St Enodoc Harry Champion Team L-R Mike Buse, Tom WIlls, Andy Bunt, John Paul, Mark Meneer, Kevin Francis, Nigel Buse & Steve Buse.
Thanks to Covid, the Harry Champion Trophy wasn't played for last year, but thankfully this now time honoured competition could resume. It gives St Enodoc, Perranporth, Launceston, Mullion, West Cornwall and the Nomads who all made Harry an Honorary Member a chance to celebrate 'Gook' and play for his 'flukin' iron trophy.
Harry was an interesting character, a left hander playing with right handed clubs left hand below right (clickey as it was known) hence the nickname of Gook, who at the tender age of 51 won the County amateur championship at St. Enodoc in 1969, a remarkable fete in itself.
It was St Enodoc's turn to host the trophy and with what started as a very wet and windy day it couldn't have turned out better....in more ways than one! The format for the competition was teams of eight playing in pairs, a fourball better ball Stableford Aggregate from the white tees and our Club Captain Charles Rayment was on hand to see all the teams off.
There were prizes for the top three individual pairs and the all important team prize and the 'Flukin Trophy' and the results were as follows:
Best Individual Pairs:
1st - Andy Golding & Nigel Dunstan (Nomads) - 42 points
2nd - John Paul & Kevin Francis (St Enodoc) - 41 points
3rd - Graeme Webster & Steve Turner (West Cornwall) - 40 points on countback
Team points scores were Mullion 132, Launceston 136 , West Cornwall 141, Nomads and Perranporth (tied 2nd) 146 and St. Enodoc 147.
It was a very close contest all round, but St Enodoc won the Harry Champion on home turf rather fittingly with a team of players who all played golf with Gook! Graham Parkyn of Perranporth who were the current holders of the title presented the trophy to Captain of the day Mike Buse.
Mike thanked everyone for coming to St Enodoc and making it such an enjoyable day. Also, the Green staff for providing a wonderful golf course to play on and the catering and bar staff for providing excellent hospitatlity and Catherine for co-ordinating the day. He also added that they were already looking forward to seeing everyone at next year's trophy which is being hosted by Perranporth.
Match report courtesy of Mike Buse