St. Enodoc Golf Club - No CTC Final for St Enodoc this winter

Supported by the Club Captain, Ladies Captain, a good number of hardy supporters and in the presence of the County Captain our CTC team yesterday played Perranporth in the winters semi-final. Watching at Trevose yesterday was something of an ordeal, not because our boys lost, but because it was bitterly cold in a strong north easterly wind and your reporter nearly succumbed to hypothermia.

This winter Perranporth have a strong side, indeed too strong for St Enodoc yesterday, and were comfortable winners in a tie played in good spirit. Those are the bald facts however they hide huge endeavour and spirit from our team and who each fought until the death. There was no sign of body language indicating a wish to get off the course and into the bar, on the contrary.  Perranporth will now play West Cornwall in the final and who yesterday defeated Trevose in the other semi-final.The details of the day are

Morning Foursomes:

  • Steve Chapman & Kristian Godfrey lost to Conor Wilson & Chris Fleming 3 & 2
  • Joe Cruse & Jack Irwin beat Chris Llwelyn & Simon Knowles 3 & 2
  • Mike Masters & Simon Welch lost to Adam Taylor & Chris Johnson 3 & 2
  • Mark Westlake & Steve Buse lost to Sandy Kirton & Matt Lock 2 & 1

9th Man - Robbie Moore lost to Ian Mckechnie 1 down

Afternoon singles:

  • Joe Cruse beat Simon Knowles 4 & 2
  • Steve Chapman lost Conor Wilson 5 & 4
  • Simon Welch lost to Chris Llwelyn 2 & 1
  • Jack Irwin lost to Chris Fleming 4 & 3
  • Kristian Godfrey lost to Adam Taylor 3 & 1
  • Mike Masters lost Matt Lock 3 & 1
  • Mark Westlake halved with Chris Johnson
  • Steve Buse lost to Sandy Kirston 2 & 1

Niblick was at the match as well and understands that one of our team was busy practising his wedge shots prior to his match; this practice area is close to the road in front of the 1st tee at Trevose. Well one of the wedge shots went rather further than expected (adrenalin perhaps) and bounced off the roof of a passing Ford Fiesta. Unfourtunate yes, clumsy certainly, but then it turns out that the driver is one of the Perranporth team. Is this what they call intimidating the opposition ?