St. Enodoc Golf Club - CTC 2022 Final Report

CTC 2022 Final Report

The day started in sunshine with a relatively harmless offshore breeze. The spectators still chose to wrap up well, some even sporting handwarmers to keep the blood flowing. The golfers themselves were keen to get playing and weren't worried about the temperature being barely double digits.

Out first were the foursomes and the first pair of Steve Chapman and Ian Jolliff wasted no time in getting St Enodoc off to a flying start with a 6&4 win (Mark Grootz/Guy Norris) and the first point to the good guys.

The next two teams of Joe Combellack/Louis Archer and Josh Greenaway/Mike Masters both had narrow losses of 2&1 (Graham Webb/Steve Davies) and 2 down (Tom Stephens/Joe Reynard) respectively.

The fourth pair of Mark Justice and Mike Weaver repeated the 6&4 win (Nick Gammon/Jon Tremain) of the first pair to bring the scores level again at 2 points each.

A recent run of exceptional form meant that Charlie Runnalls had been brought in as 9th man and he proved his worth with a brilliant 2&1 win (Lee Cunningham), taking St Enodoc into lunch ahead at 2.75 points to Trevose's 2 points.

After a delicious lunch, the afternoon singles matches began in gradually increasing wind and dropping temperatures. It promised to be a battle of hardiness and determination.

First out was Steve Chapman vs Graham Webb. Steve fought his way to be 3-up early in the back nine but Graham found a burst of outstanding form to win 5 holes in a row and take the match 2&1.

Josh Greenaway took on Steve Davies next. After being 3 down at one point, Josh turned on the pressure and fought his way back into the match but ran out of holes, losing 1 down.

Louis Archer played some great golf against Tom Stephens but Tom's short game proved too good eventually winning 4&3.

Ian Jolliff did what he could against Nick Gammon but again the man from Trevose managed to hold out for the win 3&2 taking Trevose into a commanding lead in the competition.

The St Enodoc team weren't giving up though and in the face of a strong and chilly wind the next three matches all went our way:

  • Mark Justice 4&3 vs Jon Tremain
  • Mike Masters 2&1 vs Mark Grootz
  • Mike Weaver 2&1 vs Guy Norris

Unfortunately the final match didn't go our way despite the best efforts of Neil Childs (vs Joe Reynard 4&3) and the CTC final going to Trevose 7 points to St Enodoc's 5.75 points.

An outstanding days golf played in great spirit and increasingly demanding conditions. Congratulations to Trevose for keeping their hands on the trophy and good luck in the England Golf Champion Club in September - we know you'll do Cornwall proud.

Thanks go to Newquay Golf Club for the great condition of the course and being exceptional hosts.

Thanks also to the hardy souls who braved the conditions to support our valiant team, to the caddies who battled tirelessly alongside their players and to Lewis Bradley who found new ways of getting around Newquay Golf club in a GPS-enabled buggy while providing sustenance, support and sage advice to the players.

Thanks mostly to the golfers who gave it their all to provide a fantastic display of golf and great competition.

See you all next year.