St. Enodoc Golf Club - Harry Champion Memorial Match

Harry Champion Memorial Match

Harry Champion known as Gook was a long time Daymer Bay member, a natural left hander he played golf right- handed.

His most notable achievement was in 1969, when at the age of 51 he won the Cornwall County Championships at St Enodoc. With his team of Nomads he played a lot of friendly matches at many courses in the county, he was popular wherever he went and was made an honorary member of many clubs in Cornwall including St Enodoc in 2006.

In his honour a memorial match is played annually, this year it was played at Launceston Golf Club on the 22nd September. A well organised event with 6 teams of 8, playing a four ball better ball stableford with scores to count from all 4 pairs. Playing for St Enodoc were Andy Bunt & Danny Hoare who scored 38 pts, the pairings of Steve Buse & Mark Meneer, Kevin Francis & John Paul both scored 33 pts, bringing up the rear with a score of 32 pts were Nigel Buse and Mike Buse.

The weather conditions on the day made the golf very difficult, however, a good day was had by all. In 2020 it is the turn of St Enodoc to host this match on the 9th August.