Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club

Ladies Section

Joan Sandon Rose Bowl Final — Tuesday, June 4

AN enjoyable final played between Chris Simmons and June Downes, saw Downes emerge victorious.

Past Captain’s Millennium qualifier — Wednesday, June 5

Winner: Chris Simmons — 36pts; Runner-up: Jill Tucker — 35pts.

Baron Rose Bowl — Monday, June 10

ONE-hundred and twenty players from across the county took part in this tough competition which was played as a 36-hole foursomes medal!

After 18 holes the Bude team had posted a good score with their three pairings, with all to play for in the afternoon.

With two of the pairings posting scores in the 70s, Bude knew that they were in with a chance. Congratulations to Collette Burgess and Mandy Congdon who were this year’s winners of the Baron Rose Bowl. The team also finished fifth out of 20 teams taking part.

Annodata UK Golf Club Classic (third-round) — Sunday, June 16

Saunton 0.5

Bude 4.5

THE visitors will host East Devon in the fourth-round of this national competition on Sunday, July 21, following their convincing victory on the North Devon coast.

Stableford — Wednesday, June 19

Winner: Sandra O’Connor — 37pts; Runner-up: Collette Burgess — 35pts.

Bronze Shield — Thursday, June 20

CHRIS Simmons, Jill Tucker, Judith Smith and Kathy Cheeseman represented the club in this county event at St Austell and finished in 11th place out of 21 teams.

Championship/Handicap Cups — Sunday, June 23

FIFTEEN ladies entered this event with three handicap cups up for grabs as well as the ladies club championship.

0-18 Handicap winner — Hana Dabrowski; 19-29 Handicap winner: Mandy Congdon; 30-36 Handicap winner: Sue Kershaw

Ladies club champion for 2019 — Hana Dabrowski.

EG Ping Betterball — Sunday, June 30

Winners: Hana Dabrowski and Shirley Percy — 47pts.

Launceston Golf Club

Ladies Section

Hicks Celebration Trophy — Thursday, June 30

THE team of Carole Hutchinson, Teona Chegwyn and Julie Finch were the winners of the Hicks Celebration Trophy played in sunny but very challenging windy conditions.

They finished a point clear from the team of Wendy Collins, Bridgette Hayes and Sarah Ross (63 points) with the team of Bridget Christophers, Liz Hicks and Sarah Ockwell in third on 58 points.

Australian Spoons South West regional final at Launceston Golf Club — Monday, July 1

LAUNCESTON duo Pam Wevill and Sarah Ross were the winning pair of the Australian Spoons South West regional final held at the club on July 1.

Later in the month the pair will be travelling to play in the final to be held at Woodhall Spa Golf Club in Lincolnshire.

Medal — Thursday, July 4

Winner: Sarah Ockwell — nett 73 (c/b); Runner-up: Liz Hicks — nett 73; 3rd: Belinda McSherry — nett 77.

Both Ockwell and Hicks reduced their handicaps in the process.

Club news

THREE of Launceston’s ladies played last week for Cornwall in the South West Inter Counties Match week.

The best golfers from all over the South West play for their counties against the other teams over the week and Cornwall finished a creditable third behind winners Gloucestershire.

Jan Harrison, Wendy Briggs and Cath Hopkins all contributed wins for their team.

Seniors Section

Away match v Newquay — Monday, June 24

Newquay 6

Launceston 0

SIX pairs made the trip to sunny Newquay, looking forward to the annual challenge at this fine links course overlooking Fistral Beach. 

Newquay emerged as the far better team on the day, as Launceston suffered the indignity of a whitewash.

The return leg is to be played in September when Launceston will be keen to redress the balance. 

Winners of a bottle of wine each (for nearest the pin) were Steve Hadfield of Launceston, and Dave Price of Newquay.

Away match v The Point at Polzeath — Thursday, June 27

The Point 4.5

Launceston 2.5

FOURTEEN Launceston players (seven pairs) were treated to sunny and dry conditions when they visited The Point.

The course was formerly known as Roserrow, then sold to new owners who breathed have new life into the course and clubhouse.

Nearby, is the aptly named (for many golfers!) village of Pityme. The course knowledge of ‘The Point’ team paid off, and the locals were able to beat Launceston by 4.5 to 2.5. 

Nearest the pin prize winners were Steve Ham for Launceston, and Joe Lavender for ‘The Point’.

The sides will meet again for a re-run at Launceston in August.

Seniors Guest Day — Tuesday, July 2

TWO competitions ran on Tuesday, one with the seniors bringing a guest from another club which was won by Richard Dudley and his guest M Clegg with 44 points.

The other seniors played a pairs competition which was won by Brian Alford and John Mullins with 45 points.

Home match v Teignmouth — Friday, July 5

Launceston 4

Teignmouth 1

LAUNCESTON entertained visiting seniors from Teignmouth last Friday.

The golf played by the hosts was as hot as the weather, and they pulled-off a 4-1 win against the Devon side.

There were two ‘halved’ matches in the contest, but none of the Launceston pairs lost. 

Match captain for Launceston was Alan Bessell, and nearest the pin (NTP) winner was Rob Loughran. Peter Gledhill, the Teignmouth captain also won NTP prize.

Men’s Section

Kivell Cup — Sunday, June 23

THE Kivell Cup is a different type of competition where the players effectively play matchplay against each hole on the course.

The winner was Paul Penny who was 3 up, while Baron Dorgan (2 up) and Steve Moore (1 up) were second and third respectively.

Two Castles Challenge — Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30

THIS is Launceston’s two club Open competition with Okehampton Golf Club with 260 players playing both courses over the two days.

Gross winners were Stuart Tolley and Ricky Wooldridge from Okehampton with 73 points over the two rounds.

The Nett winners were Lee Carey and Billy Searle from Okehampton on 87 points ahead of Paul Hicks and Peter Dennis from Launceston on 86.

Third was Mark Fear also from Launceston with Martyn Cox from Okehampton on 85.