St Austell and district grassroots, February 6
ST AUSTELL TO HOST LEE WESTWOOD GOLF CAMPS:
St Austell Golf Club is to be among the venues this summer staging a new coaching initiative, the Lee Westwood Golf Camps.
Westwood hopes that his name will encourage junior golfers to attend the three-day coaching camps which have been successfully trialed at his full-time schools in Cheshire and Essex.
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St Austell is one of more than 30 venues and PGA Professionals will be playing host to the three-day coaching camps aimed at seven to 16-year-olds. These will take place from July 24-26 and August 27-29.
The PGA professionals will deliver the tuition following the structure set in place by Westwood and his team.
During the course of the camp there will be a number of Skills Challenges which will create a national leaderboard. The top golfers at the end of the season will win a place at the Lee Westwood Golf Camps national final, where the best performers from the Tour and Golf Camps will compete.
The overall winner of the Lee Westwood Golf Camps will get the opportunity to visit the Lee Westwood Golf School in Florida and, schedule permitting, the chance to meet Westwood himself and maybe take him on for a few holes.
Westwood said: "I will be tracking the progress of the Camps Skills Test scores on the website, I will also be having a go at the Skills Test and posting a score myself."
BAD WEATHER STRIKES:
The results from St Austell Golf Club for the past week are below, again the bad weather prevented some competitions taking place.
Thurs Jan 31. Ladies Team Competition: 1 S Best, C Lang & G Kitts 77pts; 2 S Chapman, J Churcher & J Knight 75; 3 J Bridges, S Phillips & A Sweet 73 c/b.
Sat Feb 2. Men's Individual Stableford: 1 Paul Kealy 41pts; 2 John Walker 39; 3 Dave Alderson 36.
PORTHPEAN GOLF CLUB:
Results: Jan 29: Seniors Winter League – s/f – full h/c: 1 Barry Carhart 39 pts. 2 Geoff. Brooks 37. 3 Roy Mills 36.
Jan 30: Captain Day – s/f – 7/8 h/c (9 holes): 1 Roger Hall 22 pts. 2 Tony Kellow 21. 3 Dave Tregidgo 21.
Feb 3: Monthly Medal – Overall Winner: Steve Bennetto gross 79, nett 61.
Div 1: 1 Peter Bradbury 75 – 62. 2 Dave Tregidgo 77 – 63. 3 Mark Prophet 78 – 64.
Div 2: 1 John Berryman 80 – 63. 2 Steve Bray 84 – 63. 3 Rob. Orton 90 – 65.
CORNISH GUARDIAN ST AUSTELL LEAGUE:
Hotshots 2 Keith FC 4
Keith are finally finding their feet in the top league and despite falling behind to a below strength Hotshots, they fought back to take all three points.
Darren Vincent opened the scoring for Hotshots, but Aaron Beresford scored a brilliant solo goal to equalise. Vincent restored Hotshots' lead, but Jordan Pope leveled the scores before half-time.
The second half belonged to Keith, with Hotshots missing the skills of Dean Cloke, Keith took control and goals from Leon Trudgeon and Joe Richards earned Keith their first win of the season.
Sabma Boys 0 Carpeteers 1
Carpeteers needed all three points to keep the pressure on leaders Gherkins, but Sabma were back to full strength and proved difficult opposition.
It took a deflected goal from back to fitness Craig Phillips to win the game. Kevin Willetts in the Sabma goal was man of the match, as he dealt athletically with all Carpeteers could throw at him.
Dan Sacky was unlucky not to snatch a point for Sabma when his shot went narrowly wide of Carpeteers' goal with the keeper well beaten.
Chenpump 0 A Team 1
Shane Kibell transferred from Chenpump to A Team this week, and he proved to be the difference between the two teams.
Chenpump played some brilliant football, but with main goalscorer Alaah Siam closely marked they lacked penetration. Kibell was proving a handful, but early on his shooting was woefully off target, but he gave A Team the lead just before half-time when he rifled a powerful shot past keeper Dan Nicholls into the corner of the Chenpump goal.
The second half saw A Team sit back with five players in there own half, and Chenpump just couldn't find a way through.
Team Bring it 2 Gherkins 7
Top of the table Gherkins were back to full strength and they had the perfect start when Kieron Connibear scored the opening goal, but they were brought back down to earth when Matt May equalised before half-time.
The second half saw Team Bring It tire and Gherkins took full advantage, scoring another six goals, Connibear added a second, with Elliot Turner also grabbing a brace, Gherkins other scorers were Bruce Campbell, Ben Thomas and Mike Hayley. Joe Prophet scored for Team Bring It.
Young Gunz 2 Pioneers 1
Young Gunz were without the injured Anton Blake, and it was Pioneers who started the brighter
But despite their early pressure Young Gunz's defence held firm, and they made Pioneers pay for not taking their first half chances by taking the lead with two goals from Martin Sleaman.
Chris Kilby pulled a goal back for Pioneers, but Young Gunz maintained their improvement and took all three points.
Pioneers 0 Bogtrotters 4
Bogtrotters were back to their best against a tired looking Pioneers and they scored four goals without reply to get their title bid back on track.
Tommy Hicks opened the scoring in the first half, but as Pioneers legs began to tire in the second half Bogtrotters ran riot, with goals from new signing Gareth Smith and a brace from Ben Thomas.
Real Sosobad 2 Team Bring It 4
Top of the table Real were expecting a comfortable win, but Team bring It are full of confidence at the moment, and they took command in the first half with goals from Matt May and Aaron Yates.
Things only got worse for Real Sosobad when Joe Prophet scored a third for Team Bring It.
Real pulled themselves together and reduced the arrears with goals from Ricco Barker and Craig Phillips, but it was Team Bring It who had the final say when John Hannaford scored the fourth and decisive goal to win the points for Team bring It.
Sons of Pitches 3 Cobras 2
This battle between the two bottom teams, showed why this division is the most competitive of all and any team can beat anyone on the day.
Aaron Yeo's goal gave Sons of Pitches the first half advantage, but Shaun Martin equalised for Cobras at the start of the second half.
Sons of Pitches regained the lead with two goals from Aaron Beresford but before they could settle Paul Reed scored for Cobras to make the last few minutes uncomfortable for Sons of Pitches.
Parkside Garage 1 Deportivo Dragons 3
Deportivo Dragons are on a roll. This was their third successive win, player manager Dion Jacques has brought some new faces in, and they have certainly turned their season around.
Their latest victims were Parkside Garage, who are themselves on the promotion fringes, so this defeat will hurt. Shane Kibell scored all three goals for Deportivo, but Dion Jacques was the real hero saving shot after shot at the other end to keep his team in contention.
Big Heads 0 The Originals 2
Big Heads are somehow at the bottom of the division, but they gave promotion seeking Originals a very good game.
Ryan Craze gave The Originals a first half lead, but big Heads were looking dangerous at the start of the second half, and missed a great chance to equalise and it proved costly as Aaron Beresford sealed victory for The Originals with a second goal.
Dench Juniors 4 Bin Dippers 2
Unbeaten Bin Dippers knew this would be a tough game, and so it proved as the lively Derek Lucas scored two early goals for Dench.
Bin Dippers responded with a goal from Joe Richards, but Sam Blount scored for Dench to keep their two goal advantage going into the second half.
Brian Walkham gave Bin Dippers hope when he scored at the start of the second half, but this was a bad night for the leaders as Talum Mitchell scored a fourth goal for Dench who inflicted a first defeat on promotion favourites Bin Dippers.
Galahad Utd 3 Monster Inkz 0
Galahad were back to their best against a strong Monster Inkz team who were top of the table two weeks ago, but since then vertigo has kicked in and this was their second consecutive defeat.
Galahad were too strong for the young Monster Inkz team, and the defeat could have been worse if top scorer Dan Sacky had worn his shooting boots.
Galahad, though are not a one man team and new signing Will Stephens opened the scoring, Scott Buckley added a second before half-time and Will Hood completed the scoring in the second half.
Mean Machine 2 Whichway 2
Whichway have certainly improved since they signed Derek Lucas and his two goals in this game were once again the turning point of the game.
Mean Machine opened the scoring with a first half goal from Steve Widdell, but Lucas's goals at the start of the second half changed the game and the momentum was definitely in Whichway's favour.
Mean Machine though showed their determination and salvaged a draw from the match with a late goal from Ryan Best.
Mean Machine 1 Niles Bakery 2
Niles earned their first win of the season against a Mean Machine team that had just had a tough game, but all looked well for them when R Richards' shot was deflected in.
Niles have shown great improvement of late and their second half performance augers well for the rest of the season.
Pete Turner scored the equaliser and a Darren Cook deflected shot won the match for Niles who were jubilant at the final whistle.
SMG 6 Cool Runnings 5
What a game. It had everything: goals, drama, comedy and no little skill. Cool Runnings opened the scoring with a goal from Pete Thomas, but the lead didn't last long as Chris Kilby equalised then gave SMG the lead for the first time.
Dave Lyddon levelled the scores, but Kilby completed his hat-trick to give SMG the half-time lead. Cool Runnings equalised again when Thomas scored his second of the game, but that man Kilby scored his fourth to keep SMG's noses in front.
Amazingly Cool Runnings equalised again, this time Jordan Pope was the scorer. Joe Richards added a fifth for SMG, but Pete Thomas completed his hat-trick to level the scores at 5-5.
But cruelly with the last kick of the match Aaron Beresford scored the winning goal for MSG to keep their promotion aspirations alive.
Drop The Soap 2 Denzil Utd 1
Drop the Soap just edged this physical encounter against a Denzil team without keeper Frankie Steadman who we all wish a speedy recovery from his appendectomy.
Gary Reynolds gave Drop the Soap a first half lead from the penalty spot, and despite only having five players Nick Webb equalised for Denzil at the start of the second half and with both teams settling for a draw.
Rhys Walkham scored a late winning goal for Drop The Soap to deny a tired five man Denzil team a share of the points.