Saturday, January 20, 2018



Saturday 20th saw us turn up for the Flag competition. The weather was not being kind... it was damp with a strong winds and gusts that knocked you off balance!

Saying that... there were still 11 ladies willing(!) to brave the course.

Flag is an interesting format as you have the par for the course plus your handicap to make up the number of shots you are allowed before calling time.

Hilary was only allowed 85 (and made it to the 16th - well done!) I had 88 and folded on the 14th!

Conditions were certainly challenging!

In third place 5 foot from the pin on the 16th was Fi (with 89 shots); second was Jayne who was just 18 inches from the flag on 16 with 101 shots... and the winner who reached near the bunker on the 17th... was our Lady Captain Sue (with 88 shots)!
Well played Sue.. and well  played everyone!

It is interesting that we all made it to 13th/14th/15th/16th... our handicaps were working ... to dry the golf stuff!

All hail Thursday


All Hail Thursday! 

Well... not exactly ALL hail but there were two very nasty hail showers for our brave ladies to battle through!

Seven lovely ladies played today and of course countback was needed to separate them!
In third place (pipped on that countback) was Sue D with 13 points; Sarah was the culprit...she was second (with 13 points) but our outright winner was Jenny with 16 points, well played!

Well done all who took part today.

Monday, January 15, 2018


Ladies AGM and 11 Holes

There was a lovely turn out of Ladies for the AGM. Thank you all for coming or sending apologies.

Lyn chaired the meeting and took us through the business of the day with all the usual reports from the Captain, Treasurer, Handicap Secretary and from Management (which Ros read out). The New committee was voted into place and the handover took place of Captaincy to Sue.

We also drew the name of the 50/50 winner... and that is Frieda! Many thanks to Jean for organising that)

At Friday Evening's Presentation, Mike Lawrence had been presented with an engraved tankard as a token of thanks for all his years of service to the Club as President.

 The position of President is now being shared by Lyn and Roy.
Congratulations to them both - I know we are delighted to have Lyn in that position and wish her all the best in that role.

A personal note...

I would like to thank you all for your support over the last 15 months... I have loved being your Captain despite the slightly bumpy ride at the end! 
 I have been moved by the way in which everyone got involved in Phil's cycle Challenge - (he raised over £23000 altogether!) you took my whole family to your heart and I appreciate that very much.

Thank you so much for the lovely flowers and the beautiful picture!  
The picture is very special- bringing together three things I love; this wonderful place; the amazing group of ladies I learned to play golf with at Pavenham (who took the picture) and the awesome ladies of Cape! 

It is up on my sitting room wall! 

Thank you!

I am now looking forward to Sue's Captaincy and will do everything I can to support her. Her Charity is Alzheimer's and she has got off to a flying start with the purchasing of forget-me-not pin badges and OFEC cards! 

Unfortunately the weather itself on Saturday was wet and windy so we weren't able to play golf after the AGM... let's hope it clears up soon and we can get out on our lovely course!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Presentation Evening

Presentation Evening

Friday 12th January saw us celebrating the golfing year of 2017!

Many thanks to Sue for all her help and to those that helped polish them previously(!) and to Geoff for organising the evening.

The awards began with the celebration of our win in Division 4 of the County Handicap League! Well done ladies...all fourteen who played... a big thank you!  Roll on Division three next year... playing Porthpean, Looe, Point and West Cornwall! 
Good luck Sue!

Mixed Competitions
We then warded our mixed trophies... the first was the Treverven Trophy which is a mixed scramble. This was won by Fran, Frieda and John Tweedie - Frieda and John weren't able to come to the evening.

Treverven Trophy
This was followed by the Bosullow Bowl - won by Sue and Steve D!
Bosullow Bowl winners!
Team Competitions
Our next group of awards was for the Ladies team competitions, first was the Dee and Ray's Trophy won by Fran, Fiona and Frieda! Fiona was also unable to make it as just back from Oz!
The Dee and Ray Trophy
The Wheeler Bowl Foursomes Trophy was won by Sue S and Chris J,
Wheeler Bowl Winners
and the Bob Lynne Trophy which is a Betterball was won by Pam and Fiona.
Bob Lynne Trophy
I must just mention here a big thank you to Pam for always providing us with a beautiful flower arrangement for these occasions...
Pam's beautiful flowers
...and these found a happy home after our agm... it was a special birthday for Ros so she took them home to become part of her birthday celebrations!
Thanks Pam ... and Happy Birthday Ros!

There was one other team trophy this year ...the Lady Captain's Charity Cup donated by Lyn and won by Frieda, Liz and Bronwen.
Lady Captain's Charity Cup
Individual Awards

The Individual Trophies began with the Admiration Cup which was won by Frieda, and the Botrea Bowl where Lyn was our winner.
Botrea Bowl

The Powerplay Trophy was won by Antoinette and the Carmen Payne by Jane. 
Carmen Payne
Di was the winner of the Meadery masters and the Godolphin Goblet but couldn't be with us for the evening.

The Sydney Grose Trophy was won by Lindsay,
Sydney Grose Trophy

and the Vets Vase was won by Sue D.
Vets Vase Trophy
Chris J was the recipient of our final Individual trophy - the WRVS trophy.
WRVS trophy
We then moved on to our knockouts, the winner of the Individual Knockout and winning the Carrallack Trophy was Claire.
Carrallack Trophy

The Newlyn Trophy for handicaps 31 and above was won by Lynne who couldn't be with us.
The Newlyn Plate was won by Frieda and the Carrallack Plate was won by Lyn.
Carrallack Plate
The Foursomes knockout - the Cape Shield - was won by Lindsay and Sarah.
Cape Shield
There were some fabulous matches in all of the knockouts... well played all!

Consistent Individual Play

The eclectic trophy, The Collier Cup, for the 'B' group was won by Lynne and for the 'A' group by myself.
Collier Cup
The most improved 36 handicapper was Liz, winning Dee's Trophy.
Dee's Trophy
Our most Improved Player overall and winning the Girdler Shield was Hilary.
Girdler Shield
Proof of good consistent play is shown in many ways... not least in the final trophy in this section -  The Polglase Trophy.
To win over four separate rounds...two medals, one par and one stableford is a super achievement... and that was done by Hilary! 
Well played Hils!
Polglase Trophy
Club Champion

That brings us to our Club Champion! After a rain/fog delay the Club Championship did take place...the winner of the Nett Trophy - the Phillips Salver - was Lyn - well played!
Phillips Salver Best Nett
And our Club Champion for 2017 and winning the Phillips Salver for Best Gross was Bev!
Super golf Bev - well played!
Phillips Salver Best Gross - Club Champion 2017
Altogether we had a lovely evening celebrating the golf of 2017. 
Well played all!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday 11th

Thursday Back 9

What a beautiful day! 
There were twelve lovely ladies who came and played today... and we were so lucky with the weather :-)

It was great to be out on our amazing course... even if our golf wasn't amazing...well, not for most of us anyway!

Jenny was our star of the day though, winning with a fabulous score of 18 points and that included a blob!    Well played!
2nd and 3rd could not be separated even using countback! 
 So well played both Lyn and Jane!

I'm afraid  I didn't take any photos today but here's something that might make you smile.

Our new Captain's at Pavenham used to undergo a Drive in with a difference...

...this was mine!

The buckets were full of a mixture of milk and water from the nearby pond... leaves,
 ice and all! 

By the end of my year I had grown my hair long...with the aim of raising some money for charity...

 The ladies at Pavenham cut and coloured it... 

What fun!

And now my Captain's year at Cape is almost over... it has been an amazing year! Thank you for all your support and putting up with all my craziness!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Saturday 6thJanuary


It was awe inspiring finding a beautiful thick frost on the car this morning!
Such amazing patterns!

There were 8 lovely ladies who competed in the medal today. Ros came to play 11 holes and Claire and Jayne came later to play a few holes and a lovely number came for coffee!
It was lovely to see everyone!

What a beautiful day it was!

One of the delights of this time of year are days like today... gorgeous blue skies, amazing cloud formations and shadows that are long, defining every mound and turn of the course.
The seas were amazing too...

There were a 5 bunkers full of water so we took them out of play before we began.  The rest of the course was great although showing the signs of a struggle with the rain we have had!
There is a hole developing just to the right of the fairway as you near the 16th green. Mark has marked it as GUR and will keep an eye on it in case it deepens and spreads.
Many thanks as always to the greenkeeping team for all that they do. 

It was a delight to be out there today.

The winner of the medal was Jane with a Nett 80, with Sue D in second with Nett 81.

Well played ladies!
Next Friday is the Presentation Evening, with the AGM on Saturday - hopefully see you then.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Christmas Catch Up

Christmas 2017

The weather put paid to golf over the Christmas period!  

The fun Competition - The Chicken Chase on the 23rd  - didn't happen because of the weather but lots of us met for coffee and mince pies.

My family were all there too so it was a great chance for Phil and the others to catch up with the ladies at Cape. I know they have really appreciated all the support you have given them.

The following Thursday (the 28th) my family were all leaving so Sue D was in charge - just herself, Lyn and Lindsay played and Lyn was really on fire!

Saturday the 30th should have been a Greensome but the weather put paid to it! 
I had had to withdraw anyway as I had gone down with the horrid cold/cough, but Sue decided to call it off when the weather was so poor. 


That brings us to tomorrow which is looking a little blustery and Saturday's Medal which is looking better but cold.

Hopefully I'll see some of you there... 

 Presentation Evening is on Friday 12th January - don't forget to book behind the bar so they have the correct numbers.

Saturday 13th is the Ladies AGM and 11 holes... hope to see you then if not before!