Old Penwithians Golf Tournament, 2018
Yet again we were able to stage the OPA Golf Day in fine weather. The course at West Cornwall Golf Club, Lelant, was in superb condition and we were all made very welcome by the staff and catering team. It was great to welcome 21 players, including a number of new faces from the 1970’s and we hope the word will spread to other old boys from that era and that they will be playing in 2019. We all set off in groups of 3 and the fine conditions lead to some excellent scoring, the winner and runner-up each scoring 39 points. The winner was declared after comparing scores on the final 9 holes and then only by a score of 20 against 19.
There were many awards on the day and we all thank Roger Dugdale (52) of Penwithian Wholesalers and the OPA for their kind generosity in donating prizes. The winners were:
Nearest the Pin on the 15th hole – David James (52) [2nd left in photo]
Longest Drive on the 18th hole – Steve Peplow (75) [1st right in photo]
Best score by a Visitor – Steve Peplow (75) with 34 Points
3rd in the Stableford – David Philips (staff) with 36 points
2nd in the Stableford – Tim Martin (64) with 39 points [1st left in photo]
1st in the Stableford – Jim Glover (47) with 39 points and winner of the engraved trophy [3rd left in photo]
Everyone, including our secretary Stuart Guppy (52), took the opportunity in the bar afterwards to share memories of their exploits on the course and memories of school as well as the intervening years.
I am delighted that this is now a regular feature in the OPA calendar of events, alongside the Reunion and Lunches. The line in the school song is as important as ever – “By memory’s chain we linked remain whatever may befall”!
Larry Magor (66)
Those taking part were:
Simon Pengelly (51), Frank Blewett (55), Clive Rowe (56), Chris Dale (64), Paul Reed (65), Tim Martin (64), Steve Peplow (75), Mike Dann (69), Don Ruhrmund (59), Jim Glover (47), Roger Dugdale (52), David Morgan (60), George Curnow (55), David Philips (Staff), David James (52), Roger Weeks (72), Steve Squires (71), Ian Hanley (78), Larry Magor (66), Peter Goody (68), Mike Jose (57)