St. Enodoc Golf Club - Seniors win a close contest

In glorious conditions, but with a south-westerly wind, that sleepless and inevitable guardian of the course presenting a serious challenge to all but the most accomplished, the Old Saints managed to sneak past the visitors from Bowood Park 4½ - 3½. Old Hickory can report that this gave the seniors some satisfaction following their defeat in the away match earlier in the season. However the result was in doubt until the last game walked off the 18th with a 5 & 3 win and earlier Keith Hawke and Mike Kent were 5 down after ten but managed to recover and finally win 1 up.

  • Harry Gliddon & Richard Parsons won 3 & 2
  • Kevin Birkett & David Ramsbottom lost 4 & 2
  • Paul Godfrey & Geoff Matthews lost 5 & 4
  • Nigel Thomas & Steve Smith won 5 & 4
  • Keith Hawke & Mike Kent won 1 up
  • John Westlake & Ken Metcalfe halved
  • Des Kelly & John Harbinson lost 3 & 2
  • Pat Bradbury & Stuart Sandercock won 5 & 3

NTP: Ken Metcalfe

Old Hickory’s trivia:

Understanding the techno-babble printed on the graphite shaft of your club is as indispensible to playing good golf as knowing the temperature of the grass on the fairway.