Seniors vs Saunton

Published: 12th July 2016

“Summertime, and the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high
Oh, your daddy's rich and your ma is good-lookin'
So hush little baby, Don't you cry

One of these mornings you're gonna rise up singing
And you'll spread your wings and you'll take to the sky
But 'til that morning, there ain't nothin can harm you
With Daddy and Mammy standin' by “ Ella Fitzgerald.

The Senior match against Saunton was not so optimistic as the leaden skies dispatched from the heavens bucket loads of the wet stuff. As we journeyed to the course with trepidation, biblical floods were washing the streets, and not in a good way. However, as the maroon sweatered Vets from Saunton tucked into their bacon baps, the skies cleared and we enjoyed the miracle of a sunny afternoon.

The Seniors had lost the away match in spite of the 53 points scored by Malcolm Knight, and Saunton always select a strong side for St Enodoc. Some of our players might have been reflecting on the other Fitzgerald’s words, “We are such men that achieve such an acute limited excellence at twenty-one that everything afterward savours of anticlimax.” But our team ignored such demeaning thoughts and battled on to a notable victory. Surely they were inspired by the ending to "“The Great Gatsby” where he believed in the green light. “Tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms further, and one fine morning we will beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

  • Richard Parsons and Frank Harper lost 2 down
  • Kevin Birkett and Malcolm Knight won 5 and 3
  • Steve Smith and Keith Hawke won by 1 hole
  • Mathew Trees and Adrian Hansell won 6 and 5
  • Nigel Thomas and Mike Kent won 5 and 3
  • Mike Lovett and Ian Day won 3 and 2
  • Kevin Preater and Davis Ramsbottom lost 1 down
  • Martin Bailey and Bill Hughes halved.

Match result: 5 and a half to 2 and a half.

Overall: Match Halved!

Nearest the pin on Hole 15: Ian Day