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The fun of Nightgolf!

N I G H T G O L F

18th March, 2015

On the night, 20 people gathered in the warmth of the clubhouse to wait for darkness to descend. Sunset was at 6.30 but we had clear skies, which meant we all teed off at 7.00 in half light. The temperature dropped the darker it grew. There was no moon so the stars were amazing. Graham Brimble said how disorientating it was trying to strike the ball cleanly when you cannot see the grass around it. Welcome to my daytime world...new varifocals!! Darkness did not seem to bother Judith when it came to long putts from off the green – just aim at the hole - but we certainly needed our torches this time, with no moon at all, to make our way round. It is so easy to forget the course layout and John Pearson nearly came a cropper when he found himself in the middle of a bunker. Thank goodness he chose one with smooth sides, so although he had the shock of his life and let loose a volley of …rich invective?...he was not hurt. Andrew had to drive out to bring Graham’s team more balls…Mike’s lessons with Andrew must have paid off. He was hitting the ball so hard, he smashed two.

Graham Load was given the task of sorting out the prizes. He managed to spread the winnings over 4 of the 5 teams but could not quite stretch it to his own. In 4th place was my team…we had the same score as 3rd place but were penalised for handing the card in late. Apologies team. I dropped our card right at the start and had to re-write it. Worse, I assumed (wrongly!!) that we would round 6.5 deduction up to 7 and so was accused of trying to doctor our result. All good fun.

Everyone seemed to have enjoyed the experience and hopefully will sign up for another in the Autumn. Thank you to Graham and Felicity for allowing us to tramp round in the dark, to Andrew for his help in organising it, to Felicity, Andrew and Sandra for helping set out the lights and to Roger for the hot food.

1st  Martin Wicks, Jim Recardo, Judith Fox, Chris Slocombe   29.8

2nd Martyn Hawkins, Ray Edwards, Sandra Ford, Jeff Davis  32.5

3rd  Roy Parmiter, Lesley Hawkins, Rob Ford, Adi Morris  35.5

4th Gill Edwards, Graham Brimble, John Pearson, Neil Hewitson 35.5

5th Graham Load, Mike Veale, Malcolm Head, Sarah Uzzell  36.3

Gill

 

Created: 23-Mar-15 15:24

Congratulations to our Chairman elected as President of Somerset Golf Union

Very many congratulations to our Chairman Tommy Tulk on his election as President of Somerset Golf Union. We wish him all the very best for his year of presidency which began on February 26th 2015.

Created: 23-Mar-15 15:23

Srixon Ball Fitting Day ~ Friday 13th March ~ Sorry now full.

Srixon Ball Fitting Day ~ Friday 13th March ~ 1pm to 4pm

Find out which Srixon ball is the best for you.

20 minute appointments with Specialist Ball Fitting Technician

Please book with Andrew at Long Sutton Proshop.

Appointments going fast. Sorry now full.

Please bring your driver & 6 iron for the appointment.

Andrew

Created: 04-Mar-15 12:46

Unusual duck caught in the ice!!

Created: 23-Feb-15 12:59

A celebration of Rabbie Burns at the Club

Burn’s Night

On Saturday 24th January 95 people enjoyed a celebration of Rabbie Burns at the Club. For me as a Burn’s Night virgin, it was a very memorable event. Right from the start of the proceedings with Ian Davidson piping in the Haggis, to the very end with a “reply from the Lassies” from Gill Edwards and the subsequent dancing everyone agreed it was a great night out.

Ian Davidson gave the “Address to the Haggis” which was superbly and entertainingly delivered in a totally incomprehensible (to a mere Sassenach anyway) Scottish language. This was followed by a traditional haggis, neaps and tatties starter to an excellent 3 course meal. Thomas Mc Tulk gave us an insight into the immortal memory, followed by John Muck Drummond with an amusing and insightful “Toast to the Lassies”, and an equally insightful and amusing reply from Gill Edwards.

The evening had great atmosphere with Scottish dress tartan kilts and sporrans on display to accompany the black ties and the elegant ladies in their evening gowns and frocks.

The taxis arrived much too soon but we will be back next year to toast the memory of Rabbie Burns.

Many thanks to Tommy Tulk and Rob and Sandra Ford for their support for the raffle which raised £225 for St Margaret’s Hospice.

Mike Poole

Club Captain

 

Created: 27-Jan-15 10:55
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