The sun comes out at Long Sutton to start Somerset Captains 50th year celebrations
The sun comes out at Long Sutton to start Somerset Captains 50th year celebrations with our own Roy Parmiter as Captain of Captains.
For full report and photos from the day - please click the link.
SENIORS AND LADY CAPTAINS CHARITY DAY 2012
SENIORS AND LADY CAPTAINS CHARITY DAY 2012
Thursday 12th April started with a very light frost, which quickly dispersed, to leave a beautiful sunny day for so early in the season.
This year the following three charities were supported.
- 1. Breakthrough Breast Cancer
- 2. Charlton Farm Children’s Hospice
- 3. Prostate Cancer
64 mixed pairs, played a Greensome Stableford competition , with some very competitive golf being achieved.
The Seniors Captain and Ladies Captain led the field with their respective partners, and set the pace. Observing the remaining players as they made their way around the course it was obvious that everybody seemed to be enjoying the day, even if the golf was not quite up to expectations!
Early leaders were Roger Stone and Morag Owen Burke with a score of 43 points, and as other scores came in, their score looked to be hard to beat. Mick Capps and Mary Marshall came in with a commendable 40 points, but were then overtaken by David Howell and Connie Stolworthy who had the same score but with a better back nine. It was left for the last fourball to come in, with Jeremy Evans and Sally Taylor’s equalling score of 43 points with a better back nine by one point to knock Roger and Morag off the perch.
1st Jeremy Evans and Sally Taylor 43 pts on countback
2nd Roger Stone and Morag Owen – Burke 43 pts
3rd David Howell and Connie Stolworthy 40 pts
Nearest the Pin 7th - Ruth Lloyd and Chris Gingell
Nearest the Pin 17th - Jeremy Evans and Sally Taylor
Two Spots - Malcolm Dennes and Sarah Uzzell, John Cousins and Penny Campbell, Quinney Lawrence and John Packett, Jeremy Evans and Sally Taylor.
During the delicious and plentiful buffet meal (thanks to George & staff), talks were given on behalf of all three Charities. A 'heads & tails' game was played and a Raffle followed the meal.
Thanks to generosity of members on the day £382.24p was raised and will be shared between the Senior and Lady Captains' charities.
Thank you all for supporting this event.
Roger & Julie
CHAIRMAN?S SPRING NEWSLETTER
CHAIRMAN’S SPRING NEWSLETTER
The sun is shining hard down on us at the moment, but bewares the county cricket season starts next week and that usually means rain, something we all need.
Roy Parmiter starts his year off on Monday as Somerset Captain of Captains, on behalf of the club we congratulate him and wish him well in his year in office.
The winter competitions have run reasonably well but it is important that all parties adhere to the dates for these competitions to function properly.
George, Richard, Mark and Gill are all ready to lead their teams out to do battle in the Avalon and Three Counties leagues: Roger and Julie have already started their seniors and ladies fixture with mixed fortunes.
Curry Nights will continue during the summer months and Club Night starts on the 11th April, do come along and have a game with Club Captain Chris Binding who is looking forward to meeting and playing with as many of you as he can during the season.
The Avalon league captains will be posting their team selections and results on the website for all to see and support.
Richard Dore has started taking teams for St Margaret’s Hospice Charity Day so not to be disappointed I would suggest you contact him and get entered as I believe we have already received 30 teams in a very short time. To try to speed the day up we are looking for more help on the day with marshalling so anyone interested please contact myself or Richard for further information.
The Green Staff have been working hard throughout the winter months and the effects of injecting compressed air into some of the wetter greens is certainly working. Graham has been busy funding new equipment for use on the course and new purchases include a new greens mower (yet to arrive), an overseeder, another pump to keep the rain away and we will soon have some new buggies.
Talking to most golfers speed on the course is always a problem especially with visitors who are unaware of the layout of a strange course so may I appeal to you to be courteous to others at all times and please, if you are looking for a ball or it is bottling up behind you, invite people to play through.
Enjoy Your Golf
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