Saturday, November 18, 2017

A CCAA Thank you

A thank you from the CCAA

I am not a Facebook user but I was sent this thank you from the CCAA which they have posted on their Facebook Page.

It is a thank you to us all 😊

Dusty Bin

Dusty Bin

Dusty Bin is like a waltz but the other way round! On our course it is really challenging to play this format on the front 9! To count 3 scores on the first hole is a real challenge, but two teams managed it! Well done!

It was a cloudy day with a light breeze - just about perfect conditions really.
We moved the tees forward on 12 and 14 and on the 12th we held the Nearest the Pin in two competition which was left over from Captain's Day.

This was won by Frieda who couldn't have got closer to the hole! She scored a 2 for 6 points! She had chipped in!
When I find the pink head-cover it is heading Frieda's way for shot of the day!
Well played!

There were 5 teams who played today and we had prizes for first and second.

In third place (on countback from Sarah, Frieda and Jayne) with 64 points were Pam Antoinette and Chris J.

Jean and Lindsay
In second place with 68 points were Sue S, Lyn and Sue D;

and in first place with an impressive 71 points were Fran, Jenny and Val!
Winners with their duster-bins!

Well played you three - especially on the 4th and the 13th where each of you had three pointers! Fabulous!

The full result is here

It has to be said that the pin positions on the back 9 were very interesting! Especially on 15 and 17!  The 17th was running fast and it was impossible to keep the ball up near the hole... !   Thanks Mark!

Actually - the course was looking great and we appreciate all that the greenkeeper's team do!

On a personal note this is the first round I've played for a while, when I felt stress free and it was lovely to be out there - many thanks to my playing partners, and to all of you for your support over the last little while. I have really appreciated it.

It's Golden Ball next Saturday followed by the Jack Arnold on the Sunday;
on Thursday 30th November it is the Ladies v Seniors! (This is an 18 hole competition - the sign up sheet is on the board.)

Thursday B 9

Thursday Back 9

16th November saw 15 ladies come to play the back 9. The weather was absolutely lovely... 

The winner of the B group was Angie with 12 points - well played!

The winner of the A group was Jane L with a fabulous 20 points. Jane just pipped Lyn who was second with 19 points and Sue D was third with 16.

Well played everyone - lovely to have such a good turnout.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Cornwall v Rest of the World

Cornwall v Rest of the World

Sunday saw a good turn out for the Cornwall v Rest of the World contest organised by the Men's section.
The weather was a huge challenge - winds stronger than yesterday which moved the balls on the green and knocked us off our stance.

We battled through but I must say hats off to the ladies who played both yesterday and today - I don't know how you did it!

The sun shone from time to time but the clouds were whipping through and it felt cold - at no time did it feel comfortable...
However... I, as a Cornish Maid, am pleased to report that Cornwall won the contest!

Thanks to Geoff and Rob for organising today!

There are a couple of mixed competitions coming up - the Jack Arnold Mixed Scramble is on Sunday 26th November (two weeks time); and then two weeks after that it is the Turkey Trot (10th December). Geoff has arranged for there to be prizes to be won for the ladies who enter the Turkey Trot - (you need to enter in pairs).

I'm hoping we will give good support to both these competitions.

Well done all who played today - real commitment to the cause!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Lady Captain's Day

Lady Captain's Day

What can I say?

Never underestimate our Ladies  - what a brilliant turnout!

What amazing stars Cape has!

Because the weather was forecast to be very windy and a little damp I decided on Friday to make this a contest over 11 holes and to start half an hour later.

The Met office forecast turned out to be spot on - it was blowing a near gale and the occasional dampness whistled through - but they were right and I am so grateful that we didn't have proper rain.

Many thanks for playing - it took some degree of fortitude to get out there and in a perverse way there seemed to be a degree of enjoyment too! 
Signing in!

We played an Individual Stableford teeing off different tees on the front nine... we could call it a Tee Waltz! It went Red Yellow White; Red Yellow White etc!

This meant that the third hole was teed from the White Tees and we had a nearest the pin in two competition for each of the three handicap groups that we had today.
Fi was the winner of the Orange Group;
 Sarah was the winner of the Green Group; 
and the Blue group didn't have a winner so we will play for this prize on another day! (Maybe next Saturday!)

We had Nearest the Line on the 10th hole... 

Pam's drive!

Pam was closest for a long time but she was pipped to the prize by Bronwen who was only 1 foot away from the line!
Well played Bron and hard luck Pam!

The longest Drive competition was won by Bev who had a beautiful drive down the middle of the 11th. Well played!

Playing the 5th
 Conditions were 100% tricky but everyone kept going!
As the ladies finished the 5th they were offered something to warm them... port...drambuie or Rochester's ginger... or a combination thereof!

What a sight!
Everyone soldiered through to the end!

In the blue group (handicaps 29 and above) third place was won by Frieda with 12 points. 
In second place with 14 points was Jayne
and winning this group was Val with 15 points! 
A fantastic score today!
Well played!

Teeing off the whites on 6

In the Green Group (handicaps 21 to 28) Chris J was third with 11 points. We had to use countback to decide 2nd and 3rd, with Di just pipping Chris to that position.
In first place was Lindsay with 13 points!
Well played!

In the Orange group (handicaps 20 and below) Fran was third with 12 points;
Hilary was second with 13 points 
and the winner was Fi with 15 points.
Well played!

Conditions were so tough.. only 5 players scored in the teens - so well done everyone for soldiering on! 

We stopped at the club for a cup of coffee (or similar!) and then headed to Sue D's for wonderful food!
Huge thanks to Sue for opening her house to us and for providing us with a fabulous spread!

Sue's new kitchen was absolutely perfect for hosting us!

Some final thank yous...  to Sue for all her work (she was making eclairs at 6am this morning!);
 to Mark for helping me yesterday set out the line on the 10th, and for coming early this morning to prepare the course for us; 

and to all of you for being such wonderful adventurous spirits...taking on the elements and winning!

Thank you! 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thursday Front 9

Thursday 9th November

Eleven lovely ladies came to enjoy the warm autumn sunshine,  cloudy and rather windy day.

Most of us found it hard work...all but one that is!

10,11 or 12 seemed to be the favourite numbers for stableford points, and of course countback was necessary!
Di just pipped Pam and Lindsay to third place with 12 points;
Sue D was second with 13,
but our outstanding player this morning was Jane with 17! (And that included a blob!)
Well played Jane - an impressive score!

The wind was strong, sometimes helping, sometimes not!
Pride before a fall! (or Pride before a wall!)
The growing pride in hitting a long drive on the 8th was soon deflated... the next shot was lost in the mound! Ball not found and no score made...such is life.

All in all though it was good to be out, to have some fresh air and enjoy good company.

Thanks to Sue D for doing the cards and to Di for her report about Charity Day in today's Cornishman.

Lady Caps Day on Saturday is looking pretty windy with a damp start. I will shorten the competition if necessary (15 or 11 holes would be easy enough) but hopefully we can get something played! Come prepared!

For those joining us at Sue's we'll be there about 1.30/1.45pm!

See you Saturday!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

November Medal

November Medal

November Medal time! It was windy, sunny (mostly) and we needed jackets, hats and gloves! It wasn't really cold... but definitely bracing!

The wonderful thing about weather like this at this time of year is the colours around us - magnificent.
How fortunate we are to live in a place like this!

The golf itself was challenging to say the least and the results were very close.

In fourth place with 78 was Jane, well played especially when you had a sore ankle.
In third was myself with 77 - (on countback of course)  
Fran was second with 77 and our winner today with a nett 76 was Di!
Well played Di!

The course was great, the greens much faster than Thursday, it was lovely that 14  fabulous ladies turned up to play. 
I had great company in Pam, she putted beautifully from anywhere on the green... or even off it! Her shot of the day was a putt up on to the green from in front of the slope on the 8th...the ball jumped over the top of the hole - it was such a good putt! 

Next Saturday is Lady Captain's Day - an Individual Stableford - with food afterwards at Sue D's!
I will email everyone with the start times - I'm hoping for similar weather to today!

See you then if not before.