Minehead Inter-Club Challenge 2016

Seniors Reports and News : Minehead Inter-Club Challenge 2016


  A team of 8 Long Sutton Seniors took 3rd Prize in the

Minehead Inter-Club Challenge Trophy

                 on Monday 31st October ‘16.


The participating players were :-  Colin Hardaway; Martin Hawkins; Len Collin; Richard Body; Ken Jacobs; Gavin Baker; John Parkinson; Peter Hill.

The players made their individual ways with an early start to enjoy coffee and bacon baps at Minehead and West Somerset Golf Club.

There were a total of 12 teams of 8 players playing a 4 ball, better ball, Stableford format with all 4 cards to count and a shotgun start. Many of the participating teams are on our Inter-Club circuit so there were many familiar faces at the gathering and acquaintances renewed.

It was a cold start but it remained dry throughout and the course was playing pretty well.  We did think that someone with an unusual sense of humour had chosen some of the pin positions which were difficult but to be expected in a prestigious event like this. The course is adjacent to the sea and to Butlins thus providing an entertaining backdrop for the competing players!  It is a flat course but has some interesting challenges.

Long Sutton fought hard in good golfing conditions with some excellent play from the team.  Drayton won the trophy with 166 points meaning that their average card sores were 41.5 !  Second place were Vivary with 164 points.  Long Sutton came third with a very creditable 163 points thus beating many of the local notable contenders including:- Enmore Park, Taunton & Pickeridge, Oake Manor and Cricket St. Thomas. We each received a bottle of wine and a sleeve of balls as prizes.

Congratulations to the Long Sutton Team for putting up a really strong showing and my thanks to my partner John Parkinson for playing so well and carrying me for much of the round!


Peter Hill. 

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