On Tuesday 7th June 2016 Long Sutton Seniors, under the captaincy of Rod Tucker played away to the Isle of Wedmore

The 1st team out were Nigel Griffiths (13) and Chris Thayer (17) who gave us a great start winning 2 & 1

The 2nd team was Douglas Hamilton (12) and Peter Hill (18), Peter dovetailed very well and they had the biggest win of 3 & 1. Well played to you both.

The 3rd team was Match Captain, Rod Tucker (10) and first time at I.O.W
John Jeanes (19) against Wedmore Captain Mike Tanswell (17) and playing partner Terry (18). It was a close match with Long Sutton always behind, and 2 down with 2 holes to play. Rod’s par won the 17th and John had a great 3 on the18th to half the game. Nerves of steel, well played John.

The 4th team Gavin Baker (18) and Alan Webber (13) lost by 1 hole . (Maybe Gavin’s bionic bits need tweeking).

The 5th team of Dave Butcher (20) and late again Len Collin (26) got a great half against a good Wedmore pair, well played.

The 6th & 7th teams Jon Packett (18) and Simon Scarborough (15) and Phill Bowditch (8) and John Whitehead (17) both lost their games to strong Wedmore pairings.

The 8th team was Richard Bartin (9) and Martin Abbott (12). With the match depending on this result, around the corner came a performance which would have graced any panto you have ever seen, the shaking of the head to the dropping onto his knees it was pure theatre, Widow Twanky this Christmas, for you Mr Bartin !!! But this win halved the match and it was an honourable draw, well done to you both.

The only controversy was on the nearest the pin hole on the 9th. Wedmore Captain Mike had pulled his tee shot over the hedge and green keeper’s hut, but when we arrived on the green there was his ball, nearest to the pin, was it DIVINE INTERVENTION or more maybe the “HAND OF GOD” , neither, it was the hand of HAMILTON , Douglas had found the ball and thrown it onto the green. It took him 2 throws as the first one hit a tree. (That’s another club we can’t take Douglas back to!!).
Thank you all for playing.
A great day, great food and great company.
Rod Tucker

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