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GOLF: Old skippers return to Falmouth course
FORMER captains of Falmouth Golf Club returned to the course for a special tournament, writes Keith Rashleigh.
The Past Captain’s day was held at the club on Friday with a stableford competition being played by previous skippers of Falmouth.
After rain reduced the rounds to nine holes, current club president Terry Dickinson deservedly won with a score of 20, one ahead of club director Steve Burrows.
This was not the only tournament held at the club last week as on Saturday 107 members contested the Frank George Salver.
The course was in superb condition and this was reflected with impressive scoring.
Andy Parry strolled into the clubhouse with a mighty score of 45 stableford points including birdies at the 11th and 17th holes only to be sensationally pipped by Darren Horton who carded birdies at the 5th, 12th and 13th holes.
Third was Michael Sawden with 43, while Shaun Ramsey and Ben Browning returned 41 apiece for fourth and fifth places respectively.
Then on Sunday, the Royal Duchy Bowls open was held with the format being a 27 hole mixed foursome.
Chris and Rebecca Beer were crowned champions after they played superbly for a total of 56 points to win by two points from Keith Popperwell and Carol Allen. Also on 54 were Nick Chinn and Donna Craig.
Couples Graham and Mo Hammond, Simon Cooper and Carol Innes and Paul Collins with Angela Cortis won special prizes for the three respective “nines”.
Prizes handed out were donated by Royal Duchy Hotel general manager Barry Taylor.
On Wednesday the Peacock Cup Monthly Medal, sponsored by Kelsall Steele Investment Services, was won by Michael Bartlett with a fine net 64 despite finishing with bogeys on the last two holes. Steve Perry finished second with a net round of 66.
Thursday saw the club senior’s team, led by Pete Brierley, record another crunching win by seven matches to one over visitors Trevose.
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