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This week on the courses.

Quiz Night

A fun Quiz Night at the Club on Friday evening, attended by 40+ members, hosted by Wappo, was enjoyed by all. Congratulations to the winners (pictured) Nick Richards, Mark Luxton, James McDonnell and Lewis Bradley.

This week on the courses

This week on the courses

This week on the courses

Valentines Mixed Greensomes Competition winners

Pictured above Church Course Greensomes winners Church winners Marc and Penny Knight with 34 points with Club Captain Caroline Hume-Kendall

and below Holywell winners Steve and Tracy Smith with 46 points.

All scores are available to view on the website.

Everyone wins at Race Night !

Hosted by Wappo, our Members enjoyed a great evening at the races at the Club on Friday evening. Fuelling ourselves with culinary delights from Dave and John set us up well for some light-hearted gambling. Throughout the evening  Sam, Heather and Tom ensured spirits remained high as drinks flowed. The evening’s entertainment raised £435 which will be split between the Captain’s Charity, MIND Cornwall and the Ladies Captain’s charity, The Mermaid Centre. Particular thanks go to an extremely generous member who donated 2 raffle tickets to Cheltenham Races.
Thank you to all who came along to support and all the staff for looking after us so well.
Caroline Hume-Kendall
Club Captain

St Enodoc advance to the CTC Final!!

Sunday 4th February saw our CTC side face Tehidy Park Golf Club for a place in the final.

The morning foursomes started with a 2&1 win for Justin Barnard and Rob Macgregor over Louis Archer and Lewis Bradley. St Enodoc would respond however winning the next 3 foursomes matches, with Charlie Runnalls and George Tunbridge winning 5&4 over Chris Hoyle and Lee Chambers, shortly followed by a 5&3 win for Mike Masters and Joe Combellack over Adam Nottman and James Levick. Steve Chapman and Mark Justice would battle back from being 2 down on the 16th tee to win the game 1up against Richard Simmons and James Barnard. Our ninth man Steve Buse won his match 5&4 against Arron Wallace to finish off a great morning session for St Enodoc taking a 3.75 – 1 lead going into the afternoon singles.

Three points were required for St Enodoc in the afternoon however, it was Tehidy who drew first blood with a 3&2 win for Rob Macgregor over Lewis Bradley in match 1. In match 2 a birdie finish was required from Justin Barnard to halve his match with Louis Archer. In match 4 Joe Combellack would get St Enodoc off the mark with an impressive 7&6 win over Adam Nottma. Tehidy then added two more points with Richard Simmons defeating Steve Chapman 2&1 in match 3, followed by a 3&2 win for Lee Chambers over Charlie Runnalls in match 5. Chris Hoyle narrowly beat Mike Masters 2&1 in match 6, meaning 1.5 points were required from the remaining two games. In match 8 George Tunbridge would follow his morning win with a second 5&4 victory of the day, playing against James Barnard. Match 7 was still alive with Mark Justice needing to halve the match for St Enodoc to progress to the the Final. Mark would duly deliver making a brilliant Par on the tricky 17th hole at Trevose and therefore beating James Levick 2&1, securing our place in the Final and a result of St Enodoc 7.25 – 5.5 Tehidy Park.

We would like to thank Tehidy for the great game, Trevose for hosting us, and to all the spectators who came out and supported us on the day.

The final will be played on Sunday 17th March vs West Cornwall at Bude & North Cornwall Golf Club.  

This week on the Courses

Jane Pain

Jenny, Jo and both families join me in thanking everyone at St Enodoc for their kindness and encouragement after Jane’s sudden death.

The Club went out of its way to make so many people welcome after the Service of Thanksgiving; it really impressed the non – golfers.

On a personal level I have been overwhelmed by the support of all members which I have found most humbling – St Enodoc really is one big family; I have even had a big hug in the middle of Tescos!

Again thank you all so very much.

Simon Pain

Hole In One!

Huge congratulations to Dave MacMillan who had a hole in one on the 5th (7 iron, two hops and in) whilst playing in the Senior Stableford competition on Monday 11th December. It galvanised his game and he came in the winner with 42 points! David was presented by senior captain ‘Neal Jolly’ with a certificate and a hole in one flag before the farmers Christmas party. 

CTC Match Report: St Enodoc v Newquay – Sunday 19th November 2023

CTC Match Report: St Enodoc v Newquay – Sunday 19th November 2023

 

Sunday the 19th of November saw our CTC team head to Trevose for a rematch of last year’s Quarter Final against a strong Newquay side, where St Enodoc were looking for redemption for last year’s loss. The players were met with high winds (40mph +) but luckily the rain stayed away for the entire day.

The first foursome out, Mark Justice and Lewis Bradley, would get the first point for St Enodoc with a 3&1 win over Tom Savage and Adam Herman. Our second pair, Mike Masters and Joe Combellack, found themselves against the father and son pairing of Dion and Dan Keyser, with the Newquay pairing edging the win on the 18th green. Next out saw George Tunbridge and Charlie Runnalls face the strong pairing of Joe Ibbs-George and Jon Hancock, where the St Enodoc pairing would get an all-important half point. Last out saw Louis Archer and Brandon Armitage take on county legend Ian Veale and young Tommy Miller with the St Enodoc pairing coming out victors 3&2. Due to illness, St Enodoc fielded possibly the most decorated ninth man in the competition’s history with Steve Chapman delivering what would later become a massive 3&2 victory over Heath Coombes.

The result was 3.25 – 1.5 in favour of St Enodoc after the morning session. St Enodoc required 3.5 points from the afternoon singles to win the match.

With the wind growing stronger in the afternoon, Newquay got off to a fast start with wins in Match 2 and 3 for Dan Keyser and Jon Hancock against Mark Justice and Mike Masters. St Enodoc responded with 4&3 wins from Joe Combellack, who even in the adverse weather conditions was still able to be under par for the round against Dion Keyser. Brandon Armitage defeated Tommy Miller in Match 5. Brandon delayed his plans to travel in order to play in the CTC, and validated his decision with a 100% record on the day.

This left St Enodoc needing 1.5 points from the last four games, however the odds were against us as Newquay were leading 3 of the 4 matches. In the first match out, Lewis Bradley courageously battled back to win the point for St Enodoc 1up against Jo Ibbs-George. Newquay countered St Enodoc’s strike with a blow of their own as Ian Veale defeated Louis Archer.  In match 7, Adam Herman beat Charlie Runnalls 4&3. This resulted in St Enodoc needing a half point to win the match overall.

George Tunbridge was all square after 14 holes and found himself in a very similar to position to our last game against Perranporth! A routine par on the 15th and 2 great shots on the 16th meant George had a 5-footer for par to win the hole and go dormy 2 up. The celebrations started as George knocked in his putt to claim the half point which would see St Enodoc win on ninth man 6.75 to 6.

We would like to thank all the caddies and supporters who came out in cold and windy conditions to support the team. The next round will be on Sunday 4th February 2024.

Night Golf – Friday 17th November

Cornwall+ v ROW

In the end the weather was kinder than forecasted to the 40 players that made up the two teams playing in this years annual Cornwall+ vs ROW match.

Although the rain stayed away the wind was gusting at over 35mph and playing conditions were still challenging.

In the lead match the Cornish team got off to a great start with a 10 point to 8 victory. At the half way stage Cornwall had won two matches, ROW had won two and one match was halved.  The overall match score couldn’t have been closer with scoring level at 45 – 45.  The next 4 matches saw 2 victories a piece but now ROW were leading by 3 points 82.5 to 79.5 with only the final match to come in. Incredibly the Cornish duo of Mike and Nigel Buse beat the ROW pairing of Julian Darnell and Mark Pimble by the required 3 points to secure a 90 – 90 point draw.

The match was played in excellent spirit with much hilarity and witty banter exchanged between the teams during the after-match meal and continued in the bar into the evening.  

Thank you to all of those that took part for keeping this great tradition alive.  Thank you too David and Heather and their teams for providing an excellent meal and great service as always.

Matthew Warr and Neil Bradley

Fairway Maintenance

Please CLICK ON THIS LINK to view a document outlining the Fairway Maintenance program from Monday 13th November – Friday 17th November.

 

CAW CORNISH BOWL – SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER

CAW CORNISH BOWL – SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER

St Enodoc played against St Austell at Treloy G.C. in the Cornish Bowl. The weather was kind to us and the course was presented very well. This match was always going to be very closely contested which proved to be the case. St Enodoc gained the first point when Alfie Chapman and Bobby Godfrey won their game 3&2. Oban Robinson and John Twiggs had a close game which they took to the 18th hole but unfortunately lost. Lee Griffin and Stuart Parkyn fought hard but sadly lost 2&1. Paul Honey and Nigel Godfrey were always under pressure with the lead changing hands frequently. However, they eventually succumbed 3&2. Matt Hamley and Nick Williams took their game to the 18th but lost to a good par. The final result was a 4-1 loss. Needless to say I was extremely proud of the team’s performance especially the three selected juniors, Alfie, Bobby and Oban who were playing in their first adult county competition.

Andy Golding

Cornish Bowl Captain

Management Committee Minutes of the 28th September 2023

The Minutes of a meeting of the Management Committee held on 28th September may be found in the Members only Meeting Notes archive under the “Information” tab. On the main menu of the website click on “Members” then “Virtual Club House”, click on the “Information” tab, click on “Committee Minutes & other notices” and the Minutes may be found there.

Amongst other matters the Committee discussed

  • The Mens Locker room refurbishment
  • The water course
  • Upgrade to the practice facilities
  • Re-instatement of ball washers
  • Staff recruitment

Presidents Trophy – Preliminary Round Match Report

Presidents Trophy – Preliminary Round

Match played at The Point on Sunday 1st October 2023

The President’s Trophy team of Quinn Bateman, Neil Bradley. Dave Collick, Kai Dingle, Keith Hawke, Phil Hoare, Kevin Preater, Neil Robinson and Mike Smith, arrived at ‘The Point’ on Sunday 1st Oct to play in the Preliminary round of this seasons competition against a very good side from Lanhydrock GC.

It proved to be a tight match with the teams very evenly matched and consequently the lead in each of the games frequently swapping first one way then the other. Although Lanhydrock, took an early lead by winning the first and third games, the St Enodoc team proved to be the stronger side on the day eventually winning the match 6 – 3

Thankfully, despite being very grey and overcast the rain stayed away for the duration of the match, which made for ideal playing conditions. The match was both extremely competitive and exciting to watch, it was played in great spirit – a credit to both teams.

Congratulations on a great result, the team can now look forward to playing China Fleet GC in the first round proper at the end of this month.

Team below (L to R):

David Collick, Phil Hoare, Keith Hawke, Kai Dingle, Kevin Preater, Mike Smith, Quinn Bateman, Mike Roach (Captain), Neil Bradley, Neil Robinson. 

Mike Roach

Club Vice Captain

Juniors win the Bolitho Shield

St Enodoc’s Juniors Win the Bolitho Shield, after 36 holes, knocking out Perranporth in the morning and Radnor in the afternoon at Merlin Golf Club.

What a day, what a great fight these boys put on and what a putt. It’s been a long time coming!

(L to R)

Harry Jolliff, Quinn Bateman, Liam Batman, Bobby Godfrey and Alfie Chapman.

Trip Down Memory Lane!

Here’s some history for you, 2008 was the last time St Enodoc Juniors won this and the time before that was 1989, 1994 and 1995.

Who would’ve thought that the parents, above Kristian Godfrey and Steve Chapman who have won this before would now be supporting their children and watching them win and a father and Grandad, Keith Godfrey, has also been involved with the Bolitho Shield a “few” years ago. What great Memories for everyone.

(L to R)

Lee Bateman (Junior Bolitho Team Captain) Alfie Chapman, Harry Jolliff, Quinn Bateman, Bobby Godfrey, Liam Bateman (Jnr Captain) Maria Buckley,(Junior Organiser)

(Back left) Ian Jolliff, Lee Bateman, Liam Bateman, Jack Jolliff, Steve Chapman,

(Front row)Harry Jolliff, Quinn Bateman, Maria Buckley, Bobby Godfrey, Alfie Chapman and Kai Dingle.

Please click the link below for the full report: https://www.cornwallgolfunion.org.uk/news.php?newsitem=c1425

Thank you for your help Divotting!

Thank you to all of our Member’s who volunteered to help with divotting yesterday afternoon on the Holywell Course.

The greenkeeping team is very grateful for your support.

Forum Feature – IG Home page

A new forum feature has been added to the ‘MYGOLF’ menu on the IG homepage.

The first category has been posted to enable any existing or newer members find playing partners for anyone that responds to the forum.

Please navigate by clicking MY GOLF>FORUM.

Annual Mens Away Trip 2023

The Annual Mens Away Trip was held at St Pierre Golf Club on 25th & 26th June. The event was extremely well supported with 23 players making the journey to Chepstow. The weather was hot & sunny and spirits were high as the first round (an individual Stableford) got underway on the Old Course. Despite the course providing a real challenge, mainly in the form of trees which for some of us always seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, the playing conditions were excellent which ultimately resulted in some excellent scores being recorded. On the day the winner was Pete Scholey with 36 points, Mark Meneer, with the same score came 2nd on countback and Ian Young 3rd with 34 points.

On day two we had a 4-man team event played on the Mathern Course, which, although slightly shorter in length proved to be just as tricky as the Old Course. Again, the standard of the golf played was very high as with two scores to count the winning team of Nick Williams, John Paul, Pete Scholey and Nick Williams Jr, scored 80 points, and Andy Beare, Stuart Fleet, Mark Meneer, and Tom Wills, coming 2nd with 72 points.

Many thanks and much appreciation to the Captain, Caroline Hume-Kendall for organising a great away trip which was throughly enjoyed by all those that attended.

Mike Roach

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I am pleased to inform you that the 2023 Silent Auction is now open for bidding and closes on Captain’s Day, 29th July. All proceeds will go towards my chosen charity, MIND Cornwall. There are lots of lovely things to bid for so please take a few minutes to look by clicking the link below:

Auction Of Promises 

If anyone is available to be a ball spotter at Captain’s Charity Day on 14th June please contact the Office.

I don’t want to wish 2023 away but the sign up for the Holywell Midsummer Dawn Shotgun has just opened, scroll down on IG to 23rd June to book in your team of four. The price includes a delicious breakfast and prizes afterwards, the only drawback is you have to get up very early that day!

Caroline Hume-KendallClub Captain

Skittles Success

On Friday we had another smashing, sold out, social evening event with Round 2 of Skittles.
10 teams competed against each other as skittles were knocked over and sometimes sent flying as the balls were sent rolling down the alley. The first round set expectations high with both Paul Blackiston and Nick Richards knocking all 9 skittles down in 1 ball.
It was a very tight competition between the ladies with the highest scorer being both Helen Lowe and Di Mindel.
For the Gents, there was a clear winner as double figures was achieved on all rounds by Nick Richards,  which also helped his team ( Mark Luxton, James McDonnell & Rob Lane) to win highest scorers of the night.
Fabulous fun was had by all and full belly’s from the Chinese Buffet.
Next event is the Beetle Drive on Friday 12th May

Match report – County B team

The first round matches of the Cornwall ‘B’ Team Club Championships were held today at Newquay Golf Club, and the St Enodoc team consisting of Dennis Brown, Neil Robinson, Liam Bateman, Kai Dingle, Carl Adams & Mark Blake were drawn to play against Trethorne GC. 
 
With two of our three pairings having to give shots it was always going to be a tight match which proved to be the case with the lead in all of the games continually swinging first one way then the other. Unfortunately on the day, with one game finishing on the 17th and other two on the 18th, Trethorne proved to be the better side and won the match 3 – 0.
On a positive note, whilst the match was both extremely competitive and exciting to watch, it was played in great spirit – a credit to both teams. A big thanks to Newquay Golf Club who’d clearly worked hard to have the course in great condition and who kept the players well fed and watered throughout the day.

Seniors vs Juniors

After many emails to and fro the might of the Seniors took on the cream of the Juniors. We were slightly concerned at the forecast but Maria Buckley’s prayers were effective and the whole day went off with no more than the odd raindrop.The first two matches were halved leading to a sense of optimism in the Seniors which was quickly dampened by two losses. Match 5 saw Richard Palmer record a rare win on the Holywell but the Juniors’ overall win was sealed by Oben and Eva who also won a prize for the biggest win margin of 4 and 3. Jerry Taylor and John Bower secured a modicum of respectability with the Seniors’ biggest win margin, also 4 and 3.The overall result was Juniors 4 Seniors 3  with nearest the pin prizes on the 12th being secured by the respective section captains, Liam Bateman and Kevin Burton.Maria presented Liam with the cup and chocs to share with his triumphant team.Observing and hearing of the play from the Juniors throughout the day leads me to believe that the future of golf at St Enodoc is assured. The match was played in a great spirit and I hope that this becomes a regular fixture once again.Neal Jolly Seniors Vice Captain

Grand National Sweepstake 2023

St Enodoc Elects a New Club Captain

With over 150 present on Easter Saturday at the Club’s AGM Members were pleased to elect Mrs Caroline Hume-Kendall as Club Captain for the next two years.

Originally from Kent, Caroline has been a member of St Enodoc for most of her life. Her first golf lesson was with Nick Williams back in the 80s whom she continues to have lessons with! With a handicap of 3.1 she plays for Cornwall, is a regular in the St Enodoc teams and has an ambition to be Scratch. In 2022 she was our Ladies Captain.

Caroline and her husband, Rupert, live in Port Quin and have three children who live and work in London. Caroline began her career in PR but took a break to look after the family before training as a photographer and setting up a business specialising in School Team and Event photography. She now owns and manages a commercial property business with Rupert, based in Truro and is a qualified personal trainer. Her hobbies include walking, fitness, water-skiing, making hedgerow tipples and beekeeping.

Welcome to the Club’s new website

Welcome to the Club’s new website. The website we have been using is over five years old now and some of the content needed refreshing. After competitive tender we contracted with Artworking.com to design the new site. Artworking have worked with many prestigious golf clubs and their skill is reflected in our new site.

We have upgraded the website, there is new high quality video and still photography of every hole of both courses. The access to IG via “Virtual Club House” remains the same and most of the features Members will be familiar with are unchanged. Over fifty percent of Members access the website via a mobile ‘phone and this new website is designed to be mobile friendly.

We have taken some care to ensure that the software driving the site is bug free and that the content is correct. However like all things new there may be one or two odd glitches we have missed, if you find one do please tell us. An email to the General Manager would be most helpful if you find something which is less than perfect.

We hope you enjoy our new website.

Martin Biddle
Chairman of the Management Committee

Captain’s Charity Cheque Presentation 2023

The CEO of Isight Cornwall Mrs Carole Theobald (pictured above) received a cheque from Club Captain Neil Bradley for £13,631. This amazing amount of money was raised through various events including the Captain’s Charity Day and the generous donations from the membership.

Isight Cornwall is a volunteer based charity who’s primary aim is to aid and improve the lives of as many of the 28,000 people living in Cornwall with sight loss as much as possible.

Mrs Theobald gratefully received the cheque, thanking the members of St Enodoc Golf Club for their fundraising efforts and generosity.