Thursday, August 17, 2017


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


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 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.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sidney Grose Trophy

Sixteen ladies ventured forth to compete in the stableford competition for the trophy, which is now open to all handicaps.Benign conditions faced us and resulted in some good scores. 

Lindsay retained the trophy with 40 points, thus proving that her recent drop in handicap was more than valid as she has now dropped another stroke. Jenny followed on with 37 points and was closely followed by the usual countback on 36, Hilary came third on countback with Fiona next and Sue D just missed the prizes.

Next Thursday we are holding the Ping 4BBB competition. If you want to play later in the day please put your names on the sheet on the board and leave cards in the box.

We are looking forward to enjoying some fun with Hilary and Norman's Powerplay competition next Saturday.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Club Champs

Club Championship

It was grey... very grey... but ten ladies began the Club Championship with a positive approach... eight more ladies followed on (equally positive) with a Stableford.

It wasn't long however before the mist rolled in and the distant sound of the fog warning horn filtered through to us. We marked our balls (if necessary) and walked back in. 
There was just time to order coffee and to take a mouthful when the fog lifted and off we set again... this time without a break so we completed the first 18 holes.

You can see from the picture how grey it was!

Di had joined us to mark the cards. After a brief stop we set out again... but... the fog set in again! Thicker this time and yet again the fog horn sounded to bring everyone in.

We were faced with making a decision because the fog was thickening. We set a time for it to clear by, and if hadn't cleared by then we would call time on the competition and reschedule it.

So we had another cuppa and waited, then duly decided that enough was enough. At a quarter to three we gave out the results of the morning round as a self contained medal competition along with the results of the Stableford - but just the front 9 because of the competition being cut short because of the fog.

Anyway - you know what's coming... within another 15/20 minutes the fog had lifted... but it was too late for us.
We have rescheduled the Club Champs for Saturday August 19th (the day before the League match against Polzeath)
and we will move the Trevervan Mixed Trophy Competition to Saturday September 23rd. 

Thank you everyone for your patience today... as I'm sitting here writing this the sun is shining - sod's law eh? 
Never mind, we have another chance in August.

So to today's results; in the B Group in the Stableford the winner was Liz with 16 points. In the A group countback was needed of course, Val was second with 16 points but was pipped to first place by Bronwen! Well played all.

In the morning medal round there were four ladies in with scores below nett 70. The Competition Scratch went down to 69 which shows how well folk played.

For the full result click HERE

In fourth with a Nett 69 was Bev.
In third with Nett 68 was Claire;
In second was myself with a Nett 65 - I think this is the best I've ever played Cape so I was very happy indeed; 
in first place, and deserving the drum roll we gave her, was Lindsay with a fantastic Nett 63 and a handicap cut of 2.4! 
Absolutely fantastic!
Well played everyone - shame the weather cleared too late in the day for us to complete the Championship.

Thanks as always to Mark and Steve for the condition of the course - the Club Championship is the most prestigious individual competition at any club and to play the full measured length of the course was a proper challenge - thank you for the placing of the tees, Mark.

I'm away on Monday... happy golfing over the next month... I'm happy to be leaving you in Sue's capable hands!

I'm hoping that Di and Chris L will be able to update the blog while I'm away - I may add some snippets from France if I can!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Foggy sunshine!

Thursday Back 9

When I woke this morning the sun was shining but there was a thin line of fog away in the distance towards St Ives...

Where am I?

Needless to say it didn't remain in the distance and by the time we were at the club the mist was swirling and we couldn't see the wall on the first.

We opted for a coffee and a chat but with the Club Champs looming on Saturday most of us ventured forth regardless.

It certainly wasn't ideal at the start but the mist was inconsistent, thicker in some places - less in others and the old back 9 really wasn't too bad when we got to the tees so we played and by the time we finished it was glorious sunshine.

The course is looking fab thanks Mark.

It was lovely to see so many of us this morning - especially when the weather was so off putting...but most managed 9 holes;  two lovely ladies even went the extra mile and did eleven (sorry Sue and Lyn - my fault!)  
The scores were pretty good, with Lindsay in third place with 18 points, Frieda in second with 20 and Sue D in first with 22.
Well done everyone.

We also had some good news to share because Sue D has agreed to be Vice Captain -
thank you Sue - it is much appreciated!

Saturday is the Club Champs and a Stableford. See you then!

Glorious by the end!

Vets Devon versus Cornwall friendly

On Wednesday, 28th June, with steady rain for most of the day, Sue Dicker and I (Chris Leiworthy) played for Cornwall at Tehidy Golf Club. For those who know the course, you can imagine that there was a lot of standing water....hit a ball....splash.....drop out of small lake!!!!!
We played a 4 BBB, with a silver and a bronze player in each match. Sue's team and mine both won our matches and Cornwall won overall. We played with lovely ladies and had a very nice day....if you could ignore the rain.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

England Golf Club Team Competttion

June 11th

I'm sorry this is late in coming but well done to the Cape Cornwall Team who came 5th in the Regional Stage of the England Golf Club Team Competition which was held at The Point at Polzeath.

Cape's fine team were Brian, Chris, Fran and Jane.  The team scored 80 points in this two scores to count Stableford format (off 90%hcap). Well played!

Eighteen Clubs entered the competition. In 4th place were Carlyon Bay with 84, 3rd were the home club with 86 and with the same score in second were Trevose... the winning team were from Bowood with an amazing 91 points! So Bowood go forward and represent the South West in the finals.

Congratulations to them and well played to the Cape Team.


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Polglase 4

Polglase 4 Medal

After the cold and wet of the last few days it was a great relief to have sunshine and a gentle breeze today for the final round of the Polglase Competition. 

The competition was very close... just about any of the following had a chance... Sue D was standing in the lead with 20 points, Hilary had 18, Lyn and Jane L had 16 apiece, I had 15, Fi had 14, Jayne 13 and Fran 12. 

The medal round was completed fairly quickly which was great as there was a wedding on at the club and we could get the everything done before the wedding took place.

It was fun to see some ladies had 'chosen' to wear similar colours to their playing partner... but the same golf bags?

 All the ladies bar one came in with a final nett score within 10 shots of each other... but the winner had a score 7 shots better than second place! 
A truly fabulous score!

Well played Hils for you Nett 67 and a handicap cut of 1.5! 
Hilary will now be playing off 12! 
In second place in the medal was Jayne with a Nett 74,
 and in third place was Fi with a Nett 75 and Val fourth also with 75.

For the full results click HERE.

Well played everyone.

Lyn computed these results and added them into the Polglase scores. It was VERY close!

Three ladies had 22 points; Lyn, Fiona and Jayne;
Sue D had 24 points

and the winner of the Polglase Trophy with 28 points, was Hilary!

Fran announced the results and Brian presented the trophy to our very worthy winner - well played Hils!

It was lovely to see Viv, Marion and Lynne who also came this morning.

Many thanks to Mark and his team for the course - the rain of the last few days will have been a blessing but no doubt brought it's challenges too! It was lovely out there today.

Tuesday Evening golf on Tuesday at 5pm if you can make it... Club Champs and Stableford next weekend and Thursday morning role up as usual.

Congratulations again to Hilary on a fabulous win today.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Meadery Masters

On Sunday, the Meadery Masters was played in good weather, with the course in excellent condition.
50 people played, 10 of which were ladies. Ray Blackburn won the seniors cup with 42 points and received gift vouchers and mead, Neil  Jilbert won the men's with 40 points and we were delighted when Di Hillage won the ladies cup complete with vouchers and mead with 41 points, wow! Well done Di and enjoy your meal at Newlyn Meadery!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bye bye Shield

Bronze Shield

Today, four of our ladies represented Cape at Truro in the Bronze Shield.
Many thanks to Bev, Chris L, Jayne and Sarah for playing and also to Fi, Lindsay and Sue S for caddying.

The weather was cloudy but it was fairly warm although we needed jumpers on from time to time. All the players enjoyed the company of their fellow players who were from Looe and St Enodoc this year.

The winning team today was from Perranporth with a score of 202.
In second place were West Cornwall with 206 and in third were the lovely ladies of Looe with a score of 208; Killiow followed on with 209.

Cape's score was 223  which put us in about 15th out of the 22 teams - there were 6 clubs scoring in the 220s.

I'm very proud of our ladies - well played and thank you for representing Cape so well. 

The Results

We had a really lovely meal afterwards - we were very well cared for by the staff at Truro, the food was very good and all their service was prompt.
Below was our excellent pudding!
Thank you Truro!

It's a funny game....

Thursday morning at Cape


 Some days the ball won't go near the hole no matter how hard you try, but other days just make you want to keep playing. 

There were just six of us again this week, while others were at Truro for the Bronze Shield, and we enjoyed good conditions without the heat of recent days. 

Liz came in feeling pleased with her 20 points on the back nine. Everything just went well for me and I compiled 26 -probably never to be repeated- points. At least I did do an eclectic!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Phil's Trip

The beginning

Tomorrow Phil is setting off for Bath in the Camper with Keith. 

The Camper is sporting the BATH TO ROME  info and has already created conversations!

Phil has also received some bright and colourful tee shirts which have also sparked interesting chats!

I am travelling up on Friday for the big day on Saturday!

Thank you everyone for your help and support in getting this all sorted!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Geoff's Captain's day

Men's Captain's day

Geoff held his Captain's Day today and ladies were invited to play too. It was another glorious day - hotter than yesterday and really wonderful out there.

Scoring wasn't easy however - but it is interesting to see how close together most of us were.  Nine ladies played and 7 of them were within 2 points of each other 28-30! Very close!

However the other two ladies did better... Claire was second with 35 points, and Lyn was the winner with 36! 
Well played Lyn - especially as you've played so many rounds this week!
Full results are HERE

The longest drive for the ladies was Claire, and nearest the pin in two was yours truly.

In the men's competition the winner was Dean G, the full results are HERE

Geoff had an auction which raised about £400 for the blood bikes, and then we were treated to a lovely carvery. 

Thank you Geoff for all your hard work we had a super day.

Don't forget Polglase final round on Saturday next followed by Meadery Masters on Sunday!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Cape Ladies Invitation Day

Invitation Day


What a glorious day we were given to welcome our guests to Cape!

The sun shone in a cloudless blue sky - it was beautiful.

Mark had kindly cut the greens for us first thing and set out the 'straightest drive' or 'nearest the line' rope.
The course was looking absolutely lovely.
Thank you Mark!

Twelve ladies had invited guests to play with them, many ladies were from West Cornwall but Radnor, Mullion and Falmouth were also represented.It was lovely to see everyone and renew old friendships.

We had a raffle with a wonderful array of prizes - thank you everyone for your generosity, and to everyone for buying the raffle tickets.

We made £95 pounds for the CCAA!

It was lovely to see the course full of ladies!

The first spot prize was on the 2nd with a longest drive competition. This was won by Claire who drove past the water pump! Brilliant drive Claire!

We had nearest the pin in two on the 9th which was won by Antoinette and Lis - well played.

The 10th had a straightest drive competition - Lyn lead the way for some time but was ousted by Lindsay who drove the ball to within half an inch of the blue line!

There was one two today - Antoinette and Lis who had a two on the 12th! Well done!
Gaining strength before the 12th!

The next spot prize was on the 17th which was another nearest the pin in two - and this was won by Lyn and Debbie who were within 5 inches!

The Best Back 9 was won by Di and Christine who scored 24 - what a fantastic score!
The Best Front 9 was won by Lindsay and Alison  who scored 22.
The Prize table

In third place with a fabulous 40 points were Hilary and Margaret! Well played!

Cape ALWAYS has countback - it was necessary this time to determine first and second!
In second with 43 points were Claire and Shirley (they had 19 on the back nine).

Winning our Invitation day were Chris J and Anne with 43 points (22 on the back 9).
Well played ladies!

We had a very enjoyable meal - thank you to the kitchen staff who looked after us very well.
Some pictures from the day... there may be more to come as Brian was clicking away on the 12th!
Eyeing up the putt!

Another putt!

And another!
Anne and Pam collecting the labels!

I would like to add a few more thank yous.

Many thanks to Jean for coming and doing the raffle for us - it was lovely to have you with us. 

Thanks also to Anne for collecting in the money and dishing out the cards at the start; to Pam for the beautiful flower arrangements and to Lindsay and Ros for arriving early and helping with decision making and organization and staying late to help tidy up. It was a real laugh rolling the rope back up!

Thank you everyone for your help and support...

Mother Nature .... Thank you!