£9,700 raised for the White Gold Foundation

On Thursday 25th April Peter Brooks the immediate past captain of Truro Golf Club presented a cheque to the White Gold Foundations CEO Alan Miliner for £9700.

This money was raised by the members of Truro Golf club throughout the 2023 season through various events hosted by the club and charity boxes placed around the clubhouse.

I would like to sincerely thank all the members for their support in raising this fantastic amount which will be used to support abused and vulnerable children and young adults in Cornwall.

Peter Brooks
Past Captain

New Captain Mark Dawes 'drives in' for 2024

On Saturday 9th December the annual Captains Drive in took place ahead of the Men’s Turkey Trot.  Many members turned out to support the new Captain, Mark Dawes and witnessed the outgoing captain, Peter Brooks perform his ‘putt out’ on the 11th green prior to Mark driving in on the 1st hole.

Using a hickory driver and an old Dunlop 65, 1.62 golf ball Mark hit a wonderful, straight tee shot measuring 156 yards!  A sweep stake was held to raise funds on the day and was won by Darragh Dunleavy who guessed 152 yards and picked up a dozen balls and a £30 cash prize.

Mark’s chosen charity for his Captain’s year is St Petrocs, a local charity helping the homeless.

Truro Golf Club wish Mark and his vice-captain, Andy Watson all the very best for the year ahead and also thank Peter Brooks for doing a great job during his time at the helm and hope he can now enjoy some much deserved rest over christmas!

Pictured: Mark Dawes driving in on the first hole.

Paul East takes over GB&I Hickory Golf Captaincy

Paul East has been appointed the captain of the Great Britain and Ireland hickory team against the Continent of Europe in the inaugural match which is taking place from 8th to 10th July 2024 at the prestigious Royal Blackheath Golf Club, London.

Each team has 12 players who will be playing four-ball and foursomes as in the Ryder Cup while the final day is reserved for 12 singles matches.

Hickory golf is enjoying a steady growth here in the UK as well as on the continent and will nicely complement the bi-annual match against the USA which has been a regular hickory fixture for many years now. The Royal Blackheath club is England´s oldest and dates back to the 17th century and is a fitting venue for the first match.

Truro Golf Club congratulate Paul on this fine achievement and wish him well and much success during his captaincy of the Great Britain & Ireland Hickory Team.

Truro edge thriller in the Frank Wills


Some great news from the weekend - Truro's Frank Wills Team won a nail biting match when they overcame Perranporth Golf Club by a margin of 3 matches to two.

The teams were evenly matched and it would take two extra holes in the deciding game to get the winning result with Grant Champion & Jacob Champion winning on the 20th hole at Tehidy Park to secure the winning point and to kick start the teams celebrations after the previous matches were tied at two points each.

Match 1. Dave Kneebone & Morgan Craven won 2 up
Match 2. Marc Bicknell & Paul Healey lost on the 19th
Match 3. Darragh Dunleavy & Lee Wheston won 2/1
Match 4. Grant Champion & Jacob Champion won on the 20th
Match 5. Peter Cowls & Jeff Cowls lost 5/3

Truro will now play Tehidy Park in the quarter finals on the weekend of the 13/14th January 2024.

Congratulations to all the players, caddies and team supporters.

TGC

Summer Knockouts - Trophy Presentation

On Saturday 7th October the presentation of the Summer Knockout Competitions and the Anniversary Foursomes was held.

The winners were as follows:



Anniversary Foursomes
Winners - Daniel Head & Craig Allen

August Trophy
Winners - Graham & Michele Cowls

Autumn Cup
Winner – Phil Hodges

Brian Gripe Fourball
Winners – Ian Stone & James Ellis

Roberts Foursomes
Winners – Peter & Jeff Cowls

Order of Merit
Net Winner – Mark Stevenson
Scratch Winner - James Bassett

Red Barrel (Singles)
Winner – Ian Stone

Lombard Cup (Scratch)
Winner – George Champion

Pictured above with the Captain receiving their trophies.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for all attending the presentation. Any unclaimed prize vouchers can be collected from the office.

Truro's CAW Cornish Bowl Team lose in 1st round

Unfortunately Truro's hopes of progressing in the CAW Cornish Bowl were dealt a blow on Sunday when they lost 4-1 to Bowood GC. Playing at Merlin Golf Club on a beautiful Autumn day there was little to separate the teams on the start sheet with just 1 shot being awarded to Bowood in matches one & five.

Bowood would strike first winning the top match 2/1 against Ted Badcock and Adam Trenoweth, this result was quickly levelled when Phil Hodges and partner James Paradise cruised to a 4&2 win in match two. Sadly for Truro that would be the end of the good news as Truro's Mark Sherris and Stuart Nicholas were well beaten 5/4 leaving the match score 2-1 in Bowood's favour.

In match four Matt Salmon and Lee Collett were having a tight battle but news at the back was not encouraging with captain, Peter Brooks and his partner Richard Smith losing 4&2 which put the match out of reach for Truro GC. The pairing of Salmon & Collett would eventually go on to lose 2&1 leaving the final scoreline 4-1 in Bowood's favour.

Commiserations to the Truro team but well played Bowood who we wish well in the next round.

Next up for Truro is the CTC first round match against West Cornwall Golf Club next Sunday. The match will be played at Mullion with the first tee time at 0800. All support welcome!

The Team to represent Truro GC is;

George Champion & Paul Suddes
James Bassett & Alec Penrose
Liam Wilson & Mark Bracey
Lee Cunningham & Matt Gunn
9th Man Tim Bracey

Reserve: Martin Mills

Good luck one & all

Pete Simmons
Club Manager

Seniors Update - September 2023

Matches

We played two matches last week, both away. Budock Vean on Tuesday, a lovely 9-hole course (with 18 tee positions) in great condition, sadly not the result we had planned for after a convincing home win back in April, however we all enjoyed the course and the company.

Following quickly was our match at Perranporth on Friday. Again, despite some excellent golf, we finished on the losing side. This was always likely I think, as a club we rarely set the Perranporth course alight with it being so different from our own, also it is fair to say their players coped with the recently-tined greens better than us. A good day though, and special mention to David Horne and Mike Rabey for winning their match, and for the catering team who produced an excellent meal of Sausage and mash which went down very well!

Our upcoming matches are China Fleet (h) this coming Friday, and Looe (h) on Monday 25 Sept. Teams have been selected and advised for both.

All our remaining matches are on Mondays through to the end of October (except the rearranged match away at West Cornwall - please note that a new team will be selected for this match, so if you were down to play in the original match, please still put your name down again via HDID).

Ray Smith Trophy

Sixty-one players turned out for the 2BBB competition yesterday. The course was again lovely, the greens very good considering the work the greenkeepers had undertaken last week.

Just 4 points separated the top 13 pairs, so a nice and competitive results sheet! The full results are attached, and will be posted on the notice board in due course. Here are the top 3 pairs:

1. Tony Hoskings / Brian Venton 43 points
2. Allan Hayhurst / Chris Yexley 42 points, on countback from...
3. Dave Still / Dave Burnett 42 points

Big congratulations to Tony Hoskings and Brian Venton for their fantastic score of 43 points! They are deserved winners of the Ray Smith Trophy.

There were four 2's recorded:

Chris Yexley 4th
Dave Burnett 2nd
Dave Thomas 2nd
John Spry 9th

Vouchers will be available to the top three pairs in the office during the course of this week. Pro shop accounts will be credited in respect of the 2's.

Congratulations to the top 3 pairs, and the four players achieving a 2.

REMINDER - I have noticed a few vouchers still awaiting collection from previous competitions. Please check the seniors pigeon hole in the club office if you have yet to collect yours.

Leonard Pinner Trophy

Well, after many matches and fascinating duels, we are at the stage of the final. As previously advised, Trevor Cooper reached the final a few weeks ago (before his extended holiday to France) and we were all waiting to hear who he would be playing. Mike Rabey and Frank Perry met for their semi final and it was Mike who came out on top.

So the final is between Mike Rabey and Trevor Cooper, which I understand will be played this Wednesday, 20 September. The trophy will be presented to the winner at the Seniors Annual Dinner on 13 October.

Good luck to Mike and Trevor.

Tim Dodd ......... Hole in One!

Tim achieved a hole in one on the fourth last Monday, the second one he's had, and generously paid for teas and coffees etc for all who went upstairs after. Tim described the shot to me very well:

"Nicely hit shot though clubman's alley, good bounce, and with a prospect of being close. Last to play and being a slow walker, got up to green after my playing partners. They are all suggesting that I have played through the back of the green, but also have big smirks on their faces so I knew something was afoot.......!

To my knowledge that's the third Ace from a Seniors player this year after David Horne (at St Mellion) and Peter Bayly (at The Point). Please correct me if I've missed any!

Flying Driver

A strange, and strangely hysterical, scenario occurred on the same day as Tim's Hole in One. John Myners apparently LOST his driver on the 10th tee. No he didn't just leave it behind.....he took his tee shot , the club slipped from his grasp and went flying behind him somewhere into the thick undergrowth! I hope the club has now been recovered but it might be worth having a look, there may be more in there!

Charity Donations

Following our successful Seniors Open in July, the surplus income has been donated to local charity, as has been the case in recent years. The recipients of £200 each were Cornwall Air Ambulance, and Children's Hospice SW, and I was delighted to hand over our cheques at the clubhouse last week to representatives of both charities.

This comes on the back of Nick Barwell presenting a fantastic sum of £700 to Cornwall Hospice Care following the Nick Barwell Challenge competition in August. Nick and I met with their representative earlier this month at the club where Nick handed over the cheque.

Brief reports and photos are on the TGC Facebook and Pete has added to the seniors section on the website (under Members>News) and the main screen in the lobby

Cornish Seniors Golfing Assoc

This is a golf society for senior golfers in Cornwall (surprisingly!), around half a dozen meetings every summer at various course across the county. The final meeting this year takes place at The Point Golf Club, Polzeath, on Wednesday the 18th of October.

The format will be a 2BBB stableford playing for the Autumn Shield. The cost of the day is £32 and includes the green fee, competition fee and a meal afterwards. To apply go to the web site www.csga.co.uk to enter.

If you have never played with the Cornish Seniors Golfing Association this meeting will not incur the annual joining fee. This is a golden opportunity to play a cracking golf course and I'd encourage all Truro Seniors, whether CSGA members or not, to enter for a great day out.

Seniors Annual Dinner

Numbers are building nicely, thank you for those who have advised attendance.

Don't forget to let me have your menu choices please, by 30 September. Also, if you have a preference of who to share a table with, Johnny and I will do our best to accommodate, please advise asap. If you've mislaid the email dated 9 Sept please ask and I'll resend it.


Happy golfing!
Julian

Hodges (Senior) wins CGU Seniors Stableford

Congratulations to our very own Phil Hodges who was victorious in the CGU Seniors County Stableford on Wednesday 6th September which was played at Falmouth Golf Club. Phil won the overall prize as well as finishing first in the 55-59 age group. Congratulations Phil!!


Results Points
1st Phil Hodges(14) Truro Golf Club 38
2nd Raymond A Clark(9) Falmouth Golf Club 38
3rd Chris Dennis(13) Perranporth Golf Club 38
4th Len Flower(13) Bowood Park Golf Club 37
5th Roy Sargeant(15) Perranporth Golf Club 37
6th Steve Arthur (12) Porthpean Golf Club 35
7th Andrew Barton (11) Perranporth Golf Club 35
8th Michael Rooney (18) Porthpean Golf Club 35
9th Andrew Cobner(11) Falmouth Golf Club 35
10th David Holland(10) Falmouth Golf Club 34

Nick Barwell Challenge raises £700

On Monday 21 August, 71 players enjoyed a lovely day in good weather and great company, competing in the annual Nick Barwell Challenge.  Whilst there were some very impressive scores recorded, perhaps the most impressive statistic was the amount of £700 raised for Cornwall Hospice Care, generously rounded up to this figure by Nick Barwell himself.

We were delighted to welcome Paul Brinsley, Chief Executive of Cornwall Hospice Care, to the club on Tuesday who accepted the cheque from Nick, accompanied by Seniors Captain Julian Collinson.

Paul said “I am delighted to accept this cheque from the Truro Golf Club Seniors Section, and am very grateful to all those members who have so generously donated”.

Pictured above: Paul Brinsley, Chief Executive of Cornwall Hospice Care (centre) accepts the cheque from Truro Seniors member Nick Barwell (right), accompanied by Seniors Captain Julian Collinson.

Captains Charity AM AM raises £4941.00

The annual Captains Charity AM AM was held at Truro Golf Club on Saturday 26th August with 38 teams entered and was another successful day for the 2023 Captain.

The format for the event was a four person team with two best scores to count on each hole. The winning team of Shane Richards, David Williams, Nigel Hambly and Matt Hart (All Tehidy park GC) won with a great score of 90 points narrowly pipping Truro members Jeff Hick, David Hick, Marc Wilson and Stuart Nicholas in to second place with 89 pts.

The Captains Charity raised £2,210 from entries and a further £2,731 from the charity auction held during the presentation with 'Master Auctioneer, Derek Salter conducting proceedings!!

The club captain Peter Brooks wrote...
"I cannot thank everyone enough for their generosity in supporting such a valuable cause. All the money raised (£4941.00) will be used in Cornwall to help our vulnerable abused and disadvantaged children and young adults via my chosen charity for the year- White Gold Cornwall (https://whitegoldcornwall.co.uk/)

Thank you to Pete Paul and Nick for sorting the cards and helping with the auction and to the irrepressible Derek Salter for his auctioning skills along with Andy Watson and Nick Pascoe for collecting the funds.

Final and most important thanks go to all the members and visiting golfers who supported this event - Thank you.

Regards
Peter Brooks
Captain 2023

Truro Golf Club win the Maxam Cup

The team of George Champion, Paul Suddes, Tim Bracey, Simon Bray, Jared Mortimore & Peter Simmons led by Club Captain Peter Brooks took on the challenge against 14 other Cornish Clubs to win the coveted Maxam Cup which was staged at Tehidy Park Golf Club on Sunday 9th July.

On a warm, blustery but mainly dry day the teams set about the challenge to play the difficult format of foursomes medal. The pairing of George Champion & Paul Suddes led the Truro team out and played some excellent golf to record a fine am round score of level par 71. The second pairing of Tim Bracey & Simon Bray were playing great golf and were in good shape but slipped up on the final few holes but still shot a fine score of 77 (+6).

In the final pairing Jared Mortimore and Pete Simmons played some solid golf early on and would go on to record a level par score of 71 to leave the Truro team on a combined level par after the morning round and leading Carlyon Bay by 4 shots.

The afternoon would see the wind increase and scoring become a little trickier. George & Paul handled the conditions well and combined a few birdies and bogey’s to eventually finish on +1 for the afternoon and in the clubhouse with a gross 72.

Meanwhile Tim & Simon were struggling but continued to battle and would go on to record a score of 84. The back pairing of Mortimore and Simmons started their pm round badly and were 3 over par after just 2 holes. The pair rallied well and would remain 3 over with just 6 holes to play but unfortunately, a couple of tired swings on the 14th hole meant a lost ball and a quadruple bogey to take the pair to 8 over par with 4 holes to play.

The pair managed to limit the damage and made it back to the clubhouse on +9 recording a final round of 80. TGC then had to wait and see what Carlyon Bay could do but thankfully for the Truro side the conditions were proving difficult for many, and Carlyon Bay would eventually finish just 2 shots behind on a combined 12 over par total meaning Truro could celebrate their Maxam Cup win.

Congratulations to all the players and supporters from Truro and the great team spirit shown on the day.

Truro Golf Club would like to thank Tehidy Park Golf Club for presenting a fine golf course on the day and the catering & bar staff for their excellent hospitality in the clubhouse. Our thanks also to Chris Pountney (County Secretary), Simon & Elaine Harper and County President Martin Edwards for their time in managing the event and being starters on the day.

TGC

Vicki Stevenson wins at Bowood

Congratulations to our very own Vicki Stevenson who came up trumps today at Bowood Park, winning the South West Veteran Ladies Golf Association's "Spring Field Day Event".

Pictured here with the Parry Trophy, Vicki had the best score of the day with 36 points, seeing off other competitors from across the South West, from as far afield as Weymouth and Cape Cornwall and lots of other clubs in between.

Well done also to Jenni Hosen who won the 1st Division's Nearest the Pin prize on the 11th. Overall, most of the other prizes stayed this side of the Tamar too, so a good day for the Cornish vets!

Christmas AM AM Results 2022

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Phil Sheehan celebrates 25 years at Truro GC

On the 8th December 1997 a young Phil Sheehan started work as a trainee Green Keeper at Truro Golf Club and over the following 25 years has devoted his working life caring for the golf course we all enjoy today.

Rarely has Phil missed a day at the 'Office' and he is regarded as a very highly valued member of the Green Keeping team. Head Green Keeper Dom Gibbard praised his hard work, commitment and loyalty to the job and thanked Phil for being a great colleague to work with. Today the Chairman, Graham Cowls and Chair of Greens, Darragh Dunleavy presented Phil with a certificate marking this 25 year milestone along with a cash gift.

On behalf of the members and staff at Truro Golf Club we thank Phil for his long service and wish him many more happy and enjoyable years at Truro Golf Club.

Peter Brooks performs Captains Drive-in in style!

On a cold but dry December day Truro Golf Club held its first 'Captain's Drive in' for many years. The 2022 Captain, Nick Pascoe putted out on the 11th green with an old hickory Bobby Locke putter and Dunlop 65i 1.62 ball and ended his year with another 3 putt!
Nick then passed the ball and a Hickory Driver to the incoming Captain for 2023, Mr Peter Brooks who was suitably dressed for the occasion in plus fours and flat cap (see pic).

A large crowd gathered and were enjoying the free refreshments, sausage rolls and mince pies supplied by Peter. Now all that was left to witness, was to see how far the Captain would actually hit his drive as their had been a competition set up that had raised over £260 of donations to the charity including one guess of an air shot!

With a noisy crowd and a smooth swing the Captain performed his shot and made good contact sending the ball 115.1 yards down the fairway! The winning guess was made by Steve Wicks who collected a prize of £30 and other goodies but kindly donated the cash back to the Captain's charity, the  'White Gold Cornwall Foundation'.  The Captain followed up with a few more drives using his own modern driver but sadly never matched that of the one using the Hickory club. [Keep an eye on his golf bag to see which one he uses over the coming year!]

In the clubhouse afterwards, Peter thanked everyone who had supported the event and a brief speech was made by Alan Milner on behalf of 'White Gold Cornwall Foundation' showing his great appreciation that they were the chosen charity for 2023. An auction followed for a variety of golfing goodies, golf lessons and drinks which added a further £300 to the days funds giving a final figure of well over £500.

A great day and one that will be repeated for future Captains in the years to come. Have a great year Mr Captain!



Kat Stopford takes over as Lady Captain at TGC

Truro Golf Club’s Ladies AGM took place this Tuesday, with the handover between Tam Lewis (now Past Captain), to the new Ladies Captain for 2022-23, Kat Stopford.

Kat is pictured here with other new recruits to the Ladies Committee, from left to right: Jess Shearer (Vice Captain), Sue Short (Committee member), Kat Stopford (Ladies Captain) and Jeannie Cain (Committee Member).

Before stepping down as Captain, Tam presented some of the remaining prizes from this year’s competitions:

Club Championship, Durning Lawrence Cup (and Silver Birdie Tree) – Pwint Lwin
Roberts Salver – Annie Maitland
Charity Cup – Joan Thomas
West Briton Bowl – Kathy Bennett
Endeavour Cup – Shirley Rawson
Bronze Birdie Tree – Cecilia Lodge pictured together with Michelle Cowls who won the Order of Merit
Puttability – Tam Lewis

Huge thanks to Tam for her solid captaincy over the last 12 months and good luck to Kat and all the Ladies Committee for the busy year ahead.

Truro's CTC Team just edge past St Austell GC

Sunday 16th on a beautiful Sunday morning at Carlyon Bay the Truro CTC team took on near neighbours St Austell and it turned out to be a very close encounter.
After the morning foursomes the score line could not be closer with the matches tied at 2 - 2. Thankfully due to a heroic performance by Jake Finn, Truro secured the vital 3/4 point as he defeated previous County Champion Matt Lock by a margin of 4&3. At the time no one realised just how important that win would mean.

The afternoon singles were led out by George Champion who would make it a short day's golf by convincingly winning 8&7. Further wins came from Alec Penrose and Paul Suddes to take the team to the brink of victory with just one match required for the win. That would prove to be not that easy to get and with defeats for Mark Bracey, Tim Rowe, Jason Hodges & Craig Thomas the match was poised and Truro needed the 8th singles match to get over the line. Although down for much of the round Pete Simmons managed to nudge ahead after 16 holes and then win the 17th hole for a 2/1 victory over Ewen Warren meaning Truro would win by just 3/4 of a point. Well done Jake!!

Next up will be a quarter final match vrs Carlyon Bay on the 20th November

Truro GC achieves 'Women In Golf Charter' status

Truro Golf Club recently had its 'Women in Golf Charter' signed off by England Golf. 2021 Ladies Captain Jenni Hosen deserves all the credit for driving this Charter through to completion and Truro Golf Club thank her for the hard work she has dedicated to achieving this over the past 12 months.  Please see attached the letter from England Golf along with the Club certification and the all important WIG Charter.

Well done Jenni!


Click on the image for more details

Pwint Lwin retains Ladies Club Championship title

Congratulations to Pwint Lwin on retaining her title as Ladies Club Champion at Truro Golf Club on Sunday. With a 74 gross in the morning round and a 78 in the afternoon she was a clear winner in the field with 152 total.

Jenni Hosen came second in the overall scratch competition with a gross 161 and Cath Andrew came a close third on 164. Shelley Cowls also had a great game to win the handicap prize with a nett 134 (2 under for the day).

Well done to all the ladies that took part and survived the challenge of 36 holes – a true test of focus and endurance in any format!

The presentation of the Silver Scratch Cup and other outstanding prizes from the season will take place at the Ladies AGM on Tuesday November 8th.

Truro Lady Seniors Open Day 2022

The winners of the Lady Seniors Open were Lindsay Sawdon & Di Hilage from Cape Cornwall. (pictured left)

Results:

1st Di Hilage & Lindsey Sawdon 51pts - (Cape Cornwall GC)
2nd Toni Stokes & Wendy Shore 48pts - (Looe GC)
3rd Joyce Cain & Chris Cummins 46pts - (Newquay GC)
4th Anne Uren & Chris Darby 46pts - (Cape Cornwall GC)
5th Anne Richards & Fiona Grose 45pts - (Cape Cornwall GC)
6th Carol Harvey & Jill Phillips 45pts (Tehidy Park GC)

Longest Drive Silver - Karen Trethewey
Longest Drive Bronze - Jane Trapmore
Nearest The Pin 2nd Hole - Sue Ofield
Nearest The Pin 16th - Kim Hawkey

Two's: Jill Phillips, Trudy Metherall, Mo Hammond (18 balls Each)

Truro Seniors Open Day 2022

Truro Seniors Open was held on Friday 22 July on a pleasantly warm summers day. The biggest event in the Seniors calendar attracted 168 golfers, with 78 being visiting players from clubs across Cornwall and beyond. The format was Pairs Better Ball, and some remarkable scores were achieved.

The winning pair were Robin Smith and Cyril Leiworthy (pictured left) from Cape Cornwall Golf Club, with an impressive 49 Stableford points. They collected an engraved glass trophy and vouchers worth £150 as their prize. Robin and Cyril were closely followed by John Lyon (Truro) and Steve Finch (Budock Vean), with only 5 points separating the top five pairs.

During the presentation ceremony, Seniors Captain Chris Yexley praised the Truro Green Keeping staff for presenting the course in such great condition despite the recent hot and dry weather. The club bar and catering staff were also thanked for maintaining a great level of service through the long day that unfolded.


Cuthbert Shephard wins the 2022 Simmons Hodge Bowl

The Simmons Hodge Bowl was played today at Truro Golf Club in very hot and dry conditions. 66 golfers participated in this 36 hole Strokeplay Open Competition.

A very well done to all the prize winners, but particularly to Cuthbert Shepherd who is our Simmons Hodge Bowl Champion 2022 with a superb net 133.

2nd was Marc Bicknell with a net 134
3rd was Rob Gurnett with a net 135
4th was Darren Hicks with a net 136
5th was Shaun Eamer with a net 137

Best gross:
1st Tom Stephens with a gross 136
2nd Mark Bracey with a gross 145
3rd Liam Wilson with a gross 146
4th Charlie Taylor-Madge with a gross 147 5th paul Suddes with a gross 147

Best Visitor was Andrew Clotworthy with a net 142

Am Round:
Best net was Andy Parkin with a net 63
Best gross was Jake Finn with a gross 73

Pm Round:
Best net was Steve Paice with a net 65
Best gross was Ben Treleaven with a gross 75

Andrew Clotworthy won the Pro’s golf bag draw.

Well done to Josh Chapman who had a hole-in-one on the difficult 14th hole. 2's prizes for both rounds have been passed on to the pro shop for payment, and any unclaimed prizes vouchers can be collected from the office.

Pictured with the Captain is the 2022 Simmons Hodge Bowl Champion, Cuthbert Shepherd.

Well done to all of you that took part and many congratulations to the prize winners. Thank you to Peter Simmons for doing the cards and for supporting the presentation.

A massive thank you must also go to Ben Treleaven of ISO spaces for sponsoring the days event.

Forthcoming Events:
Next Saturday we play the July Medal. If you haven’t entered yet please do so in the normal way on HowDidiDo.
Golf week starts on the 24th of July.

Captain

Ladies Gammon Team go down to Falmouth

Starting in glorious sunshine but ending in freezing rain, there was some great golf played on both sides and some very closely fought battles. It was touch and go but victory eventually went to Falmouth, with a close result of 4&3 and we wish them luck in their next round against Carlyon Bay.

Disappointing outcome for Truro but it was a good day’s golf played with a great team spirit. Well done to all the ladies that played and special thanks to all the caddies, supporters and sponsors.

Jenni Hosen

County Week A & B Team Preliminary Matches

The A & B team preliminary rounds were played yesterday at Tehidy Park GC. The format is Matchplay Foursomes, off Scratch for the A team and Handicap (max 12) for the B team.

Play was initially delayed due to frost, but once play began our B team playing against Bowood Park got out of the blocks quickly with Lee Wheston & James Bassett taking complete control of their match winning 4&3.
Mark Henwood & Rob Stapleton fought back valiantly from 5 down after 8 holes to lose their match 1 down.
Shaun Eamer & Craig Thomas we’re forced into extra holes by their opposition but finally came up victors with a great up and down on the 20th hole to win their match. The B Team move onto the next round to play in the afternoon against Cape Cornwall.

In the A team match against Trevose, our first pairing out was Alec Penrose & George Champion. They played some great golf but unfortunately were defeated 4&2.

Paul Suddes & Mark Bracey didn’t waste much time getting off to a fast start with a great win of 4&2.
Our final pairing of Dave Kneebone & Gary Andrew played some fine golf but unfortunately losing 4&2 to a strong Trevose pairing. Trevose advance to the next round.

After lunch our B team was in action in their 2nd round of the day playing this time against Cape Cornwall.
Shaun & Craig started quickly, determined not to play any extra holes in this match, winning relatively easy with a 6&5 victory.

However our next two groups weren’t to get such an easy ride. and both matches eventually went down the 19th hole.
Mark and Rob unfortunately came up just short to lose 1 down leaving the last pairing to decide the result.

Lee and James who had lost the last 3 holes after being dormy 3 up, closed out the match on the 19th hole with Lee sinking a 3 foot putt to secure victory for Truro.

I would like to thank both teams for representing Truro GC.
The next round for the B team is the quarter finals to be played next Sunday 10th April at Tehidy Park GC. Please support if you can.

Captain.

Steve Tiddy awarded Life Membership

Friday 24th December will not be a normal Christmas Eve for Steve Tiddy who will leave his post as an Assistant Greenkeeper after 39 years of loyal and dedicated service to Truro Golf Club.

Steve started work at Truro Golf Club in January 1983 and has been here ever since working hard to deliver a top class golf course, to the members and visitors during that time. There will not be a blade of grass that Steve has not mown or a grain of sand he has not raked during his long and much valued career at this club.

Sadly all good things must come to an end, and Steve will be leaving Truro Golf Club on Friday 24th December and in the New Year he will begin training to become a double decker bus driver. On Saturday the 18th December following the Xmas AM AM the President Mike Hicks and the Club Captain Nick Pascoe presented Steve with a 'Life Membership' to the club as Steve would now like to walk the fairways with a set of golf clubs and not a rake and a Toro mower!

In addition to the Life Membership the members of Truro Golf Club also did a collection which was presented to Steve in recognition of his long association and devotion to the club.

If you see Steve before he leaves then please give him a thumbs up and farewell, he has been nothing short of heroic and deserves our thanks for his 39 years of great service to the club preparing and tending to a course he loves so dearly.

Thank you Steve you will be missed, but we look forward to having you as a member at Truro Golf Club for many years to come.

£1,875 raised for Cornwall Hospices Care

To round off the Lady Captain’s year for 2020/21, Jenni finally got to handover her charity cheque to Cornwall Hospices Care this week.

[Pictured left with CHC representative Julie Treneer]

All in all, an amazing sum of £1875 was raised and a very BIG THANK YOU goes to all the ladies (and gents too of course!) for buying all those raffle tickets, bunker fines on the 18th, other donations in lieu of Christmas cards and at numerous fundraising opportunities throughout the last year.

A special thank you too to Shelley Cowls and Barclays for some significant match funding along the way. A great amount raised for a very special charity.

Heartfelt thanks to One and All at Truro Golf Club.
Jenni Hosen
Past Captain xx

CGU Frank Wills - Truro GC win in extra time!

On a cold and breezy Sunday morning, Truro Golf Club's Frank Wills team took on Radnor Golf Club in what turned out to be a thrilling match.
The top pairing of David Kneebone & Andy Beazley were giving 5 shots away to Nick Rees & Paul Riddle and the lads from Radnor took control early and went 3 up after 3 holes. Kneebs & Beaze kept fighting but were never able to claw back the holes they needed and would eventually succumb by a 3/1 margin.
In match no. 2, Simon Bray and Martin Rowe were giving a massive 8 shots away to the pairing of Jason Buckley & Brian Best and although playing well would find themselves 1 down after 9 holes. The shots would prove to be crucial and although Bray & Rowe got back to A/S after 11 they would lose a further three holes on the back 9 and eventually lost 3/2. However... Truro were fighting back and in the bottom match Lee Wheston & Darragh Dunleavy overpowered their opponents and won comfortably by a margin of 7/6. Match score 2-1 Radnor.
The remaining matches on the course were very tight with just a hole or two in it. Pete Cowls and Andrew Watson although 2 up thru 15 holes were dragged back to just 1 up standing on the 18th tee but would bravely hold on to win 1 up.. match score 2-2. This left Craig Thomas & Shaun Eamer to handle all the pressure and were 1 up playing the 18th.. a half would see Truro through but Radnor had other ideas and would win the hole with a par to force the extra time!
On the 1st extra hole the team from Radnor would miss the green to the right with their second shot - Truro player Craig Thomas would hit one of the best shots of the day and from the rough struck his approach shot to 12 feet and a two putt par would be enough to steal the win.
A great match, which was well contested by all players and Radnor owner Jon Barber passed on his congratulations to the Truro Captain Dave Ealing and everyone at Truro GC for making it a great day.
Truro will now face Porthpean Golf Club on the 16th January 2022.

Keep practicing over Xmas boys!

CTC - Truro fall to a dominant St Enodoc team

On a cold, and very windy day at West Cornwall Golf Club Truro faced St Enodoc in the Quarter finals of the CTC. The morning foursomes matches were lead by Jared Mortimore & George Champion who after a close battle came out winners 2/1 against Steve Buse and Louis Archer. The second paring of Simmons & Cowls were comprehensively defeated 6/5 by former County Champion Steve Chapman & his partner Ian Jolliff. Match Score 1-1.

In the third match Alec Penrose & Gary Andrew had tight tussle against Mark Justice & Josh Greenaway with the Enodoc pairing eventually winning 2/1. The final match had Mark & Tim Bracey playing Joe Combellack and Mike Masters and again the team from Rock were victorious winning by a margin of 3/2.

Truro were handed some encouraging news when 9th Man Mark Stevenson outplayed his opponent Rod Frost to win the three quarters point leaving the Truro side trailing 1.75 to 3.

Truro needing 5 points from a possible 8 in the afternoon singles faced an uphill battle and with 3 out of the top four players losing and Jared Mortimore claiming a half the match was lost early on.

The Truro side, although well beaten with the final score line of 9.5 - 3.25 showed some terrific fight and will look to build on this for next year. The Captain, Dave Ealing thanked his players and congratulated St Enodoc GC on their win and wished them well for the Semi Final.

Next up for Truro GC will be the Frank Wills Team who play Radnor GC at Truro on Sunday 28th November. Good luck to all the team.



Tam Lewis takes over as the new Lady Captain

As the Incoming Lady Captain I have only a short speech to make, but my priority is to thank Jenni, who has done such a good job with steering the ship these past twelve months. We each bring to the position something different, and my own desire over the coming weeks and months will be to concentrate on two things. Being competitive, supporting the various teams , and making Truro Ladies a force to be reckoned with. But also having fun…. and including the newer members who inevitably find the Land of Golf a strange concept. A challenge I will be looking forward to.

Christmas is coming, with various Comps, and the ladies Turkey Dinner. Truro Ladies amateur Group will be there to entertain with Scrooge…….hopefully!
A busy year ahead, and an enjoyable one.
Tam Lewis (LC)

Lady Captain's report

I can’t believe my year has been and gone so quickly. It’s been a great honour to be your Captain for 2021 and although it was a very odd year to start with, going straight into lockdown, we have still managed to complete nearly all of our internal fixtures for the year, thanks to some creative diary management and flexibility within the team and the office.

Pictured left: Jenni Hosen welcomes new Lady Captain, Tam Lewis.



It was sad that we didn’t get to compete in many of the usual county events, like the County Championship, the Baron Rose Bowl and Inter Club Handicap Shield, nor any league matches that were all cancelled due to Covid restrictions. We did get to play in the Gammon Trophy Knockout against Launceston at Newquay, and although some of the games were really close and could have gone either way, we were unfortunately knocked out by 4 games to 3. Perranporth were the eventual winners of the Trophy again this year. We also managed to fit in several friendlies , winning 5 out of 7, with 1 draw and only 1 loss. Thank you to Tam, our Vice Captain for organising those, (I know it wasn’t easy but you did a great job).

So much has happened in the last 12 months, it’s difficult to capture all the memories:- looking back to the Mulled Wine Pit Stop in the Turkey Trot, to the ‘rain stopped play’ on my Captain’s Day and our summertime Xmas party; the sad loss of the old oak tree on the 5th and the gain of the Lady Captain’s Charity bunker on the 18th. My heartfelt thanks to all the ladies for your kind support to me, all the lovely cards and gifts on my Captain’s Day and especially for your help with my charitable fundraising for Cornwall Hospice Care, which is now over £1000. Shelley has kindly applied for £725 in match funding from Barclays, plus donations behind the bar are still to be added. Our Coffee morning also did really well, raising over £500 which will really help towards refurbishing the ladies’ facilities. Thank you to all the bakers for the lovely cakes and to everyone that supported the raffle and other stalls.

Our Club is really thriving now with Dom’s ongoing course improvements; the coup of hosting County week for the first time in its history; a great new Manager in post and a steady flow of new members joining our ranks. Thanks to our Pro, Scott for his help with taking our competition fees during lockdown, which is now a permanent thing, and for his ongoing success with recruiting new ladies through the Par Tee Girls coaching sessions.

Having been a member at Truro for over 30 years, I always used to just play my golf to enjoy it and never really thought about all the work that goes on behind the scenes to make sure all the competitions and presentations ‘happen’, but now having been on Committee for a while I can really appreciate everything that this small team of volunteers do for our club. I can’t thank them enough for all the advice and support they’ve given me this year - in so many different ways - and I just wanted to acknowledge that here – I couldn’t have done it without you all! This has been a great experience for me and I would recommend to anyone being on committee as a way of really getting to know and understand the ‘heartbeat’ of our club.

A special mention to the ladies that are standing down from Committee this year, Carolyn Amy-Brooks, Nolly Michell as General Committee Members and Shelley Cowls, who has been on committee in one guise or another for as long as I can remember! Thanks to all of you for your commitment to the ladies section.

I am also very grateful to my Vice Captain, Tam, for her solid support to me in the past 12 months. I know she is keen to take over the reins now and I wish her every success in the year ahead.

Jenni Hosen
Lady Captain

Truro Senior Ladies annual Open Day 2021

Truro Senior Ladies annual Open Day was held on 5th August. Despite very wet conditions 96 ladies from throughout the County enjoyed their day.

Jenny Barrington & Maggie Holmes from Carlyon Bay (pictured left) won on count back with 42 points, 2nd were Brenda Arch & Carol Mitcham, 3rd Lynn Wilson & Mel Byrne, all from Falmouth.

The Senior Lady Captain chose to organise a raffle in aid of the Merlin MS Centre which raised £380.

Lions Club of Truro Crystal Golf Tournament 2021

On the 3rd September 2021 The Truro Lions held their 30th Crystal Golf Tournament at Truro Golf Club. After the competition itself together with the auction, raffle and sponsorship we came out with a profit in excess of £7,000.00. £5,000.00 of the profit will be donated to Children's Hospice South West and Cornwall Hospice Care whilst the remainder will go into our charity account for helping out good causes during the coming year, the account was at an all time low due to donations we made during the pandemic.

Over 50 teams of four competed for the prizes, many compete in the competition year after year. Numerous players stayed behind afterwards for a sociable drink, the prize giving and the auction and raffle. It was truly an enjoyable event. A very important part of the day is the auction and raffle where much joviality resulted in players competing against friends for some of the auction lots, In all, the auction and raffle raised very nearly £2000.00.

Peter Read
Joint Organiser.

CGU County Week 2021

Truro Golf Club hosts historic County Championships for the first time in the clubs history.

Mullion Golf Club’s unheralded Jamie Greet became only the second winner of the Cornwall Amateur Championship when he defeated Richard Ackland (St Mellion) in Saturday’s 36-hole final over a splendid Truro course. Click on the image to read more


Truro Men's Team win first round in the CTC

Truro Golf Clubs CTC side took on Mullion Golf Club in a closely contested first round tie at West Cornwall on Sunday. The teams were greeted with calm winds and blue skies for the commencement of the foursomes matches. A close match was expected and that was the result at lunch with the score line 2-2 but very the important 9th man 3/4 point going in favour of Mullion.

Truro required 4.5 points from the afternoon singles and Jared Mortimore would lead the team out top and had a great game against fellow county player Josh Chaplin eventually winning by a 3/1 margin. Alec Penrose then got revenge on current County Champion beating Jamie Greet 3/1 who he lost to in the semi final of the County Championship in September.

Truro continued winning ways with Paul Suddes beating Alex McHugh 4/3 and Truro legend Gary Andrew holding on to beat Lindsay Dale by just the 1 hole. That meant 4 points were in the bag and only a half point was required to take the match...

George Champion played George Popperwell but unfortunately lost the last hole to lose 2 down. At number six, Peter Simmons was making his CTC debut for Truro and kept his nerve to win the 17th hole to go 1 up against James Ruddick which would guarantee the half point needed for Truro to win the match. Simmons would go on to win 1 up and with Nick Martin beating Graham Cowls 4/2 the final match between Mark Bracey and Al Woodward took an honourable half giving a final score line of Truro GC 7.5 - Mullion GC 5.25.

Truro now face St Enodoc GC on the 21st November. Details on the venue to be advised.


Carolyn Waters wins the Senior Ladies Autumn Cup

Carolyn Waters won the Senior Ladies Autumn Cup on Thursday 21st October with an excellent score of 35 points. In second place was Annie Maitland with 32 points and in third place Sarah Curnow scored 30 points.

Carolyn is pictured here receiving the Trophy from Anne Pollard.

All the Presidents Men march on...

Captain Dave Ealing's CGU Presidents Trophy Team beat Tehidy Park with a 7.5 - 1.5 win at home. On a wet and blustery day it was only due to the hard work of our Head Greenkeeper, Dominic Gibbard that the match was played at all - heavy overnight rain had rendered the course virtually unplayable with greens and bunkers flooded but Dom worked tirelessly to clear the greens and prepare the course ready for the match start.

Martin Cookman led the team out and was quickly in control against Past Tehidy Captain Mark Hollis. Local knowledge was a big factor and Martin would go on to win by a 6/5 margin. This result was quickly followed by a win from Martyn Bennett by the same margin against David Williams. 2-0 Truro.

Tom Hatfield was having a close battle at number 3 but Andy Mortimore playing at 4 was comfortably in control of his match and would win 6/4. 3-0 Truro. Meanwhile the other games were all very close - Paul Griffiths playing Tehidy Junior Captain Sam Williams was having a ding dong battle and although 2 up with 2 to play was eventually pulled back and the match was halved after a fine birdie 3 from Sam on the final hole. Tom Hatfield meanwhile would win 1 up, Steve Paice then came in with a 3/2 victory over Steve Dawe to put the match out of reach of Tehidy at 5.5 - 0.5.

In the remaining matches Alex Reed won 2/1 against Paul Hoskins, Dean Harris lost to Paul Collins 4/3 and in the final match CGU County President Andrew Clotworthy lost by the narrowest of margins, to Jason Hodges 1 down. The final match score 7.5 - 1.5.

Congratulations to the team

The team now face Perranporth Golf Club away on Sunday December 5th.

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