Golf: Bobby Richardson finishes second in Frank Sharpe trophy competition
9:50am Thursday 9th August 2012 in Sport
All the heroics at the Olympic Games paled into insignificance on Saturday morning at Falmouth Golf Club, as the members shunned the prospect of gold, silver or bronze, for the chance to have their name up in lights in the clubhouse, writes David Holland.
A grand total of 93 members took to the course, for the Frank Sharpe trophy, and no less than four of the competitors returned scores of 67 or less.
With no extra points for degree of difficulty or execution, 4th place went to the Royal Navy's great white hope, Chris Pellow, with the first of the 67s.
Third place was occupied by Andy Morris, who having finished delivering his clotted cream early, managed to consume a tub of ice cream before heading for the first tee.
Second place went to former Olympic high jumper Bobby Richardson, with memories of the Munich Olympics of 1936 still fresh in his mind, he managed to produce a round worthy of a silver medal, also scoring 67, which included a back nine of one over par.
Gold medallist on the day was Peter Gaylard with a fantastic score of 66.
Peter had been in training for the Olympic rhythmic gymnastics team, but had to pull out when his ribbon got caught round his hula hoop, a nasty accident in anyone's book.
Results : 1st Peter Gaylard 66, 2nd Bobby Richardson 67, 3rd Andy Morris 67, 4th Chris Pellow 67.