It was Super Sunday for Falmouth Golf Club as both Falmouth Golf Club's Frank Wills (0-12 handicaps) and Cornwall Bowl players (13-20 handicaps) were in action on the same day in their respective quarter final matches.

Falmouth’s Wills team faced St Austell Golf Club at Perranporth Golf Club, where fairway mats were in place in order to protect the course.

Our team was lead out by Ben Browning and Steve Robbins, who made steady progress going one up through six holes.

Harry Drewett and Archie Fox were next out and were three up after eight holes, followed by Ash Bennett and Dave Blizzard three up through seven, Luke Geach and Callum Davis two up through eight.

The best start however was made by Matt Morrison and Will Sercombe who went four up in the first five holes and never looked back, with a six and four win giving Falmouth the first point of the day.

The remaining games were extremely tight with Drewett and Fox winning two up on 18 followed by Browning and Robbins securing the vital thirrd point on 19 after finishing all square through 18 holes.

Bennett and Blizzard shook hands on 18 for a gentleman’s half. Performance of the day had to go to Luke Geach and Callum Davis who never gave in and fought back from three down to win one up on 18. The final score was Falmouth Golf Club 4.5 St Austell Golf Club 0.5.

Falmouth’s Cornish Bowl side had to set their alarm clocks early for an 8.30am tee off at Trevose Golf Club, where they entertained Trethorne Golf Club.

Falmouth Packet: The Cornish Bowl team Mike Davies, Andy Parry, Ronnie May, Adam Cooper, Phil Jones (Vice Captain), Darren Horton, Chris Pellow, Steve Briers, Bert Coulls, Tom Pryor, Adam PryorThe Cornish Bowl team Mike Davies, Andy Parry, Ronnie May, Adam Cooper, Phil Jones (Vice Captain), Darren Horton, Chris Pellow, Steve Briers, Bert Coulls, Tom Pryor, Adam Pryor (Image: Supplied)

The experienced pairing of Steve Briers and Bert Coulls got Falmouth off to a flying start going three up after five followed by Adam Cooper and Ronnie May who were all square after five holes. Then came Chris Pellow and Darren Horton two up through five, with our last two pairings of Andy Parry and Mike Davies, and Tom and Adam Pryor, both one down through five holes.

It looked like Falmouth were in for a tough morning with three of our five pairings being down after ten holes. This Bowl side however is not one for giving up, and after Briers and Coulls won their match four and three, the match started to turn in Falmouth’s favour after 13 holes, with Falmouth up in two, level in one and down in one of the remaining four matches.

They call it squeaky bum time when you reach the last two or three holes in a match and this was certainly the case for Parry and Davies on 17 after their opponents had taken eight shots to reach the green and Davies’ drive perfectly in the centre of the fairway, the hole looked won.

But nothing is guaranteed in foursomes Matchplay golf and after Falmouth went into the water twice the hole was halved, with each side having taken 11 shots each.

With Pellow and Horton losing their match on 17 two and one, and Cooper and May winning theirs on the 18th, the match came down to the last two pairings.

Incredibly, Falmouth’s Pryor brothers Tom and Adam, who were playing against a father and son team, came back from three down with three to play to level their match on 18, along with Parry and Davies who also finished level on 18.

This sent the final two matches back down the first, which was on a temporary green. Both pairs halved the first play off hole so it was then onto the second, with Parry delivering one of his best tee shots of the day followed by Davies hitting the green with the second shot, giving Falmouth a par which was enough to secure victory. The Pryors decided to shake hands for a half, giving Falmouth Golf Club a 3.5 to 1.5 win.

Both teams are now through to the semi finals, where they will both play teams from West Cornwall Golf Club. The Wills side will play at Perranporth, and the Bowl side will play at Newquay Golf Club on Sunday, February 11. The Presidents Cup team is already through to the semi final.