Trevose v St Enodoc Seniors
A cool breeze and misty showers greeted St Enodoc’s old boys at Trevose for the first leg of the 2017 match. Captain for the day Keith Hawke was looking for his first team and his own win at Trevose for the first time in three previous visits. With Bill Gowans, he put up a gallant show and after an up and down start they took the lead 1 up after 5 holes and kept it together before going 2 up at 15 and held out for a 2 and 1 win.
The following four games were lost but matches 6 and 7 came in with fine wins for John Westlake and Graham Keeble, 3 and 2, and Mike Lovett with John Russell also winning by the same score. With everything hanging on the final match, could it be a glorious draw? No, David Balmford and Gary Cooper lost 6 and 5. A win for Trevose.
The Tom Watson Wedge
Presented to St Enodoc by Tom Watson himself, this team event is fiercely fought. In first place and defending their title from last year Rob Cook, Joe Combellack, John Paul and Nigel Buse scored 101 points. Back together after last year’s success they bettered their previous score of 96 to win the Tom Watson Wedge for 2017.
St Enodoc Seniors v Ramblers of the Point
It was hot, sunny, with little or no wind for the local derby of St Enodoc against the Ramblers of the Point.
Captain Keith Hawke and past captain Paul Godfrey led the charge of the Old Saints, hoping to achieve a win at the first attempt at The Point. It turned into a lost point against a determined Captain Rick Farrant and his 23 handicapper partner Robin Goodwin, who played very well for their 4 and 3 win. There was a second lost point in match 2 but a win in match 3. Match 4 went to the Ramblers then it all started to happen, match 5 a fantastic 7 and 5 win followed by a half point from match 6 finishing with 2 good wins in matches 7 and 8. A final result of 4.5 to 3.5 to the Old Saints.
Seniors’ Away Day at Truro
Having beaten Truro at home in March this year it was with high expectation that St Enodoc Seniors headed down the A30 for the return match.
Captain of the day Keith Hawke had farmer Stuart Sandercock at his side. Stuart won 3 of the first 5 holes and on they went to secure the first match point. The next 3 matches were lost, all by 2 and 1. Match 5 however stopped the rot with a half but with match 6 turning in a much needed point the final 2 games were lost.
The home match produced a 7.5 to 0.5 win making the overall score 10 to 6 to the Old Saints.
St Enodoc v Bowood Scratch Match
The greatly anticipated “North Cornwall Mash Up” was played between neighbouring clubs Bowood and St Enodoc. The format was scratch better ball matchplay.
In the match between J Cruse and J Combellack vs J Greenaway and R Cook, Josh was 3 under par through 7 holes. Cooke and Combellack were side-lined slightly by this clash between CGU regulars as Cruse finished 4 under par, holing his putt for birdie, and match, on the 16th, 3 and 2.
Then it was J Irwin and M Masters vs B Arnott and S Hobb. Irwin started with a birdie and Masters played solid golf starting from the 3rd where he was +2 from there on in. Both Irwin and Masters dove-tailed well. Arnott had obviously been working on his game for this match however it finished in St Enodoc’s favour with a 2 and 1 victory on the 17th.. but it finished in St Enodoc’s favour with a 2 and 1 victory on the 17th.
Colonel’s and Metropole Cups Round 5
In Division 1, the Colonel’s Cup, was won by Neil Bradley with 38 points, his first win in the Colonel’s this year but he is now leading the series as well. Neil went out with 22 points but dropped a few points on the way back in, he parred the 4th and the 8th and then the 17th to solidify his win.
Nigel Buse finished 1st in Division 2, The Metropole Cup, taking first place on countback with 35 points, finishing with a solid par on 18.
Ladies’ Rose Bowl
The Ladies had to brave some very high temperatures for this event which brought out the best and the worst in the players. Mary Bower’s golf was as hot as the weather and she returned an impressive net 55 on the day. However, it wasn’t quite good enough to win, as Rose Jones had an excellent net 54 over the two rounds to win the trophy this year.
Ladies’ Past Captains’ Day
The weather was glorious for this year’s Past Captain’s Day for the Ladies at St Enodoc. Fourteen former captains were joined by non-playing past captains Judy Hultgren, Joan Buse and Liz Stuart. This year’s winner was Barbara Willmott with 37 points closely followed in runner up position by Jane Bendall with 36 points.
Sue Ofield Wins Lady Vets’ Championship
The final of the Cornwall Lady Vets Championship (Silver Division) was played at Truro on one of the hottest days of the year. St Enodoc’s Sue Ofield played Pat McMichael of Tehidy in a closely fought match. Sue managed to get the upper hand in the end and won on the 18th.
George Dale, Press Officer