Falmouth Golf Club played their first competition since lockdown on Saturday and attracted a good entry of 71 members who adapted well to the Covid-19 requirements, writes Keith Rashleigh.

The deserving winner was David Cuffin, who played steadily throughout in windy conditions for an impressive 44 stableford points.

His respective nines of 21 and 23 saw him win the first round of the Summer League by three points from Simon Adams, who carded 41 points with nines of 18 and 23, including a brace of birdies at the tenth and 11th holes.

Third was Roger Scorse, who played steadily for nines of 19 and 21 points for his 40 points. Fourth was Andy Parry, also with 40 points, with consistent nines of 20 points apiece.

Just three twos were recorded with Ray A Clark at the second, Nick Chinn at the seventh and Callum Davis achieving an eagle two at the par four 11th.

The easiest hole on the day was the par four 13th, which averaged + 0.16, and the most difficult was the par four “plateau” hole 15th, which averaged + 1.27.

  • Sunday saw the return of an organised round of golf for the men’s section at Praa Sands Golf Club.

Vice captain Ray Crebo and Mike Hatch, last year’s captain, led the first group.

The Ogres played a similar round of 4BBB on Wednesday, with a large number of players enjoying the informal afternoon. Mel Smith and Ken Lawrence played some excellent golf.

On Saturday afternoon the ladies tested their skills with a strong breeze creating quite a challenge.

Work commences in the coming weeks on the dressing of the greens and tees.

  • The Cornwall Golf Union has confirmed that the 2020 Amateur Championship will take place later this year at St Austell Golf Club.

The championship will retain its traditional format and will take place during the week beginning Monday, September 7, forming part of a revised County Week programme, subject to any further restrictions.

The 2020 County Week had been due to take place last month but was postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis.