The success of the St Enodoc Men’s Mail on Sunday team rolls on with a great win away on Saturday, 11th August against Mountain Ash Golf Club in South Wales, 3 – 2.
Richard Matheron with Charles Rayment as his caddy playing Rhys Jones off 3 went down 2 & 1. Andy Bunt in a rich grain of form with John Paul on his bag played Carl Boobier off 1, finished his game with a great par on the 18th to win one up. Junior Sam Jarvis with Ladies Captain Penny Moon as his caddy took on Glamorgan Captain Ian Fowler off +2. Sam played some great golf but lost on the 18th. 15 year old Joe Combellack with father Russ on his bag played their team Captain, Paul Davies, off 3, Father & son engineered a great win 5 & 4.
With the match poised at 2 games each along came the ever steady Rob Davies with Kev Francis on his bag, sealed a fine victory for St Enodoc winning 2 up against 3 handicapper Matthew Delahade.
With the ladies team playing at Neath Golf Club on the Sunday the men had great support from them throughout the match. Reserves and caddies travelled a long way as well to help their team, so a big vote of thanks for all their support. The team are now in the quarter finals to be played at Worsley Park Hotel & Country Club, Manchester on the 23/24thSeptember.
The Ladies Mail on Sunday Team travelled to Neath Golf Club for their 8th round match. Arriving in fine weather they were able to practice on this tree-lined course which was in lovely condition. The greens had some interesting borrows and positioning your approach shot was important. Having seen the mens team beat Mountain Ash in the morning we were all set to join them at the quarter finals in Manchester next month. Lauren Williams was the first to complete her game with a great win of 4 & 3. Sue G Jones won 2 & 1 despite giving 15 shots! Meg Godfrey and Celia Jarvis both took their opponents to the 18th but sadly lost. This left Di Dingle coming down the 18th 1 up only to lose that hole meaning the result was 2 1/2 to each team. As the 5th player she then had to go up 19 for a \'sudden death\' play off. Unfortunately, she left a 20 foot putt balancing on the edge of the hole giving her opponent a shorter putt for the match which she duly sank. An extremely close match which sadly did not go our way. St. Enodoc were fortunate to have been supported by a full quota of caddies as well as other club members who had travelled to Wales with them. This was much appreciated by all involved.
Sarah Sandercock, Meg Godfrey, Celia Jarvis, Sue G Jones, Di Dingle, Lauren Williams, Penny Moon (Ladies Captain)