Eleven pairs entered the Tudor Edwards foursomes knockout in the hope of going forward to represent St Enodoc in the annual Daily Mail Foursomes Competition. There was a good field of both single figure and low double figure handicappers alike including last year's winners Stuart Morley & Rod Frost looking to retain the title. Adrian Halling & Norman Evans met Dennis Brown & Matt Warr in their first round match and successfully booked a place in the next round against the seasoned foursomes pair of John Paul & Andy Bunt. It was a very tight match that went to the eighteenth, but Adrian & Norman sealed the win and were in the semi final. Michael Lovett and partner Nigel Olesen battled until the twentieth hole in their match against David Mitchell & Andrew Jones before victory came their way. However, when it came to the semi final Norman & Adrian had built momentum and swept away the competition 6&5 to reach the final.
In the other half of the table Bob Cruse and partner Rich Lawrence got a bye in the first round as did their opponents Neil Bradley & Graham Keeble. It would seem Bob & Rich had the same momentum as they dispatched Neil & Graham and booked their place in the semi final against Guy Hovil & Ryan Perring. Unfortunately, for Guy & Ryan this is where their journey ended as Bob & Rich sealed their victory with a 4&3 win.
It took several attempts to book the final as the weather was proving to be difficult, but Saturday was 'D-Day'! The finalists decided an early start was the way to go and it was a good decision as the wind picked up as the day went on and didn't change for the better. However, it looked destined to be Norman and Adrian's day as the 'dynamic duo' could not put a foot wrong and they eventaully shook hands on the sixteenth green winning 4&2. It was a great match played in good spirit.
Well done to all who made the final and congratulations to Adrian and Norman on winning the Tudor Edwards. They have a bye in the first round of the Daily Mail Foursomes and the next draw will take place at the end of March. We wish them all the very nest of luck!