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.


Terrific Trevose

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

Assisted Category
1st - Logan Trezise (Budock Vean) nett 30
2nd - Will Dingle (The Point) nett 32
3rd - Sienna Hickling (Newquay) nett 33 c/b

Un-Assisted Category
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.