A full field from far and wide competed in the annual Seniors’ Open on Monday, 05 October. As usual, although the draw for places was made as long ago as last April, the entry was heavily over-subscribed and a healthy waiting list was also kept in reserve. This is yet another testimony to the status and popularity of our Club.
The weather forecast threatened dire conditions, but fortunately, whilst it was gloomy and overcast, apart from a few tinkles, the rain held off until much later in the day.
Whilst there were close results amongst the visitors resulting in a count-back on 39 points for the all their prize positions, two St Enodoc members, Ian Day and Allen Nichols took first place and the Norman Walmsley Trophy with 42 points.
Results are listed below and although Dereck Stevens (Perranporth) won the longest drive competition on the 7th, it was general agreed that two visitors, one from Wilmslow and the other from Abingdon should really have shared the prize as they both had the longest drives !
Compliments about the course, the hospitality, catering and the organization of the day - this latter being down mainly to retiring Seniors’ Secretary Tony Mindel - were widely expressed.
1st place and winners of the Norman Walmsley Trophy
Ian Day & Allen Nicholls 42 pts
2nd place visitors 2nd place St Enodoc
S Mayes & R Benham 39pts Norman Hawkey & Paul Ezard 41pts
3rd place visitors 3rd place St Enodoc
A Truscott & D Loader 39pts John Bower & Berkley Thirsk 39pts
4th place visitors 4th place St Enodoc
Robert Dooley & John Wrigley 39 pts Nick Chapple & Mike Clew 38pts
Bristol & Clifton
The winners of Nearest the Pin on each par 3 were:
Bill Nicholson (East Devon) 5th and 11th, Rod Rowe (West Cornwall) 8th, Norman Hawkey (St Enodoc) 15th, Brian Coombes (Looe) 17th.
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