Strong winds batter the Seniors Golfers Society

Published: 13th May 2013

Thursday 11th May brought the annual visit to St. Enodoc of the Senior Golfers Society and also an unseasonal wind gusting up to 55 m.p.h. This was the cause of much incident during the foursomes match with St. Enodoc Seniors who seemed to thrive in the conditions to the tune of 7 ½ - 2 ½.

There followed many stories of putts being blown off the greens and even into bunkers, but it was the buggy drivers who provided the most vivid moments. Firstly, Roy Hunt playing against John Russell, who had loaned him the use of his buggy, was somewhat alarmed when the entire front window blew out, and then another Senior Golfer, not to be outdone, contrived to drive his buggy into the stream at the 10th. There followed some discussion as to the appropriate penalty which was deemed to be ‘pick up and drop not nearer the hole’ but with 9 penalty shots (one for each club in the bag). A very convivial dinner was held in the Clubhouse in the evening.

The next morning, for the match against the Club, the conditions had abated considerably and were almost benign by comparison with the gales of the previous day. Thus encouraged Captain Tony Rounsevell's hand picked team were in confident mood and managed a repeat of the previous days success this time by the score of 7 -3.