The autumn season opened with a 5 – 3 win over Lanhydrock at home in a strong, offshore wind which made the 1st hole an actual par 7, and, as we won away by 4 ½ - 3 1/2, we achieved a resounding, combined win by half-a-point. In the match at Carlyon Bay on a lovely afternoon we were beaten 2 ½ - 5 ½ which meant that the combined result was a draw - fitting enough as this fixture brackets the year with the first and last matches. The monthly Stableford featured twelve doughty stalwarts who ventured out in a three-club wind accompanied by mizzle, the weather being partly responsible for the low scoring. Your correspondent can reveal the hitherto unpublished result of this competition as a win on count-back with 28 points for Geoff Matthews with Richard Parsons in second place – the remaining scores having been mercifully consigned to posterity. In the Holywell Stableford there was a three way tie on 33 points which was won on count-back by Roy Darnell from Mike Buckingham with Pat Bradbury in third place.
The month’s activities concluded with the annual Dudley Watts and Len Howarth competitions. The former was won by Mike Worden with 36 points on count-back from Frank Harper who, curiously, was also beaten by Mike in the final of the Seniors Matchplay, aka The Frank Harper Trophy; the scurrilous rumour that Frank was not allowed to win his own trophy is unfounded. In the Len Howarth it was Ian McLellan who triumphed with 35 points just ahead of the Captain-elect, Harry Gliddon.
The last event of the month was the AGM and Dinner at which the outgoing Captain was congratulated on steering the ship successfully and the new Captain, Harry Gliddon, and Vice-Captain, Peter Commings, were welcomed on board.
Captain John Baxter presents the Len Howarth Trophy to the winner Ian McLellan