FOLLOWING a six week break from golf, Mike Austin came storming back to win the Frank George Salver on Saturday at Falmouth Golf Club, writes Keith Rashleigh.

On his was to an impressive 45 Stableford points, Austin carded birdies at the third, sixth and another dramatic birdie four at the last saw him snatch the salver from Steve Jones, after bogied the last hole in a dramatic twist of fate on a course in excellent condition.

Jones had birdies at the 11th and 17th holes and third went to Andy McKnight with 42, including birdies at the sixth, 10th, 13th, 16th and 17th holes.

Sunday saw 22 pairs play for the Royal Duchy Bowls in fine but windy weather making scoring difficult.

The competition, sponsored by the Royal Duchy Hotel who provide all the prizes, is a mixed event contested over 27 holes.

Winning this year's battle were Chris and Rebecca Beer for the second time in a row with a score of 56.

They finished one point ahead of Brian Craig and Liz Shone, while third place went to Kevin and Julia Armstrong who had come all the way over from New Zealand.

Another couple who had travelled from another county were Dickie and Lyn Dickinson, who live in Dubai.

Last Wednesday Stephen Perry won the Monthly Medal sponsored by Kelsall Steele Investment Services with a solid round of net 69.

Runner up was Mark Butland, who had the best gross of 77, also with a net 69 where a bogey at the last cost him dearly.

In what proved to be a “blanket finish” Chris Giles took third place also with a net 69 pipping Steve Draycott into fourth place on the countback.

This Saturday is the eagerly anticipated Presidents Putter.

Bob Wooldridge the club president has a record entry of participants and the day coincides with the opening of two brand new holes and some very attractive prizes are up for grabs.