AFTER it's postponement during Festival Week, members at Falmouth Golf Club were finally able to play the annual Texas Scramble contest on Friday, writes Keith Rashleigh.

With the course in excellent condition, 130 people entered the competition and it was fireworks all the way as the quartet of Nigel Molin, Roger Weeks, Andy Parry and Tom Matthews carded a brilliant 11 under par gross 59, net 54.4, to win.

Remarkably the team of Richie Perrin, Steve Briers, Glenn Fortune and Matt Morrison equalled this score with a 12 under, only to lose out on countback.

Third were Mickey Doust, Dave Walsh, Ben Browning and Mark Butland with another terrific score of gross 59, net 55.7.

The best ladies team was Debi Hall, Liz Shone, Jane Barrington and Tracey Willington with a fine return of 56.9, while the top mixed team was Bob and Jane Wooldridge and Chris and Ella Richards with 57.1.

During the presentation, club director Steve Burrows said: “I would like to thank all the members who played and to Simon our head greenkeeper and his team for the effort they have put in over the past months.

"Shaun Cuffin one of our greenkeeping team will be leaving us shortly and he has been a great asset to us.

"Although we will be sorry to see him go he has obtained a position at the prestigious Wentworth Golf Club and we are proud to be the training course for them and we wish him well."

The following day, 81 members competed for the Frank Sharpe Cup with another blanket finish leaving the top three having to be separated on countback.

All returned with net scores of 65s, but Andy Morris was the victor after hitting birdies on the 14th and 15th holes, after recovering from an eight on the eighth.

Just like the previous day, Fortune finished as runner-up while Paul Caunter came third.

A cheque presentation was also conducted at the club for the On Course Foundation with a fantastic £1,820.50 being handed over.

The charity assists injured military personnel and veterans using golf during their recovery.