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Mixed Friendly v Weymouth

Unfortunately Long Sutton lost a very close run mixed friendly on Sunday 4-3, with most of our pairs giving shots. However the day was enjoyed by all and the Weymouth visitors left having commented on how incredibly impressed they were with the course - some had not played it for several years remarked on the improvement and changes and how good it all looked. The weather for fortunately lovely, if a little breezy, and the views around were stunning. One lady particularly who came to the recent Ladies Open and got a soaking remarked how pleased she was to have come back and been able to see the course and club at its best. A day when everyone was very happy to be outside and enjoying their surroundings.  The day was rounded off with a lovely dinner and our visitors went away very happy.  That’s what friendlies are all about.  


Our next match is this coming Sunday (11th) v Bridport (away).  Sheets are on the board.


Created: 06-Sep-11 15:35

Long Sutton Team win Open Texas Scramble

Last Week on Friday 19th August there was an Open Texas Scramble Event at Wells Golf Club. 35 plus teams took part on a beautiful day and the conditions was very suitable for all the golfers.

The team consisting of Steve Stopforth, Haydn Gibson, Ashley Gibson and Rupert Edwards went to this event looking to win the event representing Long Sutton and they did the club proud as they had a shot difference of 3.5.  They had a great team start being 3 under par after 5 holes and with everyone playing brilliantly round the course continued making birdies and some cracking shots we ended up shooting a nett 55.5 and in a very strong position as we was the last couple of groups teeing off. And eventually we found out we had won the event overall out of all the visiting teams and home teams and it was a very comfortable win for us as we won the event by a margin of 2.6 in the end to our closest opponent so well deserved victory for the lads from Long Sutton

So congrats to Steve, Haydn, Ashley and Rupert for winning last Friday.

Created: 24-Aug-11 21:06



Jon Searl joined Long Sutton Golf Club on 4 July and has already achieved a Hole In One.

On Saturday afternoon I had the pleasure of witnessing an amazing Hole In One on the 9th.

That in itself was amazing, his first ever Hole In One, but Jon also had a round of a life time. Playing off 17 he scored an incredible nett 60.

His elation was an understatement! I think as we came off at the 18th I even saw a tear in his eye. We had the honour of sharing his victory in the bar of the Clubhouse afterwards.

Congratulations Jon!


Vice Captain

Created: 09-Aug-11 21:35

Chairman’s Mid Summer Report

Chairman’s Mid Summer Report


It’s raining outside as I write this report so it must be mid-summer!

A few weeks ago everything looked rosy for the Avalon League B team who looked to be walking away with Division 5, unfortunately the petals have fallen off recently and it looks like another season in this division. The Avalon A side have not had a good season so far although things may have turned the corner with an away win at Taunton Vale last week. The C side have used many players giving them a taste of league golf and what it entails. After the success in last year’s Somerset Bowl on reaching the final, we all had high hopes of going one better this year unfortunately we lost last Friday at Oake Manor to Wheathill in the quarter final. All that is left to play for at county level is a Pickeridge Bowl quarter final match against Mendip at Taunton Vale in a couple of weeks time.

The success of the year so far has been Gill Edwards and her assortment of players who have turned out in the Three Counties League and are at present sitting second to top of their division with 2 games in hand. On a personal note it is good to see George and Margaret Bennett taking part in this team for without them the club would not exist today.

The Seniors Section is going from strength to strength and we wish them well in their quest to win the Seniors Bowl: they have also just run a very successful championship and evening presentation evening which was enjoyed by all.

The Ladies Section still continues to thrive and they too have held some very well supported Open events during the season.

Juniors are re-building but things seem to be getting there with some good individual results being recorded. Stacie Watts continues her success with County Girls and is looking forward to taking part in the 3 day SW Intercounties Jamboree at Honiton.

The St Margaret’s Hospice Day was another great success with so many people from within and outside the club taking part and supporting the day. I keep getting asked how much have we made this year: it takes time to collect all the money in and pay any outstanding bills, but it looks like we shall be around what we achieved last year of £19,500 so watch this space for the final total.

Sean Monaghan has carved and donated the wonderful Golf Ball sculpture on the 5th hole: our thanks to him for giving our club such a wonderful feature.

People from all around are coming to play our course and commenting on the way it has improved and developed: it is a great credit to our green keeping staff and also to Graham & Felicity for the funding towards these improvements.

Keep enjoying your golf and let’s keep Long Sutton the friendly welcoming club it has grown to by reputation.

Tommy Tulk

Chairman LSGC   

Created: 16-Jul-11 22:48

The 5th Pond Sculpture

The 5th Pond Sculpture

Sean Monaghan stone mason, keen golfer and Long Sutton member has, as a pastime for the last 5 years, been carefully sculpturing the new golf ball that is now in place in the 5th pond. Sean has kindly donated the sculptured ball to your club.

The ball is naturally coloured stone similar to Portland Stone but is in fact sculptured out of Anstrude Roche Claire (Oolitic limestone, Middle Jurassic, Bathonian stratum) which is quarried in Bierry-les-Belles-Fontaines, France. The tee and base are hamstone (a Jurassic limestone from the Toarcian, or Upper Lias, stage) from Ham Hill, Somerset

As a point of interest ~ In 2000 Anstrude Roche Claire was used instead of Portland stone for the new Ionic portico, the main gateway to the courtyard at the British Museum causing a major controversy.

A thirty tonne crane was bought in to lift into the pond a two tonne block of concrete (cast by the green keeping staff) onto which the Hamstone base, tee and ball were placed. The ball and tee are secured to the base with a stainless steel rod.


Created: 13-Jul-11 15:47
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