BARRY Lawrence became the new Captain of Falmouth Golf Club after 25 years as a member including 15 as club treasurer, writes Keith Rashleigh.

He takes over from Lucien Trathen after being voted in at the club’s AGM and his vice captain will be Peter Brierley, who was seniors captain during the past year.

The new club president is Bob Wooldridge, who had previously been secretary for ten years and a past captain.

The meeting was a positive one and the members appreciated owner David Hughes’ report on the progress being made around the club.

It was heard at the meeting with the development of properties in an adjoining field starting shortly, this will lead to a new clubhouse being constructed overlooking the spectacular bay.

During the AGM, there was also presentations done to all trophy winners at the club from the last 12 months.

Lawrence’s reign at the helm started with the Captain’s Drive-in on Saturday alongside woman’s skipper Sally Ingle.

The mixed pairs was well won by Ian Churcher and Jenny Dunstan with a superb haul of 42 Stableford points.

Mike Hodges and Liz Shone finished as runners-up with 39, with their excellent back nine proved crucial in the countback as they pipped Andy Anderson and Barbara Brown.

The men’s fourball was won by Robert Edwards and Alan Goldsmith with a grand haul of 43 points.

In second place were the father and son team of Lenny and Peter Lewis with 42 and third went to John Crossley and Ray Longstaff with 41.

On Sunday Falmouth bowed out of the prestigious Frank Wills Salver 3-2 at Truro against St Austell in a very tight match.

Paul Collins with Paul Martin and Paul Campbell with Charlie Scorse won their matches but St Austell eventually won the match overall with the last putt on the last green.