On Monday 14 March Truro Seniors were entertained on the links by the Old Saints and once again, the course, in pristine condition, was bathed in cool spring sunshine. Perhaps, the word ‘entertained’ would not illicit too much sympathy from the visitors, unless they enjoyed watched the St Enodoc players winning hole after hole. Matches between these two clubs are played in fine spirit and are usually close affairs, but on this occasion, the home team raced away to win by 7 matches to 1, with some heavy defeats inflicted in a several. The speed of our celebrated greens seemed to present a considerable challenge to some of the visitors - and that is not to imply that all the old boys mastered them ! Captain of the Day Ken Metcalfe and partner David Elliott got proceedings off to a fine start, winning 6 & 5, the latter, being thanked by the Truro captain, Keith Wellington, ‘For giving us a real golf lesson.’ And he meant it. In turn, evergreen Frank Harper gave a second one in a later match.
A rank outsider winning the NTP wine generated an amusing, noisy ovation as the wine racks of the bookies’ regular favourites, for once, were denied a top-up.
NTP: John Harbinson
Old Hickory’s trivia:
You can put your ball in even the smallest fairway bunker from 190 yards if you aim at it !
If you want to hit a 7 iron as far as Rory McIlroy, simply play to lay up just short of a water hazard.