South West Round-up: Cornwall’s ‘biggest’ week held at Bude

Our round-up of the latest club news from the South West

Bude and North Cornwall hosted the biggest week in the Cornwall golfing calendar at the end of May, with a host of winners scooping the various prizes on offer.

The Truro pairing of Lawrance Dalby and John Yeates took the honours in the opening event of the Cornish Golf Union’s County Week as they claimed the coveted Royal Cornwall Goblets.

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In a field of 232 players competing in the foursomes stableford event Dalby and Yeates returned 40 points to win by a narrow margin on count back from the St Kew pairing of Scott Chandler and Andy Jones.

‘Feely was one of few players to master brutal windy conditions’ Truro gained another success when Killian Geely won the CGU Lawrance Cup on day two of the county week.

Feely was one of few players to master brutal windy conditions and returned a net 72 to top a field of 32 players.

St Enodoc’s Andy Griffiths used his 17 handicap to great effect in continuing brutal windy cold conditions to get his hands on the Royal Cornwall Challenge Cup in a field of 86 competitors.

Bude and North Cornwall’s A Team claimed a memorable vicory on their home course to win the club championship for the first time in over 40 years .

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After wins against Newquay, Carlyon Bay and a semi-final victory over Perranporth they reached the final against Tehidy Park. The final was played in very windy conditions but delivered some excellent golf, with victory being secured on the 18th hole.

In the B Team championship, St Mellion claimed victory when they defeated Newquay 3-0 in the final. 

Carlyon Bay stalwart Tom Crocker got his hands on the Western Morning News Challenge Cup. The trophy has been the property of Carlon Bay of late as the 2013 winner was Pat Coombe, from the same club. Crocker had previously won the trophy at St Enodoc in 2012.

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County president and captain Paul Clahane was the winner of the Seniors Cup. The president elect of the South Western Counties Golf Association now plays off a seven handicap and scored 36 points in the stableford competition to win the trophy in a field of 70 seniors.

Home member Jim Ryan won the Jamieson Challenge trophy over the Bude and North Cornwall course as County Week drew to a close. 

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