Falmouth & Penryn Grassroots Sport June 6
After watching all the hard work that goes into the work that carers do for cancer patients, Scot Pedlar decided it was time to show some appreciation by holding a Golfing Charity day especially for them, writes Brian Shovlin.
Little did he realise what sort of response he would get, Falmouth Golf Club kindly gave him the course free (big thanks to Steve Burrows and David Hughes).
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Teams of four was the format and gradually a few names went down until at tee off on Friday he had 100 competitors.
Each hole was also sponsored by local business or member of the club, and if that wasn't enough Santander has offered to price match what ever has raised.
So with Big Eric's horse racing evening, the raffle, auction, we think a total of £5,000 could be the final count.
The winning team was: R Connoly, Glen Fortune, Gareth Owen and Mark Trewin.
Falmouth Golf Club has lost one of its most popular members in Brian 'Rancher' Stephens, who died on Saturday morning at the age of 68 from Motor Neurone Disease.
Brian Shovlin writes: "Once met never forgotten is how this Falmouth Golf Club absolute legend will be remembered.
"It is with a tear and a smile I try to write this compliment to a man who never held back in his thoughts and beliefs, a true warrior who walked a very straight line.
"I would think every one who met him will tell you their first time experience of being 'Ranchered'.
"Penryn Rugby Club was his first love of sport, which I am sure a few readers will remember him by, and I shall leave those accounts for those that know.
"His presence will always be felt at the golf club and our thoughts are with Christine and family, Bobby Richardson and family.
"So to a proper gent, lover of life, and a sing song it's a good night Rancher."
This year's Amber Cup competition for ladies of a certain age was won by Nina Hann who scored 35 points, six points clear of her nearest rival, second placed, Vicki Armstrong.
Anne Pollard was third with 28 points. The competition for ladies below a certain age was won by Geraldine Hyslop with Jasmine Stopford in second place.
Pat Crowson won the Ladies' May Stableford on countback from Ruth Middleton who was second. Both scored 39 points. Dawn Emmerson was third with 36 points.
Scoring 40 points, James Reburn won Division 1 of the Men's May Stableford on countback from Adam Tatlow in second place and Craig Helgeson in third place. Jack Barker won Division 2 also with 40 points, whilst Ben Richards was second with 39 and Robert Thomas third with 38.
Neil Tweedie (91-18-73) won the Seniors' May Medal on countback from Seniors' Captain, Dave Harrison (88-15-73). John Stone (102-27-75) was third.
Jamie Croker scored 38 points to win the Juniors' May Stableford just one point ahead of second placed, Ben Cousins. Zak Cook was third with 36.
Mark Parsons (81-10-71) was not only the winner of Division 1 of the Men's June Medal but he also won the England Golf Gold Medal and a crate of Fullers London Pride.
He won on countback from Alex McHugh (80-9-71) who was second whilst Pete Sinclair (84-12-72) was third. Division 2 was won by Adam Grove (89-18-71), two strokes ahead of second placed, David Ealing (91-18-73). Jack Barker (90-16-74) was third.
HARRY RECOVERS FROM CRASH TO SNATCH WIN:
Four cross riders from Carrick Riders mountain bike club travelled to Cheshire at the weekend to compete in round 23 of the British 4X series and round one of the European 4x series.
Harry Ferniough (11), representing DBS Dirt Bike School, recovered from crashing in moto one to snatch the win in the Rippers category final race from World number five Travis Wilson.
In Sunday's European series race Harry rode and stayed on, avoiding crashes to finish second.
Carrick Riders' club secretary Heather Kay, representing Falmouth Cycles, competing in her first four cross race finished eighth in Saturday's British race.
But she applied her downhill skills to the world cup format Euro round on Sunday to podium in third after close battled with European Champion Katy Curd.
Fellow Carrick Riders' committee member Andy Bray stepped up to the Masters category for the Euro round after surviving a run off in Saturday's event achieved his first ever podium in his third four cross race.
Dirt Bike schools principal coach Simon Rickett battled hard in the motos, leading several times and colliding hard with series leader Dave Godfrey in moto 3.
Simon survived to win the final and take the lead in the national vets series.
Carrick riders had two representatives in the elite category.
Mark Ferniough had a tough draw after his qualification run, battled hard to go out in the early rounds. IXS/Malojas Will Evans returned from two weeks honeymoon to his best performance of the season in Saturday's British series race finishing second to British Champion Scot Beaumont, ahead of world Champion Czech Tomas Slavik and European Champion Swede Felix Beckerman.
In Sundays Euro round Evans held pole in qualifying for most of the day eventually qualifying 5th, unfortunately and aerial clash with Beaumont in the semis put Evans in the B final eventually finishing eighth. This weekend Evans and Ferniough travel to Fort William, Scotland, for round 1 of the World Series Fourcross Pro Tour and three week time all the Carrick riders will be travelling to Redhill, Gloucester for round for of the British4X series.
Carrick Riders, Dirt Bike School and Falmouth Cycles are working together to develop a training facility and club at Maenporth, Falmouth to promote mountain bike racing and introduce children in the area to the sport.
It is hoped that this facility will host races, coach children, hold club events and be used by local people and schools.
PENRYN, FALMOUTH AND DISTRICT LEAGUE:
Presentation night – Winners' Cups:
A League: Woodlane Social Club; Runner up, Falmouth Town FC.
B league: Star & Garter; Runner up, Lemon Arms.
A League Ben Toy: Buffs A; Runner Up, Falmouth Town FC.
B League Ben Toy: Clipperway;M Runner up, New Inn B.
Robbies Cup: Buffs A; Runner Up, Buffs B.
Schweppes Cup: Lemon Arms; Runner Up, Buffs B.
President's Cup: Falmouth Town FC; Runner Up, Buffs C.
Memorial Cup: K Quintrell/M Julian (St Gluvias CC); Runner up, M Bryant/P Dennison (Wendron CC).
Enterprise Cup: G McGuinn/K Churcher (Buffs B); Runner up, D Taylor/G Roberts (Prince of Wales A).
Seabourne Cup: I Moyle/G Maddern (New Inn, Mabe A); Runner up, K Sankey/P Skewes (New Inn, Mabe A).
Captain's Cup: C Page/D Wright (Buffs A/C); Runner up, I Burleigh/C Jeffery (Buffs A).
After the event a euchre drive took place with a buffet half way through. Applications for teams of the next season are now being taken. Please have the forms to Les Hackett (secretary) 01326 562953 by July 14.
For existing and any new teams wishing to participate the application form can be downloaded from http://falmoutheuchre.orgfree.com