Oh, how the mighty have fallen. It was one of those days when the golfing Gods decreed that the previous triumphant displays at home should not be taken for granted. We were reminded that golf is a fickle game where confidence is often misplaced, and complacency punished. But even Pep Guardiola says you must lose sometime. Having enjoyed a series of home victories for St Enodoc, China Fleet arrived on a fine late Spring day with many a Senior knee on display.
There was only a gentle breeze, and the course was in excellent condition. The early matches set a tone which were ominous and prophetic. The middle games were more encouraging with Norman Evans and Kenton Williams winning 9 and 7. But as the rather grim sea mist swirled in from Stepper Point and a light rain began to fall so the results became equally as grey. There was some muttering about the opposition handicaps adding up to 263 but the games were played in the usual good spirits.
The match result was 3 to 5. Captain of the Day, Paul Godfrey, was encouraged by the improvement on the time that we had lost 8 to 0, claiming that progress was being made!
Nearest the Pin on the 15th: Kevin Burton