Seniors News for March 2012

Published: 24th March 2012, Updated: 31st March 2012
Seniors Vice-Captain dreams of another 40 point round !
Seniors Vice-Captain dreams of another 40 point round !

Most of the golf this month has been played in glorious weather more usually encountered on the Cote d’Azur in high summer.  The Church Stableford produced commendably good scoring with David Barber possibly a little surprised to achieve only third place with 37 points.  Malcolm Knight on his first foray into Seniors golf could have been forgiven for thinking his 40 points sufficient for a handsome win, but he was thwarted on count-back by Peter Commings who covered the last nine holes in 33 gross.  Matches against the Senior sections of other clubs started in earnest with three in quick succession against Carlyon Bay, Truro and Launceston.  Curiously, and most encouragingly, all three were won by the convincing score of 7 -1, but a former Seniors Captain with a relatively low handicap has been heard muttering about the need for improvement, as he has figured in two of the three individual matches lost.  Chin up...
On the Holywell, Tyrell Sandry continues to lead the Eclectic after Round 5, but he is being hotly pursued by Roy Darnell - bursting through the field – and John Godwin, whilst one suspects that David Balmford has his eye (so-to-speak) on the best gross prize.  The Holywell Stableford, as in this month last year, has been dominated by Davids.  Oldham of that ilk, making a rare but welcome appearance, took bronze position with 34 points, whilst Ramsbottom with 35 points came second on count-back from the ever-more-evergreen Shapland.  Finally, please note that the Eclectic prize-giving will take place at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 30th April.