The sun comes out at Long Sutton to start Somerset Captains 50th year celebrations
The sun comes out at Long Sutton to start Somerset Captains 50th year celebrations with our own Roy Parmiter as Captain of Captains.
For full report and photos from the day - please click the link.
SENIORS AND LADY CAPTAINS CHARITY DAY 2012
SENIORS AND LADY CAPTAINS CHARITY DAY 2012
Thursday 12th April started with a very light frost, which quickly dispersed, to leave a beautiful sunny day for so early in the season.
This year the following three charities were supported.
- 1. Breakthrough Breast Cancer
- 2. Charlton Farm Children’s Hospice
- 3. Prostate Cancer
64 mixed pairs, played a Greensome Stableford competition , with some very competitive golf being achieved.
The Seniors Captain and Ladies Captain led the field with their respective partners, and set the pace. Observing the remaining players as they made their way around the course it was obvious that everybody seemed to be enjoying the day, even if the golf was not quite up to expectations!
Early leaders were Roger Stone and Morag Owen Burke with a score of 43 points, and as other scores came in, their score looked to be hard to beat. Mick Capps and Mary Marshall came in with a commendable 40 points, but were then overtaken by David Howell and Connie Stolworthy who had the same score but with a better back nine. It was left for the last fourball to come in, with Jeremy Evans and Sally Taylor’s equalling score of 43 points with a better back nine by one point to knock Roger and Morag off the perch.
1st Jeremy Evans and Sally Taylor 43 pts on countback
2nd Roger Stone and Morag Owen – Burke 43 pts
3rd David Howell and Connie Stolworthy 40 pts
Nearest the Pin 7th - Ruth Lloyd and Chris Gingell
Nearest the Pin 17th - Jeremy Evans and Sally Taylor
Two Spots - Malcolm Dennes and Sarah Uzzell, John Cousins and Penny Campbell, Quinney Lawrence and John Packett, Jeremy Evans and Sally Taylor.
During the delicious and plentiful buffet meal (thanks to George & staff), talks were given on behalf of all three Charities. A 'heads & tails' game was played and a Raffle followed the meal.
Thanks to generosity of members on the day £382.24p was raised and will be shared between the Senior and Lady Captains' charities.
Thank you all for supporting this event.
Roger & Julie
CHAIRMAN’S SPRING NEWSLETTER
CHAIRMAN’S SPRING NEWSLETTER
The sun is shining hard down on us at the moment, but bewares the county cricket season starts next week and that usually means rain, something we all need.
Roy Parmiter starts his year off on Monday as Somerset Captain of Captains, on behalf of the club we congratulate him and wish him well in his year in office.
The winter competitions have run reasonably well but it is important that all parties adhere to the dates for these competitions to function properly.
George, Richard, Mark and Gill are all ready to lead their teams out to do battle in the Avalon and Three Counties leagues: Roger and Julie have already started their seniors and ladies fixture with mixed fortunes.
Curry Nights will continue during the summer months and Club Night starts on the 11th April, do come along and have a game with Club Captain Chris Binding who is looking forward to meeting and playing with as many of you as he can during the season.
The Avalon league captains will be posting their team selections and results on the website for all to see and support.
Richard Dore has started taking teams for St Margaret’s Hospice Charity Day so not to be disappointed I would suggest you contact him and get entered as I believe we have already received 30 teams in a very short time. To try to speed the day up we are looking for more help on the day with marshalling so anyone interested please contact myself or Richard for further information.
The Green Staff have been working hard throughout the winter months and the effects of injecting compressed air into some of the wetter greens is certainly working. Graham has been busy funding new equipment for use on the course and new purchases include a new greens mower (yet to arrive), an overseeder, another pump to keep the rain away and we will soon have some new buggies.
Talking to most golfers speed on the course is always a problem especially with visitors who are unaware of the layout of a strange course so may I appeal to you to be courteous to others at all times and please, if you are looking for a ball or it is bottling up behind you, invite people to play through.
Enjoy Your Golf
***And please please REPAIR your PITCH MARKS***
Report on Night Golf......!!
Report on Night Golf
15th February, 2012
...It was fun! Agreed, the weather helped. No frost, no rain, a warm wind (for February!) and the stars were amazing.
The fun and games started before we were ever out on the course...the balls. “Who's got them? Has someone taken my team's yet?” Panic. “I've got to get to the 18th !” Note for next time...hand balls out with card and allow more time to reach tees!
All about to start. Ray (it would be Ray!) held up in traffic at Cartgate...I tell him he's off the 2nd. Deliberate sabotage? No. At least, not deliberately deliberate. Andrew puts him right...”You're off 16 because we guessed you'd be late!” Now let me see, Ray had a trolley but he does have a sense of direction. Surely he wouldn't forget the right hand bunker on the 2nd? Were they tyre tracks?
As for my team, the question of divots on the ladies' tees...You have to bear in mind Graham was coerced into playing. He did get better quickly, but on the first tee...!! He winced and saw pound notes every time he hit the ground. Luckily we're all a bit deaf and he soon got the hang of it...it's like riding a bike... and his putt dropped on the first hole. Jamie brought along his Chinese driver...we wished he hadn't! His drives curved every which way and only he drove off on the last hole...remember, we did only need one drive each...but again his putter was red hot. Down for 4 on the 16th. Chris was Steady Eddie. Straight down the middle. No trouble.
Confusion as we approached the green on the 3rd. Who's buried the green? What distance is that? Then we found the flag in the hole upside down...we're given to believe it was John Evans, anticipating being in Australia! We put our 7th place down to Graham Load's barracking from behind and his lighthouse lamp destroying our night vision. Why didn't he stick to eating my carrots? But he's so kind hearted...Sandra's knight in shining armour...crawling deep into a hedge to retrieve her ball.
I wonder whether Steve's ball will be found today? Our only loss. We have the light but no ball. We did say not to hit them end on! I see a fine coming on. I was so glad to meet Ray Boulton smiling at the end, still dry...he hadn't fallen in the pond as he'd feared. We all made it back safe and sound...
So yes, it was fun and we will do it again sometime, only better...Lovely to come back in to piping hot food. Thank you to Julie, Fran and the Bar Staff. Our thanks to Graham for letting us run it, for sourcing the kit to keep the costs viable and for stepping in at the last minute as a player. Our thanks to Andrew for his help in pulling it all together and finally, thanks to you all for playing with such good humour.
The results were -
Tom Lowe, Dave Baker, Phil Herriman, David Howell 6.7 28.3
Johnny Tulk, Graham Load, Malcolm Dennes, Angela Baker 5.9 29.1
Steve Stopforth, Pete Burch, John Evans, Marion Boulton 5.9 31.1
Roy Parmiter, Wes Allen, Rob Ford, Julie Taylor 5.6 31.4
Rob Load, Norman Banfield, Malcolm Head, Sandra Ford 5.1 31.9
Jordan Taylor, Nigel Griffiths, Ray Edwards, Hilary Dennes 5.8 32.2
Jamie Brodie, Chris Binding, Graham Holloway, Gill Edwards 5.7 32.3
Haydn Gibson, John Drummond, Ray Boulton, Mandy Head 6.1 32.9
Steve Dobson, Chris Slocombe, Roger Barnett, Coleen Herriman 6.8 33.2
...what cost the putts that sat on the edge or just lipped out!
Any observations or ideas for future events, please pass the word on.
Elvis Night at Long Sutton – What a Night!
Elvis Night – What a Night!
Thank you to all the ladies (and their gents!) who were able to come to Elvis on Saturday.
If you want to know what the evening was like, try saying 'Elvis' to someone like Julie, Angela, the Whiteheads, Carol, Carolyn, the Pains, Tanya and Sean, the Drummonds, Felicity or myself and see what reaction you get...!
I bet it would start with a big intake of breath, the eyes light up and out comes the rush of words..."It was amazing. He was incredible". The beaming smile starts...You should have seen him flirting with Julie, resting his foot on her chair. She wouldn't stroke his leg! So he pulled his scarf off and draped it round her neck! What a girl, she didn't bat an eyelid but played right along. As for those tight, white trousers...oh my goodness Angela! We should have had a table further back.
It's the laughter that stays with you after a night like that. We cheered and laughed when a space was cleared in the middle of the packed dance floor by Kev Pain's breakdancing. That was such a surprise. We know he can hit a golf ball but breakdancing? There were cheers when Fran heard her favourite and just had to rush out to dance her full-on favourite. Andrew Isaac's grandma and auntie were bopping away and loving it. There was constant comedy from the man at the back singing the chorus and miming along with Elvis behind his back. The laughter went on and on!
Talk about a night to remember.
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