The Seniors Section - Celtic Challenge 2017
Played on Thursday 13th July 2017 on a lovely sunny day
60 players took part in the Celtic Challenge.
Lots of players had their Countries flags and colours. The team Captains were Ray Boulton (England) and Douglas Mc Hamilton ( Celts) let the Battle begin.
The first 3 games saw England take an early lead and although the Celts fought bravely and with half the games played England were leading 80 points to 63points. The Celts had their big guns in the last matches so it was all to play for, with players representing Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Italy and Isle of Wight, England would have a hard task. The England team kept up the momentum and won by 138 points England – 114 points Celts.
Thank you all for playing
Better luck Celts next year.
Seniors Scratch KO Match
A Seniors 5 man team travelled to Taunton and Pickeridge onTuesday 4 July to play in the quarter finals of the scratch cup against Burnham and Berrow.
First out was Mick Capps who took the match to the 16th hole before losing 3-2 to a very strong player.
Second out was Dick Butcher. Always in control of a very tight game, Dick ended up winning 2 and 1.
Match all square.
Third and fourth out were Martin Hawkins and John Parkinson. Both players were I/2 down at various stages in their respective matches.
Out last was Chris Binding who struggled against a very good player before losing 5 and 4, leaving the match result resting on Martin and John.
Their matches both went to the last hole, both winning at the last. Great effort by all.
We now play Oake Manor in the semis , venue TBD.
Seniors Avalon League Update
Four matches have been played over the last month.
After a disappointing away loss 4-1 to the Isle of Wedmore and a slightly better 3-2 away loss to Stockwood Vale, the team were again away to The Mendip. The team had a much better result winning 3 1/2 to 1 1/2 against a strong side.
This result meant that we had a slight lead over Stockwood Vale, our next opponents at home (our first at home). Fielding a strong team we ran out winners 4-1 (3 wins and 2 halves). This now puts us at the top of the table with 4 home matches to go.
This means that the outcome of the league position is now in our hands as opposed to this time last year, when we needed other matches to go our way.
Well done all.
Another fine victory for the Seniors, this time against Rushmore
After two weeks of playing golf in stifling conditions it was a relief to have a cool breeze on the course. We took full advantage of this and returned a first class result against Rushmore Seniors winning 5 matches to 1.
After Chris Hockey and I squeezed home on the last and Alec Lyon and Graham (sandals!) Brimble also won 1 up, I was a little concerned. However a fine 5 and 3 victory by Dave and Len set the scene. Martin and Richard followed up with a 5 and 4 win but top result of the day went to Mike and Colin winning their match 8 and 7.
At 5 nil up I thought that we going to achieve a resounding white wash but Phil and Chris ran into two in form Rushmore players who beat them 3 and 2.
The Rushmore team were gracious and sporting in defeat and everyone enjoyed the meal and banter after the match.
A great Team performance and a fine result. Lets hope we can repeat the result at Rushmore in August. Many thanks to everyone who played and supported our Seniors Section on the day.
Mike Bowling. (Match Captain)
The Seniors enter July with a win against Bridport, maintaining their fine form during June
On Tuesday 4th July 2017 Long Sutton Seniors played our return fixture against Bridport Golf Club.
Game 1: Captain Rod (9) and Endaf Lewis (18) take on Bridport Captain Jim Thorpe (17) and partner Alan Harvey (18) it was good to have Endaf back in the team again. We had a great start and we were 4 up at the turn with Endaf’s magic putter rolling everything into the hole. We won our game 5&3 so well played Endaf .
Game 2: Chris Hockey (20) and Keith Lancey (19) who played Alan Bently(24) and Chris Holsworthy(21) Chris asked if Keith could be his partner and I agreed “ never again” they lost 3&1.
Game 3: Bill Bond and Alan Webber, the "Dream Team", played a good Bridport pair and won 5 & 4.
Game 4: Ken Jacobs (20) and Peter Hill(18) played John Pitchford (21) and Angus Niccoll(17). They had a very tight game but lost 3&1 .Thank you both for playing.
Game 5: Jon Searl(16) and Chris Thayer(17), the "Captains Bankers" had a great win against a strong Bridport pair of Malcolm Peach(20) and Dave Cole(27); well played to you both.
Game 6: It was all down to the last pairing of Steve Uzzell (19) and Gordon Clamp (25) against Malcolm Noble(17) and Keith Peraux (23). This was more than just a contest of odd surnames, the match depended on the result. It was “ G Clamp” who took a firm grip on the game and Long Sutton got the half point to win the match. Sorry Gordon, but well played to you both.
Final result Long Sutton 31/2 Bridport 2 ½