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.