U12s Take on the Bay!
Saturday 31st March 2018 Carlyon Bay GC
Following the recent snow that curtailed the first U12 event at St Enodoc, the rearranged competition at Carlyon Bay was played in unusually dry and sometimes even sunny weather. With 50 young golfers taking part, the event was a fantastic opportunity to play a lovely course with some spectacular views of St Austell Bay. As usual, the behaviour and attitude of the players was first class, as was some of the golf that was witnessed by the officials from the CGU and CLCGA.
In the assisted category, we saw 3 new faces introduce themselves to the golfing world:
1st Joss Bailey (Budock Vean) nett 20
2nd Harrison Gurd (Perranporth) nett 21
3rd Luke Roberts (Tehidy) nett 31
The assisted category saw some familiar faces:
1st Ella Grace Crocker (Carlyon Bay) nett 38
2nd Harry Willmott (Newquay) nett |42
The Girls Congu category included newcomer Lizzie, and last years champion:
1st Lizzie Nile (Carlyon Bay) 16 points
2nd Emma Longley (Trevose) 12 points
The Boys Congu category was very close with 3 veterans taking the top prizes:
1st Thomas Miller (Truro) 21 points
2nd Borja Arbones (Falmouth) 18 points
3rd Wilf Gammon (Trevose) 17 points
Hugo Watson (Carlyon Bay) won the chipping competition, and the putting challenge was won by Tristan Woolcock (West Cornwall).
The presentation was managed by CGU Juniors President Alan Lund, who also spent 2 hours as starter. The clubhouse was packed which was wonderful to see. This year the CGU, in conjunction with The Golf Foundation, introduced a Skills for Life award. This is not nessarily a traditional golfing award but is more targeted towards identifying key skills such as honesty, cheerfulness, manners and attitutude. The deserved winner of the glass trophy, and four ball on The Famous Nine Course was Kai Dingle (The Point). It was awarded for his very polite and cheerful demeanour.
Many thanks to our sponsors Chinnydipper and Golf Access, and to Carlyon Bay for the use of their course and their great hospitality.