St. Enodoc Golf Club - Seniors June Qualifer Shock Winner and Another Match Defeat

There were two performances worthy of note in the Seniors’ June qualifier. One of the more senior Seniors moved from the Holywell to the Church course to make a rare appearance. Occasionally heard to suggest that his handicap is too low, he then proceeded to demonstrate to the ‘younger’ generation, what most of us already knew, that he can still play this game. Derek Kingsbury topped the pile with 35 points.
Seniors’ captain, Peter Commings, a very experienced golfer, achieved his first hole-in-one, sinking his tee shot on the 8th. Naturally, we all toasted his feat with a wee dram or two. Perhaps in years to come, in some comfortable retirement home, the photograph may be passed among the residents showing one their number in front of his personal trophy cabinet! ‘Evidence’ that the older we get the better we were !

It was a glorious summer‘s day for the match against Trevose, which resulted in an unusual number of shorts on show, having been re-discovered in the dark recesses of wardrobes. As a consequence, one wit suggested that the fixture should be renamed the ‘White Legs’ or ‘Persil ‘ match !’ However, white, brown, hirsute or smooth, the Saints’ legs, once again, seem to have developed a very serious limp. They went down to the visitors and local rivals, 5½ - 2½ - and without a wagging tail, it would have been even worse. The general feeling is that fortress St Enodoc has already been breached too many times this season and calls (source unknown) for regular training and practice at dawn until things improve have not been met with acclamation!

Godfrey K and Commings lost 5 & 4
Molloy and Markham halved
Balmford and Russell lost 6 & 5
Harper and Thomas lost 4 & 3
Bailey and Godfrey Peter lost 3 & 2
Baxter and Smith P lost 4 & 3
Parsons and Metcalfe won 3 & 1
Harbinson and Matthews won 6 & 5

NTP – Nigel Thomas