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Winter Salva at Long Sutton Sun. 19th Feb. 2017 ~ Report

Winter Salva at Long Sutton Sun. 19th Feb. 2017

The day went well: no rain…and delicious steak and ale pie after.  A winner! Thank you Roger.  As for the golf and the chat…the usual.  I heard ‘You’ve got the wrong bag.  You’ve forgotten your clubs!’ from Sean, as I arrived for the tee-off with a rather large handbag.  At least I was teeing off further down the order...with fewer people to watch.  For those at the beginning with a 40 plus audience it must be really intimidating.  Our first is not the wide open space the other clubs are used to.  Ball after ball went left, down into the trees and when Derek, the Folke Captain, skied his drive a roar went up from his playing partners.  You could almost hear the silent prayers: ‘Please don’t let that be me!’  This would only be one shot though.  There were plenty of brilliant ones as well.  I saw one Folke man put his ball feet from the pin on the 6th  and yet he was only half way to the ladies tee on the 16th.  I know…that’s a bus drive from the men’s tee, so some could count it a good shot, but still, it seemed to typify the day:  in the trees one minute and inches from a hole-in-one the next.  The highest score was from Ray Cavill (Wincanton) 34 points.  The highest score at Cannington had been 38 points and 37 at Wincanton.

On the day, Long Sutton scored 282, Folke 280, Cannington 272 and Wincanton 252.  This gave totals after 3 rounds - Folke 897, Long Sutton 880, Wincanton 856  and Cannington 835.  At the start of the day we were lying third, 19 points behind Folke, and we ended the day lying second, 17 points behind Folke.  The Final will be at Folke on Saturday, 4th March.  Please sign the sheet in the corridor if you would like to play that day.  Can we close the gap?  I know we will give it a good try!

Thank you to all the team, Nigel, Denise (our highest scorer with 33 points), Angela and Dave, Caroline Hunter, Sean, Tim, John Pearson, Sarah and Steve and last, but not least, John Blackwell.  Much appreciated John.  Thank you.


Created: 21-Feb-17 16:34

3 Counties Winter Knockout Semi-Final 29.1.17

3 Counties Winter Knockout Semi-Final 29.1.17 – I had my doubts about this one on several counts: we were playing Sturminster Marshall, whom we had not played before, on the Newton Course, both following and during rain, but worst of all, the day after Burns Night!  I thought half my team would arrive clouded in whisky fumes, but I need not have worried.  They are a gutsy lot and perhaps the whisky helped.  Caroline Hunter did not get to bed until 2 a.m. but she and John Jeanes took their opposition to the 19th hole and won.  Sarah had a fantastic round and she and Steve won, as did Sean and John Pearson. Sean confused the opposition by playing as a 10 handicapper at the beginning before reverting to the norm.  They were the last pair out and with no constraints on handicap order came up against a lower handicapped pair and made their shots count.  Tim and Nigel lost after a valiant fight, as did Ray and I, so a win 3 and 2.  Well done everyone and thank you to the weather gods for holding the worst of the rain back!  We now meet Folke in the Final.  They are the traditional winners so watch this space!  Details to be arranged.

See the sheet in the corridor to sign up for the Winter Salva at Long Sutton on Sunday, 19th February.  Gill

Created: 01-Feb-17 11:55

3 Counties Winter Salva - Wincanton Round - 14.1.17

3 Counties Winter Salva - Wincanton Round - 14.1.17

Well that’s a few more brain cells lost – killed off by the freezing cold at Wincanton on Saturday!   Thank you to Nigel, Angela and Dave, Valerie and John Thomas, Sean, John Pearson, Tim and Ray, Caroline Hunter and Sandra Ford.  You turned up, despite the  forecast.  We did end up last on the day…but only by one point…and are now third.  Folke are in the lead on 617, Wincanton have 604, we have 598 and Cannington 563.  All to play for on our own course on Sunday, 19th February.  Any volounteers please sign the sheet in the corridor.  Team of 12 needed to play stableford format. 


Created: 01-Feb-17 11:45
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