Golfers gunning for glory
NEWQUAY Golf Club captain Nigel Eustice has welcomed ‘as much support as possible’ as his team look to make history this St Piran’s Day.
The golfers are aiming to win the club’s first ever Cornwall Golf Union CAW Bowl Final when they take on Tehidy Park at Perranporth this Sunday.
The Bowl is a competition for 13–20 handicap golfers throughout Cornwall, played as five foursomes matches off handicap, with either side giving half the combined handicap difference between each pairing.
Newquay began their journey to the final by beating Budock Vean 5-0 at West Cornwall in the first round on October 16. This was followed by a close 3–2 win over St Enodoc at Lanhydrock on November 6. The quarter-final was again played at West Cornwall on January 8 where Newquay pipped Mullion 3–2. The semi-final fell on February 5 at Trevose where Newquay enjoyed a resounding 5-0 win over Bowood Park.
Eustice said: “We have used 12 players in the competition to date and I am extremely thankful for their efforts. One of the pairings, Micky Bowler and David Moore, have won all four of their matches and Martin Chapman has also won all his, but with two different partners.
“We have had a terrific team spirit throughout the competition and have a team of caddies encouraging the squad along the way. Last Sunday 19 players and caddies played a practice round at Perranporth to familiarise themselves with the testing course.”
The final is being played at Perranporth on Sunday, March 5, teeing-off at 9am.
“Obviously it would be great for us to win the Bowl for the first time, especially on St Piran’s Day. However, we know we will have tough opponents in Tehidy. We would welcome as much support as possible. We will be looking to secure our first ever win in the Bowl competition whilst opponents Tehidy have secured the title on two occasions (1991 and 2008).”