Piran Trezise was appointed captain of the Budock Vean Golf Club at the annual meeting in December.

Piran started to play golf as a junior at Falmouth Golf club with his brother and father, and with tuition from the club's golf manager Tony Ramsden.

As a junior he played with the Cornwall county squad and went on to captain his Southampton University side, playing at Stoneham GC, and played for the combined South of England Universities at The Berkshire club.

Before moving back to live in Cornwall and joining Budock Vean, he was a member at Woking, Henley and Castle Royle golf clubs.

He describes Budock Vean as “a little gem of a course” which provides a true test of golf for players at all levels.

He said: “He is delighted to be captaining the very warm and welcoming club at such an exciting time with future club developments proposed and our junior section growing quickly".

Christmas and New year festivities meant that he was unable to “Drive-In” until January 2. Even then, the course was extremely wet and he was only able to complete a drive from the first tee.

A good number of members joined him for this and an excellent buffet lunch.

The dry easterly wind allowed the course to dry for the monthly medal on Sunday.

Frost kept the course closed in the morning but there was a good turnout of hardy golfers in the afternoon. It was very cold, and the ground conditions were not easy.

Nevertheless, the new captain won the competition with an outstanding net 65.

His vice captain, James Greville-Smith, was second with 66 and David Allen third, on count back from Chris Mason, with 69.