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.
2017 MEN’S OPEN
After a week of vary changeable weather the 2017 Men’s Open was played in ideal conditions. Considering that only the 3 days earlier the bunkers were still flooded the green staff did a fantastic job in turning the course out in such excellent condition.
It was apparent early on that it would take a good score to win the day and that proved to be the case with home players Stuart Hodder and Gary French scoring a fantastic 48 points. They were closely followed by “the old stagers” Richard Dore and Roy Parmiter coming in with their customary 46 points - they had exactly the same score last year. The best visitors on the day were Lance Wells from Sherborne and Paul Hill from Yeovil with 42 points, closely followed again by our Welsh visitors Wayne Tanner and Dai Owin Pitt from Woodlake Park scoring 42 points.
Special thanks to our pro Andrew who, with a little help from myself, sorted the cards and put together a great prize table.
We had a total of 40 visiting players who all seemed to enjoy the course and the welcome they received from our lady members who looked after the reception desk in admirable fashion.
Finally thanks to our sponsor for the day Albert Goodman Chartered Accountants represented in the competition by Keith Miller.
1st Overall….. Stuart Hodder & Gary French, Long Sutton…..48 pts
1st Home…….Richard Dore & Roy Parmiter…………………...46 pts
2nd Home……Andrew Holloway & Luke Appleton………….43 pts B3
3rd Home……John English & Dave Chambers………………….43 pts B9
4th Home……Nick & Ruben Stacey………………………………….43 pts B9
1st Visitor…..Lance Wells, Sherborne & Paul Hill, Yeovil…..42pts
2nd Visitor….Wayne Tanner & Dai Owin Pitt, Woodlake Park..41pts
3rd Visitor…..Paul Rennie & Matt Cotterall, Yeovil……………40pts B9
Nearest the Pin's were won by:
7th......Jack Hardisty9th......Alf Chrascina12th....Andy Brazell14th....Keith Penfold17th....D Matravers