I am proud to be the Captain of West Cornwall Golf Club, the oldest club in Cornwall and one of the finest. Situated on the North Coast of Cornwall, overlooking St Ives Bay and Hayle Estuary, the panoramic views from the course are fantastic. The course winds its way around St Uny Church, down to the estuary and then back along the coast before making its way back around the clubhouse. Sea views accompany most holes and there is no need to worry about how the golf is going when you can look at the beauty around you.
I am also proud of the accomplishment of the Club in producing some fine golfing talent. Harry Hall represented GB & I in the Walker Cup at Hoylake in 2019 and has recently turned professional finishing 15th in the Dunhill Links and 12th in the South African Open on tour. Indeed in the Dunhill Links Harry played his last round with Rory McIlroy and shot 65 to beat him by 2 shots! Prior to Harry, Philip Rowe also played in the Walker Cup back in 1999, notably beating Matt Kuchar in his singles match. Phil now coaches at Cal Poly but previously was at UNLV in the States where Harry was one of his students. Other up and coming juniors at the Club include Jack Kevern and Ethan Tempest who have both represented the County Men's team.
However, the Club's most successful 'export' was Long Jim Barnes who won the Open, the USPGA (twice) and the Us Open back in the 1910's & 1920's. Indeed few know that Barnes is indeed from England and he features in the Hall of Fame but is commonly thought to be American and it is understood that he did take citizenship there eventually!
I hope you enjoy your experience of West Cornwall Golf Club.