Once again back to Newquay GC today, Sunday 9th November, this time to watch a 2nd round Cornwall Bowl match against Perranporth GC. Perranporth have a good history of match play success - but have never won the Cornwall Bowl. Despite a few showers the weather was somewhat more conducive to good golf than last weekend. Once again St Enodoc supporters, led by the Club Captain and Head Pro, turned out in force to give Captain Terry\'s boys a cheer. We seem to consistently outnumber the opposition supporters at these matches and which can only be a help to the players.
Captain Terry Johns had made a number of changes to his team for this match. Charles Rayment came back into the side after illness to make a new pairing with Ryan Perring also playing his first match this winter; whilst left hander Paul Honey kept his place after playing at Bowood as a reserve.
First up for St Enodoc were Rayment & Perring; one 6 foot 5 inches and the other 5 foot 5 inches - however the disparity was no handicap to some very steady golf and a fine win by 4&3. Equally steady were Terry Carthew and Ben Chapman and whose 3&2 win included a stunning birdie on the 6th hole when their 2nd shot was within a inch of going in. The St Enodoc third pair of Honey & Godfrey got off to a slow start and found themselves two down after five holes; thereafter some good golf saw them claw their way back into the match to win 3&1. After them Tamblyn & Rushton had a dream start and were level par after five holes, then a Perranporth eagle on the par 4 6th hole pegged them back a hole; only for Perranporth to take a seven on the next par 3 hole. They ran out easy winners by 5&4. By this time the result of the last match was of no consequence, save for the pride of those involved, and Perranporth gained a consolation point beating Richards & Parker 2&1.
Match result:St Enodoc 4 points Perranporth 1 point
Joe Tamblyn putts on the 7th green at Newquay GC on his way to winning the hole and eventually the match with partner Derek Rushton