21 Seniors took part in the Holywell Winter Eclectic. David Balmford followed up his success last year with some exceptional rounds, this time to win the “St Enodoc Winter Eclectic” originally presented by Eric Booth of fond memory. His impressive score of gross 60, nett 51.00, included three birdies but because of the R and A (Rock and Aged Golfers) rule he could only win one award so the Berry Young Cup for best gross went to Tom Lehan with an excellent 64.
The runner-up in the Winter Eclectic was Bill Lugg with a superb 51.63 nett, only a few millimeters off the main award . I played with Bill in the final round and a couple of his putts looked in the hole, didn't like what they saw and stayed above ground. Watch out for him next year! Nigel Gallagher won the prize for Birdies with 2s on the 4th from half way down the hill and the 16th. The award for Best Improvement went to George Phillips. George did a Sergio Garcia on the 12th but followed it up with a par 3 in the next round.
Derek Kings bury was on his usual excellent form and came third in the main competition with an impressive 53.33. Even our complicated point scoring system could not separate Dermot Studd and John Godwin who played consistently good rounds to finish on 53.90.
All in all a very enjoyable tournament in spite of the wet winter and we send our thanks and congratulations to the Ground Staff for keeping the Holywell in such excellent condition.