to come down on the course. A large Beech on the 15th, an Oak at the back of the 7th and the second Pine tree on the right side of the fairway on the 1st were all felled by the ferocity of the wind.

Finally, we managed to play our fun competition on 25th although the rain did arrive later in the day to spoil things, cutting the 13 holes down to 9. The winners were Carol Ryder, Viv Martyn and Shirley Beer. 2nd – Jenny Hamilton, Rosemary Wedlock and Angela Coad, 3rd – Eileen Goundry, Kate Shipman and Carole Chapple.

At the Prize Giving the Lady Captain also presented Rosemary Wedlock with the LGU Medal for returning the lowest score over 4 medal competitions last year

Did you know……..?

The 1900 Summer Olympics held in Paris saw Ladies Golf make its first, and last, appearance. An American art student and member of Chicago Golf Club, Peggy Abbott and her mother, on holiday in Paris at the time, entered what they believed to be the Paris Ladies Championship. Peggy won the 9 hole event with a score of 47 and her mother came 7th. Such was the chaotic organization of the event that neither Peggy nor her mother knew that the competition was actually the Olympics and both passed away never knowing that Peggy had won the gold medal and was the first ever American Woman Olympic Champion.


Congratulations go to Chris Hoyle on his new appointment as Restaurant Manager at Tregenna Castle. Chris takes up his new post on March 7th and we wish him every success. We will certainly miss his efficiency and cheerful smile – our loss is Tregenna’s gain. But Chris will continue to live at Tehidy so we will still see him around the clubhouse.

Well done to the Frank Wills Team – through to the final against Newquay on Sunday 2nd March at West Cornwall.

Our CTC team had a great win over rivals West Cornwall in the semi-final held on Sunday 16th. They play Trevose at Perranporth on Sunday 16th March. Good luck to both teams.

We have a new Lady Member, Shirley Beer has moved down from Hertfordshire. Welcome to TPGC Shirley, you’ll love the course – once it stops raining!


The Mixed Foursomes in the diary for Sunday 2nd has been postponed as it clashes with the Frank Wills Final.

The first monthly medal of the year is on Tuesday 4th with the Rose Bowl running alongside.

Tuesday 11th is the date for our first “major” of the year – The Sense of Humour Trophy”. This year’s format is a “Joker” round – one Joker to be played on the front 9 and one on the back 9. Choose your Joker holes before you play and your score on those two holes are doubled.

The second of our extra monthly medals is on Sunday 16th, make up your own 2, 3 or 4 ball and off you go. If you need more information contact Caroline Phillips.

Ladies Coffee Morning is on Tuesday 18th, this is such an important event for raising funds for the Ladies Section. Donations are required for the Bring and Buy Stall and they can be given to any committee member and there will also be a collection point for donations on the Sense of Humour Trophy day. Cakes, buns, pasties, pies are also needed for the cake stall so please get baking.

Our first League match of the season takes place on Thursday 20th and is away against Trevose, with our second match against Whitsand Bay scheduled for Wednesday 26 – also away. The team lists are on the notice board.

Sunday 30th is the Coronation Foursomes and the list is already up so find a partner and sign up. Qualifying winners will go forward.


If you go to the Plaza Cinema in Truro and fancy a bite to eat afterwards, then Mannings Hotel are offering a great meal deal. Just show your cinema tickets and receive 2 meals for the price of 1, (one meal must cost £13 or more). The deal runs from Sunday through to Thursday each week and bookings are advised.

The Old Quay House at Lelant has also gets a mention this month – “fantastic and highly recommended” were the words used by one of our ladies.


Hello Ladies. Another month of wet and windy weather with very little golf happening. We need flippers instead of golf shoes! Unfortunately several ladies have had accidents or are recovering from illness; Carol Williams, Cath Hewlett, Amanda East, Barbara Shaw, Nikki Martyn, Jane Hollis, Anne Fitz, Ro Lowson, Heather Tinder, Pat Murton, Sue Rogers, Carole Harvey and Val Trounce to name a few. Have I forgotten anyone? We hope they will all recover shortly and be back amongst the fold soon. Please get well!

We have drawn West Cornwall away for The Mail on Sunday! It seems we are destined to meet again!!

At last a fun Competition has been played, Pauline our organizer has been weeks trying to get a competition under way. And a big welcome to out newest Lady Member – Shirley Beer, making her presence felt immediately by being part of the winning team in our fun competition on 25th February. Well done to the prize winners.

The Dawes is slowly making progress so we watch with interest who is doing well. Next month hopefully the golf season gets going. I do hope as many of you as possible will participate in The Coffee Morning and make it a success. Keep your Donations coming in for the stalls.

Thank you again for your support in many ways. Liz Plechowicz


So, have you seen a great film this month? Enjoyed a good meal at a restaurant? Been anywhere 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:

All and any mistakes are firmly the fault of the editor and apologies are offered for any contained in this issue.

And Finally……….

“Let us examine the proposition that women golfers are people. It requires an effort to adjust to this idea, for ever since the beheading of the first woman golfer, Mary Queen of Scots, the golf world has openly regretted that the practice didn’t start a trend”

Peter Dobereiner. Writer.

Ladies – Park Life

February 2014 Park Life Volume 2 Issue 4

Inside this Issue:

January Round-Up

Other News

What’s on in February

Lady Captain’s Column

A Few Recommendations

Contact Us

And Finally…..



The terrible weather that began towards the end of December carried on well into the New Year causing havoc with planned competitions. The New Years Day Texas Scramble was cancelled, as was the rescheduled Christmas Mixed Foursomes on Sun 5th Jan. The fun competition on Tuesday 7th was also cancelled but the planned birthday tea for Elaine Milton’s 90th birthday went ahead in the afternoon and was attended and enjoyed by some 26 ladies.

The first organized golf event that actually went ahead this year was the winter league on Saturday 11th January. This was followed on Tuesday 14th by the Bowmaker, 3 clubs and a putter competition. The winners on countback was the team of Lady Captain, Carole Chapple and Jill Philips, in 2nd place were Lady Vice Captain, Kate Shipman and Penny Allan and 3rd place went to Sue Pascoe, Rosemary Wedlock and Pauline Banfield.

Sadly the weather again took a turn for the worse and the next round of the Dawe Cups due to be played on Saturday 18th was cancelled. Second round matches will now have to be played by 31st March.

The Ladies fun competition on Tuesday 21st was also cancelled due to the weather but in an attempt to avoid cabin-fever some ladies did go to the club for afternoon tea.


Congratulations to the winners and runners-up in our Birdie and Par Tree competitions. The results:

Birdie Tree – 1st Pat MacMichael 2nd Shirley Clark

Par Tree – 1st Eileen Goundry 2nd Rosemary Chadwick

High Handicappers – 1st Lin O’Keefe 2nd Cath Hewlett



Traditionally a very quiet month but weather permitting the Captain’s Charity Mixed Foursomes will take place on Sunday 2nd.

There will be 3 fun competitions, Tuesday 4th, 11th and 25th. The monthly stableford will be on 18th.

You may have spotted in the 2014 club diary that there will be 8 extra LGU medal competitions held throughout the year. These will all be run on a Sunday and whilst they are intended primarily for ladies who cannot play in our normal Tuesday monthly medals they are open to any lady who wishes to play. There will be no formal tee times for these competitions, just arrange your own 2, 3 or 4 ball. Our Sunday Medal Co-ordinator, Caroline Phillips, will email a reminder to all ladies in advance of these extra medal competitions and you can contact her with any enquiries. The first one will be on Sunday 23rd February.



Friday 10th January was Chloe Hoyle’s 18th birthday and was celebrated by family, friends and lots of club members with a big birthday bash at the club. The following day saw the club decorated for Mary Rowe’s 60th birthday party, the theme was a 1940’s style street party with many of the guests and indeed the party girl herself dressing in wartime uniform and fashion.

Congratulations to the Frank Wills Salver team, safely through to the semi-final where they face St Enodoc on the weekend of 1st February and congratulations also to the Men’s Mail on Sunday team who beat West Cornwall on their home turf  seeing them through to the next round. Unfortunately commiserations go to the Cornish Bowl team who lost their quarter-final match against Bude & North Cornwall.

Looking ahead to the summer, and hopefully better weather, the list for the Wickett Cups is up on the main notice board. This mixed foursomes knock-out competition is very popular with the final being played on “Finals Day” – Saturday 20th September. Any lady who would like to play but doesn’t have a partner please speak to the Lady Captain.

On the Social Scene bookings are now being taken for Saturday 15th February and the Valentine’s Day Romantic Dinner. There is also a cribbage evening on Friday 21st – sign up if you are interested in playing.


Sadly, very wet and stormy weather has dominated the start of 2014. However, many of us were able to enjoy celebrating Elaine Milton's 90th birthday!! What a wonderful example she is to us, full of fun and always smiling. Thanks to Gloria Sandow for a lovely flower arrangement and I think we enjoyed The Cakes!! Another Birthday girl was Chloe. Some of us helped her celebrate her 18th in style. We presented her with a very fine bottle of champagne and her own flute.

We are, I am sure all looking ahead to some golf now!! What is that some of you are asking?

Can I remind everyone to come along and support our Coffee Morning. I know it seems a long way off, Tues 18th March but some people might like to bring along some plants or produce and that can't be produced at the last moment.

There will be more information nearer the time. We are also having a cake/buns/biscuit stall so please, any bakers please bake away for us!! Of course we will have a bring and buy stall so do invite a guest to come along, bring and buy, enjoy coffee and teacakes and have a game of golf. Anyone needing a guest, please look at my notice board and sign up! We will endeavor to find you a guest!! The coffee morning is our one and only main fund raising for our section and we do need to make about £500 each year, otherwise our entry fees will have to go up. Can I please ask you to support this day.

Congratulations to Rosemary Wedlock on winning the LGU Medal, not only does she have the chance to go on and compete against other medal winners at Forest Hills, Gloucester, Rosemary also gets the opportunity to play in the Pro-Am with myself and the runner up, Shirley Clark . Well done.

After the handicap review a few ladies have been cut, namely Rosemary Wedlock, Sue Rogers Bev Pascoe and Penny Allan.

There will be team lists and information going up shortly as soon it all begins!! Please look at the match and Captain's board when you are at the club. Thanks to Lin O'Keefe and Sue Pascoe. They certainly do such a good job keeping the rollups going. It’s surprising who turns up occasionally!!

Thank you. Liz Plech



The refurbished “Old School House” at Mount Hawke has been recommended this month with “very good food and obliging and flexible service”

If a trip to the cinema looks appealing with our terrible weather conditions then “The Railway Man” has been highly recommended by several ladies.

And if you have access to Netflix try the documentary “The Short Game” which follows the fortunes of 8 youngsters aged 8 and 9 years old as they take part in the 2012 “US Kids Golf World Championships” held at The Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina. Stars of the future perhaps?


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:


All and any mistakes are firmly the fault of the editor and apologies are offered for any

contained in this issue.


And Finally……….

“The most exquisitely satisfying act in the world of golf is that of throwing a club. The full back-swing, the delayed wrist action, the flowing follow-through, followed by that unique whirring sound, reminiscent only of a passing flock of starlings, are without parallel in sport”.

Henry Longhurst. BBC Television Senior Golf Commentator 1957-1978

Ladies – Park Life

January 2014 Park Life Volume 2 Issue 3




The month began with our Mince Pie and Punch competition on Tuesday 3rd, a 13 hole greensomes with partners drawn. The prize table was as usual looking lovely with all the gift wrapped presents.


Winning the competition with 27 pts on countback were Gill Collins and Barbara Gray, Jackie Thomas and Mary Tremain were 2nd and Nikki Martyn and Shirley Clark were 3rd with 25 pts. The afternoon was rounded off with delicious mince pies, Christmas cake and some decidedly alcoholic punch. Thank you to all the ladies who donated raffle prizes, especially Shirley Clark for making one of her beautiful fruit cakes.


The Clubhouse Christmas festivities got under way with the Carol Night on Wednesday 4th, carols were sung accompanied by Lanner Silver Band. Sunday 8th was Ladies Turkey Trot Day with many of us decorating our trolleys, and indeed ourselves, with

tinsel, reindeer antlers and red noses. There were also several “Christmas” sweaters on show – even a musical one, those who didn’t witness it will need to ask Sue Pascoe for a repeat wearing!


Scoring 33 pts the winner was Jill Phillips, 2nd with 32 pts was Caroline Phillips and 3rd with 31 pts was Linda Ryder.


Tuesday 10th was our last fun competition for 2013, teams of 3 with 2 scores to count but with 4 jokers – 2 on holes 1-6 and 2 on 7-13. Jokers had to be decided before beginning the round and scores on joker holes were doubled, so tactics (and math) came into play. Winning the competition with a fantastic 74 pts were Lady Captain, Pauline Penna and Jenny Hamilton. 2nd were Kathy Mann, Linda Ryder and Margaret Richards with 3rd place taken by Eileen Goundry, Lyn O’Keefe and Jane Hollis.


The evening of the same day was our Christmas Dinner and 47 ladies arrived at for a glass of fizz, provided by the Ladies Section, and nibbles which were very kindly supplied by Martin and Kathy. The 6 dinner tables, all named after reindeer, were

presided over by members of the Ladies Committee and, as in previous years, ladies drew lots for their seats. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the delicious meal and then settled back for the “entertainment” courtesy of the Ladies Committee. Our Lady Captain

looked very fetching in her Santa outfit, however the highlight was Kate Shipman in her reindeer suit – a sight not seen very often but which has been captured on camera and will be posted in the locker room shortly!


The Christmas Dinner Dance on Saturday 14th was very well attended; an excellent 4 course meal was followed by a terrific band which had everyone up dancing the night away. Unfortunately the weather finally caught up with us the next day and the high winds and persistent rain put paid to the Christmas Mixed. However 58 people attended the dinner and it turned out to be a very good evening.


The weekly Thursday night Quiz goes from strength to strength attracting more teams than ever this year. Using different quiz masters means questions and categories are varied so there is usually something for everyone. With teams of up to 4 people and at only £1 per person it is a fun evening, if you haven’t been to one yet give it a try.




The small volunteer group of members who work on the course every Tuesday morning were very kindly treated to a carvery lunch on Christmas Eve, courtesy of Martin and Kathy. The club also bought them a drink in appreciation of all the work they have done to

improve the course over the last 12 months.


Martin and Kathy have asked that their thanks be passed on to all the ladies who helped with the Christmas decorations this year.



The ever popular Singing Seagulls swooped in to provide entertainment on the night of the Christmas Draw, Friday 20th. There were some great prizes to be won including food hampers, chocolates and wine. Many of our ladies were lucky enough to be winners and there is a full list of prize winners on the main notice board.


This year instead of the Jazz Christmas Eve lunch we ate to the sound of Michael Williams, who performed hit songs by Elvis and Neil Diamond and proved to be a big hit with all the diners. 


Many members visited the club on Christmas Day to celebrate and to share a drink or two with friends. Over 100 people sat down to a wonderful Christmas Lunch, with a choice of starters and main courses ranging from Chilled Seafood Platter to Homemade

Game Soup, traditional Roast Turkey to Poached fillet of Brill the lunch was pronounced a huge success.





Happy New Year to you all!! I do hope everyone is cleaning and polishing and getting all your golf gear ready for the season ahead, hopefully with good weather to play in. The Mince Pie and Punch was successful as ever with Barbara Gray and Rosemary Wedlock taking the honours from Mary Tremaine and Jackie Prouse. The table looked delightful with so many gifts all wrapped up beautifully and a lot of help from Amanda. Thanks to you all for also supporting our raffle which raised £60 for our section. Thanks to Jane and Pam and all those who donated prizes.


The Turkey Trot, yet another favourite, was a good day with my Vice Jackie doing the presentation.


The Christmas Festivities were all very jolly and one of our highlights was our Christmas Dinner, everyone seemed to have a really good evening and I have heard Rudolph is now wondering somewhere around Spain!! Didn't she do well? Thanks go to Martin and Kathy who not only gave us an excellent meal but provided our very nice nibbles free of charge.


The December Stableford results: Div 1; Sue Houghton and Liz Plechowicz, Div 2; Rosemary Wedlock and Jenny Hamilton and Div 3; Lin O'Keefe and Penny Allen. Well done Ladies.


To all you budding players, desperate to represent Tehidy Park at The County Champs at Bude, PLEASE let me know if you are entering and if you need accommodation!! The notice in our locker room has the details. I NEED TO BOOK THE GUEST HOUSE or we will have nowhere to stay!


Finally, I have been visiting the sick and I can report all are doing well. I think they are just lying low waiting for sunshine!! Get well soon all those who have been in hospital and those about to go in. We hope we will all have a healthy 2014.


Birthday wishes to all who have January birthdays: Elaine Milton, Liz Shrivell, Carole Chapple, Katherine Clotworthy, Lyn Brookes, Karen Driver, Joyce Eddy and Liz Greenaway.


Remember…….Keeeeeeeeeeeeep Golfing! liz plechowicz




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: 


All and any mistakes are firmly the fault of the editor and apologies are offered for any contained in this issue.



And Finally……….


Reporter: “You really know your way around a course. What’s your secret?”


Jack Nicklaus: “The holes are numbered”


Ladies – Park Life

Sadly we have just learned of the loss of Peter Coad

and our thoughts go out to Angela and her family at

this very difficult time. Peter’s cheerful presence will

be missed by everyone at Tehidy Park.



November started with our monthly medal on

Tuesday 5th but the weather made the going difficult

with scores to match. However some ladies fared

better and the Captains’ Society Millennium Qualifier

which ran in conjunction produced a winner in Carol


The following day saw the last of the Away Days for

this year, 12 ladies went to Woodbury Park and had

a great day’s golfing. For some this was their first visit

to Woodbury and everyone agreed it was a super

course. Hopefully more away days will be organised

next year.

The Trelista Mixed Foursomes Cups were played for

on Sunday 10th and again the weather played a part

giving us mizzly conditions for most of the day.

Winning the Cups were Linda and Peter Toy with 35

pts, a fitting end to their weekend as they were

celebrating their forthcoming 40th wedding

anniversary. 2nd place went to Dick and Sue Rogers

35 pts and 3rd Paul and Caroline Phillips 33 pts. The

winners of the Odd Couples were Jenny Hamilton

and David Hughes 38 pts, 2nd Pat MacMichael and

Paul Caddy, 3rd Shirley Clark and Nigel James 33 pts

and 4th Liz Plechowicz and Bob Cope 33 pts.


The fun competition on Tuesday 12th was a drawn

competition over 13 holes, a stableford with 3 scores

to count on 1-4, two scores on 4-8 and one score on

9-13. In 1st place were Wendy Williams , Kathy Mann

and Penny Allan, 2nd Chris Williams, Anne Fitzhenry

and Chris Garrett and 3rd Lyn Brookes, Rosemary

Wedlock and Pat Murton.

The first round of the Dawe Cups was held on

Saturday 23rd. The temporary greens that were in

operation due to frosty conditions at the start of the

day were fortunately lifted in time for the matches to

go ahead.

Tuesday 26th was a 13 hole Greensomes competition,

the day was fine and dry and even sunny for a short

time with only one temporary green. The winners

were Lyn Brookes and Jane Hollis 28pts, 2nd place on

countback went to Barbara Gray and Jenny

Hamilton 27pts, 3rd were Chris Williams and Sue

Houghton 27pts and 4th Angela Anderson and Nikki

Martyn with 24pts.

Recently the Ladies Section was given a very

attractive silver Rose Bowl by Mary Rowe. It had

originally belonged to Rodney and Ryan Rowe’s

mother Marjorie Rowe who had won it in The Lady

Captain’s Prize competition in 1951. After some

discussion it was decided at the Ladies Committee

meeting on 26th November that this will be awarded

annually to the lady with the 4 best stableford scores

recorded between October and September and

presented at the Ladies AGM.

Congratulations to the Bowls, Wills and CTC teams, all safely through to their respective

Quarter Finals which will be played in the New Year.


December kicks off with our very popular Mince Pie &

Punch competition on Tuesday 3rd. Don’t forget to

bring your gift to the value of not less then £5,

wrapped and with a gift tag.

The following evening the Club is holding its annual

Christmas Carol Night, another event that sees a full


Sunday 8th is the Ladies Turkey Trot, decorating your

trolley or yourself with tinsel is not obligatory but highly


The Ladies Christmas Dinner is on Tuesday 10th

December, it starts with a glass of fizz and nibbles on

arrival and your choice of a 2 or 3 course dinner to

follow. Seating arrangements will again be done on a

“draw” system and there will be the traditional

entertainment by the Ladies Committee – prepare to


The Club Christmas Dinner Dance is on Saturday 14th

with the Christmas Mixed Foursomes the day after.

(Alka-Seltzers not included in the entry cost).

Friday 20th is Christmas Draw night, tickets are on sale

behind the bar and there are some great prizes to be


Tuesday 24th is for all Jazz enthusiasts with a Jazz Lunch

so book your table now.

Christmas Day Lunch is already fully booked with 102

diners due to attend the 5 course extravaganza.

With winter almost upon us don’t forget you can check on the course conditions by

Looking a little further ahead, the traditional New Years Day Texas Scramble will be played

over 13 holes, teams of 4 players. Sore heads are not compulsory but are expected!


At the cinema both “Philomena” and “Gravity” have been given great reviews from TPGC

ladies this month. Try watching “Gravity” in 3D without flinching! And if you go to the Merlin

Cinema at Redruth their meal deal gives you a choice of Main Course and your cinema ticket

for just £12.50 (£10.50 concessionary rate) – a bargain! Merlin also offers the “Movie Magic

Discount Card” which costs £7.50 for Adults and £5 for Seniors and children, with the card

adults save £2.00 and concessions £1.50 on standard admission prices for a year. The card also

entitles you to 10% off bar, restaurant and takeaway prices.

If you fancy a change from Golf why not try “Adventure Segway” at Mount Edgecombe near

Plymouth. These two wheeled personal transporters are suitable for anyone aged 10 or over,

and with a maximum speed of 8mph is great fun for all the family. Visit the website for more



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:

All and any mistakes are firmly the fault of the editor and apologies are offered for any contained

in this issue..

“Give me a man with big hands and big feet and no brains and I’ll make a golfer

out of him”.

Walter Hagen

(Hhhmmm – now who does this apply to at Tehidy? Names on a postcard please!)



Ladies – Park Life


For details regarding your Ladies Committee and individual responsibilities please see the Locker Room notice board where details will be posted shortly.

Welcome to your new look Park Life to coincide with our new Lady Captain Liz Plechowicz. Check out "Park Life – The Future" to see how you can contribute to Tehidy Park Ladies Section monthly newsletter.

Tehidy Park Golf Club, Camborne, TR14 0HH

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Tuesday 1st October saw our very popular Pink Day – a competition run in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and it was great to see everyone wearing pink – even the bar staff joining in with their pink shirts. Due to the dreadful weather the competition was shortened to 9 holes but most of us still got extremely wet. The fines were greeted with great good humour and the bucket got heavier as Liz Plechowicz collected them all in. Prize winners were 1st Monica Grigg, Liz Plechowicz and Jane Hollis (going out first certainly helped with regard to the weather as it stayed dry for them until the 8th), 2nd Jill Philips and Sheila Tellam, (a great effort by these two ladies as they were a 2 ball), 3rd Shirley Clark, Liz Shrivell and Rosemary Wedlock with 4th place taken by Sue Houghton, Chris Williams and Lyn Brookes. Many thanks to all the Ladies and the Ladies Section who donated the prizes and raffle prizes so all monies raised would go to the Charity. The day ended with the "Tehidy’s Gone Pink" song performed by the Lady Captain, the Lady Vice and the Lady Vice Elect proving you are never too old to make a fool of yourself! A total of £220.00 was raised.

Inside this Issue:

October Round-Up

What’s on in November

Other News

Lady Captain’s Column

Out & About

Park Life – The Future

And finally….

November 2013 Park Life Volume 2 Issue 1

Thursday 3rd October was our annual AGM which saw the new Club Captain Mr Simon Gregor don his green jacket for the first time and we all wish him and his Vice Captain Mike Fox a great year. The ladies section was well represented as usual. Two days later saw the traditional "Putt Out" in which Graham Sandercock had a tricky 20 yard downhill putt that he almost made and then 4 putted from 8 feet! The new Captains "Drive In" saw Simon drive his first ball 137 yards and produced 7 winners in the sweepstake, Anne Fitz and Esme Thomas being two of the lady winners.

The second round of our yearly Mixed Competition against Truro was on Sunday 6th and ended in a victory for Tehidy retaking the Trophy won by Truro last year – a very satisfying result.

Tuesday 8th was our monthly Medal which also produced our Rose Bowl winner Rosemary Wedlock.

We held the second of our bi-annual Trophy clean on Tuesday 15th and a big thank you to all the ladies who came along and did their bit. Our competition for this Tuesday was scheduled as "Cornwall versus Rest of the World" however we didn’t have enough ladies to form two equally matched teams so the decision was made to hold a "Cornish Day" competition, a bowmaker format with playing partners drawn, a high, medium and low handicap per team. The day proved to be very successful with everyone enjoying the format. The Cornish Pasties and Cream Tea that followed went down extremely well! Winners were Wendy Williams, Rosie Wright and Sheila Tellam, 2nd place went to Pauline Penna, Jane Hollis and Lin O’Keefe with Shirley Clark, Pat Law and Kim Hawkey in 3rd (this was Kim’s first time in the prizes and she was delighted).

Everyone will be delighted to hear that Cygnets Restaurant received another visit from the Environmental Health Officer and has been awarded a 5 star rating, the top award, which is great news. Also Kathy is up for a CHEFS award – Cornwall Healthier Eating & Food Safety, congratulations to her.

9th November is "Explosive Night" at the Club with live music provided by "The Dolphins Fly", book your table now or just come along and enjoy the music.


Hello everyone! Welcome to a new season, I’m sure we will all have a good year.

The AGM as always was well supported and Jane as outgoing Captain gave a comprehensive and very informative Captain’s Report. Thanks to Jane and all the Committee for their hard work.

Next the Putting-Out and Drive-In. To my surprise I did manage a straight drive of 175 yards which Pat Law correctly guessed, £131 was raised to kick start the Sunrise Appeal. Thank you everyone.

Au revoir to Pat and David Law who are leaving us to go to Dorset. They will happily return to visit us in the future.

Finally, don’t be shy, please let me know if you have won any prizes away from home in the season. We all like to hear good news.



Saturday Roll-Ups have started and will be alternating with the Winter League. To be included in the draw make sure you are at the club by 11.30am at the latest. If there are any changes to the timings you will receive an email from Sue Pascoe (Saturday Roll-Up Coordinator). Now is a good time to check with Sue that she has your email address.

The Trelista Mixed Foursomes is scheduled for Sunday 10th and the list is already up on the main notice board.

The first round of the Dawe Cups is on Saturday 23rd, the draw is up on the Locker room notice board if you haven’t already seen it and spotted who your partner is.

A standing ovation was given to Ian Veale on being awarded the "Cornwall’s Golfing Man 2013 Award" for services to Golf at the Cornwall Golf Union Annual Dinner held on Friday 18th at the Hotel Bristol in Newquay. The same event also saw Tehidy’s own Richard Simmons introduced to the audience as the next County Captain of Cornwall; Richard will start his 2 year Captaincy later this year. Congratulations Richard have a great time in office.

The Ladies AGM was held at 6.30pm on Thursday 17th with, as usual, a fantastic turn out by lady members. The High Handicap Cup was awarded to Cath Hewlett who also took 1st place in the Annual Eclectic, runner up was Lin O’Keefe. The Club Prize went to Carol Ryder and the LGU Brooch to Rosemary Wedlock. The Hitchens Cup was presented to Kate Shipman and the West Briton Bowl to Carol Ryder. The new Lady Captain Liz Plechowicz was voted in proudly receiving the Silver Brooch. Jackie Prouse became our new Lady Vice Captain, Jenny Hamilton and Kate Shipman both remained in their posts Honorary Handicap and Competitions Secretary and Treasurer respectively. Louise Eslick was elected as Honorary Ladies Secretary as Pat Mac was standing down after 8 years service, Pat was presented with a bouquet and a £25 M&S voucher as a small token of our thanks. The two Committee vacancies were filled by Carole Chapple and Pauline Penna. The outgoing Lady Captain Jane Hollis received a beautiful glass plaque designed by Natalie Wright who had also made all the pieces for the Lady Captains Day prizes. With business concluded for another year the evening was rounded off by a delicious dinner with a glass of wine provided by the Lady Captain.

Saturday 19th saw the traditional "Putt Out" and "Drive-In", which included a new element to the Putt Out by the introduction of a Wobbly Ball much to everyone’s amusement! Convinced that she had broken Muriel’s putter the outgoing Captain Jane Hollis still managed to putt out in two. The Lady Captain Liz Plechowicz then took to the first tee where she drove the first ball of her Captaincy a magnificent 175 yards. Winning the £50 sweepstake was Pat Law.

The last fun competition in October was a Texas Scramble; winners were Ro Lowson, Amanda East and Linda Toy, 2nd Carol Ryder, Jane Hollis and Heather Tinder and 3rd Rosemary Wedlock, Trish Hosking and Amy Butt.


At the meeting of the General Committee on 30th September it was agreed that all Club Vouchers can now be used in one of three ways:

1. Over the Bar.

2. In the Pro shop, as part payment for goods/services or put on your account.

3. Handed in to the Office to be used towards payment of yearly subscription fees.

Recently the Ladies Committee was asked to consider making a "gesture" towards expenses for those ladies playing in League Matches. After discussion it was agreed that from next season a contribution would be made towards the League Teas. If the travelling distance is over 100 miles the contribution will be 100% of the cost of the League Tea, less than 100 miles but over 50 miles the contribution will be 50% and under 50 miles no contribution will be made. A table with full details will soon be on the notice board.

As you know Katie Rule is our new Assistant Pro and has been spending a lot of her time playing in tournaments around the County and further afield. From November her playing schedule reduces dramatically and she would love to play on Tuesdays with the Ladies – medals, stablefords and fun competitions, she is happy to play with anyone so when you are signing up for something think of Katie and ask her to play.


Christine Williams was part of the victorious Cornwall Ladies Senior Team playing at Saunton Golf Club in the Jamboree event against rival Counties from the South West. Chris remained unbeaten with 3½ wins from the four matches that she contested.

The re-arranged CLCGA Silver meeting at Perranporth was on Thursday 17th October and saw Lyn Brookes post an impressive nett 75, only just missing out on the Aggregate Cup by one shot.


As we move into Park Life’s second year it seems appropriate to make a few changes, you will notice that we already have a new monthly item "Lady Captain’s Column", so we are inviting you all to submit any ideas, suggestions, news, or views that you would like to see in future publications. Why not be a "Guest Contributor" and write an article yourself? Please send items for inclusion to: or Responsibility for the accuracy of items in this publication, together with spelling, grammar and any other mistakes is that of the editor who shall, for that reason, remain anonymous!!


"I want a ruling, I want to know which club to hit this guy with".

Hubert Green. The television vehicle had just run over his ball.