Seniors and Veterans Championship
Presentation of the Seniors Champion's Trophy to George Ceely.
Presentation of the Seniors Net Champion's Trophy to Richard Overson Click to view all 5 images...
Presentation of the Veterans Champion's Trophy to Peter Bell
Presentation of the Veterans Net Champion's Trophy to Peter Bell
Seniors Championship BBQ
The Seniors and Veterans Championship was held over 36 holes on the 21st and 23rd June.
The Seniors Championship played off of the Whites tees is open to all members of the Seniors Section whose handicap is held at Long Sutton.
The Seniors Champion is the player who scores the lowest gross score over the 36 holes.
This year the Champion was George Ceely with a total of 162. The runner-up was John Parkinson with a score of 167.
The Seniors Net Champion was Richard Overson with a net score of 141 with Nigel Griffiths as runner-up on 147.
The Veterans Championship (for those over 70 years) is played off of the Yellow Tees.
The Veterans Champion this year was Peter Bell with a total of 187. Gavin Baker was runner-up with a score of 191.
Peter also won the Net Championship for the Veterans with a score of 151 with Peter Champness as runner-up on 153.
Following the second round of the Championship, the players participated in a splendid BBQ cooked by our very own Seniors Champion George.
SENIORS DRAW AWAY TO THE ISLE OF WEDMORE
On Tuesday 7th June 2016 Long Sutton Seniors, under the captaincy of Rod Tucker played away to the Isle of Wedmore
The 1st team out were Nigel Griffiths (13) and Chris Thayer (17) who gave us a great start winning 2 & 1
The 2nd team was Douglas Hamilton (12) and Peter Hill (18), Peter dovetailed very well and they had the biggest win of 3 & 1. Well played to you both.
The 3rd team was Match Captain, Rod Tucker (10) and first time at I.O.W
John Jeanes (19) against Wedmore Captain Mike Tanswell (17) and playing partner Terry (18). It was a close match with Long Sutton always behind, and 2 down with 2 holes to play. Rod’s par won the 17th and John had a great 3 on the18th to half the game. Nerves of steel, well played John.
The 4th team Gavin Baker (18) and Alan Webber (13) lost by 1 hole . (Maybe Gavin’s bionic bits need tweeking).
The 5th team of Dave Butcher (20) and late again Len Collin (26) got a great half against a good Wedmore pair, well played.
The 6th & 7th teams Jon Packett (18) and Simon Scarborough (15) and Phill Bowditch (8) and John Whitehead (17) both lost their games to strong Wedmore pairings.
The 8th team was Richard Bartin (9) and Martin Abbott (12). With the match depending on this result, around the corner came a performance which would have graced any panto you have ever seen, the shaking of the head to the dropping onto his knees it was pure theatre, Widow Twanky this Christmas, for you Mr Bartin !!! But this win halved the match and it was an honourable draw, well done to you both.
The only controversy was on the nearest the pin hole on the 9th. Wedmore Captain Mike had pulled his tee shot over the hedge and green keeper’s hut, but when we arrived on the green there was his ball, nearest to the pin, was it DIVINE INTERVENTION or more maybe the “HAND OF GOD” , neither, it was the hand of HAMILTON , Douglas had found the ball and thrown it onto the green. It took him 2 throws as the first one hit a tree. (That’s another club we can’t take Douglas back to!!).
Thank you all for playing.
A great day, great food and great company.
What a week or so it has been for teams from Long Sutton Golf Club
Gill lead her team to victory in the 3 counties league,
Nigel Griffiths and his team won a Seniors Bowl match at Enmore against Weston
Paul Wills and his team had another good win in The Somerset Bowl beating a team from Vivary Park at Cricket St Thomas
The Seniors had back to back wins in their 2 inter club matches
Seniors record “back to back wins” at home.
In a match with some close results, we enjoyed another excellent day of golf as the seniors beat Wells at home on Thursday June 16th. I was pleased that Glyn Ottery, “the man with the camper van” was able to take time out from his travels and step in as super sub and partner me in the first team out. The Wells captain Dave Hayward, who is a reasonable sort of golfer, playing off 5 (!) and his partner Ron playing off 12, were probably a bit taken aback to lose 2 and 1, but that’s golf. Well done Glyn.
Next out were Richard Bartin and Steve Uzzell, who I had down as a good chance for a win. However, when Richard came in and declared his clubs were for sale, I knew it hadn’t gone to plan. They had lost 2 and 1.
In match 3, John Packet and Bill Bond were all square at the turn, then played some dove tailing golf on the back 9 to also win 2 & 1. That’s 2 wins for the club this week John, top man.
Match 4 was a first outing for John Drummond, who is new to the seniors, but well known at the club. He was paired up with Alan Webber and they managed to secure a win, by one, on the 18th. That’s also 2 team wins for you this week Alan.
In match 5, I failed to get any detail from Gavin Baker and John Whitehead, apart from the fact they just lost by one. So, another very close match and they were still smiling.
Simon Scarborough paired up with John Pearson in the last match out and they found themselves 3 down early on. Then Simon got his golf head on, par, birdie, par, playing some steady holes. Not to be out done, on the 18th, John chipped in from 30 yards out to get a birdie, to win the hole and to win the match by one. What a finish. John also had nearest the pin on 17 and this was also his second team win, of quite a week.
Long Sutton won 4 matches to two.
Seniors record a good win at home to Taunton & Pickeridge
14th June, a day that continuously threatened rain, we welcomed the team from T and P and I was pleased that, in the main, our match was played in the dry. However, I can confirm, from first hand experience, there was plenty of water in the bunkers!
The importance of having reserves signed up for every match was emphasised as 25% of the team selected had to drop out for various reasons and the reserves were called upon. Thanks very much to every one who played and especially to those who stepped up from the bench.
Keith Lancey and Martin Abbot were first out and after twice getting themselves up by two, they were pulled back with T&P winning the 18th to get a half.
I went out next with Len Collin and any golf ability that either of us may possibly possess was left behind on the first tee. By the 5th were already 4 down. We did improve, with Len making good use of his shots and we got it back to just one down. With T & P captain Lynn sinking puts from off the green and ex LSGC member Nick Clarke using his knowledge of which trees to hit to get to the middle of the fairway, they were too good for us and we went down 3 and 2.
John Packett and Alan Webber got of to a super start in match 3 and got to 5 up. They then had a bit of a wobble losing 3 in a row but got back on track and brought home a good win of 4and 3.
Another good win in match 4 with the well travelled Franco file, Peter Hill playing with Phil Bowditch and securing a 3 and 2. Peter also won the home nearest the pin, well done.
Even better news in match 5 as John Whiting, in the team for the 1st time this year and steady Steve Uzzell, absolutely thrashed the opposition by 7 and 5. The T&P lads were heard to mutter “lucky” and “merciless”. I suspect a little skill was also in evidence and I look forward to seeing Mr W on the team sheet again - and you Steve!
The match results continued to impress with Richard Bartin and Canadian John Pearson recording another great win of 6 and 5.
Overall Long Sutton beat Taunton and Pickeridge 4 ½ to 1½.
The match was followed by an excellent meal with Matt looking after both bar duty and waiting on table. He tells me he is soon leaving us, moving to Canada to take up a career in farming. He is a very personable young man and I am sure we all wish him well for his future.