Falmouth Golf Club President John Bishop staged a first class Presidents Day sponsored by Mizuno at the Club on Saturday, raising £1,227 for his chosen charity Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust, writes Keith Rashleigh.

The overall winner was Frankie Allsopp with a very impressive haul of 46 stableford points as she carded nines of 19 and 24 points, with a three point standard scratch adjustment. Frankie had six pars on the back nine.

The Men's winner with a brilliant two under par gross 70 was Crispin Merritt. He carded birdies at the eighth, ninth, 11th and 18 holes for another impressive haul of 45 points. Runner up was Arthur Clay with a good total of 42 points just ahead of Nigel Molin on countback.

The Ladies section was won by Carol Mitcham with an impressive 45 points. Donna Craig was runner up with a good score of 42 points and third was Mo Hammond one point behind with 41.

The winner of the Junior Section was Tom Parry with a fine total of 41 points. Alex Minter also played well only to miss out on the countback.

Doug Richards won the best visitor prize with 37 points and Arthur Panter of Merlin G.C. was runner up with 33 points.

During the prize presentation Club President John Bishop thanked everyone for making the day a great success.

The event ended with Terry Dickinson, a past Captain and President of the Club, conducting the raffle with the top prize being a Mizuno golf bag won by Bill Mitcham followed by an auction.

  • Last week saw the men and ladies of Budock Vean play together in memory of lost friends and staunch past members.

In the Cook-Martin Shield, one of the oldest male players, Tony Grace, combined with the youngest lady member, Nicky Flett, to take the Shield with a fine foursomes medal score of 56.5.

Runners-up were David Kennedy and Fay Joffe (63) and third were Ted Barlow and Glenys Bateson on 64.

In the John Loughnan Memorial Salvers, an individual Stableford competition for men and ladies, the men’s salver went to Andrew Varney with 41 points on countback from Club Captain Piran Trezise. Third spot went to Mike O’Hara with 40 points.

Nina Hann retained the Ladies Salver with a superb display of golf to score 47 points. In second was Barbara Craig with 40 on countback from Angela Lawrence.

  • The last weekend saw Praa Sands Golf Club supporting The Cornwall Air Ambulance Charity.

Both ladies and men’s sections held competitions to raise funds for this very worthwhile cause.

On Saturday the ladies played the Leddra Cup. Linda Gale maintained her good form of recently and won well, scoring 37 points. 

Anna Harry was second with 35, Linda Dunford was third with 33 and Wendy Keys was fourth on countback with 33.

Sunday was the men’s turn and what a contest it turned out to be! Four players finished on 40 points so countback came into play, with Tom Armstrong coming first, Jim Duffield second, Joe Hill third and Tony Boyce fourth.

A total of £188.50 was raised and thanks go to all for participating.
Wednesday saw the ‘Ogres’ Stableford with Phil Hales winning (40 pts), Tony Boyce coming second (40) and Allan Lawrence in third (38).

On Wednesday the men and ladies play the Treliske Trophy. On Saturday it is the Ladies Invitational Day and on Sunday the men play The Kenny Pascoe Memorial Trophy.