LONG SUTTON SENIORS: Runners-Up in the Minehead Inter-Club Challenge Trophy 2017
The Minehead and West Somerset Golf Club Seniors Inter-Club Challenge Trophy Competition was held at Minehead on Monday 30th October. A total of 9 teams participated representing :- Minehead, 2 from Cricket St. Thomas, Enmore Park, Long Sutton, Oake Manor, Taunton & Pickeridge, Tiverton and Vivary. There were 8 players per team playing as pairs in 4 ball, better ball Stableford scoring groups, with all 4 pairs’ scores to count. The weather was dry, sunny with little wind, the course was dry and the greens were running well. This provided excellent golfing conditions and beckoned some good scores. A Shotgun start ensured that all groups completed their rounds at about the same time to enjoy the post - match meal.
The Long Sutton Team included:- Rich Bartin & Peter Hill ; Bill Campbell & Martin Hawkins; John Parkinson & Bill Bond; Alec Lyon & Steve Uzzell. Rich and Peter, Bill and Martin each came in with 43 points while John and Bill, Alec and Steve each came in with 41 points thus yielding a very creditable team score of 168 points. Was it too much to hope for a team win with this score? We waited with anticipation as the results were declared at the end of the meal and after our bets were placed in our table’s sweepstake! It turned out that 168 points was indeed sufficient for a win but sadly, Tiverton also had this score and hence “ stole “ the Trophy on countback. We consoled ourselves with the knowledge that we were actually “ joint winners “ !! We each received a bottle of wine and Tesco voucher as our second prize!
My heartfelt thanks to all the Long Sutton Team who put up such a strong showing and who accepted the result with such dignity. Perhaps next year?!!
Departing Seniors Captain, Rod Tucker, presents a cheque to his chosen charity.
Departing Seniors Captain, Rod Tucker presents a cheque for £3,230.22 to his chosen charity for his year in office, The "Pink Champagne" Breast Cancer Charity, at an informal ceremony following Thursday's Roll-Up on 5th October. A magnificent, and much appreciated effort, by all the members, and Rod in particular, who proved himself most adept at coaxing the loose change out of members' pockets!
Seniors Succeed again at Somerset County Stableford
After last years great success at the Somerset Seniors County Stableford held at Long Sutton where we took the majority of team prizes & had the overall Champion in Bill Bond, it looked as though it would a difficult task to repeat this performance at Farrington this year.
Again our Senior's showed great support entering 7 teams of 4 players in this years event, thank you all who played. We were the best supported club at the event, even out-gunning the home side who could only muster 5 teams.
Whilst Bill was unable to retain the overall title for a second year, Long Sutton's Richard Axe took the Individual title this year with a score of 40 points on a very testing course from a field of 70 entries. Well done Richard.
We also had 3rd place in the individual competition with John Parkinson (38 points) & 5th place with our current Senior's Captain Rod Tucker (37 points). A great success for the club.
This was then capped by Long Sutton also winning the Team Competition with the Seniors Captain's team of Rod Tucker, Richard Axe, Glyn Ottery and Martin Hawkins.
Overall a great result for the senior's section & the Club, retaining both trophies for a second year. Well done to all and thanks to all who took part.
The Seniors' Open Championship 2017
On a mostly sunny day 168 golfers from all over the west country played in the Seniors Open on the 24th August 2017. The course was in great condition and the feedback about the day was very positive. The result are on the club website (click here) and also on "HowDidIDo.com." I would like to thank everyone who helped and Jon Searl for organising the day.
The total raised for the Captain's Charity, which is "Pink Champagne" Breast Cancer, was £637.00. Your generosity will help the charity greatly.
Thanks to everyone who played, we look forward to welcoming you all again next Year.
Seniors Captain 2017
Long Sutton Golf Club
Seniors end on high note.
The Seniors completed their East Division fixtures with 4 -1 home win over Wheathill. This now means that we have a home semi final against the runners up of the West Division, as yet to be confirmed, probably T& P.
Thank you to all players who participated in the 10 matches.