Sunday saw the first of what is planned to be a biannual junior golf competition with Carlyon Bay Golf Club. 33 juniors in total took to both the Church and Holywell courses in a fully inclusive friendly match with boys and girls handicaps ranging from 5 to 54. The playing conditions were cold but dry and saw some superb golf played by both teams. With the best six stableford (yellow tees) scores being counted on the Church course it was a very close encounter with St Enodoc’s total of 187 just losing out by 6 points to Carlyon Bay’s 193. The best individual score on the day went to St Enodoc’s Lewis Bradley who came in with a very respectable 39 points.
The Holywell competition with 4 scores to count saw some phenomenal scores coming in, the highest being 51 points by a Carlyon Bay junior. Despite scoring well our team lost by a fair margin – St Enodoc 137 and Carlyon Bay 170.
Following play, all juniors enjoyed cheesy chips in the clubhouse and excitedly awaited the results.
Carlyon Bay club captain James Brett whose team earlier in the day were victorious over Bude in the Frank Wills kindly stayed behind to present the trophies. He presented a trophy for the Church course competition to the winning junior captain of Carlyon Bay Ollie Watson and St Enodoc junior captain Charlie Edwards thanked everyone for their support of the match, which included parents, players and both club junior organisers Dave Watson (Carylon Bay) and Lee Bateman (St Enodoc).
James then presented the Holywell trophy to Carlyon Bay’s Ella Grace, and Quinn Bateman gave a response on behalf of St Enodoc.
The return fixture will take place at Carlyon Bay in 6 months time, hopefully with another fantastic turnout of junior golfers from both clubs.