*** Junior Tour Rd 7 date and venue changed - Now Sunday 22nd October 2023 at Carlyon Bay GC ***
Cornwall County Junior Golf Mini Tour 2023
About to Go Live!
[April 2023] Following hard work by Matt Tucknott and the generosity of a number of our affiliated clubs the 2023 Junior Tour is set for lift off.
Special thanks to all of the clubs who have offered their courses to facilitate this great initiative to grow and support junior golf development in the county. Without their support and willingness we wouldn’t be able to offer all the juniors in the county this brilliant opportunity to play and enjoy the game in this fabulous junior golf friendly county - Cornwall - Thank You! Thanks very much also to Simon Wood, Golf Access for his and their continued support of the Tour.
For 2023 there will be an increase in the number of events to 7 and the good news is juniors of all ages and abilities - with handicaps or without - can enter all 7 for just £70.
Dates have been agreed and the programme is as follows
Sunday 30th April 2023 - Launceston GC from 1.00pm
Friday 2nd June 2023 - Looe GC from 2.00pm
Sunday 2nd July 2023 - St Austell GC with morning start times
Thursday 3rd August 2023 - Perranporth GC from 2.00pm
Tuesday 29th August 2023 - St Mellion GC - times to be confirmed.
Saturday 30th September 2023 - Budock Vean GC - times to be confirmed
***Change of Date!*** Sunday 22nd October 2023 - Carlyon Bay GC
Junior Tour Application and Code of Conduct forms can be found in the sidebar to this page. These should be completed and returned to the County Secretary Chris Pountney email@example.com
Payment should be made by way of bank transfer to 'Cornwall Golf Union'
Sort Code: 30-95-08
Account No: 00015677 using the applicants name as a reference.
Mini Tour Changes for 2022
The popular CGU Mini Tour will see some changes this year but we are pleased to say once again Golf Access, Callaway Golf and Chinnydipper will be our very valued sponsors. The Mini Tour will become the CGU Juniors Tour.
As part of a concerted and ongoing effort to increase the number of juniors participating in golf across the county the season long 5 events will be open to boys and girls of all ages.
JuniorTour Organisers Mark and Linzi Hawkey have been busy in the close season and have arranged dates from May through to September at St Mellion, Merlin, The Point at Polzeath, Truro and St Enodoc Golf Clubs. And all of this will cost just £60 with the juniors not only playing 9 holes but also benefitting from coaching sessions prior to setting foot on the courses.
In a further addition to the schedule a 9 hole Junior Championship will also take place in August at Radnor GC which was the venue of a very successful pilot at the back end of 2021, Further details of this event will follow.
If you wish to join the Junior Tour the please complete the Application and Code of Conduct forms in the sidebar and return them to the CGU Secretary together with requisite payment. Banking details are included on the Application Form.
Mark and Linzi say 'We are recommending juniors book a place soon to avoid any disappointment as this seems very popular and places will be limited. Nevertheless we look forward to once again seeing you all at St Mellion in May.
***Final Event Carlyon Bay GC Sun 22nd August 2021***
The final event of the CGU Mini Tour 2021 takes place at Carlyon Bay GC next Sunday.
(From Linzi Hawkey)
Please find the Coaching and Tee times for Sunday here
As this is the final event we will be having a presentation of the prizes and trophies. Food has also been arranged for you the players.
The menu choice is as follows:
- Sausage and Chips
- Ham and Chips
- Chicken Nuggets and Chips
- Plus Squash
If you have any dietary requirements please let me (Linzi) know but Carlyon Bay would like to have our order in advance so again please advise as soon as possible.
We look forward to seeing you all again next Sunday
U12 Mini Tour OoMs after Rd4 at Merlin GC Sunday 25th July 2021
Reports on Rd 3 (St Austell Sunday 6th June) and Rd4 (Merlin Sunday 25th July) can be found on the CGU U12 Mini Tour Facebook page here
Rory Heads Mini Tour at Truro
[From Linzi Hawkey] CGU U12 Mini Tour Round 2 Sunday 16th May 2021
It was lovely to see so many happy faces on Sunday at our 2nd event held at Truro Golf Club, even though there were frequent showers!
Firstly we would like to thank Truro Golf Club for allowing us to host the event, Scott Richards for assisting with the coaching, Sam Hawkey who was our starter and of course Mark Wallwork for the fantastic photographs. You can see the Mini Tour Facebook page for pictures.
The day began with pitching tuition from Mark (Hawkey) and Scott and then onto the course for our 9 hole competition.
I would like to apologise for the delay in publishing the results, we had some software issues, but I now have the results and can confirm that any handicap adjustments will be made at midnight tonight (18th May 2021) when the scores are uploaded from our software provider to the WHS Portal.
The prizes for Sunday are as follows:
CONGU Boys winner was Rory Hudson (West Cornwall) with 24 points, whilst second place went to his clubmate Joseph Kevern on 22 points. 3rd Place was Henry Lewer (Mendip) with 20 points.
The CONGU Girls was won by Isabelle Wakeling (Falmouth) with 16 points and 2nd Place went to Isla Coombes (Newquay) on 12 points.
The Golf Access Category had joint winners with nett 44s from Sean O’Mahony (Tehidy Park) and Sebby Hutchings (arlyon Bay) whilst in 3rd place was Rory Best (Radnor) with a nett 48.
Sean and Rory have improved and secured Golf Access band changes from Charcoal to Emerald.
Finally the Putting Competition was won by Harrison Gurd (Perranporth) with 15 putts.
A big well done to everyone who played today, the parents, grandparents and uncles for walking the course and caddying. We look forward to seeing you all at St Austell Golf Club on Sunday 6th June.
Mini Tour Starts at St Enodoc
The CGU U12 Mini Tour got underway on Sunday 18th April 2021 at the glorious St Enodoc GC.
A total of 29 entries have been received for this years tour with juniors from both Devon and Somerset also included. The Tour is sponsored by Chinnydipper Styling Junior Golf, Callaway Golf and Golf Access.
Mini Tour days combine coaching and playing sessions with the latter contributing to an overall Order of Merit across the five tour dates.
Good Luck everyone and enjoy!
Mini Tour 2021 - Fixtures Now In Place!
A message from Mark and Linzi
Thank you for your support in 2020.
We would like to wish you all a belated Happy New Year and hope you are all keeping well and staying safe.
We are excited to announce that Callaway Golf will co-sponsor the mini tour series alongside Chinnydipper this year.
We have been busy organising the 2021 season and have confirmed the following dates and venues:
Rd 1 St Enodoc Golf Club – Sunday 18th April
Rd 2 Truro Golf Club – Sunday 16th May
Rd 3 St Austell Golf Club – Sunday 6th June
Rd 4 – Merlin Golf Club - Sunday 22nd July
Rd 5 – Carlyon Bay Golf Club - Sunday 22nd August
To enter this year’s Mini Tour please complete the CGU Mini Tour Application form and Code of Conduct 2021 which are attached and return them to Chris Pountney, The CGU Secretary. And payments can be made direct as outlined on the application form.
We look forward to once again seeing you all at St Enodoc Golf Club in April.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Mark (07814 705688) & Linzi (07804 470231)
Mini Tour to Conclude at Trevose
CGU U12s Mini Tour Rd 5 Trevose G&CC Tuesday 27th October 2020
The CGU U12s Mini Tour reaches its conclusion next Tuesday at Trevose G&CC. With 4 previous events having been completed this final round will determine the 2020 winners, Organisers Mark & Linzi Hawkey have worked hard in this of all years to ensure the rounds have taken place and more importantly their efforts have seen the competition staged safely,
CGU Juniors President, Matt Tucknott says "It's great to see we have managed to facilitate all of the CGU’s Mini Tour 2020 Series during this strange year, whilst so many other things have been cancelled or postponed. Credit to Linzi & Mark and everyone else who have been busy organising the events, creating these opportunities for so many junior golfers, boys & girls to enjoy some friendly junior golf"
Start times for the golf and coaching have been published and can be viewed on the Tour's Facebook page here
Good luck everyone!
Mini Tour Rd 4 West Cornwall - A Lovely Day!
(Linzi and Mark Hawkey report)
What a beautiful day we had at West Cornwall today! The sun was shining and the children were smiling!
Firstly we would like to thank West Cornwall Golf Club for allowing us to host our event, Andy Kevern for being our starter today, Mark Wallwork our U12s photographer and Sam Hawkey for helping where needed.
The day began with tuition from Nicolas Brewaeys and Mark Hawkey, thank you Nicolas for your help.
Then onto the course for our 9 hole competition and the prizes are as follows:
Congu Boys winner and best gross went to Tiernan Wallwork from Tehidy Park with an excellent 21 points, 2nd place on count back was Ethan Kinski from St Mellion with 16 points and 3rd place Harrison Gurd from Perranporth again with 16 points.
The Congu Girls was won by Katie Champion from Newquay on count back with 15 points and 2nd was Jess Prior from St Austell again with 15 points.
Golf Access Unassisted Category was won by Isaac North from Trethorne with a nett 38 and 2nd Place went to Archie Ridgwell from Carlyon Bay and Theo Hubbard from Radnor both with nett 40.
Golf Access Assisted Category was won by Alfie Sanders from Newquay with an excellent 32 nett and in 2nd Place Yves Armstrong-Donaldson from West Cornwall with a nett 36.
Finally the Putting and Chipping Competitions.
The Putting Competition was won on count back by Thomas Miller from Newquay with 15 putts.
Isabelle Wakeling from Falmouth and Archie Ridgwell from Carlyon Bay were joint winners of the Chipping Competition
A big well done to everyone who played today and we look forward to seeing you all at our final event at Trevose Golf Club on Tuesday 27th October.
See the Tour Facebook Page for pictures.
Order of Merit Positions
Mini Tour Rd 3 Newquay Monday 24th August
(Linzi and Mark Hawkey report)
Today we held the third event of the U12 Mini Tour series at Newquay Golf Club and well done to all who played. We would like to thank Newquay Golf Club for hosting the event and making us welcome. A special thanks goes to Cornwall County Captain Charlie Phillips for being our starter today and Sam Hawkey our photographer (you were missed Mark Wallwork). The day started with putting tuition from Mark Hawkey and Josh Hancock, thank you both.
The competition results are as follows:
The winner of the CONGU Boys competition was Harrison Gurd from Perranporth with an excellent 25 points, 2nd place and with the best Gross prize went to Thomas Miller of Newquay with 22 points and 3rd place was Oliver Cunningham from Yelverton with 20 points.
The CONGU Girls competition in 1st place Katie Champion of Newquay with 18 points and 2nd was Daisy Lane of St Enodoc with 13 points.
The Golf Access Unassisted category was won by Ryan Tozer of Trethorne.
Golf Access Assisted category winner was Pablo Beare of West Cornwall with a nett 36 and 2nd place Yves Armstrong-Donaldson of West Cornwall with a nett 39. Also well done to Millie Rimmer who has progressed to the next level of Golf Access and goes to Charcoal Band.
Finally to the Pitching and Putting Competitions:
The winner of the Pitching competition was Quinn Bateman of St Enodoc with joint winners of the Putting competition being Jack Welch of Whitsand Bay and Rory Hudson of West Cornwall.
Thank you all for making today such a great and enjoyable day and see you all on Sunday 13th September at West Cornwall Golf Club.
Good Luck to Ethan Kinski who is playing in the Wee Wonders in Scotland this weekend. Fly the flag for Cornwall Ethan and all the best.
See the Tour Facebook Page for pictures.
Mini Tour Hits Merlin
CGU U12 Mini Tour Rd 2 Sunday 26th July 2020 Merlin GC
A great day had by all as we restarted the U12s Mini Tour 2020 after lockdown. A massive thank you to Merlin Golf Club for letting us host this event at short notice and for making us welcome. We would also like to thank Mark Wallwork for yet again capturing some great photographs (especially as it’was his birthday!) Happy Birthday Mark. You can see all the great pictures captured by Mark on the Mini Tour Facebook page as well as other information.
The prizes for the 2nd event are as follows:
The CONGU boys competition, again had very impressive scores, in 1st place Edwyn Grubert from St Austell with 26 points, 2nd Harrison Gurd from Perranporth with 23 points and 3rd Ethan Kinski from St Mellion with 22 points.
The CONGU girls competition in 1st place Katie Chapman from Newquay with 22 points and 2nd place Jess Prior from St Austell with 20 points.
Now to the Golf Access categories. Unassisted 1st prize goes to Levi Somerville from Newquay with a nett 42.
Assisted category 1st place Alfie Sanders from Newquay with a nett 38 and 2nd place Seb Hutchings from Carlyon Bay with a nett 40.
The gross prize today goes to Thomas Miller from Newquay.
The nearest the pin competition: CONGU category was Todd Boumphrey from Whitsand Bay and Golf Access category was Yves Armstrong-Donaldson from West Cornwall.
Well done to everyone who attended today and it was lovely to see you all enjoying your golf again. We look forward to seeing you all at the next event at Newquay Golf Club on Monday 24th August.
Mini Tour Update
Organiser Mark Hawkey has been busy ensuring alternative dates are in place to ensure the Mini Tour can be completed this year. Thank you Mark (and Linzi!)!
Confirmed future dates are as follows:
Sunday 26th July *** Venue Changed to Merlin with a 1230 start - no Coaching ***
Monday 24th August Newquay GC
Sunday 13th September West Cornwall GC
Tuesday 27th October Trevose G&CC
Due to the current Coronavirus situation a number of Junior fixtures have been postponed and for the minute these include the U12 Mini Tour events on Sunday 19th April at Trevose and Sunday 3rd May at West Cornwall.
We hope everyone stays safe and look forward to seeing you all again hopefully before too long. We will certainly be looking to resume the Mini Tour this year as and when conditions are safe and permitted.
U12 Mini Tour 2020 Gets Underway at St Enodoc
A fantastic day was had by all to start the U12s Mini Tour 2020. A huge thank you to St Enodoc Golf Club for letting us host the first event and for making us feel most welcome. Everyone enjoyed the coaching by Matt Tucknott with his wing man Sam!!! I would like to also thank Dave Watson who was our starter for today and I'm sure he offered his words of wisdom to you all. Finally, our man behind the lens, Mark Wallwork who captured some terrific photographs. A whole host of images can be found on the U12 Mini Tour Facebook page by clicking here
Now to the prizes, firstly the joint winners of the putting competition today were Tiernan from Tehidy Park and Jay from The Point at Polzeath who both had 14 putts.
The CONGU boys competition with some very impressive scores, in 1st place Ethan Kinski from St Mellion with 28 points, 2nd Thomas Richards from St Enodoc with 26 points, and 3rd Will Dingle from The Point at Polzeath with 25 points.
The CONGU girls section was a very close affair and winning on count back was Isabelle Wakeling from Killiow followed by Daisy Lane from St Enodoc both scoring 19 points.
In the Unassisted catergory, 1st place Theo Hubbard from Killiow with a nett 31, 2nd Isaac North from Trethorne with a net 32.
Finally in the Assisted catergory 1st place Milan Hodgson from Tehidy Park with a nett 32, 2nd Rory Hudson from West Cornwall with a nett 41 and 3rd Joseph Kevern from West Cornwall with a nett 43.
The gross prize today goes to Jack Welch from Whitsand Bay.
We thank everyone for attending today and look forward to seeing you all again next month at Trevose Golf Club.
2020 U12s Mini Tour Dates Announced
The dates of CGU U12s Mini Tour events for 2020 have been announced by Mark Hawkey who takes over the running of these for the New Year.
Mark, a well repected PGA Professional with over 30 years experiencce, brings a new style to the role and he has already been busy organising dates and venues for this popular series.
He is experienced in working with golfers of all abilities from the complete beginner to fellow golf professionals, having started his golf career at Perranporth Golf Club before moving to Tehidy Park as the Head Teaching Professional. He then moved with his family to be the Head Professional at the renowned Championship Links Course in Tenby South Wales where he worked for over 11 years, during which time he also established himself as a County Coach. Mark then moved back to his native Cornwall where he now coaches full time at Treloy Golf Club. He has been actively involved in coaching juniors in the Duchy since.
The first event will take place at St Enodoc GC on Sunday 15th March 2020.
Sunday 19th April 2020 - Trevose G&CC
Sunday 3rd May 2020 - West Cornwall GC
Sunday 14th June 2020 - Newquay GC
Sunday 26th July 2020 - Bowood Park GC.
Further information on the U12s Mini Tour will follow.
Superb St Austell Hosts Fantastic Final Day!
Well, our final event of the year was superb, as was the course and hospitality shown by St Austell Golf Club, as 50 of our Chinnydippers literally took over the club!
The day started early with coaching by Josh Hancock and Mark Hawkey, before the CONGU players tackled the back 9 holes, and those playing Golf Access played the front 9 holes. Many thanks to Alan Lund and Simon Ferguson Smith for starting, and to Ross Facey who set up the very entertaining putting and chipping competition.
Mr and Mrs Chinnydipper turned up with their range of clothing and accessories, and were kept busy all day. All the juniors enjoyed a meal in the clubhouse. Mike Ellis, the CGU President (pictured) joined us for the presentation, and the ever reliable Mark Wallwork was kept busy snapping away with his camera. So many people help to make this Tour a success and it is very much appreciated.
Before we get to the results, it is hugely important to recognise that all the kids who took part in this Tour are winners - I am sure there are new friendships, there were loads of smiles and a lot of fun was being had. This is how golf should be.... Fun, accessible to all and fun. Did I mention it should be fun?
Archie Carnegie - U12 Mini Tour Order of Merit winner CONGU Boys
Event 5 Results
Assisted - 1st Milan Hodgeson 2nd Levi Sommerville 3rd William Uglow
Unassisted - 1st Joab Atkins 2nd Harrison Gurd 3rd Fred Kirkland
CONGU Girls - 1st Isla Coombes 2nd Sienna Hickling 3rd Daisy Lane
CONGU Boys - 1st Heath Coombes 2nd Archie Carnegie 3rd Jack Welch
Putting - Jack Welch Chipping - Jack Mallet
Tour Order of Merit
Assisted - 1st Levi Somerville 2nd Archie Ridgewell 3rd Isaac North
Unassisted - 1st Fred Kirkland 2nd Harrison Gurd 3rd Alfred Treeby
CONGU Girls - 1st Sienna Hickling 2nd Daisy Lane 3rd Charlotte Jenkin
CONGU Boys - 1st Archie Carnegie 2nd Heath Coombes 3rd Joss Bailey
That is all from the Tour this year, so keep playing and enjoying golf!
Reminder re U12 Mini Tour Rules
I thought it was another great event at Trethorne recently. However following comments following the day from some of the players, I think it is an appropriate time to emphasis some of the rules, and etiquette. It is so important to abide by these rules for a number of reasons. Please do so, as we really do not want to enforce any penalties or disqualifications in the final round at St Austell later this month.
NO caddying - including pushing trolleys, handling clubs and advising
Scoring to be worked out by the players involved
Ball spotting - please ball spot for the whole group.
Please keep your distance from the players. By supporting your child you may inadvertently pressurise another player.
Please assist with equipment if needed.
NO help with club advice, or shots.
Advice on rules nay be given (they are here to learn!)
Scoring can be aided by adults.
Ball spotting - please ball spot for the whole group.
Please assist with equipment if needed.
Full help with club advice, or shots, if needed.
Advice on rules nay be given (they are here to learn!)
Scoring can be aided by adults.
Ball spotting - please ball spot for the whole group.
It is also important to note that air shots are shots and should be counted.
Trethorne Torrents fail to stop Tourers!
Usually comments centre around what lovely weather we have during the Mini Tour Events. Not today. It rained. And it rained a lot...
However this did not deter the majority of our mini golfers as 45 of them took to the beautifully laid out Trethorne Golf Club. Seasoned golfers would have looked twice at the weather this afternoon but once the juniors had had their coaching from Matt Tucknott and Andy Welch, they were literally raring to go!
We were impressed. Very impressed and everyone completed their rounds!
So in the CONGU Putting, Tiernan and Heath tied for 1st place.
In the boys CONGU comp, Harry Wilmott had a fantastic round scoring 25 points off the 9 holes to claim his first tour victory.. In second came Joss Bailey with 23 and Harry Lusher continues his form with a highly credible 20 points.
The girls CONGU comp also saw some fantastic scores with Sienna Hickling once again topping the table with 20 points, Daisy Lane shooting 17 and Charlotte Jenkin 15 to come in 3rd place.
In the unassisted category, local boys Alfred Treeby and Joab Atkins both scored nett 41 with Joab sneaking into second on countback. In first place, not for the first time this tour, Fred Kirkland put in a fantastic nett 37. Alfred and Fred also won the putting competition.
In the assisted category, Levi posted a nett 42 to come 3rd but once again the local boys shone - with William Uglow scoring 42 to come second but way out in front was Isaac North carding a great nett 37.
Awesome results Chinnydippers! Very well done indeed!
U12 Ryder Cup Event
Monday 27th May 2019 Carlyon Bay GC
Both teams above as Captains Hugo Watson and Jack Welch shake hands
The Duchy U12 Ryder Cup event was held at Carlyon Bay today - 14 U12’s playing 9 holes foursomes in the morning, and 18 holes of individual matchplay in the afternoon. Two teams of 7 led by County U12 Captain Hugo Watson, and his Vice Captain Jack Welch. We also had the added benefit of Director of Junior Coaching Matt Tucknott providing coaching and advice all day, which was very much appreciated.
After the morning matches, Hugo’s team held a slender 2 - 1 lead with Hugo and partner Jack Mallet, and Alfie Middlewood and James Tucknott taking wins with Thomas Miller and Finn Hendra scoring the point for the Vice Captains team.
The afternoon matches were a very tense affair, with the last match playing a pivotal role. Hugo led from the front with a good win. However Jack’s team then won 3 matches on the bounce with Jacob, Tiernan and Thomas winning. The final 3 matches all featured local boys and Jack, and the resurgent Alfie scored important wins. The final match of Finn and Henry Barnett was tight all the way around. With Finn 1up on the 18th tee, Henry did well to win the hole and halve the match.
This resulted in a win for the Captains side 5.5 to 4.5. In many ways the result is immaterial - friendship, leadership and teamwork were much more important.
The course played superbly despite the sunshine, wind and rain, and the clubhouse staff looked after the juniors extremely well.
Most of all it was fun, as golf should be. Well done all that took part!
CGU U12 Mini Tour Carlyon Bay 21st April 2019
Our county U12's has another fabulous day at Trevose today! We are so fortunate to be able to use their fantastic facilities., and we are truly thankful to the genoristy of Nick Gammon and his team. Once again our coaching professionals Matt Tucknott and Josh Hancock put the youngsters through their paces on the chipping practice area. before they were let loose on the two 9 hole courses.
The coaching obviously worked as well, as you can see. Despite the breeze and the initial cold before the sun came out, some of the scoring was fantastic. It is worth noting here the help that parents give inmaking this Mini Tour successful. We have a team of Steve Hurst and Simon Prior, whose help is always invaluable in managing the cards and checking scores. Thank you to you both.
Thank you also to Simon Wood and Steve Hurst for starting the juniors on their rounds. Simon, the creative mind behind the development of Golf Access also stayed on to present the prizes to the assembled throng.
We had a 3 way tie in the putting Comp, each having 3 aces - congratulations Archie, Jay and Bradley.
In the assisted category, the scoring was competitive - 1st Levi Somerville 34, 2nd Archie Ridgewell 35 and in 3rd was Alfie Sanders with 36.
The unassisted category saw Fred Kirkland win with 37, Harrison Gurd coming 2nd with 38, and Todd Boumphrey carding 41.
The congu girls saw some extraordinary scoring. Sienna Hickling produced a fantastic 29 points, Isla Coombes scored 24 points just pushing Daisy Lane back into third on countback.
The boys also had a very tense competition. Archie Carnegie took first with 21 point, beating Heath Coombes on countback. Kian Williams put in a great performance to come third with 20, beating 3 other with 20 on countback.
Great venue, great friendships, and great golf. Another example of junior golf at it's very finest.
Chinnydippers Calm Carlyon Bay...
CGU U12 MIni Tour Carlyon Bay 21st April 2019
Our U12 golfers had the pleasure of playing Carlyon Bay Golf today on what was simply a warm, and breath taking day. As usual, birthday boy Matt Tucknott and Josh Hancock provided some first class coaching on the short course prior to the tee times. County president Alan Lund oversaw the first tee as is now customary.
With the course starting to firm up, we were expecting some good scores and we were certainly not disappointed.
In the Boys Congu, Thomas Richards took first place with 24 points, Jay Dingle in second with 21 points beating local boy Hugo (lowest gross of 38) who also scored 21 points.
It was Sienna Hickling who won the girls section with 20 points, Charlotte Jenkin (lowest gross of 52) in second with 19 points and Ella Grace Crocker with 18.
In our Unassisted Golf Access category, Fred Kirkland from Tehidy took 1st place with a nett 41. Alfred Treeby (lowest gross of 45) placed second with a nett 42, and Harrison Gurd with a nett 43.
The Assisted Golf Access section saw some remarkable scores! Archie Ridgewell placed first with a nett 32, Alfie Sanders with a nett 37 in second and finishing in 3rd was William Wilcocks with a nett 38. Well done to young William Uglow who scored the lowest gross of 44.
After the prresentation, the pressure was well and truly on Josh Hancock as he was putting to beat the best child’s score to win 48 Easter Eggs. Luckily the kids won, and the eggs were shared.
We had a lot of help putting on this day, with golfing parents from Tehidy, St Austell, Carlyon Bay, Radnor and Tehidy all chipping in. Thank you all for a wonderful day. Happy Easter!
Duchy U12's begin 2019 Tour at St Enodoc
Granted, it wasn't the warmest day we have ever had but at least it it didn't snow like last year! Weather aside, what a day was had by 50 of the aspiring U12 golfers in the County. We had it all with some tremendous scoring across all the categories. This year the County laid on short coaching sessions with Cornwall Director of Junior Coaching Matt Tucknott, and stalwart Mark Hawkey, coaching 40 juniors before they even set foot on the Holywell Course.
Continuing his long standing tradition, Juniors President Alan Lund braved the wind and rain for 2 hours ensuring that our youngsters made it onto the course safely. And then it was up to the golfers. Admin, form filling, coaching, safeguarding and starting had all been completed and it was then up the children to show us what they could do. Little could we foresee the scores that came in!
The Golf Access assisted category was won by William York from Tehidy with a nett 27, followed by Levi Somerville (33) from Newquay and Will Dingle (35) from the Point gathering 3rd place.
In the Golf Access unassisted category, Adele Boumphrey from Whitsand Bay won with a nett 33, from Alfred Treeby from Trethorne (34), and Harrison Gurd (38) mopping up 3rd.
The CONGU girls section also had some terrific scoring (and no doubt significant handicap adjustments). Sienna Hickling from Newquay taking first place with 28 points, Genevieve Facey from St Austell coming second with 27 points and young Charlotte Jenkin from West Cornwall continued her progress with 23 points.
And the boys CONGU have got the handicap lephrechaun looking for more pencils! In first place was Joss Bailey from Budock Vean with 29 points. Outstanding! In second was young Jack Mallet with 26 points continuing his almost vertical handicap decrease. In third with a mere 24 points (!) was Harry Lusher from St Mellion. Jacob Murphy from West Cornwall only missed out on 3rd place by virtue of countback.
Tiernan Wallwork from Tehidy won the putting competition, whilst Hugo Watson and Hannah McGrath recorded the lowest gross scores in their categories.
Thank you very much to St Enodoc for allowing us to use your course and facilities, it was awesome! And also many thanks to Nick Williams, the Club Professional who kindly provided use of the range and the balls used for coaching completely free of charge. Thank you to the club house staff, who had to deal with a buzzing environment, and a continuous stream of cheesy chips.
Junior golf at it's very finest.
U12s Five Counties - Cornwall Finish Fourth
U12 Five Counties Tournament , Sunday 23rd September 2018, Wheathill GC, Somerset
Cornwall U12s finished fourth of the 5 counties competing in the second year of the championship introduced especially for these budding golfers, and which took place this year at the parkland venue Wheathill GC in the far east of Somerset. With the best 4 from 6 scores to count Cornwall finished on a total of 145. Winners were Dorset with a massive 191 from runners up Wiltshire (183). Third spot went to Devon on 148 with host county Somerset just the one point behind Cornwall.
The Cornwall team were led by Harry Richards (Carlyon Bay) and the U12s Captain did his bit top scoring for the Duchy with 39 points. Richards was accompanied by Harry Taylor (St Mellion, 35), Hugo Watson (Carlyon Bay, 36), Harry Drewett (Falmouth, 35), Thomas Miller (Truro, 35) and Jack Welch (Whitsand Bay, 33).
U12s Boys Beaten by The Girls
The CGU U12 squad-pictured above - and the CLCGA U14 team competed today on a sun drenched but beautifully presented Carlyon Bay Golf Course.
The first 6 players from each team played an individual matchplay, and the girls played superbly to win overall with 4 .5 points to 1 .5 points. There were some great battles out on the course along with some pretty terrific golf.
Young Quinn Bateman played 18 holes of stableford with Daisy, as the rest of the squad played 9 holes of stableford. It was the boys who won this section with a terrific combined scores of over 100 points.
After the match the players all enjoyed traditional golfing tucker which was, as always, excellent.
The best thing about today? The children all enjoyed the day....it was relaxed, fun and everyone talked to each other. .......... Just as it should be!
Picture - (Back row L to R: Wilf Gammon, Tommy Miller, Xander Spratt, Harry Richards, Jack Welch, Hugo Watson, Harry Drewett. Front row left to right - Tiernan Wallwork, Heath Coombes, Quinn Bateman and Alfie Middlewood.
West Cornwall Wows U12's!
West Cornwall Golf Club was the perfect host for the finale of the CGU U12 Mini Tour on July 22nd. The course was spectacular, the weather once again roasting and there was a palpable sense of anticipation in the air.
Over 50 children competed in their respective categories, and enjoyed a great meal before the presentation. Mike Ellis, the CGU President, and Alan Lund, the CGU Juniors President took charge of the prize giving in front of a packed club house.
The Event Prizes
SCRAMBLE - Thomas Miller (Truro), Jack Welch (Whitsand Bay) and Harry Richards (Carlyon Bay)
CHIPPING - Jack Welch (Whitsand Bay)
PUTTING - Tristan Woolcock (West Cornwall)
PRESIDENTS CHOICE - Tristan Woolcock (West Cornwall)
1st Hugo Watson (Carlyon Bay) 22 points
2nd Harry Taylor (St Mellion) 18 points
3rd Harry Drewett (Falmouth) 18 points
1st Hannah McGrath (Carlyon Bay) 16 points
2nd Daisy Lane (St Enodoc) points 13 points
Unassisted Golf Access
1st Ella Grace Crocker (Carlyon Bay) nett 52
2nd Jack Mallet (Carlyon Bay) nett 57
Assisted Golf Access
1st William Uglow (Trethorne) nett 39
2nd Sienna Hickling (Newquay) nett 39
3rd Isaac North (Trethorne) nett 41
And so to the overall Championship Results , with the best 4 from 5 scores to count...
1st Harry Taylor (St Mellion) 39 points
2nd Wilf Gammon (Trevose) 38 points
3rd Alfie Middlewood (Carlyon Bay) 37 points
1st Hannah McGrath (Carlyon Bay) 60 points
2nd Daisy Lane (St Enodoc) 58 points
Unassisted Golf Access
1st Ella Grace Crocker (Carlyon Bay) 60 points
2nd Jacob Murphy (West Cornwall) 54 points
Assisted Golf Access
1st Joss Bailey (Budock Vean) 54 points
2nd Sienna Hickling (Newquay) 40 points
3rd Harrison Gurd (Perranporth) 39 points
Many thanks to our sponsors Chinnydipper and Golf Access, to Mark and Jim for the photography work, our officials and helpers, and especially Andrew for his dedication today.
Well done to all the players, and have a wonderful summer! Keep practicing and playing!
Tehidy Park is a Winner for the U12's!
60 Juniors, blazing sunshine, nervous parents, England wining a football match and a putt off can only mean one thing.... Round 4 of the U12 Mini Tour at Tehidy Park Golf Club.
The Presidents Choice Award was given to young Charlotte Jenkin from West Cornwall Golf Club for her competitiveness, determination and cheerfulness.
The Putting was won by Xander Spratt after beating Archie Carnegie in a very tense putt off in front of a lot of people! Well done both.
James Tucknott won the chipping by a considerable margin, and it was great to see his smile.
In the Girls Category:
1st Daisy Lane - 21 points
2nd Hannah Magrath - 19 points
In the Assisted Category:
1st Joss Bailey - nett 39
2nd Charlotte Jenkin - nett 42
3rd William Ugow - nett 43
In the Boys Category:
1st Harry Taylor - 20 points
2nd Heath Coombes - 19 points
3rd Tiernan Wallwork - 19 points
In the Unassisted Category:
1st Jacob Murphy - nett 43
2nd Ella Grace Crocker - nett 47
There was some great golf today, a lot of smiles, excellent behaviour, and a lot of cheering (mainly at the football). That folks is what golf is all about. Having fun in a relaxed environment with friends you will keep for a long time.
Huge thanks must go to Tehidy Park for giving us the course today, to the help provided by their active junior organisers, and to Matt Tucknott and Simon Wood for acting as starters. Simon Wood runs the Golf Access company who have sponsored the Tour for the non CONGU juniors by providing their unique scoring system for free. I have got to admit, it is working beautifully! Also to our other sponsors who allow these events to happen.
Sunshine, a beautifully presented array of courses, and 59 excited U12’s must mean but one thing - the Tour was at Trevose!
On the tricky short course, the assisted and unassisted categories were started by Sue from the CLCGA which gave her the opportunity to choose the Golf Foundation Presidents Choice. The Congu categories played the longer Headland Course, and we saw some pretty special scores roll in.
The winner of the Golf Foundation Glassware was William Uglow. Always immaculately presented, cheerful and polite! Xander won the putting comp with a very good 14, including a number of hole in ones!
Finley won the unassisted category with a nett 38, with Ella Grace coming 2nd with a nett 40. The assisted category was won by Harrison Gurd with a staggering 6 over gross, nett 26, and 2 twos as well. Young Isla from Newquay came 2nd with a nett 30, and Joss from Budock Vean continues his development with a nett 31.
The Girls Congu was won by Daisy with a terrific 23 points, whilst Hannah scored 19 to come second. The Boys Congu saw club member Wilf win with 24 points, Alfie 2nd with 23 points just beating Borja on countback.
Scoring was great, behaviour was great, and the courses were... well.... great! A wonderful day! Thank you Trevose!
U12's tame Newquay
Well that was a day of 2 halves.... rain and strong headwinds developing into very warm sunshine. Anyway the initial weather did not detract from a cracking day at Newquay with some of the juniors posting some terrific scores!
Scramble - was won by Jay Dingle, Tiernan Wallwork and Dan Faulkner
Chipping - Ella Grace Crocker and Charlotte Jenkin
Putting - Harry Taylor and Sienna Hickling
1st - Logan Trezise (Budock Vean) nett 30
2nd - Will Dingle (The Point) nett 32
3rd - Sienna Hickling (Newquay) nett 33 c/b
1st - Jacob Murphy (West Cornwall) nett 36
2nd - Jessica Prior (St Austell) nett 38
1st - Hannah McGrath (Carlyon Bay)22 points
2nd - Lizzie Nile (Carlyon Bay) 16 points
1st - Alfie Middlewood (Carlyon Bay) 22 points
2nd - Heath Coombes (Newquay) 21 points
3rd - Jack Welch (Whitsand Bay) 21 points c/b
The Presidents Choice winner of the Golf Foundation Skills for Life went to Olivia Hurst for a good sense of humour!
We even had some twos and congratulations should go to Joss Bailey (Budock Vean) and Sienna Hickling (Newquay).
A fantastic day made all the better by really good behaviour by all, especially the adults!! Many thanks must go to Alan Lund, the Juniors President, who continues to give up his time to act as starter, and of course to Newquay for their generosity. It is very much appreciated!
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.