The 5th hole in beautiful Autumn sunshine.
Wonderful Autumn colours.
Photo by Gill Edwards,
A very wet Captains Drive In
Saturday November 9th, the Met office had given an amber weather warning for heavy rain and the forecasters were so right. The Captains Drive In attracted 120 players who tee’d off in heavy rain and after 9 holes were called off the course as the greens flooded;
The weather did not dampen the player’s spirit as they watch the Club Captain, Angela Baker, Senior Captain Len Collin, Lady Captain Denise Tomblin and Junior Captain Jack Tidby take their traditional drives from the 1st tee”. Jamie Brodie and Norman Banfield won the “Guess the length of the Captain’s drive”. The day, although wet raised over £450 towards the Captains charity. The golf event will be rescheduled for later in the month, when the players hope for better weather. Club Captain Angela Baker thank all the players and helpers for their support.
Photo's by Christine Coates, few more on the gallery
Lady Captain Denise Tomblin's 1st Ladies section news update.
LADIES SECTION - NOVEMBER UPDATE
Sign up for Solheim Cup Round 2 (Greensomes) is up in the changing room - by 13 November please. Winter Eclectic is now running - for an eclectic round please date the sheet displayed in the changing rooms (on right as you go in) before you play and note on the top of your card that it is an eclectic. If you do one as part of a club (not ladies) competition then please do a duplicate card for Sandra and put in the ladies card box.
It is time to start collecting goodies for the Christmas Hampers and selling raffle tickets for the draw, which takes place at our Christmas Lunch. The notice is on the board and a box in the proshop for kind donations to go in the hampers; thank you in advance for your help with this.
The Christmas Lunch sign up (Wednesday 11 December) is now in the changing rooms. We have a 9 hole texas scramble, shotgun start 9.30am on the back 9 and then in to enjoy our lunch, hamper draw and all sorts of other exciting things!
Just a reminder that the rule for "bunkers out of play" is nearest point of relief so that can be sideways out not necessarily behind the bunker. This accords with the Rules of Golf. Happy days - slightly less chipping over bunkers required.
We discussed the Ladies Championship vote at the Committee Meeting this week and I will send a note out shortly confirming the outcome. For any Ladies still to pay their £5 subs for the Ladies Section, please could you leave in an envelope in the pro shop or hand to Mary or myself. This is essential for helping our section run smoothly.
Finally, I hope you are all enjoying seeing the changes to our golf course-very exciting times and of course l hope you are enjoying your golf.
Denise Tomblin Lady Captain.
1st round of the annual Ladies Solheim Cup
The Ladies welcome their winter golf with the tradition of playing a Solhiem Cup. The 1st round is Foursomes.Ladies Captain Denise Tomblin lead USA side and Past Captain Ros Williams lead Europe. Despite recent very heavy rain the course played well, although a little wet in part. The conditions did not affect the 7 matches , which were closely contested. Many games concluding on the 18th hole.Victors of the 1st round were USA taking 41/2 games to 21/2 Weather permitting 2nd round Greensomes is scheduled for November 25th.
Additional photo's on the ladies gallery
Congratulations to incoming club Captain Angela Baker.
Long Sutton Club AGM was well attended to hear many positive reports about the various member sections and the amazing progress made todate by the new owners Ann & Stuart Hodder. The members enthusiasticlly applaud the management team, Minutes of the AGM will be posted on the club notice board..
Incoming Club Capatin Angela Baker, only the 3rd female Club Captain in Somerset was also warmly welcomed. Angela was wished a very happy and successful year,2020. Angela's Vice-Captain Wayne Parks was introduced. Long Sutton G C is certainly looking happily to the future.