Mockeridge Cup - Saturday 13th April
The club entered 4 teams in this years Avalon league Mockeridge cup on Saturday 13th.
Held at Weston in very windy conditions the Seniors team ( Martin Hawkins / Nigel Griffiths ) and B team ( Ash Gibson/Wes Allen) both scored 42 points , 2 less than the eventual winners Fossway.
The A team (Gary French/ Luke Appleton) scored 36 points whilst the C team (Graham Load/ Chis Slocombe) scored 33 points.
Well done all!!
It's for Charity - Captains Run preparation update
Well we're on the eve of the Yeovil Half Marathon and my effort to raise money for St Margarets Hospice - I therefore thought I should give a brief update.
Training has been going.........ok, I've run a few long runs and I think the legs have enough to get me round.
Things I've learnt:
- I'm no Mo Farah
- In fact I'm no runner!
- 22km/13 miles is a blooming long way!
But I keep reminding myself 'It's for Charity', I will get round, it will hurt and when I've finished I'll probably colapse in a heap.
To everyone that's sponsored me and to those helping me gain sponsorship and supporting me with words of encouragement and wisdom - thank you very much!
Once I've completed the run I'll be hounding some of you for your donations, plus posting a photo or 2 (depending how I look) on here and the social network sites. If you've not sponsored me as yet, there's still plenty of time to do so (even after I've completed it!)
Have a great weekend golfing, especially now the weather is improving, don't forget to change your clocks so you don't miss your tee slot!
Captain Runs for St Margaret's Hospice
I'm running to Raise money for the Hospice
I do hope everyone is keeping warm and has had a chance to get out on the course at somepoint despite the Snow!
I'm looking for everyones support in raising some money for St Margaret's Hospice, on Sunday 31st March I won't be teeing it up like normal, oh no. Instead i'll be limbering up at the start line of the Yeovil Half Marathon. I'm not sure what an earth prompted me to run 13 miles for fun on Mothering Sunday but that's what i'm doing.
Training is going............ well i'm out trotting around a couple of times a week but it's not sufficient to be breaking any records, I'm no Mo Farah that's for sure, anyway I'm hoping to get round in...... No i'm just hoping to get round!
So how can you help - I'm asking you all to help sponsor me. As little or as much as you can would be fantastic. I'm hoping to raise £500 which I will then add to our charitable pot for the year to go to the hospice. How can you do that?? Follow the link below and donate as much or as little as you can afford.
I hope the weather improves and we can all get prepared for the season ahead soon, I also hope everyones getting their heads around the new rules, i'm still trying to!
It won't be long and the sun will be high in the sky, we can get the jumpers packed away for a few months and enjoy Golf again.
see you all soon
Rules Rules Rules
Rules Evening - is that a penalty?
On the evening of Wednesday 28th November our resident PGA referee Paul Deeprose hosted an evening on the 2019 Rule changes. A very informative session with a great turn out from 82 club members.
The evening consisted of a run down of the principle changes to the rules for 2019, from dropping from the knee to putting with the flag in. Paul negotiated all the hazards and provided anecdotes from his time refereeing on the European and Euro Pro tours. Paul took questions throughout the evening and managed to enlighten many of our golfers on rules that haven't been rules for years but they were still using.
The Chef did an excellent job in catering for us all with a lovely Cottage Pie.
Paul rounded out the evening with a small quiz on the rules, he chucked in some tricky questions to catch us out but in the main we all managed to get some questions correct.
I'd like to offer up my thanks to Paul and his team, plus the club for allowing this evening to run, the turnout was fantastic and just goes to show the type of club we have at Long Sutton.
Hopefully the weather doesn't dampen the spirits of our members too much in the coming week and we're able to get some golf in pre-christmas
A visit from John E Morgan
What a day/evening to remember!
Almost a week on and I’m sat recalling the conversation I had with Paul Deeprose confirming I had one of the 3 tee times to play as much golf as daylight would allow and John E Morgan wanted to play. Saturday arrived and my excitment level brewed! Myself, Stuart Hodder and Wes Allen all had a tee time looming! John had a new caddie especially for the event - Pete Burch had the job of steering John around the course and carrying his bag.
John E Morgan, for those unfamiliar with him, is a Sky Sports On course commentator, covering PGA/European and Euro Pro tours. He's also an ex professional player having held both PGA and European tour cards, narrowly missing out on the John Deere classic, losing in a playoff. He's known for his whitty comments and Bristolian accent!
John is a true gent, we had a great round of golf against him, Wes and I losing 1 down through 15 holes, the banter and micky taking all around was worth the charitable donation in itself.
On to the evening, I must say the steak and ale pie was delicious, a huge thank you to Paul and his team for catering for us. Ablely supported by David Haynes (PGA Professional from Burnham and Berrow) and Rick Metcalfe (Ex President of Somerset Golf Union), David walked us through John's career from Amateur Golf and representing England in a team with Rose, Westwood, Donald and Casey to name a few, right upto what he now does for Sky, intertwined with stories along the way, some humours (most of them), some serious and some heart touching - especially the John Daly story.
John then spent time after the talk mingling with the members, answering questions, joking and telling further anecdotes. I'd like to thank Paul Deeprose and Tommy Tulk for arranging the visit, it was another great evening at the club.
There are lots of events in planning stages for the coming 12 months - if you missed out on this one I’m sure there will be another evening that will be equally as entertaining for you all to join in and attend.
See you all on the course soon.
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