3 Counties Winter Knockout 28.11.15 – Long Sutton had to play the first round of the Winter Knockout this weekend against Cannington B. Just weeks ago, we would never have dreamt that we would be without Mike McRae for this match and it goes without saying, how sorry we are and how we were thinking of both Mike and Ann on the day.
I am glad to say that golf-wise it was a good day…the bad weather was late in arriving, all the games were good humoured and nerve-rackingly tight! Spider, Cannington’s Captain, had to take on Sean and Nigel singlehanded in the end. He showed me his team list with 7 names rubbed out. He had still been 2 players short that morning but had managed to rustle up one more…Lenny, who had been in Bridgwater Morrisons when the call came, planning food for a lazy weekend: Spider soon changed that! With short daylight hours, we just managed to fit the last game in. Ray and I held on to our one hole lead against Lenny and Harry and won on the 18th. If we had had to play on, we would have struggled for light beyond one more hole. Our win made it a win for Long Sutton, 3 and 2, which means we now play Folke on a neutral course.
Well done and thank you team – Tim and Carol Paterson, Angela and Dave, Sean and Nigel, Steve and Sarah, Ray and myself. Watch out for details of our next match.