Well we wouldn’t be logisticians if we didn’t move about a bit would we?
After a successful visit to Cornwall in 2018, we decided to visit this delightful part of the country again in early September 2019. Using the very well appointed Trevose Golf & Country Club (accommodation suites pictured) as a base, the 26-strong party once again enjoyed a programme that included at least 2 nights B&B, 3 rounds of golf and a lively gala dinner.
On Day 1 we stayed close to base and played the Championship course at Trevose in reasonably fine weather. However we had to contend with a fairly strong breeze coming in off the sea and, of course, Trevose’s notoriously tricky greens. So, despite his injured hip, David Frost’s winning score of 36 Stableford points was a great effort.
After an excellent Gala Dinner at Trevose Country Club the previous evening, Day 2 was perhaps even more of a challenge on the humps and hollows of Perranporth Golf Club. However, as the picture shows, superb views made it all worthwhile.
Once again the weather was kind to us, with several excellent scorecards returned in view of the severity of the test. After the adjudicators had done their work, Cameron Grant turned out to be a worthy winner on the day.
For Day 3 we travelled to Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club. The relative absence of contours and shorter length of this course was welcomed by many, although the weather turned against us in the form of squally showers.
Paul Ritchie took full advantage of the somewhat kinder layout and made light of the conditions to win the day with a marvellous 40 points.
After a very filling pie and chips late lunch, prizes were awarded for Days 2 and 3 as well as the overall tour.
In this respect, tour rookie Lee Armstrong (pictured centre) gained just reward for his consistency and received the Tour Trophy from Society Captain, Gus Whyte and tour organiser, John Winter.
Long-standing supporter of the CILT GS annual tour, Phil Reeves, won the guest prize.