St Enodoc Golf Club

By Chris Gill in Golf

Cornwall and the Rest of the World

IT was a glorious day of unbroken sunshine with a gentle breeze, which prevented it becoming too hot, ideal conditions for this annual meeting of the tribes. All was set for the two teams captained by Pete Liddicoat for Cornwall and Geoff Jones for the Rest of the World.

The first two matches produced two of the biggest wins with Joe Combellack and Tom Hughes winning 8 holes up. The second match saw the Rest of the World in the capable hands of Julian Darnell and Colin Garnett 10 up. The only other big score which had a major impact on the final result was the 7 up win for the Rest of the World by Graham Keeble and Richard Norsworthy. The other matches were all relatively close going both ways but the big scores resulted in an unprecedented second win in a row for the Rest of the World 37 -23.

The Cole, Rayment & White Cup

The Cole Rayment & White Cup was played on the Holywell Course in sunny but windy conditions. Played as a Texas Scramble with teams consisting of a Junior, Lady and Gentleman, this year’s competition again attracted a good field. There was some excellent play by the Juniors ably supported by their playing partners and the Cup was won by the team of Joe Wilson, Jan and Dave Derry with a score of 58.6. Juniors’ Captain Lottie Clemens thanked everyone for their participation and also thanked Cole Rayment and White for providing the prizes. Every Junior who took part received a CRW goody bag for participating.

Seniors away at China Fleet

The Old Saints travelled towards Devon, but stopped just short of the border at Saltash, to play the return match against China Fleet. Steve Smith somehow won nearest the pin, just sneaking inside his Captain, All told, a great day was had by all, despite the result which was 6 and 2 to China Fleet, but the combined score saw the Old Saints triumph by half a point.

Charity Day

This annual gathering traditionally raises funds for the Captain’s Charity, which this year is directed at three clinical trials funded by CRUK at Treliske Hospital, and targeted at areas of breast, bowel and prostate cancer. Through the generosity of club members and competitors £1,600 was raised by the raffle alone, from which £400 was donated to the Ladies’ Captain’s charity - Active8. Although the final amount is yet to be finalised, a figure close to £6,000 is estimated to have been collected for the Captain’s charity. The winners of the day were the Nalders team of Phil Chapman, Dale Band, Carl Band and Paul Collins with 86 points.

Success for the Ladies’ League Team

St Enodoc’s Ladies’ League Team began their series of away matches at Launceston. Launceston fielded a strong team as always and most of the matches were very tight throughout. Penny Cartwright and Jan Harrison were meeting for the third time this season and on this occasion Penny prevailed to win their mini series 2-1. The St Enodoc team managed to clinch wins on the 18th in two matches and closed out two other matches a little earlier to come away with the win 4-3.

June Ladies’ Open

The June Ladies Open was held this year during the period of particularly hot weather and ladies from all over the county and beyond came to enjoy St Enodoc at its best. The field was limited to 21 teams in order to ensure a smooth flow at the turn for both 1st and 9th tee starters and all went well. The team from West Cornwall of Rachel Perkin, Wendy Inch and Felicity Chiddick took first place. In addition, Hilary Pryor of the winning Perranporth team donated £50 on behalf of her team to the Ladies’ Captain’s charity, reflecting the difference in value between 2nd and 1st prize.

Ladies’ Captain’s Day at St Enodoc

St Enodoc’s Ladies’ Captain Tamsin Blake was fortunate in finding another fine day for her Ladies’ Captain’s Day. Nineteen teams of ladies participated in a 3 ball competition played in a 666 format, with 1 score then 2 then 3 to count on each 6 holes. Tamsin also had the bright idea of a nearest the pin in two shots on a Par 4 hole rather than the normal Par 3 arrangement. The Holywell winners with an excellent 72 points were Daphne Irons, Helen Russell and Carolyn Ramsbottom. On the Church course the winners were Jin Page, Mary Rayment and Susie Hoddell.

Ladies’ Captain’s Charity Day

The Ladies’ Captain’s Charity Day was held this month on the Holywell Course. Raising Funds for Active8, a local charity supporting disabled youngsters from Cornwall, it was good to see two teams from the charity participating and including Aaron Gill, one of the young people being supported, playing with his dad on Father’s Day. The day was hot and all the teams played a Texas Scramble format. Back at the clubhouse Tamsin thanked everyone for supporting the day and for their generosity throughout. She also thanked Paul Trevelyan of Barclays Bank for his support and for arranging for Barclays to top up the funds raised to the tune of 50% of the total. The total sum raised from the event, including Barclays contribution was £2,154.

George Dale

Press Officer

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