MAY was a busy month for Bigbury Golf Club as there were three ladies’ competitions, eight for the men and even more fell victim to the weather.

It hasn’t always been dire conditions though, with the Coronation Trophy field being treated well on June 8 and 9.

There were 18 ladies on the course on the Saturday and the convincing winner of the trophy was Janet Burton (29) with an excellent score of Nett 67. Following her win Janet said, “I had a great game, assisted by the fabulous condition of our course”.

A medal competition was played in tandem with the trophy and count-back was needed to decide the winner of Division One. Margaret Taylor and Sarah West both recorded a Nett 72 playing off of 22 handicaps, with the former just about prevailing. Nikki Kidd (5) completed the podium with a score of 73.

In Division Two, as well as winning the Coronation Trophy, Janet came first- a very good day for her indeed. In second place was Diane Clasby (38) with a score of Nett 70, and Jan Williams (29) was third with a Nett 72, on countback from Amanda Sinclair (27).

Margaret was one of two players to notch a birdie two- her feat on the 10th earns her a keg of beer due to the sponsorship of St. Austell whilst Vanessa Mabelle achieved hers on 17.

The following day, there were 57 men on the course for the medal competition, which again was played alongside the Coronation Trophy.

David Hills won the trophy with a nett score of 67 whilst Jonathan Wright’s excellent 63 earned him top prize in the medal.

Coronation Trophy winner David was second in the medal, and in third place was Phil Nile (22), with a score of Net 68.

There were seven birdie twos recorded and Martin Kenny bagged his on the trophy-sponsored 10th hole, so there is another winner of a St. Austell brewery keg of beer.

Lastly, the golf shop reports that on Wednesday June 12, there were many players putting in general play cards and three stand-out golfers recorded 43 points, leaving their fate up to countback.

Anton Sharples came out on top thanks to a 23-point back-nine, much to the dismay of Jon Wiley after he put together a marvellous round, scoring a gross of 68. Jon was second and then Howard Simons also reached this tally, largely thanks to having amassed 25 points by the halfway stage.

Derek May and Mike Parker also earned spots in the top five after shooting under-par rounds. As a result of the wonderful playing condition of our golf course, the handicaps of many players are tumbling.