St Enodoc Golf Club

By Chris Gill in Golf

Captain’s Triumph in Holywell Spring Competition

A GENTLE but chlly breeze stirred the trees surrounding the Holywell course as the men and women of the St Enodoc Senior sections embarked on this year’s Lamb Gambol. The competition was between teams of four, comprising both men and women, where three scores were to count on each hole.

The competition proved to be very close with three teams all scoring 122 points and having to be separated by count back. Second prize with 124 points went to Nigel Thomas, Geoff Matthews, Bobby Rounsevell, and Cath Beagley. The overall winners with 128 points were the two Captains, Keith Hawke and Pam Hall, with Peter Meredith and Carol Carter.

3-2-1 Competition

The format of one of the Men’s competitions was the 3-2-1, a 3-man team event that, as the name suggests, asks for 3 scores, 2 scores and 1 score respectively in each three-hole sequence. Twenty-three teams set out, needing 3 scores from the off. Winners were the team of Mike Buse, Rob Cook and Steve Buse with 71 points, just edging out Julian Darnell, Mark Pimble and Roger Tremain with 70 points. Tied on 69 were David Barber, Bob Cruse and Neil Carhart.

St Enodoc Junior Selected for Cornwall U-14

St Enodoc Academy Member Jack Chudleigh has been selected to play for the Cornwall U-14 Team to face Devon in their opening 2017 Jack Roberts League fixture. The match takes place at Trethorne GC on Sunday 21 June. Jack has been coached by Mark Arrowsmith for the last seven years and his well merited selection is recognition for both of them and the Club’s Academy structure.

Seniors Continue Their Good Form

The Camel estuary was bathed in a golden light as the St Enodoc Seniors welcomed the Piranos from Perranporth. The course had been trimmed and looked inviting from the first tee but the rolling fairways always present a stern golfing challenge.

All the matches were contested in the usual friendly manner and many went to the last few holes. Although Keith Hawke said he and his partner, Bill Hughes, were 7 up at one time and then generously allowed their opponents back into the match. However, as the teams gathered on the balcony, and the conclusion of the games coming up the 18th fairway, the match stood at 7 to 0. So, in front of their fellow team mates, the final pairings were putting out and Perranporth sank a 10-foot putt to win the final match with the last shot on the last green.

Colonels/Metropole Cups, round 2

In the Colonels division Guy Hovil came in first with 39 points. Guy birdied the 4th and the 8th and then eagled the 14. Guy will also represent the club at Burnham and Berrow along with Nick Williams in the regional final of the Lombard Cup. Paul Warren was second in the Colonels division with 38 points followed by John Paul. The Metropole was won by Pete George who had 37 points. Pete birdied the 15th and earned himself a handicap cut to 16. Phil Hoare was second with 34 points and Andy Burt 3rd with 34 points.

The Annual South West Spring Tour of the Senior Golfers Society

The 47th Spring tour of the Seniors Golfing Society to RND and St Enodoc came to the club this month. The ‘Seniors’ were led by their National Captain Tony Haley and Match Manager Humphrey Claxton.

St Enodoc’s Senior section had a friendly guest day, managed by John Bower with Tony Mindel Captain in a non-playing lead role. The eight pairs of Foursomes went out from 8.40am and were returning to the clubhouse by 12 onwards.

The club match was again 8 pairs of Foursomes and some followers, teeing off from 8.40am and playing with a difference of 3/8 of the combined handicaps to encourage closer games. The match was certainly close with a score of 4:4 giving a draw.

Battle Trophy Round 2 and The Ken Tune Cup

A bright but blustery day for the 2nd round of the Battle Trophy, a Medal Competition, also featured the Ken Tune Cup. The Ken Tune Cup commemorates the spectacular round by Ken Tune at the age of 76 when he scored a gross 76. Players on Saturday took their gross score and deducted their age to find their Ken Tune differential. Ian Day was the winner of the Ken Tune Cup with a KT differential of 10.

In the Battle Trophy, Byron Weston took first place with nett 66. In second place Bob Cruse scored a nett 67 and Ben Chapman came in 3rd with nett 68. Josh Greenaway had the lowest gross score of the day with a gross 74, netting him 75.

Ladies’ Cornwall v Rest of the World Competition

It was a relief to see the sun for the annual match between Cornwall and the Rest of the World. In reality it is actually Cornwall and various adopted Ladies versus ROW.

Thirteen teams played in a four-ball-better-ball match play format and Ladies’ Captain Tamsin Blake, not playing due to injury, kept an eye on proceedings in a very non-partisan manner. Many of the matches were very close and some being taken quite seriously with even the shortest of putts requiring to be holed. However, the Cornish brought home a victory of 8½ - 4½.

George Dale

Press Officer

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