News, Events and Knockout Competitions

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Mixed Friendly v Weymouth GC 16th June

Sunday morning dawned bleak and wet, so thoughts of a repeat of our washed out match at Bridport filled the mind!  However, we left pouring rain behind at Yeovil, never to see it again.


Five couples met for a 1030 start at Weymouth, after a beautiful mid-summer drive.  Four were given “lessons in golf” on their immaculate parkland course with tree-lined fairways. They, the opposition, really should have been playing at Pebble Beach.  Congratulations to Valerie and John Thomas, who triumphed on the 18th!!


Well done, Weymouth, but be sure we’ll get our revenge when you come to us in September.  The golf, the company, the weather, the delicious meal, all made a wonderful, enjoyable day.  A huge thank you to the super team which consisted of Valerie and John, Rod and Sylvie, Ray and Marion, Katharine and Mike and Rachel and Robin,


Rachel Ewbank Mixed Friendlies Captain

Created: 18-Jun-19 21:34

Ladies League match v Mendip Spring GC

Another week and another tough away Interclub league match, this time at Mendip Springs.  
Having travelled some distance and on another grey and windy summer’s day, the team assembled in the clubhouse for our 4thinterclub match of the season.  The team, proudly wearing our new club shirts set off for what looked like, on paper, a pretty even contest.  Half were giving shots and half receiving shots, with one scratch match.  The Brinsea Championship course, which has 4 back to back par 5’s from holes 9 through to 12, tests even the longest of hitters and in the end with two matches decided on the 18th(one to each team) we won 3 valuable away points.  
Congratulations to the team, which consisted of Denise Tomblin, Sarah Uzzell, Caroline Hunter, Val Fraser, Sylvie Coache-Tucker, Pat Whitehead and Sandra Basford.



Created: 18-Jun-19 21:31

Lady Captains Newsletter June edition


Into May and early June and we start to get down to the serious business of playing golf with some run for the ball, the ground getting harder and no more mud!! We have played one Rogers Cup match, three Interclub League matches and a ladies friendly.  We tried to play our Mixed friendly against Bridport extremely inclement weather parked itself over the course and in the end an enjoyable meal (with no prospect of golf) was all that Bridport were able to offer.  Reports have already been posted on the Long Sutton Golf Club webpage so I won’t go into too much detail but I would like to congratulate Katharine Stringer, Carole Lancaster and Christine Turner for  volunteering and playing in their first Interclub league matches and to Judith Bailey for playing in her first friendly match.  Fantastic news going forward for the future of the section.  My thanks also to the Captains of these teams, Ros Williams, Sheena Smith, Valerie Thomas and Rachel Ewbank.

Since the last newsletter we have in our weekly competitions been competing to go forward to either national or regional events.  I have to thank Eliza Vail for having to undertake Jury Service when the rest of us were playing the Coronation Foursomes on Wednesday 8th May and for giving me her partner for the day Val Fraser. Val and I won the competition and go forward to play in one of the regional South venues, Weston Super Mare on Friday 19th July 2019.  Denise had an excellent medal round of gross 82, net 70 to deservedly win the Dickenson Cup, Denise goes through to play at Farrington Park GC on 29th August 2019.  The following week the bronze ladies competed for the Barlow Cup, this time a stableford competition, where Katharine Stringer had an equally impressive round scoring 39 points; narrowly beating Connie Stolworthy and Aideen Roche by 1 shot.  On the final Wednesday in May we played the re-arranged High-Low Cup.  Sue Clifford was partnered by Angela Body and they had an amazing round, scoring 48 points.  The trophy will be presented at the Ladies AGM.  Congratulations to all those players whose handicaps were reduced as a result of their previous good play.

Good luck to all those taking in part in Sunday's Mixed Open.  I would like to thank Carole Paterson who has single handedly driven this event, starting way back in January, proactively emailing and contacting all those who have taken part in the past, to achieve 39 pairs of players and arranging everything, including setting up for the day with the help of Caroline Lumley-Frank and Eileen Arundell.  Well done Carole!!  The weather looks fine early on so fingers crossed for a successful event. 

This year I have asked Denise Tomblin to co-ordinate the Redwood Cup and I am delighted that she has agreed to do so. The first round is on Weds 3rd July 2019.  I know that you will be supportive to Denise and I encourage you to sign up early.

Regarding individual lady members, I would like to welcome two new ladies, both called Sue (Clifford and Kingston) to the Ladies Section.  I suspect this is going to cause some confusion but there is a lovely photograph of them both in glorious sunshine later in this report. 

I also wish Kath Rushton a speedy recovery after falling and breaking her arm earlier this month.  Finally its lovely to see Marion Boulton back playing and for winning Division 3 in the Stableford and Barlow Qualifier on the 22nd May, after coming back from a recent knee replacement operation.

The best news however, I have saved till last.  The new ladies club shirts are with Andrew in the Pro Shop at now a slightly reduced price of £27 per shirt.  Thank you everyone for your patience and to Mandy and Andrew for all their hard work in procuring these shirts.


Forthcoming Events
Weds - Club Night (3.30 pm - 6.00 pm)
Sat 15th June - Captains Day
Sat 29th June - Tina Turner Tribute Night

Mon 17th Jun- Interclub (A) v Mendip Spring
Sun 16th Jun - Mixed Friendly (H) v Weymouth
Sun 30th Jun - Mixed Friendly (H) v Farrington
Mon 1st Jul - Ladies Friendly (H) v Vivary Park

10TH JULY 2019
Sign Up Sheet in the Ladies Changing Room
A warm welcome to Long Sutton Ladies Section to Sue Clifford (l) and Sue Kingston (r).  Sue C is relocating back to the UK from Dubai but has previously been a member at Burnham & Berrow amongst other clubs and is renovating her house in North Curry.  Sue K was previously a member at Taunton Vale so some of you may remember seeing her there although she played mainly at weekends as she was a working lady.
Two Wednesdays were dedicated to Australian Spoons, a national Foursomes competition held from the 1st January through to the end of May 2019.  Competitors could also pair up and play at any time during this period for the chance to play in the regional final at Launceston GC on Monday 1st July.  Pat Whitehead and I have qualified for the next stage, we are awaiting further details.
Paul's Practical Rules
Andrew earlier in the month gave the Ladies Section some practical tips on putting and exercises to improve putting.  In readiness for all of our forthcoming matches, Paul very kindly gave up his time to give some of the ladies practical advise on the new rules using the 5th green and the nearby bridge as good examples of what to do and not to do.  It was an extremely interesting exercise and being practical examples hopefully, will help us remember!!
Thank you to Chris Coates for her lovely photograph of our new parent swans, with their five signets.

Inter Club League Matches

Bath (A 19th Sept) 
Isle of Wedmore (A 12th Jul) (H 5th Aug)
Mendip Spring (A 17th Jun) (H 19th Aug)
Taunton & P (H 29th Jul)
The Mendip (H 2nd Sept)

Mixed Friendlies
Cricket St T (H 28 Jul)
Farrington (H 30th Jun)
Isle of Wedmore (A 18th Aug)
Weymouth (A 16th Jun)
Weymouth (H 15th Sep)

Weymouth H & A matches as 2018 match was cancelled

Cricket St T (A 6th Aug)
Long Sutton (H 24th Jun)

Ladies Friendlies
Vivary Park (H 1 July)
Sherborne (A 30th Aug)
Enmore (A 16th Sept)

      Charity Corner


One of my aims this year is to play with as many members as I can during my year as Captain.  So far it numbers 47:

Nigel B, Mandy H, Sue K, Sue C, Connie S, Valerie T, Diana M, Anne S, Gavin Baker, Christine T, Katherine S, Angela B, Eileen A, Pat W, Sally T, Joce D, Chris C, Ros W, Gwen C, Jean P, Cheryl S, Anne A, Eliza V, Sylvie C-T, Rod T, Hilary D, Sheena S, Coleen H, Aideen R, Mary M, Rachel E, Jennie R, Gill E, Lesley H, Caroline H, Jo C, Steve U, Judith B, Sarah M, Sandra F, Val F, Carole P, Ann M, Paul W, Bill B and Jack T.  For every new member I play with, I will donate £0.50 to my chosen charity. This may get expensive...!!!

For all you knitters out there, Chris has also brought my attention to the Macmillan Oncology Unit at Yeovil District Hospital.  They are collecting wool for the Oncology Unit and for all you 'knitters' out there, they are always looking for knitted squares or blankets; a neck to foot blanket being approximately 6ft x 4ft,   Please leave by the main noticeboard along with the Used Stamps and Milk bottle tops.

There are also books and jigsaws, and a contribution to the Lady Captain's Charity will always be welcomed.



Created: 12-Jun-19 21:27

Somerset Senior Ladies Triumph at Trevose GC against Cornwall.

Long Sutton ladies both support and play well for their County Senior Team. Somerset Senior Captain for 2019 Carole Paterson, Long Sutton, took her team for the first match of the year a South West Shield match at Trevose GC Cornwall. Our opposition, Cornwall are always tough to beat but we did it 4-3. Storms battered England but Trevose GC escape any rain as the teams played in bright sunshine and a moderate wind. Somerset had 5 links course players from Burnham & Berrow & Minehead in the team which helped. Sandra Ford Long Sutton, always a tough match player, had a solid win with her partner Judy Schroeder from Burnham. They did not know as they walked up the 18th fairway that their match would swing the result and their win did.

We won't mention the awful journey home in 3 hours of torrential rain.

Created: 11-Jun-19 14:10

Mixed Open event 9th June 2019

76 players entered the LS Mixed Open on Sunday 10th June 2019 from as far afield as Lancashire and Lichfield with the format being a 4BBB Stableford off 90% handicap. The weather stayed fine although at one stage it looked very bleak for those playing later on in the day.  The course was in excellent condition, but despite that, the scores were not as high as one would have predicted with the eventual overall winners, Sharron and Iain McVie from Sherborne GC, scoring 41 points.  On completion, Andy and his team produced an excellent meal in the form of a carvery.  Nearest the pins were won by Steve Potts and Annie Patten (visitors) and home players Frank Penny and Denise Tomblin.  Out of a large field there were only 2 two’s, with Tim Marshall and Frank Penny going away with a large quantity of golf balls between them.

Sarah thanked Paul Wills (starter), Caroline Lumley-Frank and John Paterson (biscuits), Eileen Arundell, Chris Coates, Hilary Dennes and Jennie Ridewood (set up and registration) and Andrew Hayes (prizes).  However, Sarah saved the most praise for Carole Paterson for all hard work, especially her drive and determination to ensure that a full field was achieved on the day.  Proactively contacting individuals to sign up for this extremely enjoyable event, starting this planning and organisation way back in January.  Also, for organising the team of helpers and generally running things on the day.


Overall: Sharron and Iain McVie – 41pts

1st Visitor: Chris and Steve Potts - 37 pts

2nd Visitor:  Di & Martin Yates - 36 pts cb

3rd Visitor:  John & Gillian Docherty - 36 pts

1st Home: Angela and Dave Baker - 40pts

2nd Home: Mary and Tim Marshall -  39pts cb

3rd Home: Connie Stolworthy and Ian Jackaman -39pts

Nearest pin.

Visitors  7th  hole Men - Steve Potts. Lady - Annya Patten 

Home 17th hole Men - Frank Penny, Lady - Denise Tomblin.

2 x 2's Tim Marshall & Frank Penny.


Created: 11-Jun-19 11:57
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