Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thursday

Thursday Back 9

Today began sunny, then turned cloudy... then sunny again after we had finished!
Still, it was lovely to be out.


Mark's team were busy out on the course but having got the rough cutter going and completing some of the tasks... it then had an oil leak. 



Still the course is looking lovely despite the trials and tribulations of the Groundstaff!

Ten lovely ladies came and played the back 9 today. Our steadiest player was Sue D who won with a creditable 18 points. Following on behind were Lyn and myself, we both had good and bad but came in with 15 points apiece!

We also had a nearest the pin competition. The hole chosen by Lynne and Marion was the 17th... Sue D was on the record first, but this was won by Lindsay!
Well done!

Saturday will be busy with the Club champs and Stableford... and Sunday is the League match against Polzeath!

I have a new phone which I am trying to get the hang of with photos etc... 
...but it couldn't make these lovely ladies smile!



Lyn and Lindsay checking cards on the 18th



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Geoff's Charity Day

Sunday

What a lovely day we had on Sunday! 

It was Men's Captain's Charity Day and Geoff had invited the Ladies to play too. 14 ladies were able to play and we all set off with a shotgun at 9am. Geoff had arranged for hole in one competitions on all of the par 3s and there were nearest the pin and longest drive competitions too.

There were 80 entries altogether with a good number coming from other courses.

There were some super scores in (it was a betterball competition). 
Lindsay and I came in with 42 - very happy with what we'd managed... did we stand a chance of being in the prizes?

Chris L and Sue D came in with 44... did they stand a chance?

Well, no!

In second with 47 points... (yes 47!) were Hilary and Fran - their score included 8 pars and two birdies.

The winners came in with 48 points!

Well played Claire and Fiona - what a fantastic score! They had 10 pars and two birdies! 

Claire also won the longest drive on the 2nd; and Hilary won the tricky nearest the pin in two on the fourth.

Well done everyone!


For the full Ladies Result click here

The men also had a closely contested competition, although their winning score was 44.

For their full results click here

It was a very enjoyable day, no-one got a hole in one so no car/ sets of golf clubs/holiday were won.. but we all tried hard!

Thanks Geoff for a great day and hopefully lots of money was raised for the Blood Bikes Charity.


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Botrea Bowl

Botrea Bowl

Nineteen wonderful ladies competed today for the Botrea Bowl. The weather was cloudy and cool at the start... with a little bit of dampness... but the sun shone later in the day.





You may wonder why Lindsay is cuddling a hippo... well she won it at Truro yesterday in a putting competition scoring more points than had ever been scored before! Well done Lindsay!











In third place with 35 points was Sue D; in second on countback was Bev with 36 points. However Bev was just pipped by Lyn who was the winner of the Botrea Bowl.

Well played Lyn and everyone.


For the full result click here






Tomorrow is Geoff's Captain's Charity Day which should be a lot of fun.





Well played Lyn!

Some of us were talking about the actions of Jordan Spieth at Quail Hollow when he appeared to improve the lie of where he was going to drop his ball... here is what Golf Magazine says in explanation...  
On the par-5 10th hole, Spieth drove his tee shot right of the fairway and onto a cart path that cuts through the pines. Spieth knew he would receive a free drop, and the nearest point of relief would leave his ball on a patch of straw. Spieth remembered that pine needles are considered loose impediments, which under the rules can be removed before taking a drop.
"How can I make a mistake here? What can't I do?" Spieth said to an official on the scene.
"What you can't do is move anything that's growing or fixed," said the ref.

Soon, Spieth was scraping away handfuls of straw like a Labrador clearing a spot for a nap. Ultimately, when Spieth's two attempted drops rolled back onto the concrete, he was allowed to place his Titleist onto a patch of dirt he had neatly groomed.





Thursday, August 10, 2017

Thursday

Thursday Front 9

 Lovely to see so many today... and lovely to be back albeit in a rather tired state!

Many thanks to Sue and everyone for holding the fort while I was away. I know lots of you have been following Phil's progress - he's almost half way and doing really well. Tim has joined him today in Basel and will be staying till the end of the ride... so I'm sure there will be lots of brotherly banter going on. I'm glad he will have company on each day's ride.
I expect a lot of their conversation will revolve around football so I'm glad I'm not there to hear it all!

I had a fantastic time with them - Bridgie came for a week and then Phil's girlfriend Brandi also joined us. It was an honour to be part of this... you know how proud I am of how Phil is tackling the challenge... I keep fingers crossed for his safety every day and am so glad that he will now have company for each day of his ride.

Anyway -  to today...

...seventeen ladies came and played! A lovely turnout and the weather was super!

In the B group the winner was Liz with a fabulous 19 points!
In the A group Sue D was third with 18 points; Di was second with 19 points and our runaway winner was Sue S with a fantastic 21 points!
Well played everyone.
Sue still in charge :-)

Saturday is the Botrea Bowl which is a Stableford competition and Sunday is Geoff's Men's Captain's Charity Day. He has a super number of players entered - he's doing the draw tomorrow and I'll email everyone with their starting tees.

Gary has said there will be a Barbecue available and Pendeen Brass Band will be present too.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Saturday Stableford

A good turnout of eighteen players tackled the course in fairly benign conditions today. Scores were quite close with ten achieving 30 points or more.

Hilary's 36 points was the best and will earn her the County Prize.
Sue D followed up with 35 and Valerie just edged to third over Chris J with both having 32 points.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Godolphin Goblet and Admiration Cup

Despite the dire forecast and bright satellite images of rain showers, a good turn out took on today's stableford competitions. Amazingly we only encountered a few drops of rain, for which we were very grateful.

Frieda won the Admiration Cup with Pam coming second. 
(apologies for the blurred image) 
 

Di won the Godolphin Goblet, Hilary was second and Claire third.


The shot of the day was not witnessed by many but, as shown below, it had serious consequences for Lynne. Being left handed, she could not borrow a driver for the rest of her round and some shopping will be needed before she next plays!!

 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Powerplay Trophy

The rain it raineth.......

 

The forecast was worrying with talk of heavy showers and even thunder. Nevertheless it was not too bad as we set out. However it was not too long before the waterproofs and umbrellas were severely tested and even puddles started to appear on the greens. 

Thus the sight of Hilary arriving on a buggy to tell us that the competition had been reduced to nine holes was welcome, even if it meant we would not be able to take advantage of all our allocation of Powerplays.

After soggy score cards were rewritten and checked, Antoinette's 22 points proved her to be a very creditable winner. Di was runner-up with 18 and Sue D third with 17.

Many thanks to Hilary and Norman for their sponsorship, drinks and refreshments. We hope the men will enjoy better conditions for their Powerplay tomorrow.