Following the win against Isle of Wedmore at the beginning of the month the Seniors Section saw a welcome return to form in June. Next up was Weymouth away, and having drawn the home match in May hopes were high. Unfortunately the match had to be cancelled and is now due to be played on the 8th August.
On 13th June we welcomed Taunton & Pickeridge Seniors to Long Sutton.
Match 1: Douglas Hamilton 12 and Rob Hartley 12 WON 6 / 4 . Both dovetailed well to produce a good result .
Match 2: Alex Lyon 12 and Chris Hockey 22 LOST by 1 on the last hole . Obviously a very close match with the old story of the opposing higher handicap player having a stonking round when he just wasn't supposed to!
Match 3: Richard Barton 10 and John Packet 18 WON 3 / 2 A very good result...........the club is even beginning to expect it !
Match 4: Alan Webber 12 and Len Collin 27 LOST 4 / 3 . A perfectly normal case of.........'you can't win 'em all '
Match 5: Jimmy Quinn 14 and Andrew Elfick 23 gained a HALF and a very ' happy half ' at that ! A very close match all the way round , the result leaving both sides smiling .
Match 6: Jon Searl 16 and Peter Benn 18 WON 2 / 1, a very commendable result against two ex members of our club who defected !
So Match Captain Douglas Hamilton was very happy to report Long Sutton WON 3 1/2 against 2 1/2 .........a very good result on a perfect day for weather with the course and greens playing true ( most of the time ) and an excellent dinner to finish the event . Thank you also to our very own resident comedian.......Mr Jimmy Quinn sending everyone home with a smile . A big thank you to all who played and supported the club once again , great effort .
On 15th June we welcomed Wells Golf Club Seniors and Captain Rod was back to lead our team.
The sun was shining and the course looked great, a perfect day for a game of golf.
Game 1: Alan Webber (13) & Len Collin (27) played a good Wells pair Nick Carter (15) & Alan Elkin(14). They had a very tight match with Long Sutton winning 2 & 1.
Game 2: The Captain’s bankers Peter Hill (18) & John Jeanes (20), fresh back from the gym their superior fitness showed, with a great win of 4 & 3. Well played both.
Game 3: Captain Rod (9) & Glyn Ottery (13) played Captain Glyn Hallet (14) & Rick Sheared (19). Captain Glyn birdied the 1st and Rick won the 2nd . Rick played fantastic golf until Rod pointed out on the 10th that he was a 19 handicapper; this had the desired effect and Rick did not feature on any more holes. We kept in the match with us dove tailing well and won by 2 holes. Well played Glyn.
Game 4: Graham Brimble (16) & Bill Bond (20) beat Mike Glee (15) & Piers Darby (21) 4 & 2
Game 5: A New Pairing Richard Bartin (10) & Rob Ford(16) had a fine win against a strong Wells pair. Well played to you both, thanks Rob for helping out at the last minute.
Game 6: Mike Capps(11) & Peter Bell (18) played Dave Hayward (6) & Chris Strickland (20). Sadly Peter hurt his back and had to go off at the 9th. Mick battled on and at one point was 3 down, but only lost by one hole in the end. Well played Mick.
Glyn Ottery and Wells Captain Glyn Hallett found they had the same Christian names, this was the first time they had met anyone with the same name and spelling, GLYNWR. Sounds like a name for “Harry Potter”.
The final result was a WIN for Long Sutton 5 –1
Thank you all for playing. Rod Tucker
On 26th June we had an away match with Kingweston, always a tricky one if you don't know the course well! The greens and approaches there are an acquired taste, said Match Captain Roger Brassington, and by the time most of us had got accustomed to them it was too late. I would say though they are a good bunch, and apart from the result it was a good day out. The results are as follows :
Roger Brassington and Alan Deacon lost 3 and 2.
Steve Uzzell and John Rooks lost 3 and 1.
Peter Bell and Chris Hockey lost 3 and 2
Alan Webber and Bob Fill lost 5 and 4.
Simon Scarborough and Len Collin lost 3 and 2
John Jeannes and Richard Axe lost 5 and4. So overall not the best of results but happily the month ended on a high with a win over Enmore at home on 27th with an enlarged team of 8 pairs winning 51/2 to 21/2 . Let's hope our improved form continues for the rest of the season !