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3 Counties Long Sutton Away v Wheathill B

3 Counties Long Sutton Away v Wheathill B

Saturday, 29th June, 2013

A win Away...3 games to 2...14 points.

And a win for the Reserve Cup Pair ...another 2 points.

The team...Luke Nutland and Henry Edwards (W), Jim McColl and Sam Clarke (W), Steve Stopforth and Ray Edwards (L), Hayden Gibson and Nigel Brighouse (L), Sandra Basford and Sean Monaghan (W), Reserve pair Steve Cousins and Gill Edwards (W).

Thanks as ever to everyone who played.  Henry for doing as mum says and being home this weekend!  Thanks to Sam for playing on his birthday.  Thanks to Luke who was cornered on the putting green on Friday and filled the last slot but hey, that slot has an ever-revolving door.   I sit down thinking I don't need to worry tonight.  What's on the box?  Better just check round again...make sure we are all going to be in the same place at the same time, and find  “No.  Didn't you get my message?  I can't play.” 

Havoc.  8 o'clock and a man down again.  Such a relief to hear Jim McColl's gravelly voice say “Yes.  What time do you want me there?”  Thanks for saving my bacon.

Gill

Created: 01-Jul-13 18:59

3 Counties Away at Folke

3 Counties Away at Folke

Saturday, 1st June, 2013

A huge thanks to all who played in this match but I don't even know how to write the result.  We only managed a half against Folke and lost 4 games.  Our Reserve Pair came up trumps though, winning 4 and 3.  Part of the plan is for 3 Counties to draw members into matchplay (gently!) and Michael Scoble was a case in point.  He played for the first time with Ray and every time I looked back he had a smile on his face.  He definitely enjoyed it.  Their win margin could be useful at the end of the day, should there be a tie on points.

One crumb of comfort, when Wincanton played Folke at home...described by Folke as their  main rival...Folke achieved 18 points.  They only had 15 off us.  Ben Miller and partner won 8 and 6 against Wincanton: they only managed 2 and 1 against Sam and Hilary, so well done them.  We wait for the return match!

Our team consisted of Sonia and Stephen Banks, Dave Baker and Nigel Brighouse, Hilary Dennes and Sam Clarke, Gill Edwards and Sandra Basford, Julie Taylor and Bridget Caddy, Ray Edwards and Michael Scoble.  Thank you all.

Our next match is Saturday, 29th June at Wheathill against Wheathill B.

Please put your name down on the sheet in the corridor if you would like to play.

Gill

Created: 02-Jun-13 15:21

3 Counties match Away v Wheathill A – 11.5.13

3 Counties match Away v Wheathill A – 11.5.13

Mandy, Sylvie and Rod did not know what they were letting themselves in for when they agreed to play in 3 Counties for the first time.  Order emerges from chaos...eventually.  The cards were a mess, what with two different layouts and the wrong adjustment shots allocated first time round and then to cap it all, the heavens opened.  Cards written in ink...fill in the blanks!  This was the first match of the Summer League.    Summer mind.  Why then were we all huddled into Wheathill's starter hut in full waterproofs and winter underarmour.   Very friendly!  

I witnessed Karma that day.  When Ray last played 3 Counties at Wheathill he upset the opposition by playing out of his socks.  He and Sandra Basford won by miles.  “Bandit” was shouted from the roof tops, but he couldn't do it again for us. We came up against a Wheathill player, who a fortnight ago was thinking of selling his clubs but on Saturday he turned the corner – he parred the first 5 holes and couldn't do a thing wrong.  It happens.  We lost one other game but won the remaining three, giving us the winning match points...14 points in total.  Our reserve pair lost on the 18th.

Thank you to all the team, Stacie Watts, Sam Clarke, Angela and Dave Baker, Sean Monaghan, Sandra Basford, Nigel Brighouse, Mandy Head and Sylvie and Rod Tucker. 

Our next match is Away at Folke on Saturday, 1st June.  First tee 1.00 p.m.  Anyone interested in playing please sign the sheet in the corridor.  You will be sure of a good time.

Gill

   

Created: 21-May-13 11:33

Diary dates for 2013 3CL matches

Now a fresh start. League...these are the dates for your Diary.

 

Saturday, 11th May, Away to Wheathill A

Saturday, 1st June, Away to Folke

Saturday, 29th June, Away to Wheathill B

Saturday, 13th July, Away to Wincanton

Saturday, 17th August, Home to Wheathill B

Saturday, 31st August, Home to Wheathill

Saturday, 7th September, Home to Folke

Saturday, 14th September, Home to Wincanton

 

All Welcome. Please sign up on noticeboard lists

Gill

Created: 02-Apr-13 18:07

3 Counties Winter Knockout Final v Wincanton – 30.3.13 at Wheathill

3 Counties

Winter Knockout Final – 30.3.13 at Wheathill

Do you want the bad news first?  Long Sutton did not win Gold, but we did win Silver!  Second in the Final: a vast improvement on the year before when we didn't get off the starting blocks in the first round, but still hard not to be disappointed.  Your own game is burned on your mind, with all the ‘what ifs’ but there are 5 matches out there, all fighting their own battles.  It’s like watching the lottery draw…who knows what the luck will be.  We all teed off hoping that today would be the day when the ball would work for us and luck would be on our side but 18 holes is a long way.  Nobody goes out to play badly...it's mortifying when shots simply won't work. The pressure produced good golf on both sides, as well as mistakes. 

Matchplay is a battle of nerves and tactics.  The pressure see-saws from person to person, shot by shot and Luck is a fickle Lady.  It's a test when your partner plays a hockey shot off the first tee (smile encouragement indeed!)  We were still looking good until Liam putted in from off the green.  I grit my teeth and tell myself it's not a good sign to win the first hole, but hole 2, hockey still in evidence!  At least my putting holds up to the pressure this time but on the 3rd, I am left with the memory of my leaving the putt sitting on the edge to halve the hole.  I hear “Oh Gill”, and again on the next pressure putt “Oh Gill”.  I remember Andrew's matchplay advice.  He's not going to rattle me I think.  Stay calm, but it's a long time to wait.  We are 5 down on 10, despite Ray’s fine 4 nett 3 on 6.    Finally, the tide turned.  My drive on 11 went straight as a die to the pin.  I turned away.  “It's going in” they said.  I looked back and it was 2 foot short of the hole.  When will I do that again?  Not in a long while.  “You can have that or do you want to putt it for the birdie?”  Silly question!  “I’ll take it thanks”.  The 13th is the dreaded Oak tree in the Middle of the Fairway hole.  I am 5 foot (well, nearly) playing with 3 men, including Liam, 6 foot plus, off 12, and Andy off 13, and joy of joy, it's me who ends up being 4 nett 3 on the green”...”Your hole”, said Liam, picking up his marker.  One to relish!   Ray used his hockey tactics again on 14...it doesn't matter how you get over the ditch... to win the par 4, 4 nett 3.  We are now 1 down and they wished they’d made me putt the 2 footer.  Ray’s hockey shot cleared the ditch on 15 and put the pressure on them to make the slithery downhill putt...and they did.  Par 3 halved in 3.  I may have missed some short putts but I sank the 12 foot putt on the 17th to make us all square going up 18.  I am safe, Ray long, Liam bunkered and Andy centre of green.  I made the return putt for 4…I want to point out pressure putt and with an audience, but Andy held his nerve and made the 3 to win.  There you have it.  A fight to the last putt.  Unfortunately for us, on the 18th Lady Luck (or skill) was with Dave, in Nick and Sam's game...Dave was plugged in the bunker guarding the pin.  Both Nick and Sam were safe, but Dave powered it out and won the hole.  Nothing you can do against that.  These are the things we need to remember and meld with the disappointment in losing.  This will make us fiercer opponents next year. Val and Sean won their match.  I know you shouldn’t dwell on What if, but I can’t resist.  “What if we had won those two on the 18th?”  It could have been another story.  

Grateful thanks to all who played...Nick and Sam, Angela and Dave, Nigel and Sandra, Ray and our sole winners on the day, Val and Sean and thanks to all who contributed through the difficult winter.

 

Now a fresh start.  League...these are the dates for your Diary.

 

Saturday, 11th May, Away to Wheathill A

Saturday, 1st June, Away to Folke

Saturday, 29th June, Away to Wheathill B

Saturday, 13th July, Away to Wincanton

Saturday, 17th August, Home to Wheathill B

Saturday, 31st August, Home to Wheathill

Saturday, 7th September, Home to Folke

Saturday, 14th September, Home to Wincanton

 

All welcome!                                   Gill

Created: 02-Apr-13 18:05
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