Past Captain's Away Day at Honiton
John Evans receiving the Past Captains Trophy on behalf of his team from Past Captain Colin Hardaway
John Williams, John Evans, Len Collin and Chris Hockey winning team Click to view all 11 images...
Glynn Ottery, Simon Scarborough, Peter Hill and Bill Bond runners-up.
Dave Butcher, Rod Tucker, Mike Bowling and Paul Harris: Third Place
Mike Poole, Alsatair Mullineux, Len White and Peter Benn. Fourth placed team.
Steve Hollaway, John Thomas, Keith Lancey and Martin Hawkins. Fifth Placed team.
John Jeanes, Jon Searl, Rich Bartin and Mike Heyward. Sixth placed team.
John Packett, Colin Hardaway, Alan Webber, and Martin Abbott. Seventh placed team.
Chris Thayer, David Scott, John McGuiness and Nigel Griffiths: Eighth placed team.
John Whiting, Alec Lyon, Colin Allesbrook and John Paterson: Ninth team
George Bennett, John Whitehead, Richard Dore and Ken Jacobs were the team that came in last.
Monday 14th December and 40 Seniors gathered at Honiton Golf Club for the annual Past Captains Away Day.
This function is held to thank the members of the section who give their time to score the Thursday Competitions.
The competition was a modified Stableford held on a well grey day in December. The course although wet was in very good condition with fast firm greens, bunkers with sand that were playable (as I found out a few times) and fairways cut as if it was summer.
As the competition progressed so did the grey skies into becoming black as the wind and rain lashed the players.
Eventually, Captain John Williams who had arranged the function (along with Seniors Captain Chris Hockey) reduced the competition to nine holes to allow the very wet competitors to retire to the club house.
After suitable refreshments the Seniors sat down to a very fine Turkey Dinner.
The results of the day were as follows;
Christmas Hat Competition was won by Ken Jacobs.
An optional two spot competition was held with Chris Hockey the only winner. Half the proceeds went to Chris's charity Cancer Support UK
The Winners and winners of the Past Captains Trophy were John Evans (Team Captain), John Williams, Chris Hockey and Len Collin.
Second Place team captained by Glynn Ottery, Peter Hill, Simon Scarborough and Bill Bond.
Third placed team captained Rod Tucker, Mike Bowling, Paul Harris and Dave Butcher.
Fourth Mike Poole (Captain), Alastair Mullineux, Len White and Peter Benn.
Fifth Martin Hawkins (Captain), John Thomas, Keith Lancey, Steve Holloway.
Sixth Rich Bartin (Captain), John Searl, John Jeanes, Mike Heywood.
Seventh Alan Webber (Captain), Colin Hardaway,John Packett, Martin Abbott.
Eight Nigel Griffiths (Captain), Dave Scott, Chris Thayer, John McGuiness.
Nineth Alec Lyon (Captain), John Paterson, John Whiting, Colin Allesbrook.
Tenth Richard Dore (Captain), John Whitehead, Ken Jacobs, George Bennett.
Photos are attached but please excuse those that are a bit fuzzy.
Long Sutton Seniors Raise £802 for the Macmillan Nurses Yeovil
Seniors Captain Chris Hockey handed over a cheque for £802.17p to Stacey Young, an Acute Oncology Nurse at the Oncology Unit at Yeovil Hospital. The event was attended by Alex Kersey-Brown and Consultant Oncologist Matthew Sephton.
The money was raised at the recent Animals golf event at Long Sutton Golf Club which was organised by Alex and his partner Eliza. Alex and Eliza also arranged a Skittles event at the The Brewers Arms South Petherton which raised a further £564.78p.
Peter Hill wins the Seniors Whisky Trot
Thursday 12th November and the Seniors held a Whisky Trot.
The winners were;
First was Peter Hill who hit 35 points and won on count back on the last 3 holes. Peter received a bottle of Glenfiddich Malt Whisky from Captain Chris Hockey.
Second was Bob Horne who also hit 35 points but lost out to Peter on count back. Bob wins a bottle of blended Whisky.
The third prize goes to Richard Axe who also hit 35 points but lost out to both Peter and Bob on count back over the last 6 holes. Richard will receive a miniture bottle of Whisky in the shape of a golf ball.
Animals run riot at Long Sutton during the Macmillan Animals Competition.
Mike Layzell overall winner
Paul Harris receives the King of the Jungle (Elephant) prize for the least number of Animals Click to view all 4 images...
Dave Butcher being presented with a cuddly Monkey as the prize for collecting the most number of Monkeys
Mike Richards receives the Camel Trophy for being in the bunkers more than anyone else.
What an incredible effort! From registration at 7.30am with Eliza, Coleen, Sandra & Valerie a massive thanks to every helper & every contributor. It was obvious from the reaction of those taking part that Macmillan & their Animals were going to be amazed! The generosity of the Long Sutton Seniors & those who sponsored & donated was extraordinary. Much humour was displayed handing in the 'fines' cards which made the day so worthwhile.
Congratulations to Mike Layzell who won the Hares Trophy for the best stableford score & to Paul Harris for only collecting one animal to win this year's 'King of the Jungle' trophy. Dave Butcher spent the most time in trees to win the rather special monkey (See pic!)
Huge thanks to Ian Davidson for handling the finance, John Packett & Ray Boulton for checking the Animals fines cards, to Norman, Gill & Sandra for setting up the computer & processing the stableford results. Also to John Nicholson for creating the fines cards, Dave Butcher & Chris Hockey for their tremendous input.
Grateful thanks to Graham & Felicity Holloway for allowing the extra facility on the course.
A big thankyou for the fantastic donation of £802.17
from Macmillan Oncology Unit, Yeovil Hospital.
Dodo Prize - For the most number of lost balls - Bob Eckland
Snake Prize - For the most number of three putts or more - Paul Sandy
Camel Prize - For the most number of bunker shots - Mike Richards
Alligator Prize - For the most number balls hit into water hazards - Chris Warren
Nobody collected a zoo (ie all animals in the round)
SENIORS TAKE “ BRONZE “ AT MINEHEAD INTER-CLUB CHALLENGE TROPHY
A team of 8 Long Sutton Seniors took 3rd Prize in the
Minehead Inter-Club Challenge Trophy
on Monday 2nd November.
The participating players were :- Rich Bartin; Bill Bond ; Alec Lyon ; Nigel Griffiths; Chris Gingell; John Williams; Rob Ford; Peter Hill.
The players made their individual ways with an early start through gloomy conditions to enjoy coffee and bacon baps at Minehead and West Somerset Golf Club.
There were a total of 11 teams of 8 players playing a 4 ball, better ball, Stableford format with all 4 cards to count and a shotgun start. Many of the participating teams are on our Inter-Club circuit so there were many familiar faces at the gathering.
It remained dry throughout but the promised sun never broke through the heavy cloud at Minehead. The course is adjacent to the sea and to Butlins thus providing an entertaining backdrop for the competing players! It is a flat course but has some interesting challenges.
Long Sutton fought hard in good golfing conditions with some excellent play from the team. Ilfracombe won the trophy on countback from Saunton with 162 points thus making their average card scores 40.5! Long Sutton came third with a very creditable 152 points thus beating many of the local notable contenders including:- Enmore Park, Taunton & Pickeridge and Oake Manor.
Congratulations to the Long Sutton Team for putting up a really strong showing and keeping Long Sutton’s name to the fore.
Sadly, camera problems at Minehead resulted in there being no official team photographs available.