St. Enodoc Golf Club - Seniors overcome Saunton

Seniors overcome Saunton

David Balmford

On the other side of the Tamar River is a country called England. Apparently, there is a sporting occasion which is preoccupying a large proportion of its population. The St Enodoc Seniors welcomed Saunton Seniors from across this great divide. For this Cornish Club had suffered one of its largest defeats this season and they were anxious to revenge this 7 to 1 humiliation.

The fine weather had continued, and the course was bathed in a golden light, and the golf ball rolled and bounced over this magnificent undulating terrain.

The matches began very promisingly with wins for five out of the first six matches. The teams had gathered on the balcony to watch the remaining games arrive at the Eighteenth. Richard Norsworthy, the Captain of the Day, was far too restrained and dignified to burst into, “Its coming home, its coming home, golf is coming home.” But at this point he was optimistic about achieving a remarkable result. However, the final score was 6 to 2.

The Saunton Captain was full of praise for the course and especially the greens. As usual they enjoyed a fine choice of dishes presented by the catering staff. He was impressed by his opponent on the day. He asked David Balmford about his lowest handicap. David had played off a 2 handicap. He had celebrated his 84th birthday last week by winning nearest the pin at Truro GC. This week he and Mike Lovett had a comfortable win.

Richard Norsworthy/Nigel Thomas won 2 up

Dave Elliott/Steve Smith Won 2 and 1

Mike Lovett/David Balmford Won 4 and 3

Keith Hawke/David Mitchell Lost 5 and 4

Stuart Morley/Derek Rushton Won 1up

Kevin Burton/Les Spong Won 5 and 3

Malcolm Knight/Bill Hughes Lost 3 and 2

Roger Priestly/Ken Metcalfe Won 4and 3

Nearest the pin on the 15th: Nigel Thomas