Captain's Day Report & Winners
First to the golf and thank you to all the players who took part in the Captains Day competition and congratulations to all the winners especially to Junior Captain Sam Clarke who scored a superb 41 points. The weather was fantastic and thank you to Dave Knight, John Padfield and Frank Pengelly who helped turn the clock back 25 years to a Vivary Park 4 ball. Total age only about 270 years!!
My thanks to Jonny and the greenstaff for setting up the course and a big thank you to Norman Banfield for being there all day running the competition and getting the results out quickly before the presentation. Thank you to Andrew for sorting the prizes and setting up the prize table. A special thanks to Alex Radwell who ran the putting competition and also to Sandra Ford and Bill Walker who took over to give Alex a break from the relentless sun.
On to the evening where a big thank you goes to George and Roger and their staff for putting on a excellent meal and to Francesca and her team for keeping the fluids flowing after a hot and draining round of golf. Thank you to all who came in the evening and the only downside was Italy beating England. But at least singer Lui went home happy! The day raised over £400 for St. Margaret’s Hospice with the raffle selling skills of Carly being a big factor. Once again thank you to all who played and gave support in the evening.
P S. Thank you to taxi driver Graham who took the stragglers home but also lost some who were walking!
Captain's Day Winners
Division 1 (15 and below)
1st Rupert Edwards 38 After Count - Back
2nd Adrian Nutland 38 After Count - Back
3rd Nicholas Goodliff 38 After Count - Back
4th Luke Nutland 37
Division 2 (16 and above)
1st Malcolm Lowe 38
2nd John Evans 37
3rd Rob Ford 36
4th Tom Horsey 35 After Count - Back
1st Sandra Ford 33 After Count - Back
2nd Jocelyn Dunevein 33
Junior - 18 Hole
1st Sam Clarke 41
2nd Lewis Coward 36
3rd Ruben Stacey 32
Junior - 9 Hole
1st Charlie Curtis 16
2nd Jack Veale 15
3rd Tom Mortimer 10
Spot Prizes - Captain's Day
|Hole 1||Nearest the Black and White Pole||Steve Oliver|
|2||Men's Longest Drive||Jon Tulk|
|4||Nearest the Pin in 3||Roy Parmiter|
|5||Nearest the Pin in 2 (0-15hcp)||Norman Banfield|
|6||Nearest the Ditch||Geoff Monks|
|7||Junior Nearest the Pin||Sam Clarke|
|8||Nearest the Ditch||Mark Lawlor|
|9||Nearest the Pin||Luke Nutland|
|10||Nearest the Line||Adrian Nutland|
|11||Nearest the Pole||Richard Dore|
|12||Nearest the Pin||Joce Dunevein|
|13||Nearest the Black and White Pole||Barry Harding|
|14||Nearest the Pin||Roy Parmiter|
|15||Nearest the Pin in 2 (16-36 hcp)||John Evans|
|16||Ladies Longest Drive||Angela Baker|
|17||Nearest the Pin||Neil Hewitson|
|18||Nearest the Pin in 3||Henry Edwards & Roy Parmiter (in the hole!)|
The 5th June on the 5th hole…a glorious morning. The course is transformed!
Photos taken from the 4th bridge, looking across the 10th fairway towards the Levels on 5th March, 2014. Click to view all 6 images...
The same view on 5th May, 2014
On 28th May, Graham happily removing the 4th hole notice from the 1st. All 18 now open!
The 5th June on the 5th hole…a glorious morning. The ladies are playing Ping and the cygnets are sunbathing.
A Progression…by Gill Edwards.
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The Secretary of State Owen Paterson visits.
The Secretary of State Owen Paterson visits Long Sutton Golf Club in time to see the Course finally fully open after the winter’s flood damage.
TOM WATSON @ Senior Open Championship ROYAL PORTHCAWL JULY 24th-27th
A chance to see Tom Watson, one of the all-time golfing greats. He will achieve a lifelong ambition in July when he sets foot on Welsh soil for the first time in the Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex at Royal Porthcawl.
The 64 year old US Ryder Cup Captain had always hoped to find time to play the classic Welsh course during one of his many trips to Britain and Ireland around the time of The Open Championship but never managed to make the first tee.
However, with Wales hosting a Senior Major Championship for the first time from July 24-27, Watson will finally have the opportunity to sample Royal Porthcawl’s majesty and the man with five Opens and three Senior Open titles to his name, remarked: “Now I can check Porthcawl off my ‘bucket’ list!”
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