Long Sutton mop up at County Event
On Saturday 23rd November 3 members from the club tee'd it up at Burnham and Berrow Channel course in the 9 hole Champion of Champion Event. Re-arranged from late october due to flooding, the event took place on a Damp and windy day on the fine links 9 hole.
Representing Long Sutton following winning their section qualifers were: Paul Wills, Jo Cook and John Blackwell.
Paul was in the first group out and back in the club house as the last group tee'd off, sporting 16 points he had a wait to see if he could make the journey home or not. Within the hour he was joined by John Blackwell who unfortunately hadn't performed as well as he'd have liked. Left out on the course was Jo Cook, Jo was having a good round and closed out with 17 points. Paul and Jo then spent the best part of 2 hours waiting on competitors from their catagories to finish their round and see where they would finish.
As it happened on the day both their scores were good enough to secure 1st place in their respective catagory and they were both crowned 9 hole champion of champions.
Congratulations to both of you.
Presentation Night gets Oompahed
The presentation of trophies evening Saturday 16th November was book- ended by an oompah band and very good fun they were too. The evening was hosted by outgoing Captain Paul Wills, Norman Banfield and President Tommy Tulk. The trophy table looked impressive 76 players were receiving awards. Some members had multiple awards. Luke Appleton got 3, Scratch Cup winner, Scramble team winner, Summer Scratch K/O, Lewis Greenwood King received 4, Roger Kendall Cup with Luke, Scramble Team winner again with Luke., Kingsmoor Rose Bowl R/U and H/Cap Shield and Stuart Hodder now known as “Runner Up Stuart” receive 4 runner up awards.
Gary French won Champion of Champions, drawn Pairs winners were Denise Tomblin & Rob Ford and Mixed Pairs winners Rob and Sandra Ford. See Men’s gallery for more prize winners.
This year’s league achievements were also celebrated. Jamie Brodie leading the A team to Division 1 title and Nigel Griffiths led the seniors to the Avalon Senior League title.
Roy Parmiter won the Past Captains Shield and Past Captains trophy. Ash Gibson won the Chairman’s Shield and Martyn Scott the County Golfer,
Chef Andy provided a choice of a tasty goulash dish or chicken, which was also tasty. Finally. Mention must be made of the new furniture in the bar area, the clubhouse is looking very impressive.
Congratulations to all the winners and runners up.
See the Gallery for photos, apologies for anyone that was missed.
Club Night round up
Wednesday saw our last club night of my captaincy
49 people came and played, ate the fantastic fair prepared by the catering team and enjoyed the prize giving.
The overall winner was Wesley Allen, infact he took home many prizes on the night including pipping me to the eclectic following a stewards enquiry and revised count back assessment.
Hopefully everyone enjoyed this years random 'other' competition types - i know i enjoyed reading some of the rediculous scores
We now look forwards to next years club nights, with further planned improvements on the course and in the bar, i'm sure next year will see increased numbers on this year.
Somerset Bowl Semi Final Result - Luck wasn't with us
Saturday 14th saw the journey to Enmore to play Tall Pines.
We were greated by a gloreous day and a very strong Tall Pines team. The matches were all tight through the front 9 holes with many all square and the others up by one hole.
Lewis Greenwood King and Luke Appleton were leading from the front but went behind on 16 for the first time and ended up losing 1 down. Norman Banfield and Paul Wills were busy grinding out a result, going 1 up through 16 and closing the match out at 17. Wesley Allen and Andrew Isaacs unfortunately lost a few holes in a row and surcombed 4 & 3.
This left on course Stuart Hodder and Gary French, Jamie Brodie and Chris Binding. The later pair getting 5 shots continued their excellent record in Somerset bowl and closed out a 2 and 1 victory meaning it was all square in the fixture with Stuart and Gary looking like being the deciding match. Having rached 18 all square we all waited by the green for the players to appear and the state of the match to become clear. Gary and Stuart were putting for birdie up the hill but the pair from tall pines had played a second shot that proved Luck wasn't with us. Playing from the 10th fairway, hitting a tree short of the green, skipping the greenside bunker and releasing down to 8ft was the result of the tall pines shot, they then holed out for eagle and claimed the match 3/2.
A bitter pill to swallow but none the less the team have played fantastic this year, the foundation we've built will see us well for the coming years where we full intend to contend for semi final and final places once again.
My thanks to all players that have played and support Long Sutton.
Brilliant Long Sutton A team - Avalon Champion of Champions!
Congratulations to our A Team on winning Division 1 of the Avalon League.
Winners by a mile!
1st Long Sutton 80 points
2nd Stockwood Vale 56.5 points
Well done Captain Jamie Brodie, great way to follow up winning Division 2 last year!
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