Honour for the experienced Veale...

CORNWALL Golf Union has a new County Captain in Ian Veale (Tehidy Park).

Veale, who was elected into office in late November 2017 together with Vice Captain Charlie Phillips (Newquay), takes over from David Kneebone.

He has a long and very successful association with the Cornwall Golf Union. Playing his first match for the county aged 16, Veale now has more than 30 years and 500 games under his belt representing the County in the golfing arena.

With a handicap broadly remaining at scratch throughout that entire period, he has consistently performed to an exceptional level as an amateur, competing in national events, training with the England Squad, representing the South West and taking home the Cornwall County Championship six times.

“It’s an honour to take over as County Captain and it’s always been something I have wanted to do,” Veale, who has also worked in the golfing industry for 15 years and currently is the Manager at Tehidy Park Golf Club, told “I’m very thankful to David Kneebone for asking me to be his Vice and of course grateful to the executive committee for their approval.

“For me a successful two years will mean that the players have enjoyed playing as part of the team and hopefully then by default they’re performing well. It means a great deal to me that not only have I been able to take on this role, but I also get to work alongside my Vice-Captain Charlie Phillips, a lifelong friend and someone I took huge inspiration from as a young golfer as one of the best players to ever come out of the County.

“Throughout my many years being involved with Cornwall Golf I have experienced great support from family and friends for which I am very grateful and I feel sure that support will extend to the players who will now be representing Cornwall during my captaincy.”

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