Throughout the season there have been some outstanding individual and team results. Here are some of the 'standout' performances:
- October: Gavin Baker and Alan Webber scored 47 points in the Minehead Club Challenge
- November: Keith Penfold scored 38 points in blustery conditions to win the 'Whisky Trot'
- January: Rich Overson and partner Denise Tomblin won the inaugural Paterson Rose Bowl (mixed pairs) with an eye watering 48 points.
- February: Bernard McTernan won the Canadian Greensomes (with Alan Musk) and the Medford with the lowest score of 17 points.
- March: the Seniors halved the season opening interclub match at Orchardleigh.
- April: new member Clive Haggett won the first Medal with a nett 67 (82 gross)
- May: Bob Horton wins 3 Clubs and a Putter plus the Yellow Ball with team members, Peter Hill, Cyril Griffin and Alan Musk
- June: With respective wins in Medal and Stableford plus the Seniors and Veteran (Nett) Championships, John Paterson and Peter Clarke were the stand out performers.
- July: Keith Penfold score an impressive Nett 65 in the Medal. Even more impressive, Ian Jackaman wins 4 competitions in seniors and club.
- August: That man Bob Horton wins 3 seniors competitions this month.
Achievement of the Season
Having reflected on the numerous and impressive achievements throughout the season, it's been very hard to single out one individual to receive the award. However, for his overall consistency and winning an incredible 4 competitions in the month of July, the winner is
Congratulations Ian on a truly fantastic season and a well deserved award which will be presented at the first available opportunity.
There have been many highlights (too many to mention) throughout my year as Seniors Captain, not least the success of both the Spring and Summer Open competitions which attracted record numbers. My thanks to Len, the Open Committee and all the volunteers for making both events such an amazing success.
To you senior members, my sincere thanks for your support and encouragement during my year as Captain. I'll never forget the experience (mostly good, but don't ask my wife!) and feel very privileged and humbled by the generosity shown in contributing to my charity, Mind in Somerset. The cheque will be presented this Thursday (3rd) after the competition.
Finally, I know you will all join me in wishing Len every success in his year as Seniors Captain, Long Sutton Golf & Country Club. Good times ahead!!
Seniors Captain 1st October 2019