Monday 8th May
The Camel estuary was bathed in a golden light as the St Enodoc Seniors welcomed the Piranos from Perranporth. The course had been trimmed and looked inviting from the first tee but the rolling fairways always present a stern golfing challenge. I am sure that many of the players had Thomas Paine in mind as they struck the first drive, “yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”
All the matches were contested in the usual friendly manner and many went to the last few holes. Although Keith Hawke said he and his partner, Bill Hughes, were 7 up at one time and then generously allowed their opponents back into the match. However, as the teams gathered on the balcony, enjoying the view of Stepper Point in the distance, and the conclusion of the games coming up the 18th fairway, the match stood at 7 to 0. So, in front of their fellow team mates the final pairings were putting out. As Shakespeare’s Angelo might have said they were “urinating congealed ice” and Perranporth sink a 10-foot putt to win the final match with the last shot on the last green.
Perranporth Captain, Denzil Lobb, was full of praise for the course and particularly for the post-match hospitality saying that the meal was the best he has had in all his matches.
“Bliss was it in that evening to be alive but to be a St Enodoc Senior was very heaven”
Nearest the pin on the 15th hole: Nigel Oleson