3 Counties – Winter Knockout
Well done to the team who played at Wincanton on Saturday, 2nd February. This was Long Sutton's first round of the Winter Knockout, playing against Bullpits, the game having been postponed from 19th January, because of the snow and moved from Folke to Wincanton because of the wet. Even free-draining Wincanton was not immune from wet though. “Take relief from casual water”, we were told. “It goes right across the 2nd fairway” but no mention was made of the hollow which had turned into a pond 30yds long and 2 foot deep, still casual water and to top it all our opponent managed to spot his ball in it! Still, the sun was shining and we were actually out playing golf at last.
Moving swiftly past the reason why Ray and I were able to take the weight off our feet so soon, (and it wasn't so the men could watch the Rugby), we had a nerve-racking wait for the 4th pair to come in. The score so far was 2, 1 to Long Sutton. Their game was still very serious on the 18th,even needing the measuring of who should putt first, but Ben of Bullpits who won the Freeman Trophy Putting Competition the year before last, showed his metal and the score moved to 2 all. Down to the last pairing...Sean Monaghan and Sandra Basford. Would you believe it, they came up trumps, Sandra putting her drive on the green and sending Long Sutton through to the next round. We wait for the result of the match between Yeovil and Folke on 16th January to find out who we play.
The team consisted of Steve Stopforth, Sam Clarke, Hilary and Malcolm Dennes, Angela and Dave Baker, Sean Monaghan and Sandra Basford and Gill and Ray Edwards.
Our next game is a Winter Salver round at Wincanton on Sunday, 17th February. Please do sign the sheet in the corridor if you are interested in playing.