Forty ladies supported the Falmouth Ladies’ Section Club Day on Tuesday, July 3.

Twenty-seven holes of golf were played, with 18 individual matches in the morning followed by a nine-hole Greensomes in the afternoon experiencing the first wind and rain for many weeks!

Saturday saw 60 gents tee it up for the Richard Brian Cup in perfect weather.

The scoring was the best for the year so far and John Gresson led the way with a superb two under par gross round with two equal nines of 35 apiece (21 and 22 points) for a grand haul of 43 stableford points.

John carded birdies at the first, seventh, 11th, 13th and 15th.

Runner up was Tony Schorah with another good haul of 42 points with respective nines of 22 and 20 points including birdies at the fifth, 11th and 13th holes.

Third was Crispin Merritt who also impressed with his score of 41 points with nines yielding 21 and 20 points respectively including birdies at the seventh, eighth and 12th holes.

Falmouth Packet: Mo Hammond winner (left) receives her prize from Falmouth Ladies Golf Club Captain Rachael Curnow

  • Golfers at Praa Sands played for the John Clapson Memorial Trophy on Wednesday.

John, a former captain of the Ogres and well respected golfer, passed two years ago. Gary Peters won with 37 pts, Doug Pedrick was second on countback with 37pts, Andy Hurrell came third with 35pts and Mike Hichens was fourth on countback with 35pts.

The Ladies Qualifying Monthly Medal on Saturday saw a very close finish, with Linda Gale winning with 91 - 31 = 60. Ann Seabrook came second with 89 - 28 = 61, while Wendy Keys was third with 95 - 33 = 62 on countback ahead of Lily Hiscott, who came fourth with 95 - 33 = 62.

Sunday saw the men competing for their Monthly Medal, with Michael Jacka the clear winner on 64 - 08 = 56. Andy Holmes was second with 69 - 11 = 58, Ray Crebo came third with 69 - 10 = 59 and Paul Murrish was fourth with 79 - 20 =59.

On Wednesday the ladies meet in the morning and The Ogres in the afternoon.

Over the coming weekend both sections are supporting the Cornwall Air Ambulance Charity with charity competitions. Ladies Saturday afternoon and men Sunday morning.

A mixed competition, The Sandum Salver takes place on Monday evening.

  • Chris Mason turned in a masterly performance in stifling heat at Budock Vean to win the David Sadler Memorial Trophy with an excellent net 61, which included birdies at the third, fourth, seventh and 12th holes.

In close attendance were David Townsend with a net 62 and Geoff Mills with 63.

Earlier in the week, the Ladies played for the England Golf Medal which Phillippa Oliver won with net 65. In runner-up spot was Nina Hann with 69 and third was Gill Sulley with 72.