11:04am Thursday 27th May 2010
By Keith Rashleigh
The Ron Cook Memorial Trophy attracted good turnouts for the ladies competition on Wednesday and the men’s on Sunday.
Thirteen-year-old Charlie Scorse who is improving rapidly in the ‘tough school’ of men’s golf at Budock Vean on a Sunday won the men’s trophy with a superb net 65 including some magical recovery play in rescuing pars at the 15th and 18th.
Ron Cook himself must have been smiling down to see Charlie collect the trophy as he was a great mentor for previous outstanding juniors at Budock Vean such as Richard Sadler and Paul Martin who went on to have successful careers in golf.
Runner up on the day was Rob Gibson who carded a fine net 66, which was just enough to pip David Gudzij, who returned the best gross of the day 75, on the countback.
Philippa Oliver enjoyed an inspired round in midweek to win the ladies Ron Cook trophy by four points. Philippa’s 42 Stableford points, proved untouchable.
Maureen Thayre took the runner-up spot with a fine haul of 38 points and third was Nina Hann with another good return of 36 points. The trophies were presented by Pam Cook, widow of Ron.
n Katie Rule who is becoming a top-class golfer with a handicap of three broke the ladies’ course record on Saturday playing in a junior event at the club. Katie recently finished runner up in the Cornwall Ladies Championship at Perranporth. Her brilliant gross 68 on the par 70 course included birdies at the first, eighth and 16th, with a solitary bogey on the card at the par three 11th.
n This Sunday is the prestigious International Pairs which has grown since Budock Vean first entered it over 10 years ago. It now attracts entries from over 30 countries. The Vean winners will receive a complimentary dinner and an overnight stay, including breakfast, in a top quality hotel before competing at the impressive Players Club in Bristol where if they are successful they will be just one good performance from the final which this year is at The Carrick, Lock Lomond. Members can play in any mix of ladies/gents and tee times should be booked in the pro shop.
n In midweek Ian Scorse and Richard Burton combined superbly to beat visiting West Cornwall by three-and-two to go through to the fourth round of the National Daily Mail Foursomes knockout. The pair had previously knocked out Perranporth and Mullion.
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