There are daffodils in my garden. This host of golden blooms have emerged into the light given that it is well past St David’s day they have responded to the time of year with resilience and a certain ridiculousness. Their stems bend in the wind and their heads bow against the rain. This brings us to our Seniors section who have begun the new season with a match against Bowood.
So, they made their way to the drying room to recover their waterproofs and assemble a variety of under garments. As each match approached the first tee their similarity to Scott of the Antarctic was remarkable. Although, truth be told, he would have been envious of the range of Galvin Greens, Pro Quips and Under Armours on display. The gale blowing towards them down the first was severe but perhaps not quite comparable to the Arctic.
Despite the weather the matches were played in the usual good spirits and friendly competition. Captain of the Day Richard Norsworthy welcomed Bowood and their cheerful disregard of the conditions. Their Captain, Ian Long, congratulated the Club on the quality of fairways and greens as well as the standard of the Carvery.
Most of the matches were close but Keith Hawke and John Robinson managed a 6 to 5 victory. In the end the result was 6 to 2 to St Enodoc.
Richard Norsworthy and Nigel Thomas lost 2 and 1
Derek Rushton and Geoff Matthews won 3 and 2
Kevin Burton and Paul Godfrey lost 2 and 1
Richard Palmer and John Westlake won 6 and 4
Nigel Oleson and Bill Hughes won 2 and 1
Phil Higgs and Mike Maberly won 3 and 2
Keith Hawke and John Robinson won 6 and 5
John Bower and Garry Cooper won 3 and 2