Golf Diary

The Point at Polzeath Club of the Year 2017

The Golf diary 2017 is now published and you can find a link at the bottom of this page. Please note that there may be changes to this diary, so always call the office for up to date information. We already have many society bookings for 2017.

 

July/ August 2017 – Captains Blog

Ladies Report

The wind had calmed down for our major event on 17th June and luckily the weather was superb for the Ladies Summer Team Open (Bowmaker with 2 scores to count) when The Point welcomed over 90 ladies. We had teams from all over Cornwall participating and we were delighted with their nice comments on the condition of the course.  Played in glorious sunshine and with only a light breeze, the course looked wonderful and the greens were fast, resulting in some very high scores being recorded and even 11 birdies. Taking first place were Falmouth with 91 pts and I might add that they had never played the course before! In second place were the Tehidy ladies with 88pts and third were near neighbours St. Enodoc, with 86pts. The scoring was very close and at least six teams had 85 points.  A most enjoyable day, which ran very smoothly thanks to Libby our Club Secretary and all our helpers. A superb raffle raised £303 for The British Heart Foundation.    

Several friendly matches took place this last month, including a second ladies friendly against St. Enodoc ladies at home. Our visiting neighbours very much enjoyed their match against us and the meal afterwards with much chatter and laughter made for a good day.   This was a win to The Point. The other friendlies were two mixed matches, one of which was on 18th June being one of the hottest days for years, when we were welcomed at Carlyon Bay. It was very tough going in the heat which must have got the better of some of our players resulting in a win for Carlyon Bay. Boringdon at home was the other mixed match which was played on 2nd July when a most enjoyable day was had by all and resulted in a win for The Point. Irene Breckon, one of our committee members, is to be thanked for arranging these mixed matches which can sometimes be very difficult. 

The ladies played just one league match this month which was at home to St. Austell on 15th July winning 4.1/2 to 2.1/2. The ladies now have only three more league matches to play and all of those are away fixtures, the next being Friday 21st July away to Whitsand Bay. We can only hope for good weather and to play well and do our best. 

There are still so many events to take part in this Summer as well as our regular medals and stablefords, roll ups and mixed events to suit all levels. Our ladies have also been participating at other clubs in their Open events. This last month has been especially busy for The Point with the Harry Champion Qualifiers and finals which were very well supported by clubs from all over Cornwall.  The ever growing popularity of our golf course and leisure facilities is evident and we welcome new members who have joined in the last month. 

Mens Report

Hi everyone, well, one of most important club events has been and gone and sadly the weather did us no favours. The beer festival was of course a great success but rain reduced the numbers that came to the main Saturday afternoon and evening sessions.

Luckily enough, weather wise, we got away with it for the Saturday golf competition which again proved to be extremely popular with 29 teams taking part in a shotgun start. The individual highlight of the day was a hole in one on the 7th by Phil Moody. The winning team with a staggering 139 points was Colin and Dawn Peters, Phil Jago and Tony Forshaw a full 19 points ahead of the second placed team, incredible scoring well played you four.

On Saturday 8th July, we held the finals of the Harry Champion competition probably the seniors most prestigious day of the year. Unfortunately only one of our fours teams qualified for this and despite a stoic effort they could only finish 6th on the day. The winning side was Whitsand Bay so congratulations to them, next year we must do a lot better, it is our competition after all!

On Saturday 12th August we played a friendly match at lovely Launceston, a super day played in a great spirit. The result was really close 5 to 4 in favour of the home team.

Now, we have two major Cornish foursomes Competitions starting in the Autumn, the Frank Wills Salver (up to 12 handicap)and the Cornish Bowl (13 to 20 handicap). The club will be entering a team in each and if you would like to be considered for one or other of the teams have a look at the notice board in the golf office for details. Another big date for your diary is Sunday 10th September our Club Championship. This is your chance to win this most prestigious club competition, hopefully Simon Pearson will there to defend his title.

Enjoy your golf and hope to see you on the course or in the bar – Captain Colin.

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