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
Seniors Into the Scratch Knock-Out Final!
The Seniors team played Oake Manor in the Scratch KO bowl at Enmore on Friday.
First out was Dick Butcher who was up against a 3 handicapper county player - a tough ask. Dick was soon 5 down and eventually lost 6 and 5. One down!
Next out was John Parkinson who played extremely well and was soon 3 up.
Third out was Martin Hawkins, playing a 5 handicapper. The match was very tight and always looked to be going the full 18 holes.
Fourth out was Mick Capps who was always in front in this match, eventually winning 3 and 2. Match all square.
Last out was Rich Bartin. Unfortunately Rich went 4 down early on and never managed to recover this gap. 2 -1 down.
Meanwhile John lost 2 holes on the trot and had to go down the 18th - a par 5. John hit a superb 2nd to within 4 feet of the pin! Match all square. 2 - 2 .
Martin meanwhile went 1 up on the 17th. On the 18th, he hit a superb drive over 300 yards (down wind, down hill!) leaving an 8 iron in, landing just short of the green before chipping the ball dead!
3- 2 win!! Great game .
We now play Bath at a venue and date TBC.
Well played all.
Seniors Avalon League Update
On Monday 7th August the seniors team played The Mendip in the Avalon league.
Out first were Martin Hawkins and Nigel Griffiths, who played very well over 9 holes but were only 1 up at the turn.A careless 10th by us meant the match was all square, however we won the next 4 holes to win 4 and 3.
Next out were John Parkinson and Colin Hardaway. Again a very tough match but ended up winning on the 16th.
Third out were Rich Bartin and Rob Ford. Having lost the first 4 holes they never managed to recover and lost 4 and 3.
Fourth out were Phil Bowditch and Mike Bowling. Both played well in a tough match andended up winning on the 17th.
Last out were Norman Banfield and John Williams. They were 4 up at one stage but gave it away on the back 9 but held on to halve the match.
This result puts us 9 points clear at the top of East Division with 2 matches to go.
Well played all.