Welcome to the Plymouth Area League
What is the Plymouth Area League?
This is an annual team competition between golf clubs in the Plymouth area and has two leagues, one with teams from South Devon (Staddon Heights, Boringdon Park, Yelverton, Tavistock, Elfordleigh and Wrangaton) and the other from East Cornwall (St Mellion, Lanhydrock, Whitsand Bay, Trethorne, Looe and China Fleet).
The winners of the two leagues play each other in the final which is held on one of Brittany’s great courses.
The competition has been established for very many years and owes it’s popularity to the team format which allows golfers of all handicaps to represent their Club in a prestigious competition, not just the “elite” players.
Plymouth Golf Centre are proud to have been sponsors for many years, with Brittany Ferries Golf Desk, who together provide the main prize – the weekend away in France – with individual trophies for all the finalists.
The 2015 final, held at one of Brittany’s best courses, the Golf Club Des Ormes, was an extremely close match between St Mellion and Elfordleigh with the Cornish club finally coming out on top – it really was the last putt on the 18th green!
Finals Report 2015
Northern France venue Domaine des Ormes hosted the final of the 2015 Plymouth Area League on the 17th October. Devon winners ELFORDLEIGH and Cornish winners ST MELLION met in what turned out to be an intensely close match. Five pairs from both sides did battle in the inaugural final to be played in France thanks to the organisers Plymouth Golf Centre with the support of Brittany Ferries Golf Breaks.
The course at Domaine des Ormes provided a good challenge to both teams with lots of trees and water providing the hazards. The early lead was taken by Elfordleigh going ahead in the first two games using their received shots to their advantage and closing out both games on the 17th green. St Mellion had a good lead in the 3rd game being 4up at one stage. The Elfordleigh pair refused to give in and fought back well but narrowly lost the game on the 18th. The 4th game went to St Mellion on the 16th green making the match score 2-2. The final game went all the way to the 18th with St Mellion only needing to halve the final hole to win the match. It was nip and tuck on the 18th with positional advantage to Elfordleigh from the tee. But when Elfordleigh found themselves on the wrong side of the green after two shots the St Mellion pair grasped the advantage and put their balls close. Unable to make par on the last, Elfordleigh settled for a 5 and both St Mellion players had putts for the match. Ian Jasinskyj stepped up first and sealed the game and the match.
ST MELLION are the 2015 Plymouth Area League Champions