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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