St. Enodoc Golf Club - Seniors vs Perranporth

Senior match report Perranporth Monday 7th May 2018

“And splendour, splendour everywhere.” After the blustery recent weather and the excess of rain, St Enodoc was bathed in golden sunshine as we welcomed Perranporth Piranos to our home match. Last year both our home and away matches were cancelled owing to horrendous conditions.

Once the sea mist had cleared the course looked magnificent in the early Spring. The skylarks were singing, “That from heaven, or near it, poured their full heart in profuse strains of unpremeditated art”. Having endured a long winter of waterproofs and heavy sweaters some of the Seniors surrendered to the temptations of wearing shorts and exposing their knees; such was the intoxication of the day.

The matches were played in the usual competitive but friendly spirit. Many of the matches going to the last few holes. In the end the result went to home advantage with St Enodoc winning 6 to 2.

There was a sad note to the day in that Matt Westlake had heard during the day that his father in law had died suddenly. The kitchen staff coped admirably with his absence, and the hospitality and quality of food were exceptional.

Perranporth Captain of the Day, Jim Hewitt, who was playing here for the first time but had played golf on top courses all over the world, was full of praise for the course and its condition. He was not surprised by the new rankings published on the web page.

  • Nigel Thomas and Graham Keeble won 4 and 2
  • Kevin Birkett and Geoff Matthews won 4 and 3
  • Mike Lovett and John Bower won 4 and 2
  • Steve Smith and Roger Priestley lost 2 and 1 (Apparently the opposition sank 4 monster putts)
  • Keith Hawke and Bill Hughes won 2 up
  • Neal Jolly and Richard Parsons won 4 and 3
  • Nigel Olesen and Garry Cooper lost 3 and 2

Nearest the pin on the 15th: Nigel Thomas