St. Enodoc Golf Club - Further & better particulars on the connection between St Enodoc & Shakespeare

Further & better particulars on the connection between St Enodoc & Shakespeare

A few days ago Niblick asked for further evidence of Shakespeare’s connection with St Enodoc and now, thanks to one of our very well read pedagogues, we have some further evidence. Niblick is not revealing his name at this point hoping that there is already a sufficiently large clue here to enable our readers to work this out for themselves.

The further proof is here -

Clearly he had played golf because of the prolonged dark period of his great tragedies, but scholars have located evidence from the folios of more specific references to the North Cornwall coast. How closely he observed the nature of our storm ridden Spring weather,

“Here's neither bush nor shrub, to bear off
any weather at all, and another storm brewing;
I hear it sing i' the wind: yond same black
cloud, yond huge one, looks like a foul
bombard that would shed his liquor. If it
should thunder as it did before, I know not
where to hide my head: yond same cloud cannot
choose but fall by pailfuls.”

He must have played the ninth hole during an early morning round,

“It was the lark, the herald of the morn,

No nightingale: look what envious streaks

Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east:

Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day

Stands tiptoe on the misty Brae Hill tops.”

Sometimes he was over critical of the green staff’s attention to the condition of the greens,

“Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed,
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing St Enodoc course untrimmed:”

No doubt he had observed the Seniors playing because he devoted a whole play, “The Comedy of Errors,” to their style of golf. He listened to their complaints about missing putts and was inspired to write, “Much ado about Nothing.