St. Enodoc Golf Club - Seniors away trip to Saunton ends in tears

Seniors versus Saunton away 26th March 2018

Our Seniors have been like greyhounds in the slips waiting for their season of matches to begin. With three games postponed against Bowood, Truro and Launceston owing to excessive precipitation, they were eager to locate their club sweaters and team shirts and take on the challenge.

Saunton Seniors play some 39 matches each year. St Enodoc were the only club against which they were not victorious for their home matches in 2017. So, we had a promising record to protect and a strong team was selected to take on this premier club. However, remembering Brutus’s words about floods I am afraid we found ourselves in shallows and miseries.

Brutus: There is a tide in the affairs of men.

Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;

Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries.

On such a full sea are we now afloat,

And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures.”

The day was bright and sunny. The fairways were well trimmed, and the greens were firm and fast. The match was lost 7 games to 1. Congratulations to David Elliott and Stuart Bradley on winning their closely fought match. Captain of the Day, Richard Norsworthy, gave a warm welcome to new members of the Seniors: Stuart Bradley, John Arnold, Stuart Morley and Kevin Burton.

We do not wish to suggest that Saunton were over confident about a win but the “Bugle” for which we compete each year was actually screwed to the wall of their club house. They may not need to find a screw driver before the return match in July because we need an 8-nil victory.