St. Enodoc Golf Club - Goodman Trophy 4th September

A total of 72 players from 42 clubs throughout England arrived in the early hours of a bright and calm Saturday morning to try their hand at the Church Course over 36 holes of medal play. The Ernie Goodman Trophy has been an annual fixture at St. Enodoc now for many years and is one of the countys premier events.  Ernie Goodman was the Professional at St. Enodoc for 25 years, starting in 1956. As usual, the benign conditions did not last and a very pleasant morning turned nasty in the afternoon, with heavy showers and blustery winds assaulting the players. Nonetheless, some impressive scores were returned.

The eventual winner of the Ernie Goodman Trophy was Rhys Cruse – cousin of home grown Joe Cruse - from Tiverton Golf Club with a combined net score of 145. The winner of the Rachel Biddle Memorial Trophy for the best gross was Josh Greenaway from Bowood  with a total of 147. These events only run smoothly as a result of the efforts of many. On Saturday there were a couple of ball spotters who volunteered for a two hour shift that subsequently turned into a 9 hour marathon in the wet and wind. The players are not the only ones deserving of praise.

Ernie Goodman Trophy (Best net score)
1st     Rhys Cruse – Tiverton              75  70    = 145
2nd    Leighton Walker – The Bristol        71  75 = 146
3rd    Steve Buse – St. Enodoc            69  77 = 146
4th     Blake Norton – Northenden         70  77 = 147

Rachel Biddle Memorial  Trophy (Low Gross)
1st    Josh Greenaway – Bowood          75  72 = 147
2nd     Gareth Jenkins – The Warwickshire     73  75 = 148
3rd     Rhys Cruse – Tiverton            77  72 = 149
4th     Mark Justice – Walton Heath          70  81 = 151