Levellers Blog Final Update 06/09/2016 - the Levellers finished off the season in great style by beating our sister club, Orchardleigh B 4 -1
Despite the absence of the Captain, the Levellers finished off the season in great style by beating our sister club, Orchardleigh B 4 -1.This ensures our survival in Division 5, eventually finishing halfway, which after being bottom for most of the season was a tremendous result.
Many thanks to all those that played in the team, whether it was for one game or all 10!!
Thanks to the greenstaff, caterers, Graham and Felicity for making the home games so much more enjoyable and the compliments over the condition of the course and greens were unanimous from all the visiting clubs.
Thanks to the club Captain, John Williams, who supplied us with the tee shot of the season at Wheathill where his divot went further than his ball, estimated at 5 yards, (but still halved the hole)!
Thanks to Nick Stacey who has a couple of fine young golfers coming through the junior ranks in Ruben Stacey and Lewis Coward, both played a couple of games and thoroughly enjoyed the matches - I am sure they will be playing next year regularly.
Thanks again to all involved with the team and hopefully we will do it all again next season.
The Levellers continued with their winning streak, beating Brean A 4 -1 on Sat 20th August. It was very windy and the visitors found the opening drive very tricky as several ended up on the 15th or on the driving range! None of the matches got passed the 15th and the 4 winning scores were 6&5 (2 games), 5&4 and 4&3, the losing pair for the Levellers unfortunately ended up losing by 7&6.
The course and greens were again in excellent condition and the visitors could not cope with the speed of the greens so thank to all the green staff!
Brunch was lovely and again many thanks to the catering staff who "fitted" us in on an extremely busy day.
Long Sutton Levellers entertained top of the table (and the Avalon leagues highest point scorers) Weston B, on Saturday and came out with a fantastic win 3 & 2!
The final result could have easily been 5 - 0 as 3 matches went to the 18th and ended up with Weston winning the final hole to halve 2 of the matches and nick the other. The win leaves the Levellers still on the bottom of the league but only by 2pts and with a game in hand are confident of staying up.
The course was in superb condition and every player from Weston commented on how good the course looked and how true the greens were - the best ever in their experience of visiting Long Sutton.
This Saturday the Levellers play host to Brean A followed by Orchardleigh on the 27 th and are must win games.
Long Sutton Levellers beat a strong Wheathill A side at home on Saturday. The course was in great shape and thankfully so was the vast majority of the golf from the Levellers players. Three pairs were victorious, one game was halved and with only one loss, which converts to a 9 points to 4.5 win in favour of Long Sutton.
The Levellers have 3 home games remaining and need to win all three if they are to stay up and have started on a positive note.
The Levellers played host to Weston A on Saturday and had an excellent result, winning 3.5 to 1.5, which gave Long Sutton 9 points to Westons 4.5 points.
The weather was dry and considering all the rain the course endured earlier on in the week it played very well. The greens were on the slow side but the ball rolled truly and the Weston team were all very complimentary over the course conditions.
The food was very tasty and just what you wanted after an enjoyable match, made all the better by England thumping Australia earlier in the day at rugby!
The next match is away at Orchardleigh on July 2nd.
The Levellers travelled to Brean on Sunday and came away with a very creditable draw 2.5pts each which gives the Levellers 8.5 pts to Breans 6.
The weather was dry, very windy, bright and sunny which made the course tricky , especially with so many of the drains and ditches in play.
The background of the FunFair in full flow , coupled with Jerry Lee Lewis at 95 decibels made the experience even more enjoyable but thankfully only one Levellers player visited the Fairground with his tee shot on the 6th!
Glyn Ottery and Nigel Griffiths, John Drummond and Graham Load provided the two wins with John English and Nick Stacey earning a hard won half in a game that ebbed and flowed till the 18th.
The next game is on Saturday, away to Wheathill A.
Long Sutton Levellers travelled to Weston on Saturday to play against their A team. The weather was terrible on the drive over but thankfully the sun shone and it remained dry for the rest of the afternoon but a blustery wind and fast greens made for tricky conditions.
It was a close fought match with Weston just coming out on top three games to two. Two of the games could have gone our way but it just wasn't to be and The Levellers finally came away losing 8 points to 6, so over all not a bad start to the season.
The next game is in two weeks time and again away at Weston, this time playing the B side.