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.
Captain's Drive in Report
Where to start!
Firstly a huge thank you to everyone that came out and supported the drive-in of our new Captains.
In my opinion we couldn't have asked for a better day! Whilst a little chilly and the rain threatening towards the end of the round, the weather managed to stay sunny and bright in the main.
On the day we set a new record as to the number of teams we could run in a shotgun start format, 30 teams in total taking part, it was great to see the spirit of Long Sutton in all it's glory both on and off the course.
We managed to raise £157 for the Charity by guessing how far i'd hit the ball on my drive, huge thanks to Angela for extracting peoples money from their wallets, well done to the 3 winners for correctly guessing 229 yards, not my best i'll admit but i hit a tree that robbed me of a few yards. We also had the Under Armour raffle that raised £50 and the water hazard fines that raised a little, so a great start for the year - thank you to you all for contributing.
Strongest team of the day - John Bolton, Anne McRae, M Gamble and A Stanton - 70.1 Net
3rd Place - Gill Edwards, Ray Edwards, Tim Edwards and Dave Baker - 58.7 Net
2nd Place - G Edmunds, H Callow, T Atkins, R Harwood - 57.6 Net losing on the back 9
1st Place - R Body, J Rodgers, Angela Body, A Moray - 57.6 Net
My team finsihed a respectable 5th with 60.3 Net
Lastly some thank you's - Tommy for collecting entries and dishing out cards, Norman and Rich Dore for creating the scorecards and sorting the results, the Management and catering staff for dealing with 120 golfers all at once, the greenstaff - the course was playing extremely well as the scores suggest and finally to you all the members, without your support these events don't work.
Hope the weather improves and you can all get some golf
LONG SUTTON WIN THE TROUNSON TROPHY
Another great Team performance
Although the weather was clear and dry, a cold northerly wind made scoring difficult at Clevedon on Sunday. The home club were out at the top of the field and set the target with a combined total of 233 from their counting scores. Other clubs looked as though they might have a chance before falling just short.
Towards the end of the day, Long Sutton appeared as the team most likely to threaten as newly appointed Club Captain Paul Wills and Luke Appleton returned net scores of 76. Allen Pilkington was third in, but his score still left Clevedon in the lead. Andrew Issacs was Long Sutton's last player on the course, and he needed to score 80 or better to deny Clevedon the win - and 80 was what he scored!
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