Norman Evans with the Oggie Trophy
Cornwall vs The Rest of the World is one of the events on the Mens golfing calendar at St Enodoc; eagerly anticipated, noisy and very competitive are perhaps the words which most readily come to mind.
Churchill once said that "Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm". Well that is normally the case for the RoW team as they rarely succeed in this match and no doubt Adrian Halling the Cornwall Captain will have started the day (a good day for golf it must be said - dry and sunny) full of confidence. The scoring system agreed upon for this year was based on the match score after eighteen holes; thus even if a match was decided 4 & 3 it was played to a finish giving the losers an opportunity to recover some pride. The trophy to be won by the team which won most holes. At one point in the afternoon Cornwall were losing by 10 holes then came a very big win for Byron Weston and James Hutchins to level things up; until finally it came down to the last match with RoW running out winners by a one hole margin 33-32.
The after match dinner was as noisy and good spirited as usual but nonetheless an upbeat and happy occasion all the same. Adrian was gallant in accepting defeat whilst Norman was brief and not at all triumphant in accepting the Oggie trophy. Malcolm Knight hoovered up the usual fines for crimes both real and imagined to the benefit of the Club Captain's charity.