Seniors well beaten at Trevose

Published: 22nd July 2016

This is a belated report of our recent visit to Trevose golf Club. It is widely known of our local rivalry, and friendly, competitive meetings. Much honour and local pride rests on the results of these matches. So, perhaps it is no surprise that following the outcome of this visit, records of the match results seem to have disappeared. Rumour has it that following Keith Hawke’s desperate and futile attempt to be replaced as Senior Captain of the Day he shredded the team sheet and it is now blowing about the sands of Constantine Bay, or floating on the waves, and being washed by the tides towards America.

The Trevose Captain, Trevor Meadows, gave a generous and informative speech in appreciation of his team’s efforts. He described the history of the two clubs and acknowledged the criticisms sometimes levelled at the “openness” of Trevose. We thought that the changes to the course, through the introduction of significant bunkering, were promising improvements. Further changes are planned and new greens are being introduced this winter. So we look forward to testing them out next year; hopefully with a different result!

We did note the comfortable changing room with excellent showers. Perhaps this could be a model for our own Phase 2 developments?

Our two winning pairs of Harry Gliddon and John Westlake, and, Derek Daniels and Martin Trees, are excluded from the list of guilty men. Apparently John played brilliantly on the back nine and even birdied the 18th hole. So well done those two pairs. Of course we embrace the Corinthian spirit of playing the game for the joy of taking part but shame on the rest!

The result: Trevose 6 St Enodoc 2

The guilty men: –

Keith Hawke & Richard Parsons

Mike Lovett & Nigel Thomas

John Retford & Bill Gowans

Richard Norsworthy & John Bower

Bill Hughes & Pat Bradbury

Andrian Hansell & Mike Kent

Nearest the pin: Richard Parsons whose shot was ridiculously close to the hole.