CTC Semi-Final

Phil Weaver walks down the first fairway just after 8 a.m. with mum Pat on bag duty

The most beautiful February day greeted the teams of Tehidy Park and West Cornwall at St. Enodoc Golf Club as they set to do battle in the semi-final of the Cornwall Team Championship. On paper this always looked like being a close encounter, and so it would prove.

Following the morning foursomes Tehidy Park held a slight advantage with a score-line of 2.5 – 1.5, but West Cornwall claimed the three-quarters of a point on offer for the 9th man singles with a win on the 19th hole.

Tehidy Park would require four points from the eight singles matches being played in the afternoon to secure a berth in the final, which is to be played at Newquay Golf Club on 17 March, and they very quickly laid the foundations, winning 3.5 points from the first four singles. Justin Barnard defeated Jordan Musitano, as did Rob MacGregor against Adam Fletcher. In the third singles match Ian Veale fought back from three-down for a valuable half point against Alex Glasson, and when Matt Lock defeated West Cornwall team captain Luke Stevens, the signs looked good for Tehidy Park.

Cue the West Cornwall comeback. First Matt Richards beat Peter Simmons, which was quickly followed by victory for Jon Coleman against Andrew Clotworthy. The suspense continued as Phil Weaver then defeated James Barnard with one singles match still to finish. West Cornwall needed to win it; Tehidy Park needed a half point, and with Seamus Stevens two holes to the good stood on the 17th tee against Martin Langford the odds favoured West Cornwall………. read on !

Stevens would three-putt the par-3 17th, missing from four feet for the match. Onto the 18th ! Langford safely in the fairway as was Stevens. An under hit approach shot from Langford left him 20 yards short of the putting surface before Stevens found a plugged lie in the green-side bunker with his approach. Langford chipped up to 15 feet and looked on in astonishment, as did those watching as Stevens proceeded to hit his bunker shot clean across the green before then failing to move the ball with his first chip from thick rough. His next attempt would leave him just closer than Langford who now had two-putts to secure a place in the final for Tehidy Park. But still the drama would continue as he left his first putt just over two feet short. He needn’t have worried as when Stevens failed to convert his putt he once again had two putts for victory which Stevens conceded.

Tehidy Park had done it, by the narrowest of margins, and will now face Mullion Golf Club who defeated St. Enodoc at Perranporth in the other semi-final.

Team Tehidy gather around Martin Langford (front centre) after he secured the half point that would send Tehidy Park to the CTC Final to be played at Newquay on 17 March.

In the customary after match speeches the Tehidy Park Club Captain, Julian Ridge, commiserated with their opponents whilst paying huge credit and thanks to his own team. Ridge also thanked the caddies and made a special mention of the loyal supporters that never fail to encourage the Tehidy teams. Ridge also thanked the hosts for the match, St. Enodoc for their hospitality, acknowledging what a special place it is to play golf.

Frank Wills Q/F

Tehidy Park were given a lesson in match-play in the quarter-final of the Frank Wills trophy on yesterday by a buoyant St Austell team.

The match began in murky conditions on the splendid St Enodoc course, and unfortunately things did not get any brighter for Tehidy Park as the morning progressed. Giving a shot in each of the five matches, the Tehidy Park’ boys battled hard throughout, but never managed to take the initiative.

The disappointing 5-0 defeat, however, masked the closeness of the contest, with three of the matches only being decided on the 18th hole.

A big thanks to the whole squad of players, the caddies and the small band of loyal supporters.


Trewhella and Curnow lost 3/2

James and James lost one down

Bailey and Teuton lost one down

Elliott and Prouse lost one down

Band and Harrington lost 2/1

Frank Wills – 2nd Rd

Expecting a wild west showdown, Frank Wills’ teams from Tehidy Park and Newquay were treated to unexpectedly benign conditions at West Cornwall Golf Club.

Cloudless skies and just a gentle breeze brought out the best in both teams, with players from both sides racking up birdie after birdie.

But with the support of a posse of loyal supporters, Tehidy Park gradually edged in front, thanks to sizeable wins from Martin Trewhella and Ryan Curnow (5 and 4) and David Bailey and Andrew Teuton (5 and 3)

Andy Hancock and Nicolas Murlowski briefly gave Newquay hope with a 6 and 5 win over Danny Chambers and Scott Downing, before the James brothers, Nigel and Brian, sealed victory for Tehidy Park, with a two-up win.

Dale Band and Justin Harrington agreed a half with Dave Goodwin and Jack Cavell for a final score of 3.5 to 1.5.

Afterwards,  club captain Julian Ridge praised West Cornwall Golf Club for their hospitality and the presentation of their course, and thanked the players, caddies and supporters.

Tehidy Park will now play St. Austell on the weekend of January 19/20 at a venue to be announced.

CTC Quarter-Final

On a day when the wind never dropped below 35 mph the CTC teams of Tehidy Park & Truro met at a bright, but blustery Mullion Golf Club on the south coast.



(The sea was quite a sight at Mullion with a huge swell and strong off shore winds creating spectacular waves)



In the morning foursomes Rob MacGregor & partner Justin Barnard got Tehidy Park off to a winning start with a victory on the 16th hole, and the Tehidy points tally was soon doubled when Peter Simmons & Martin Langford added their point, winning on the 15th hole.

Tom Chapman & James Barnard appeared to be in danger of losing their match when they stood 3 down after 11 holes, but a winning streak of five holes in the next six meant they would record a further point for the reds. Truro did however manage to record a point before lunch when Ian Veale & Tom Rowe were defeated by the junior pairing of Tom Stephens & Liam Wilson by a score of 3&2.

Matt Lock, playing at 9th man secured the three-quarters of a point available in this contest, winning on the 17th hole.

With three points required from the eight singles battles to secure victory it looked like Tehidy Park were going to achieve that from the top three matches with MacGregor defeating Kneebone, Veale defeating Suddes and Barnard (Justin) standing over a four-foot putt on the 18th green to beat Alec Penrose 1 up. However the putt stayed above ground meaning a half point was still needed.

It didn’t take long to come as Simmons stood on the 18th tee with a 1-hole lead thus meaning the half a point was secured. That was in fact the outcome as Simmons’ opponent Mark Wilson won the 18th hole.



(Simmons drives from the 18th in the afternoon)




With further wins for Langford and Barnard (James), and losses for Chapman & Rowe the overall scoreline was 8.75 – 4 in favour of Tehidy Park, who will now face Trevose Golf Club in the semi-final in February at a venue to be announced.

The Club Captain, Julian Ridge thanked Mullion Golf Club for their hospitality in addition to Truro Golf Club for the sporting way in which the match was contested as well as the caddies who braved the elements for his players.

Next up for the Captain is the second round of the Frank Wills Salver on Sunday, 25th November against Newquay at West Cornwall, starting at 10.30 a.m.

Frank Wills Salver – Rd.1

The coldest day of the autumn so far saw Tehidy Park’s Frank Wills’ team see off a resilient St Mellion side at a windswept Point at Polzeath – but only just.

With the pairings of Nigel & Brian James and Dale Band & Justin Harrington holding seemingly unassailable leads, and David Bailey & Graham Elliott and Andrew Teuton & Jordan Harvey looking unlikely to rein their opponents in, all eyes turned to the Scott Downing/ Danny Chambers match.

Downing & Chambers were nip and tuck with their opponents until the St Mellion pair missed short putts on holes 15 and 16 to hand the game to Tehidy Park. However, Tehidy Park’s victory celebrations were cut short after it transpired that the James brothers’ big lead had been whittled away, and their match was going up the 18th. Thankfully, the experienced pairing rediscovered their form to pinch the hole and send Tehidy Park into the second round, where they will face Newquay at a venue to be confirmed on the weekend of 24/25 November 2018.

A big thanks to all the players and caddies.

Julian Ridge

Club Captain

CTC 1st Round

For the second time in a week the teams of Tehidy Park and St. Mellion would lock horns with Tehidy Club Captain, Julian Ridge hoping for the same outcome, when last week Tehidy Park defeated St. Mellion in the President’s Trophy preliminary round.

The weather that the UK has enjoyed for most of the summer returned and bathed St. Austell Golf Club, venue for the match, in sunshine.










8 a.m. saw the commencement of the foursomes and after two hours of golf had passed St. Mellion found themselves in the lead of all four matches. The Tehidy Park pairings promptly responded with first Rob MacGregor and Justin Barnard turning a three-hole deficit into a one-hole victory.

Matt Lock and Tom Chapman couldn’t quite work the same magic, losing the 18th hole for a one-hole loss. Martin Langford and County Vice-President Andrew Clotworthy found themselves three-down after just three holes, but ground out an 18th hole victory, which was further complemented by James Barnard and Ian Veale with a win on the 17th hole. When Tom Rowe, playing at 9th man scooped the three-quarters of a point available for his match Tehidy Park would take lunch with a welcome 3.75 – 1 advantage.

MacGregor would get the team off to a flyer in the afternoon singles, when he signed off on a 15th hole win. The next point would come from Justin Barnard, playing at number four in the order. Justin was disappointed when he missed an eight foot putt on the 11th which would have taken him to seven under par, however his six under performance was good enough for an 8&7 win. 

Tehidy Park now needed just one more point to replicate the victory against St. Mellion from the week before and it was not long in coming when Tom Chapman, playing at number five recorded a 6&4 win to secure the match. The remaining singles were all played to a finish, which culminated in a comfortable 10.25 – 2.5 win.

Tehidy Park will now play Truro on the 18 November at a venue to be confirmed.

Results – Foursomes:

  • MacGregor & Barnard (Justin) – Won 1 up
  • Lock & Chapman – Lost 1 down
  • Clotworthy & Langford – Won 1 up
  • Veale & Barnard (James) – Won 2&1

9th man:

  • Rowe – Won 6&4


  • MacGregor – Won 4 &3
  • Lock – Won 1 up
  • Barnard (James) – Halved
  • Barnard (Justin) – Won 8&7
  • Chapman – Won 6 &4
  • Clotworthy – Lost 3&2
  • Veale – Won 5&4
  • Langford – Won 7&5

Gammon Trophy Final – 9 Sept

Lady Captain, Sue Pascoe led her troops into battle with defending champions Perranporth in the final of the Gammon Trophy which was played today at Trevose Golf Club.

It was always going to be a tough ask to budge the Perran ladies from their perch and so it proved as their strength on paper shone through in each of the seven individual matches. 

Lead out player for Tehidy Park was Rachael Lloyd-Phillips and she would push Danielle Price all the way, leading for large parts of the game, but eventually falling on the 17th hole. Similarly Lyn Newby had a royal tussle with Olivia Trewhela before just missing out on the 18th hole!

In the third singles game Katie Sandow couldn’t capture the form that had put paid to previous opposition, and it was Nikki Hodge who would avenge the heavy defeat suffered in the final of the Championship Plate at Mullion to Sandow when she made the score-line 3 – 0 in favour of Perranporth.

When past County Champion, Jan Sargeant inflicted a defeat upon Dawn Emmerson the match was sealed with an unassailable 4 – 0 lead, before further wins followed for Jo Rysdale over Christine Williams, and Angie Chapman over Steph Curnoe.

Karen Langford ensured the whitewash was avoided when a halved match was taken with Perranporth Lady Captain, Vicky Lee-Comyn.

As always the Tehidy ladies drew fantastic support from the ‘green army’ of Tehidy and showed a great fighting spirit of which made the club very proud. Even in defeat the Tehidy ‘maids’ had fun and exhibited a fantastic club spirit…..well done to you all.

Glowing Testimonial

The following is a copy of an email received from a visitor who recently played at Tehidy Park Golf Club. The stand out point here ‘for me’ as the Manager is the importance of the role that the member has in making the visitor experience one to remember; well done and thank you………………….

“My son Thomas and I (Tom is a PGA Pro) played your wonderful course last Friday. I feel compelled to write to thank you regarding your staff, members and your Professional, Jonathan Lamb for the wonderful welcome that we received on that day.

From the moment we arrived in the car park members were saying good morning to us, welcome and have a great day. The hospitality staff in the clubhouse were similarly welcoming and Jonathan was very helpful with a few course tips etc.

At xxxxxx Golf Club I was a club council member for over 18 years (chairman & trustee director for over 8 of those years). I tried so very hard to impress our members of the need for kindness and consideration to visitors – sadly some didn’t listen!

Tom and I were hugely impressed with friendliness of your club as well as the great condition of your very fine course. An enjoyable visit which we hope to repeat in the near future. Please pass on our sincere thanks to all at Tehidy Park – your club is a beacon for others to follow”.

Gammon Trophy Semi-Final

On an overcast Sunday morning with low clouds promising imminent rain the Tehidy Park ladies Gammon Team made their way to Falmouth Golf Club to play their semi final against St Mellion. It was the second time this year Lady Captain Sue Pascoe had made the journey to Falmouth Golf Club for a Gammon match, but only the first time that she was actually due to be there: the first journey was made instead of a drive to Killiow AGAINST Falmouth !
As always the ‘green army’ were out in force to support the team despite the forecast, bringing pride as ever to Tehidy Park.
Rachael Lloyd-Phillips was to lead the ladies out, playing Megan Giles, the current Ladies County Champion, who would give St. Mellion an early lead winning on the 17th hole. St. Mellion would then double the advantage when Lyn Newby also succumbed on the 17th.     The Tehidy ladies would now require four of the remaining five matches if they were to progress to the final in September.
Playing at number three Katie Sandow would claim her point with a birdie on the 16th hole to win 3&2, which was immediately followed by a point from Christine Williams, making a welcome return to the team, winning on the same hole to level the score-line.     
With Steph Curnoe playing the 16th hole with her match poised at all square and Dawn Emmerson playing the 17th hole also at all square Karen Langford was securing her point on the 15th hole to afford the Tehidy ladies a narrow lead (3 – 2)
With players and supporters gathering around the 17th green, Dawn halved the hole and continued down the 18th all square, but Steph would lose the 17th hole which meant she would follow Dawn down the 18th, but 1 down. Tension mounted as Dawn again halved the 18th hole, taking her back to the 1st tee (19th) while Steph, given an opportunity by her opponent, took her chance and chipped close to win the 18th to also advance to the 19th. 
Another nail biting half from Dawn meant progressing onto the 20th and Team Tehidy held their breath as Steph hit an excellent drive on the 19th and her second shot short right of the green. Despite a long drive on the 19th Steph’s opponent again afforded Steph a golden opportunity, hitting her second shot into a bush to the left of the green. Steph once again maximised the chance, taking the winning point for Tehidy to the delight of the green army, enabling Dawn and her opponent to agree upon a half and a final scoreline of 4.5 – 2.5.
Both Lady Captains agreed matches between Tehidy and St Mellion are fantastic, with St Mellion wishing Tehidy Park all the best in the upcoming final against Perranporth, taking place on Sunday 9 September at Trevose. Lady Captain Sue Pascoe thanked Falmouth for their excellent hospitality and the Tehidy supporters, or “extra man”.