Maxam Cup Defence

The Tehidy team turned up at St. Austell Golf Club on a rare beautiful August day in defence of the Maxam Cup, which they won at Launceston last year, but were never really in contention as first, Truro took a lunch-time lead on 135 (-3), before being overhauled by Perranporth, who won the trophy for the first time with a total score of 280 (+4).

The format sees each Club field three pairs playing foursomes, off scratch, with the best two scores to count in the morning and afternoon.

Tehidy reached lunch in fifth place on 148, following scores of 74 from James Barnard & Matthew Lock, a score to be matched by Ian Veale & Rob MacGregor.      The Simmons brothers, Richard & Peter would record a 75.

Tehidy improved their position to third place overall with scores of 73 from Barnard & Lock, and 70 from Veale & MacGregor (143), with a discounted score of 77 from the Simmons brothers.

Perranporth 141 + 139 = 280

Truro 135 + 152 = 287

Tehidy Park 148 + 143 = 291

Gammon Trophy Semi-Final

Lady Captain, Shirley Beer and her team of Ladies suffered the disappointment of a semi-final loss against Carlyon Bay in a closely fought match at Perranporth.

The first two matches were won by Carlyon Bay as England International Emily Toy defeated Rachael Lloyd-Phillips, and Lyn Saget defeated Gloria Sandow.

Tehidy Park then got back on a level footing as first Lyn Newby won, which was followed up with another win from Katie Sandow (2 -2).

The next two matches were shared, as first Christine Williams won before Karen Langford was beaten (3 – 3), with all attention now turning to the match involving Steph Curnoe. All square after the regulation 18 holes, extra holes beckoned, which was to turn out in favour of Carlyon Bay as Steph’s opponent won the 19th hole.


Gammon Trophy (16 July)

The Ladies of Tehidy Park avenged last years defeat at the hands of St. Mellion by today beating them at Carlyon Bay by a score-line of 4.5 – 2.5 to reach the semi-final of the Gammon Trophy, which is scheduled to be played on Sunday, 13 August.

Wins for Gloria Sandow, Lyn Newby, Christine Williams, Caroline Phillips and a half from Vice-Captain, Sue Pascoe secured the win.

The opposition in the semi-final will be the winners of the match between Truro & Carlyon Bay.

Gammon Trophy – 1st Round

The Tehidy Park Ladies Team commenced their 2017 Gammon Trophy campaign against China Fleet on a bright and breezy day over the links of Trevose Golf Club.

Two new faces stepped into the frame, with Steph Curnoe and Vice Captain of the Ladies’ section, Sue Pascoe making their debut in the team.

Leading out the team, Rachael Lloyd-Phillips gave the ladies the perfect start, winning her match on the 13th hole. Whilst it was a closer affair in match two, involving Gloria Sandow, matches three and four would also finish on the 13th hole, Lyn Newby recording a 7&5 victory and Katie Sandow winning 6&5. Added excitement, which reverberated around the course, was the fact that Katie registered a hole in one on the Par 3, 3rd hole.

Playing fifth in the order, Tehidy Park stalwart, Christine Williams was to secure the fourth and decisive point winning her match on the 14th green.

Gloria Sandow (17th), together with debutantes Steph Curnoe (14th) and Sue Pascoe (16th) securing their maiden victories, enabled Tehidy Park to complete a 7-0 winning score-line.

The second round of the Gammon Trophy will see Tehidy Park come up against St. Mellion on Sunday 16 July at a venue to be confirmed.


TPGC Fixture List Date Changes

Having won the Cornwall Team Championship in March, Club Captain, David Ryder will name a team of three to compete in the England Golf Champion Club Event to be played at East Devon Golf Club on Saturday & Sunday 23/24 September 2017.     Tehidy Park will represent the Cornwall Golf Union as Cornwall’s Champion Club.     Qualifying for this prestigious event will in turn dictate some changes to our own calendar.        Please see below for the details :

The Captain v Secretary fixture will now be played on Saturday 9 September (moved from 23/9)

The Lanyon Cup will now be played on Saturday 22 July (moved from 9/9)

England Golf Champion Club Event – 23/24 September at East Devon.    Each County in England will be represented by their Champion Club in a 36-Hole, three-man scratch team with all scores to count. There will be some great players on show, including our nominated players. All support would be greatly appreciated. 

Daily Mail Foursomes

Following comfortable wins in the first two rounds of the Ladies Daily Mail Foursomes event, the Tehidy Park pairing of Katie Sandow and partner Steph Curnoe received a home draw against the qualifiers from Praa Sands.

Conceding ten shots to their opponents proved to be a tough proposition, and when the Tehidy Park pairing fell three holes behind after the 14th hole the writing appeared to be on the wall, especially with two shots (15th & 17th) still to come for the Praa Sands pairing.

A halve on the 15th kept the match alive, which was followed by wins on the 16th & 17th holes. They couldn’t, could they ?!     Sadly not, as a mistake on the 18th hole by the Praa Sands ladies wasn’t taken resulting in a one-hole loss for the home team. Unlucky ladies, and best wishes to the Praa Sands pairing going forward.

Daily Mail Foursomes

Having previously defeated opponents from Truro Golf Club in the first round of the Daily Mail Foursomes, Steph Curnoe & Katie Sandow were at it again when they safely negotiated a potentially tricky away tie against their Killiow opposition today.

Conceding 9 shots to their opponents the Tehidy Park pairing put in a sterling performance, eventually winning on the 15th hole, and now await the third round draw.

Gammon Trophy Semi-Final

In an intensely close fought match the Tehidy Ladies lost out on a place in the Final to St. Mellion by a score-line of 4 – 3, with the deciding match narrowly losing out on the 19th hole…….

The teams arrived at The Point at Polzeath to find a golf course presented in ‘tip top’ condition, with the greens quick and true. The sun shone throughout the day, and with little wind to speak of the day was set up well for some fine performances.

Whilst played in handicap order the matches are played off scratch, and therefore it was always going to be a tall order for the Tehidy Park Ladies in the first two matches, with Rachael Lloyd-Phillips (4) playing against England International, Sammie Giles (+3), and Gloria Sandow (7) playing Sammie’s sister, Megan (2), and so it proved to be the case with the Giles sisters both winning on the 13th hole to establish a 2 – 0 lead for St. Mellion.

Despite teeing off in the final singles match, Katie Sandow was the third match to finish, and secured a point for Tehidy Park, with a huge win on the 12th hole (8&6), with a display of golf that overpowered her opponent, Sam Peach. (St. Mellion 2 – 1 Tehidy Park).

The two point gap was to open up again in St. Mellion’s favour when Donna Weeks was victorious against Hilary Wood. Although Tehidy Park were up in two of the remaining three matches, St. Mellion were three up with four holes to play in the third, and looking comfortable at that stage.

Cue the beauty of match-play, and team sport, as first Christine Williams won holes 15 & 16 to secure a 3&2 win over Sue Wenmoth, which was to be followed by Lyn Newby (nee Brookes) recording a 1 hole victory against Lou McCartney to level the score-line at three matches a piece !

Whilst Dee Peake was three up with four to play, the determined figure of Karen Langford was making inroads to the deficit, and now found herself on the 18th tee one down, needing to win the hole to force sudden death; a challenge to which she was a match to, meaning extra holes would decide this semi-final.

The first hole at The Point is a Par 5, and despite being some distance from the hole both players found the green in regulation. Langford’s putt from 40 feet was judged well and came to rest within three feet of the hole. Peake played an equally good putt, to be slightly closer than Langford.       Langford for Par first, and with slight movement evident on the putt her Par effort was to catch the edge of the hole before agonisingly staying above ground.   Peake made no mistake with her putt to her huge relief, and that of her team mates as they celebrated a berth in the Final at Trevose on September 11.

The match was played in a great spirit, with the Tehidy Park Ladies Captain, Anne Fitzhenry wishing the St. Mellion team all the very best in the Final, where they will play the winners of Perranporth & Launceston.



Gammon Trophy Q/F

As Hugo Boss ambassador Henrik Stenson was becoming the first Scandinavian to win a Major Championship, the Ladies of Tehidy Park were putting paid to Truro’s defence of the Gammon Trophy at West Cornwall Golf Club.

The teams were led out by former County Champion Rachael Lloyd-Phillips (Tehidy) and this years Runner-Up, Emily Wilson (Truro). Whilst these two were engaging in a ‘nip and tuck’ match that would go to extra holes, it was the final match between Katie Sandow (Tehidy) and Kat Stopford that would finish first and draw first blood for Tehidy, with Sandow winning on the 13th hole, after a fine display of long hitting and clinical finishing.

This match was cancelled out by Kat’s daughter Jas, as she defeated Hilary Wood on the 14th hole (1 – 1). The experience of Christine Williams would once again afford Tehidy the lead as she won on the 14th hole (2 – 1).  The match would then turn in the favour of Truro, as first Laura Andrew defeated Gloria Sandow, andthen Olivia Trewhella defeated Lyn Newby (2 – 3).

Karen Langford then levelled matters with a win on the 17th, which turned the attention back to Lloyd-Phillips and Wilson who were by now playing the 20th. With Lloyd-Phillips finding the green on the Par 5 hole with her second shot the pressure was on Wilson, and it was to tell as Wilson mishit her approach shot to hand the win to Lloyd-Phillips and her Tehidy team, who were jubilant to reach the semi-final, where they will now play St. Mellion on Sunday, 14th August at a venue yet to be confirmed.

Baron Rose Bowl Success

Captained by Anne Fitzhenry, the Ladies team of Lyn Brookes & Jane Hollis, Gloria Sandow & Hilary Wood, and Karen Langford & Steph Curnoe captured the prestigious County Ladies Baron Rose Bowl title, which was played at Tehidy Park last week.

The format of three pairs, playing foursomes medal, sees all scores to count in both the morning and afternoon rounds.      Led out by Gloria & Hilary the team established a sound base with a net score of 72.5. Although the pairing of Karen & Steph struggled in the morning (81) the third pairing of Lyn & Jane enabled the team average to be 73.5 after they returned a best of the day net score of 67.

Defending a handsome lead the Ladies took to the course for the afternoon with hopes high. Once again Gloria & Hilary set the team on their way with a steady round of 77.5 (no damage done there). The mother & daughter pairing of Karen & Steph bounced back from their morning disappointment to record a round of 74, and when that was further backed up by Lyn & Jane (74) to team romped to success.

The honours didn’t end there though, as the score of 67 + 74 from Lyn & Jane was good enough to secure the silverware for the best individual pairing on the day. Well done to all involved; a great achievement.