St Enodoc’s Bolitho Team (pictured left to right Jack Jolliff, Quinn Bateman, Daisy Lane, Liam Bateman, took on The Point at Lanhydrock last Friday 23rd July, with two very close matches which unfortunately saw us losing to the Point. Liam finishing on the 17 and losing 3&1 and Quinn losing on the 18th 2 down.
First time playing a competition for his club was Jack Jolliff, who stood in at the last minute to make up the team, partnering Daisy in the foursomes.
These two played some great golf but were losing for most of the round. However, they managed to pull it back, going down the 18th all square and winning on the last hole. Great one for the memory box, Jack!
Well done to you both and well played Liam and Quinn.
The match started with a great first hole for both of us, although Kai secured the point with a birdie. For the next 6 holes it was rocky for me, struggling to get off of the tee with many wayward drives and lost balls. However, from hole 7 onwards it was a very close game with me leaving my driver in the bag for accuracy down the fairway to keep me in the game. With an uphill battle the game came to dormy four after finishing the 14th hole. After some excellent golf from both of us with two birdies each. As the game got tense towards the end I managed to hold off the loss until the 17th hole where unfortunately I lost a ball with the final score being 3 and 1 to Kai. Overall a very enjoyable match.
The first hole is a challenge as there is a lake just short of the green and I decided to lay up, I then over shot my pitch and that lead to going 1 down. Until hole 6 (which I won) we matched each other, halving every hole. On the 9th and 10th I hit the water and had to take a penalty drop resulting in going 2 down. Yet again we halved the next holes but then my opponent won the 15th. This took the game to dormy 3, but I changed up my game and won the next 2, taking the game to the 18th hole. However, my opponent pulled through and won the final hole winning the game.
We didn’t have the best start as we went one down on the first. It was then up and down throughout the front nine. We started the back nine with a win however it was again up and down up until hole 15. We were two down with 4 to play and we managed to bring it back with a win on 15, 17 and 18. It was my first game representing St Enodoc and Daisy’s experience assisted our performance and I really enjoyed the day.
After a poor drive by me on the 1st giving Jack an impossible task of reaching the green, we lost the 1st hole. It was then a random mix of good shots and some bad shots for the rest of the front 9 leaving us behind our opponents.
The back 9 was steady, but still 2 down on the 15, however our last few holes improved achieving all square going onto the 18th tee (Par 5). Jack hit a drive down the middle, and a couple shots later my hybrid found the middle of the green and Jack putted in for victory.
Tight game, but thankfully we came out on top.