The large crowd of St Enodoc supporters at the recent CTC match against Trevose allowed Niblick to move about them unobserved. With the overall match in the bag the atmosphere became relaxed in the large crowd to the left of the green on the short uphill 16th hole who were watching the far from fit Joe Cruse trail Nick Gammon. Our Joe played first and over-clubbed, the ball finishing over the small bank at the back of the green. The Trevose proprietor who had been striking the ball really well all day hooked his shot straight at the gallery. Huge shouts of FORE were heard at which the assembled all ducked and turned their backs to the direction of the tee.
One rather rounded backside belonging to a Member of the Captain\'s Committee unfortunately was in direct line of fire and due to its nature acted as the perfect cushion from which the ball rebounded back onto the middle of the green with a good chance of a birdie. The hole was only rescued by an immaculate chip from Joe for a “gimmie” and the birdie chance was wasted. On discussion afterwards the automotive engineer claimed that he had suffered no pain from the incident but felt that he was now entitled to an autographed glove from the ball striker as that was the norm on the Professional Tours.