Holsworthy Golf Club

Men’s Section

Palairet Plate — Sunday, July 1

THE Palairet Plate was played at Holsworthy Golf Club on Sunday, July 1 with Libbaton Golf Club taking the honours on the day by ten points (107) from Woodbury Park.

Holsworthy finished ninth out of the 19 teams.

Men’s Medal and First Timers — Sunday, July 8

Division One

Winner: G Snowden — 64; Runner-up: R Smith — 64; 3rd: D Cook — 68

Division Two

Winner: P Langmead — 71; Runner-up: D Wildern — 72; 3rd: L Smart — 73

Harry Champion Trophy

THE popular Harry Champion Trophy played at The Point each year was won by a team of Holsworthy members comprising of A Baker, G Chard, K Kenny, A Abrams, T Watters, M Lake, S Kiff and M Everton.

The club would like to say a big well done to them for their efforts!

Mixed Section

DCVLGA (Devon County Veteran Ladies Golf Association) Flitch Vase — Friday, July 6

HOLSWORTHY’S Barbara and Alan Abrams won the day on their home course with a score of 45 points in this competition for married couples.

They finished three points ahead of Sheila and Graham Couch from Staddon Heights Golf Club.

Barbara and Eric Lake were also in top ten (9th) after scoring 36.

Club Section

Midweek Stableford — Tuesday, July 3

Winner: M Davey — 42pts; Runner-up: S Taylor — 40pts; 3rd: M Bridgman — 39pts

Captains Day — Saturday, July 7

Men’s winner: M Menzies — 40pts; Ladies Winner: E Walmsley — 42pts; Past Captains Trophy: Winner: E Walmsley,

Vets Section

Vets Medal — Thursday, July 5

Division One

Winner: A Abrams — 69 (c/b); Runner-up: D Best — 69; 3rd: M Everton — 70

Division Two —

Winner: R Greenhalgh — 65; Runner-up: C Fowler — 65; 3rd: B Megson — 66.

Club News

HOLSWORTHY have also been hosting a Golf Access Tour which is a way of encouraging youngsters and those new to golf to play the game.

It is played over a different measured course to their normal course, with different targets set which allow the new player ultimately to be able to play on the full course.

Launceston Golf Club

Ladies Section

July Medal — Thursday, July 5

ANOTHER fabulous sunny day for the July medal competition resulted in three ladies having a cut in their handicaps.

Division One

Winner: Sharon Trafford — nett 67; Runner-up: Sarah Ockwell — 68; 3rd: Jackie Whitehorne — 78.

Division Two

Winner: Catherine Slee — nett 70; Runner-up: Anita Ley — 73; 3rd: Dolly Avery — 77.

Seniors Section

Away match v Perranporth — Monday, July 2

ON A SUN-BAKED Perranporth day, the seniors endeavoured to see whether they could compete against the locals on an excellent and very difficult seaside links course.

It could have been the sun that was their downfall, or the lack of trees that the visitors are so used to playing through. Whatever it was, it came with a vengeance.

From the outset the writing was on the wall, or rather written on the bare fairways and the brown greens.

Not one of the visiting pairs could make any headway against the home team.

The only consolation for the whitewash was David Jackson being the winner of a bottle of wine for his excellent effort of ’nearest the pin’ on the final hole.

As ever, the welcome from the hosts at Perranporth was warm and friendly and the after match meal was excellent.

For the Launceston side, the return match on Friday, July 27 will give them a chance of revenge when picking their way through the trees that were nowhere in evidence on their day by the sea!

Senior captain versus vice-captain match — Tuesday, July 3

SENIOR captain, John Bassett’s team pitted their wits against Alan Ferguson’s team and eventually won by 664 points to 638.

After the game, Bassett said: “Thank you all for playing today in this annual competition which was closely contested.

“Fortunately for me, the captain’s team came up trumps, with a score of 664 points to 638, and there were some very good scores. Congratulations to those members who played for me, even though you may not of realised it during your round.”

The winning scores are as follows:

Winners: David Price and Bill Chamberlain — 45pts; Runners-up: Martin Ryan and wildcard (Alan Creber) — 44pts; 3rd: John Rumbold and Phil Bott — 43pts; 4th: Alan Bessell and Stuart Phillpotts — 43pts (l/c); 5th: Phil Mitchell and Rodney Duke — 42pts; 6th: Derek Ratcliffe and Graham Nevitte — 42pts (l/c)

Home match v Tehidy — Wednesday, July 4

Launceston 6

Tehidy Park 2

THE current, wonderful condition of Launceston’s parkland golf course and the continuing good weather ensured an enjoyable day for all the players.

Nearest the pin for the home side was David Jackson, his second ‘nearest the pin’ prize for the week.

Men’s Section

Kivell Cup Bogey competition — Sunday, July 1

AFTER weeks of scorching hot weather, the forecast was for possible thundershowers on Sunday morning and so it proved with the rain starting as the first groups teed off and continued unabated for the majority of the competition.

The steady rain did upset the rhythm of some, but clearly not the two leading scorers Darren Chapman and Phil Bott, who finished at 4up and 3up respectively in this matchplay against the course format.

Both will be having visits from the handicap scissors!