Last Wednesday Falmouth Golf Club held its AGM where Peter Brierley became the new club captain taking over from Barry Lawrence who had done a first class job in his year as captain.

Club owner David Hughes gave an informative speech which was well received by the members as he explained the progress being made at the club regarding the two new holes in play and the recent laying of another two new greens, as well as the considerable investment in new machinery for the greenkeepers.

The new clubhouse overlooking the bay will undoubtedly prove a big attraction in the not too distant future.

The new captains were welcomed on Saturday, and the day was started with a greensome/mixed greensome competition in challenging conditions. The greensome was won by club director Steve Burrows and outgoing captain Barry Lawrence with 37 points, and the mixed was won with a very creditable 40 points by Ken Arch and Val Graham, which was significant for her as it was her last competitive match at Falmouth.

The new captains had a fun drive in using exploding balls and joke clubs to entertain the their supporting members. The new captains are Carol Allan (ladies), Ben Browning (juniors) and club captain Peter Brierley.

Peter got his tenure as captain off to a fine start on Sunday as Falmouth GC overpowered Radnor GC at Mullion by four matches to one in the Frank Wills Salver to take their place in the last 16 of this prestigious competition for the first time in three years.

Despite giving strokes in all the matches Falmouth raced in to a 2up lead with excellent performances from team captain Mickey Doust and his partner Simon Hirst, followed by Paul Martin and Crispen Merritt as both pairings won by 5 and 4.

The next three matches were more evenly contested before Michael Clark partnered by Glenn Fortune secured their match at the seventeenth by 2 and 1 to send Falmouth through. Richie Perrin and George Popperwell then won 1up to put Falmouth 4up before Jason Buckly and Richard Marshall pulled one back for Radnor by winning 1up.

On Friday the club had hosted the Autumn Open, with the triumvirate of Dennis Nicholls, Mike Watmore and Brodie Kemp winning with an excellent haul of 81 points. Runners up were Roger Fairburn, Grant Nicholls and Marek Churcher with 78 points. Third were Mike Hodges, Phil Cooke and Tristan Gurd with 76 points.