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This week on the Courses

This week on the Courses

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.

This week on the Courses

Holywell Tee Levelling Project

Please click on this link to view the details of the upcoming tee levelling project on the Holywell Course.

Postponement of Contractual Hollow Coring


Postponement of Contractual Hollow Coring


We regret to inform you that the scheduled contractual hollow
coring operation, initially planned for the 13th November
2023, has been cancelled for the safety/well-being of all
involved and the protection of the golf courses. The decision to
cancel this impending operation was not taken lightly and has
been necessitated by the recent weather complications.
Considering the current and future weather conditions and
their potential impact to the courses, we have decided to
postpone the hollow coring to the 29th January 2024. This
postponement will provide us with the best opportunity to
benefit fully from the contractual assistance while ensuring
best practices for the golf courses. We are hopeful that the
weather will be more favourable during the rescheduled
period, allowing us to proceed with the operation smoothly
and efficiently.


Scott Gibson

Course Manager



Night Golf – Friday 17th November

On the Courses: Monday 6th – Sunday 12th November

Please CLICK ON THIS LINK to view what is happening on the courses for the upcoming week.

Yours sincerely,

Scott Gibson

Course Manager

Fairway Maintenance

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


On the courses this week – 30 Oct 2023

The Godfrey Scratch & Nett Competition

Well done to Kai Dingle for winning the Godfrey Scratch Cup (79 gross) and to Tom Richards for winning the Nett Cup (62 nett) for the second year running.

The standard of golf played and the scores that came in were very impressive considering the greens are very trying at the moment!

Three juniors came in with a gross 79! Kai Dingle, Bobby Godfrey & Alfie Chapman.

Pictured are Meg and Keith Godfrey presenting the cups to the winners.

Results can be viewed by clicking on this link.

Maria Buckley

Junior Organiser

Result: Frank Wills Round 1

Frank Wills Salver 1st Round Match played at Trevose v West Cornwall GC on Sunday 22nd October 2023.

On a brisk early morning at Trevose & for most of the morning the sun was shining with just a couple heavy squally showers & a light breeze. It proved to be a tight match with the teams very evenly matched . Unfortunately for St.Enodoc it came down to the last match which we lost on the 18th hole. Giving 3-4 shots in every match was in my view very difficult to overcome. Overall result 3-2 to West Cornwall.

The match was both extremely competitive and exciting to watch, it was played in great spirit – a credit to both teams. I’d like to thank our team for putting themselves forward for selection & thank the caddies (Kevin Richards & Matthew Warren) and the 4-5 members who came along to support.

L-R, Liam Bateman, Lee Bateman, Nick Richards, James Hutchings, Dave Lupton, John Pease, Rod Frost, Dan Witts, Andrew Grills & Paul Warren.

Rich Helleur

Team Manager

Choughs at St Enodoc

The Red-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax), once extinct in Cornwall and still rare throughout the UK, has been seen in recent months for the first time on the Church course. A group of up to eight birds seem to favour the area around the 9th green and 16th tee, so look out for glossy black crows (about the size of Jackdaws) with a bright red, curved bill and red legs. They search for larvae and grubs on the short turf and make a friendly ‘chee-ow’ call.

The Chough features prominently on the Cornish coat of arms and the legendary King Arthur was said to have turned into a Chough when he died, so familiar was the bird in Cornwall in the past. But they stopped breeding here in 1947, the last one being seen in 1973. They re-appeared of their own accord in 2001 and have bred in the far west, on the Lizard, and on the north coast around Newquay since then.

Conservation efforts by sympathetic farmers and local environmental organisations have ensured that the last 22 years have seen a resurgence in their numbers, and in 2023 they had their most successful breeding year yet with 39 pairs raising 112 young. Clearly these new birds have spread along the coast and it is likely some of these are the ones now gracing our fairways. For more information on Choughs see the Cornwall Birds website


Simon Marquis (October 2023)




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

Course Maintenance – Hollow Coring of Greens – Wednesday 18th – Friday 20th October – Members Note


After a busy year on both courses the time has quickly come around again to Hollow Core the greens on both courses. A necessary but invasive aeration technique.

I have linked a document that explains each stage of the process and the reasons why this maintenance is essential.

Maintenance Week October 23

Scott Gibson

Course Manager

On the Courses this week

This coming week on the courses. Fortunately, the weather has been on our side lately, and it looks like it’s continuing to cooperate. Given this fortunate weather, we see an excellent opportunity to proceed with verti-cutting the greens and surrounds. Additionally, we intend to make significant progress in our rough maintenance program during this favourable weather window.

On the courses 9-10-23

Scott Gibson

Course Manager

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Members Note – Dollar Spot

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This week on the Courses

Please CLICK ON THIS LINK to find out what will be happening on the Courses this week.

Scott Gibson

Course Manager

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:

Autumn Mixed Open 2023

Autumn Mixed Open – Sunday 10th September 2023

Yesterday we hosted our Autumn Mixed Open and welcomed 100 visiting players to St Enodoc.

We received lots of positive feedback about the condition of the course and our homemade Cheesecake!

Please CLICK ON THIS LINK to view the results in full. Please find the summarised results below:

  • 1st Place: Nicky & George Gawman – 45 points.
    • (C/B Back-9 24 points)
  • 2nd Place: Alan Vickery & Stephanie Bristow – 45 points.
    • (C/B Back-9 22 points)
  • 3rd Place – Richard & Clare Salter – 45 points.
    • (C/B Back-9 20 points)
  • Gentlemen’s NTP 5th Hole – Mark Oliver.
  • Ladies’ NTP 15th Hole – Julie Wyatt.

Congratulations to all of the winners. The Autumn Mixed Open next year will be on Sunday 8th September 2024.

Results: Goodman Trophy 2023

Congratulations to all that played in the Goodman Trophy today in glorious sunshine and a gentle breeze.

Pictured below is the winner of the Goodman Trophy Thomas Papworth, Teignmouth, with a Nett score of 140. Also Louis Archer, winner of The Rachel Biddle Trophy, St Enodoc, with a Gross score of 143.

Please click on this link to view the results in full.

Left to Right. Louis Archer, Simon Greatorex, Thomas Papworth, Caroline Hume-Kendall.

Joe Cruse accepts Head Professional role


We have recently learned that Joe Cruse has accepted the position of Head Professional at Bowood Park Golf Club, as many of our members will know Joe has been at the St Enodoc for 21 years and has in that time become one of the most accomplished golfers in the Clubs history.

Joe will be at the Club for a few more months before starting his new role in March 2024.

We wish him every success in his new challenge.


Simon Greatorex

General Manager


This week on the Courses


Next week on the courses. It’s the season for the roughs to have some attention, this will start on the Church course then roll out to the Holywell.

Maintenance program w/c 4-9-2023


Scott Gibson

Course Manager

This Week on the Courses 28-8-2023

This week on the Courses

I would like to thank all of the Members that attended the Divotting session on Thursday 17th August.

Please CLICK ON THIS LINK to find out what will be happening on the Courses this week.

Scott Gibson

Course Manager

On the Courses this Week 14th August 2023

A focused intervention will be undertaken on our greens to address the presence of rogue grass activity. This strategic effort is aimed at enhancing the overall quality and consistency of our greens. While this intervention is specific to the greens, we want to reassure that our commitment to maintaining the highest standards extends to all other playing surfaces and peripherals. We will continue implementing cultural maintenance practices that promote healthy grass cover and resilience throughout the facility.

Scott Gibson

Course Manager


on the courses 14-08

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With the weather finally settling, we have a perfect opportunity to enhance and increase speeds on the putting surfaces across both the Church Course and Holywell.

Our greenkeeping team will be hard at work to fine-tune the greens, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable golfing experience for all. We understand the importance of maintaining perfect playing conditions, and we are committed to achieving just that.

As we anticipate the remaining days of summer, we encourage you to make the most of the beautiful weather. Feel free to leave your waterproofs hanging up as you head out for your rounds.

This week on the Courses

Scott Gibson

Course Manager

Kira Barnes – English Women’s Amateur Championship: Round 1


Kira Barnes will be playing her 1st round match in the English Women’s Amateur Championship at 12:00. You can CLICK ON THIS LINK to view Live Scoring.

We are all wishing Kira the best of luck!