For the Seniors April was not this year ‘the cruellest month’, save for the team soundly beaten at Bowood by 6 ½ to 1 ½. However, this was counter-balanced by a hard-earned win on the Nicklaus course at St. Mellion 4 ½ to 3 ½ and followed by a win at home, also against St. Mellion, by 5 ½ to 2 ½. In addition Tehidy were beaten at home 6 ½/ to 1/½ during the course of which a recent former Seniors Captain redeemed himself with a merciless 9 & 7 win with his partner.
The Church Stableford was won from a record 30 entrants by Nigel Thomas on 36 points with David Barber second on 34, Terry Johns third on 33 and Derek Rushton fourth on 32 on count-back from Keith Willmott. Nigel also leads the Church Eclectic after the first round by virtue of being the only competitor to record a score for every hole.
On the Holywell, the final round of the Eclectic confirmed Tyrell Sandry as the overall winner with the highly commendable, gross score of 59, followed by Roy Darnell, John Godwin and George Phillips (the secret must be Tyrell‘s stylish method of addressing the ball). A unique ’Exceptional Most Improved’ award was made to Fred Leese who achieved an improbable 19 shot improvement in one round, leaving Peter Battle and David Girling to share the ordinary ’Most Improved’ award with a mere twelve shots apiece, whilst the ‘Most Birdies’ was achieved by Peter Davies (what happened on the other holes?).
Finally, the Seniors and Juniors competitions, which continue to prosper, were won by Richard Parsons and Sam McCloskey on the Church and by Shaun and Rebecca Beare on the Holywell in two high-scoring competitions.
(PS: Niblick notes a conspicuous lack of Holes-in-One from the Seniors of late, there is normally a cartload to report by this point in the season. Lack of Sanotogen perhaps ?)