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3 Counties - Freeman Trophy Day (2012).

3 Counties - Freeman Trophy Day (2012).

What a day! and what a build up to it.  The rain just kept coming and coming.  Hats off to Graham, Peter and all the greens staff for the work they did in keeping the course playable.  We arrived in gloomy drizzle at 7.00 and set out in rain at 8.00, thinking why have the weathermen got it wrong again, today of all days?  But the clouds did clear and the sun actually shone.  We had many thanks for a good day and Wheathill emailed to say how much they appreciated the effort everyone at Long Sutton had made, and commented on how well the course had held up.  So many people helped, but thanks to Tommy for arriving at the crack of dawn to start the teams off and to Norman for finishing off, to Andrew's team in the shop, to Management and the catering staff for their hard work, and to Alec for the putting.  Thanks also to those players who were able to stay and help, to Ian Chandler for his 'running', to Carole Davies for the whiteboard and to Sandra for the miracle of spreadsheets! 

The evening saw the dining room  filled with 120 golfers, all determined to have a good time, whatever the prize announcements might be and joshing rival teams.  The room was filled with laughter and banter.  The champagne corks popped, as Wincanton were announced as Div. 1 winners.  Long Sutton won the Runners up Trophy.  One box ticked...we didn't drop back, having moved up last year.  Now for the next aim...can we beat Wincanton?  Our second trophy was as Winners of the Div. 1 Reserve Cup.

Then, a total surprise...Long Sutton won the Freeman Trophy for the second year running.  Prizes to Steve Stopforth for our Best Team Score, Stacie Watts for Ladies Longest Drive and Sandra Ford for Ladies Nearest the Pin.

A draw was held between the putting comp. winners, for 2 people to share the £50 prize money.  Sorry Sandra...your name wasn't drawn.  The other £50 now goes into St. Margaret's Hopsice Funds.

Folke were Div. 2 winners (2012), with Wheathill B second.  This means next season, Div. 1 will consist of Wincanton, Long Sutton, Wheathill A, Wheathill B and Folke.  Tasty times!

Thank you to everyone who contributed during the year, in large or small measure.  Whatever we win, if we win, that's icing on the cake...the important thing is for as many people as possible to share in the fun trying...and we certainly try hard!

Thanks go to 42 people and apologies if I have missed anyone out...to Stacie Watts, Haydn Gibson, Cameron Barrett, Colin Barrett, Steve Stopforth, Sam Clarke, Sandra Basford, Sandra and Rob Ford, Nigel Brighouse, Angela and Dave Baker, Hilary and Malcolm Dennes, Chris Gingell, Sonia and Steve Banks, Pam Frith, George Ceely, Vanessa Hayes, Mark Healey, Connie Stolworthy, Sarah and Steve Uzzell, Franco Calendrini, Nick and Ruben Stacey, David Edwards, Gwen and Brian Clarke, Margaret Bennett, Pat and John Whitehead, Mandy and Malcolm Head, Norman Banfield, Jamie Brodie, Julian Odierno, Ray, Tim, Henry, Rupert Edwards, and many more who were 'willing, if needed.'

Watch out for further sign up sheets for 3 Counties matches.  Do please sign up.  The more the merrier.

Gill

Created: 29-Oct-12 19:33
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