St. Enodoc Golf Club - Seniors match vs St Mellion played in a gale

Seniors match vs St Mellion played in a gale

“Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow! You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout Till you have drench’d our steeples, drown’d the cocks!”

Poor old King Lear had been betrayed and abandoned by his daughters and was left forsaken on the heath with his fool. The players in this match understood exactly how he felt. Certainly, they were more foolish than regal. The weather was such that many were hoping for a phone call to postpone the match. No such phone call was received. So, both teams arrived at the first tee with that sense of disbelief but grinning at the surreal prospect. Keeping balance when even battery powered trolleys were being blown over was a challenge. However, the matches were played in good spirits and the arrival at the Club House was particularly welcome.

When checking the anemometer there were gusts of up to 48 miles an hour.

The result was another win for the Seniors: four and a half to three and a half.

Captain of the Day, Colin Earle was delighted with the continued success, but it was even better since he had the good fortune to have Tiger Woods in the Seniors’ Sweepstake.

Results:

1. Colin Earle and Kevin Burton won 3&1

2. David Elliott and Mike Maberly lost 1 down

3. Nigel Thomas and Malcolm Knight lost 4&2

4. Kevin Birkett and Paul Godfrey won 4&3

5. Steve Smith and Ken Metcalf won 3&2

6. Geoff Jones and Peter Chinnery lost 2 down

7. Derek Rushton and Stuart Sandercock halved

8. Richard Palmer and John Bower won 4&3