Golf in Cornwall has been saddened to hear of the passing of two well known figures over the festive period.
Peter Tremain a long term member at Trevose Golf & Country Club passed away on 27th December 2019 after a long illness. Peter aged 77 was a former Cornwall County Men’s Team player and represented the Duchy with distinction for many years. He played in the SWCGA Championship Week from 1966 to 1978 taking part in a total of 93 matches of which he won 32.
A former member at both Daymer Bay and Newquay GCs, in 1964 he was described as the young local artisan shock quarter finalist in the Cornwall Amateur Championship. Whilst he lost that match he was a regular Top 32 qualifier in this competition and in 1977 reached the final where he was beaten by John Bradley.
In later years he could be found regularly playing for and at Trevose where he was a much loved figure, famed for his deep Cornish voice and broad smile.
Peter’s funeral will take place at Padstow Church at 2.30pm on Friday 17th January 2020.
Patrick Bradley, known to all as 'Paddy' was a similarly long term stalwart at Tehidy Park GC. Paddy passed away on 29th December 2019 also after a long illness, aged 86.
Paddy was a former Captain (1994) and President (2014-15) of the club and also the founder of the popular Cornwall Rugby Golfer’s Society in 1977, having represented Redruth, Truro and the Duchy. As an avid collector of Cornish pictures and postcards he published three books on the subject and his work overall led to recognition from the Cornish Gorsedd who made him a Bard in 2001.
Paddy’s Funeral will take place at St Stephens Church, Treleigh, Redruth at 1.00pm on Friday 24th January 2020.
The Cornwall Golf Union would like to extend condolences to the families and friends of both Peter Tremain and Paddy Bradley. Both will be greatly missed.