Seniors make it a Seaside Double against Lyme Regis
Report on Seniors v Lyme Regis 18th August
Having welcomed one sea side team from Axe Cliff to LSGC on Tuesday, another, this time the Seniors’ team from Lyme Regis, were welcomed on Thursday! Cultivating friendships is a big part of the Seniors’ inter club matches that we play and meeting up again with Lyme Regis captain Paul Millard and his pal Johnny Jones was a good example. Colin Hardaway and I enjoyed an excellent round of golf with them. A small miracle occurred and my putting had improved since Tuesday, Colin and I dove-tailed well and with Colin’s par on the 17th, we won our match 3 & 1.
John Packett and Al Webber, in match 2, were 2 down at the turn, pulled it back to all square by the 12th but were eventually “Rogered” by Lyme Seniors Roger Baker & Roger Turner, the latter playing off 7, (I dream of playing off 7!) loosing their match 3 & 2.
Then the dream team of Rich Bartin & Mike Bowling played some great golf in match 3 winning by 2 & 1. Mike tells me his putt on the 17th was the clincher!
The 2 Johns, Jeanes & Pearson were 2 down after only 3 holes in match 4 but turned the tables and brought home an excellent win by 4& 3. This included Canadian John’s 2 on the 14th missing a hole in one by inches.
In match 5, Billy Bond’s banditry was less obvious than earlier in the week and with playing partner Gavin Baker (Gavin just back from Buckingham Place) they went from being 2 up, to all square to loosing their match on the 18th hole. First defeat in an inter club match, this year for Bill, so he tells me.
The experience of 2 past captains, Malcolm Dennes and Glyn Ottery showed through in spades in the last match as they dished out a bit of a bashing, winning by 4 & 2. Great result.
The overall result was a second win this week for Long Sutton Seniors, this time by 4 matches to 2. Our golf course is a credit to Jon Tulk and his staff, the post match meal was one of my favourites (baked ham, parsley sauce & new potatoes), thank you Judy. Fran and all the staff looked after us really well as always. Lastly a big thank you to all the team members who played. I went home feeling pretty good.
Regards to all
Chris Hockey - Seniors’ Captain
Seniors make it a double against Axe Cliffe
Report on Seniors v Axe Cliff – 16th August 2106
Our team managed to get a win when we went to Axe Cliff, back in April and I was keen to do the double over them. Just as well it wasn’t all down to me, because even with my partner Chris Thayer doing his best to hold us together, we went down 2 & 1 in the first match out. With the sun shining down on us and the match played in the best of friendly spirit, it was a very enjoyable round of golf, except for my putting!
In match 2, Mr William Bond was renamed “Bandit Bill” by the opposition. Playing partner Rich Bartin did mention it was the 16th hole before he was needed. Good golf Bill, well done mate, Vice-Capatin Rod may have to take a look at that 24 h/c. A good win 3 & 2.
Peter Hill & Glyn Ottery teamed up in the 3rd match out. They were 3 up with 5 to play, but all square after 17. This very tight match went to the wire with the home team snatching a victory on the 18th. Nerves of steel.
Alan Webber & Dave Butcher started off as they planned to finish with Alan winning the first and the pair were 4 up at the turn. Alan then won the 10th to go 5 up only to pulled back to 4 on the 11th. Dave parred the 12th to put them back to 5 up where it stayed with halves on the 13th and 14th, thus finishing off their opponents early, securing a very impressive win 5 & 4 in match 4. Terrific.
In match 5, the strong team of Martin Abbot and Steve Uzzell (well that’s what Steve told me) found themselves 2 down but managed to claw it back and got themselves a half. Impressive.
In the last match out, John Pearson and Peter Bell came up against a strong player in more ways than one. They gave a very creditable account of themselves against Axe Cliff senior, Tony Strong, playing off 6 and his partner, but they were beaten 3 & 2.
We had won overall by 3 ½ to 2 ½.
What another great result for the Seniors and my thanks to all those who took part. An excellent meal followed, well up to the usual high standard we are used to.
My dismal display of putting will soon be forgotten, but I will remember my very rare birdie, on the 16th. You only have to ask and I will talk you through it!
Regards to one and all,
Chris Hockey – Seniors’ Captain
Seniors Captain's Day
Winners of the Seniors Captain's Day competition
2nd Place Team Click to view all 9 images...
3rd Place Team
Winner of the longest drive on the 5th.
Winner of the nearest to the pin on the 9th.
Winner of the nearest to the pin on the 17th.
Wooden Spoon Winners or is it losers!
A group of posers!
I was very pleased with the support I received from the seniors’ section, on Thursday 11th August, with 56 members playing in the Captain’s day competition and 40 joining me for the lunch and the prize giving, that followed.
The team winning the prize for The Most Dazzling Team Name was :-
Jon Searl, John Blackwell, John Whiting and John Parkinson, who came up with “FOUR PLAY”.
Nearest the pin on the 9th was won by Larry Jeram-Croft.
Nearest the pin on the 17th was won by Bill Campbell.
Longest drive on the 5th (sorry Rod, you were in the lake) was won by Nigel Griffiths.
The winning team, with a score of 111 stableford points, was:-
Jim Lloyd, Simon Scarborough, John Rooks and David Kennedy.
With 107 points and 2nd after count back was John Drummond, Andy Elfick, Rod Tucker and Len Collin.
In 3rd place also with 107 points was Jimmy Quinn, Colin Hardaway John Jeanes and Keith Penfold.
They all won something alcoholic!
We also had a wooden spoon award won, if that's the right word, by John Packet, John Cowan, Brian Clarke, and Peter Smart.
Last but not least was top secretary Mr Gavin Baker, who was awarded a pencil sharpener and some tipex for making an error of the card he scored.
Many thanks to all who took part and special thanks for the help I received on the day from club captain John Williams, my vice captain Rod Tucker, Gavin Baker, the scorer Graham Deane and John Nicholson for bringing along his Box Brownie.
Please give your support to next year’s captain Rod, who is organising an away day to Weymouth later this year and who will be holding his own captain’s day in 2017.
Regards to one and all
Seniors lose at Rushmore
After two great wins, it was back to reality and a defeat at Rushmoor Park on Tuesday 2nd August. Despite a damp start, the course was in excellent condition however the greens were particularly difficult with gentle runoffs and pin positions. Dave Butcher & Martin Abbot were the stars and ran out winners by 3 /1 the rest of us started badly and fell away with;
- Mike Bowling & Rod Tucker losing 2/1,
- the two Johns (Williams and Whitehead) losing 4/2,
- Mike Poole & Steve Uzzell 3/1
- Glyn Ottery & Colin Hardaway unlucky loss with their opponents nicking it at the last and losing 1 down
- and finally Peter Hill & John Packett losing 4/2.
So 5/1 was the final score.
Seniors have a convincing win at Wheathill
Wednesday 27th July, saw a fine all round team performance from Long Sutton Seniors away at Wheathill when they won by 5½ to ½.
On a difficult windy showery morning, we had some excellent golf played.
We had no less than four pairs winning by the handsome margin of 4 and 3 - Chris Thayer & Gavin Baker, Rich Barton & Peter Hill, John Packett & Malcolm Dennes and Steve Uzzell & Keith Lancey.
The other winning match finished 3 and 2 to Alan Webber & Mike Bowling.
The last team of Mike Capps & Dave Butcher had a tight game with the pair being down by 3 at the turn but managed to pull the game back for a draw. The card showed the opposition to have won four holes with one bogey(net par) and three pars. The Long Sutton pair won four holes with 3 pars and a birdie. The remaining holes were all halved with pars being scored. Some good golf especially as Mick had to give each of the opposition 8 strokes and his partner 9.
Mike Bowling - Match Captain