GOLF: Hundreds play during Falmouth Golf Week

Nick Rogers Falmouth P.G.A. Professional. Keith Popperwell. Brian Craig and Seniors Captain Peter Brierley.

Nick Rogers Falmouth P.G.A. Professional. Keith Popperwell. Brian Craig and Seniors Captain Peter Brierley.

First published in Sport Falmouth Packet: Photograph of the Author by

Falmouth Golf Week proved to be a great festival of golf with over 700 golfers turning out from far and wide and, apart from a period of heavy showers on Tuesday morning, the weather was as perfect as the course itself.

Monday saw the Trefula Cup sponsored by Trewcare Ltd represented by Brian Craig. The four ball better ball winners were Simon Kearsley and Simon Ewart with a grand haul of 44 Stableford points, with second place going to Larry Lynch and Paul Martin with 43 points and third was Nicky Chinn and Steve Robbins also with 43 points. Nearest the pin was Robert Tongue, and the straightest drive was by James Greville-Smith.

Tuesday was the seniors three ball competition and the winners were the triumvirate of Brian Craig, Bobby Richardson and Keith Popperwell with an aggregate of 81 points. Runners-up were Gerry Storey, Bob Aggus and Bob Wooldridge with 79 points.

Third were Robert Edwards, John Bishop and Bob Brimson with 76 points. The Best Visitors were P Ireland, S Lagoni and J Pollard from China Fleet with 76 points. Nearest the pin was by James Smith, from Tehidy Park, and the straightest drive was by John Pollard, of China Fleet.

Wednesday was Ladies’ Day sponsored by the March Hare Ladies Fashions and Thursday saw young Brodie Kemp win the 11-hole classic with 29 points. Runner-up was James Miller with 24 points and third was Peter Lewis, also with 24 points. Dave Ambrose won nearest the pin.

Friday was the Texas Scramble sponsored by St Austell Brewery. The winning quartet were Andy McKnight, Ross Taylor, Steve Thomas and Nicky Chinn with 55. Second were Tony Annear, Laurie Magowan, Chris Timmins and Callum Davis with 55.3. They also collected a special prize for carding three 2s on the trot at the 11th 12th and 13th holes, one birdie and two eagles.

Third were Paul Collins. Zac Annear, Steve Robbins and Gareth Holt with 55.9. Steve Wicks, from Killiow GC, won nearest the pin at the eigth. Nicky Chinn won nearest the pin at the second and Lawrence Dolby won nearest the pin at the 11th. There was no disputing the winner of the straightest drive as George Popperwell put it precisely on the white line.

Saturday was the ever popular four-person team Stableford. The winners were Andy Morris, Roger Weeks, Angus MacArthur and Scott Pedlar with 114 points. Runners-up were Mr and Mrs Peter Pascoe from St Mellion GC and Mr and Mrs Sid Pascoe from Looe Bin Down GC with 113 points. Third were Paul Collins, Steve Robbins, Zac Annear and Gareth Holt with 112 points. Fourth spot went to Colin Ross, Tony Drew, Bill Ward, all Falmouth GC, and Colin Rowe of Tehidy Park with 111 points. Andy Anderson won nearest the pin and the straightest drive was won by Neville Brown.

Sunday was the Pennance Cups, somewhat fittingly won by Donna Craig, Falmouth’s club stewardess and her husband Brian who carded a superb 43 Stableford points. Runners-up in the greensomes format were Keith and Teresa Talmage with 41 points and third were Tony and Pam Annear with 38 points. The best visiting pair were Peter and Barbara Pascoe from St Mellion with 36 points. The nearest the pin competitions were won respectively by Donna Craig and Simon Cooper and the straightest drives were won respectively by Jenny Story and Paul Collins.

The prize tables were excellent all week and PGA professional Nick Rogers endured a demanding week along with the managers, committee and staff and greenkeepers who all worked tirelessly to ensure the whole week was a huge success. These comments were echoed by both Steve Burrows, director, and the club president Terry Dickinson.

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