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December Edition

November Highlights


The 'Dream Team' of Gavin Baker, Clive Vian, Nigel Griffiths and Mike Richards win the Florida Scramble with an impressive 61.3

The 'Strings' quartet of Mike Stringer, Phil Bowditch, Franco Calandrini and Richard Body win the Yellow Ball with 166 points

Gavin Baker loses the Yellow ball on the 1st hole!! Charity donation please Gavin!!


Achievement of the Month (November)


Keith Penfold wins the Whisky Trot by scoring an impressive 38 points in strong blustery conditions. Well done Keith, an early Christmas treat for Vanda and a prize for you!


Upcoming Competitions (all Thursdays)


Seniors Stableford with shotgun start on 13th followed by 2nd Prize Presentation & Lunch at 1pm.

Seniors 'Roll Up' – Throwout on the 20th



Club Competitions and Events


Seniors Xmas Lunch and Prize Presentation on Thursday 6th starting at 12 noon for 12.30pm

Club 'Leftover Stableford' on the 27th

Turkey Trot/Christmas Fayre Ind Stableford - 15/16th (Sat/Sun)


Rule to Remember


From 1st January you have 3 minutes (not 5 mins) to find your ball.

Don't forget PLAY WHEN READY.


Captain's Message


A huge sincere thanks to all you seniors who have contributed nearly £400 to my charity, MIND in Somerset after less than 2 months since my Vice Captains Away Day.

Wishing  every one of you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a new year that delivers all you wish for!



Bill Bond

Seniors Captain                                                  3rd December 2018


Created: 03-Dec-18 11:52

Seniors Thursday Quiz

Due to the inclement weather on Thursday, Seniors Captain Bill arranged for Senior member Andrew Ellfick to hold a QUIZ.

Initially, twenty-one seniors tuned up for the event. Len as expected turned up during the first round bringing the total up to twenty-two seniors.

The 5 teams were ‘Captain’s Table’, ‘Happy Honchose’, ‘Rod’s Boys’, ‘3 Off The Tee’, and ‘The Sweepers’.

Six rounds were held with ten questions per round, with a joker that could be played at the start of the round which doubled the points in that round.


At the half way point, only the Captain’s Table had played the joker with the result that they were in the lead with 24 points. In second place was the Sweepers with 18.5 points.

The final winners were the Sweepers with a total of 46.5 points. They were presented with a bottle of Port by ex-Lady Captain Sandra Ford. The team donated the prize to the Christmas Raffle table.


The Sweepers ( Chris Sutton, Robin Ewbank, Mike Richards and Dave Butcher)          46.5 points

Captain’s Table (Bill Bond, Julian Stapleton, Douglas Hamilton, Martin Hawkins and Malcolm Dennes)   44 points

Happy Honchose (Chris Hockey, Rob Ford, Larry Jeran-Croft, Alistair Mullineux and Len Collin)     43 points

Rod’s Boys (Rod Tucker, Glyn Ottery, Gavin Baker and Colin Hardaway)   42 points

3 Off The Tee (Malcolm Betambo, Peter Benn, Steve Hollaway and Mike Bowling)   40 points

Created: 29-Nov-18 16:08

The Seniors Captain's "Senior Moments"


November Edition

October Highlights

  • Long Sutton Seniors come 3rd in Minehead Inter Club Challenge
  • New member Clive Haggatt wins 3 clubs and a Putter with 38 points
  • Martin Abbott & Nigel Griffiths win JS Taylor Trophy (Canadian Greensomes)
  • Seniors beat the Vets to win Walker Trophy

 Achievement of the Month (October)

  •  Alan Webber & Gavin Baker win a prize for best individual pair in Minehead Inter Club Challenge with an impressive 47 points. Well done guy's!

Upcoming Competitions (all Thursdays)

  • Whisky Trot (Stableford) on 8th November
  • Florida Scramble on 15th November
           Teams will be drawn so enter early to avoid disappointment
  • Yellow Ball on 22nd November
  • Stableford on 29th November

Club Competitions and Events

  • An evening with Sky Sports John Morgan - 17th November @ 7.30pm
    • -        £20 including steak & ale pie, chips and peas.
  • Pro shop competitions on all weekends (Sat/Sun) throughout winter.
  • Rules evening with Paul Deeprose on Wednesday 28th November

 Rule to Remember - Etiquette

  • Be ready to play AND play when ready:

When playing on or near the putting green, they should leave their bags or carts in such a position as will enable quick movement off the green towards the next tee

 Captains Message

  •  As winter approaches and days shorten, my aim remains the same.”Enjoying the camaraderie and friendship and most of all, having fun.” Its all about you guys so let me know (or Len & Committee) if you have any ideas or initiatives.

For example, Have you heard an unusual and/or funny excuse or moan recently?

If so, tell me and you could win a prize!!


Bill Bond

Seniors Captain                                                  5th November 2018


Created: 05-Nov-18 16:31

Success for our Seniors at the Minehead Inter Club Challenge

On a very cold blustery day, the Long Sutton Seniors team battled their way to a very successful result  in the Final Inter Club challenge of the year at Minehead on Monday 29th October. The 8 man team took 3rd place in the competition with a magnificent combined score of 168 points, which was an average of 42 points for each of the pairs, equalling last year’s score when we were narrowly beaten into second place on countback.  This year we came up against slightly more competitive scoring with the Oake Manor team winning the trophy with a magnificent 171 points, & we missed out this time on 2nd place by 1 point to Cricket St Thomas B side who came home with 169 points.

The highlight of the day for the team was a great 47 points from Alan Webber & Gavin Baker, who took the prize for best individual pairs score on the day. Well done Alan & Gavin!!

Team Scores:

         Alan Webber & Gavin Baker          47 Points

         Rich Bartin & Franco Calandrini     42 Points

         Tim Forward & Richard Axe            41 Points

         Martin Hawkins & Bob Smith         38 Points


This was a great end to the 2018 season.


Many thanks to all who have supported the 4 events (Jurassic, Mendip Spring, Quantock Stag, & Minehead) during the year. Hopefully we will have similar support from the whole section for the 2019 season.


Rich Bartin 

Created: 31-Oct-18 07:43

The Seniors Vice Captain's Away Day proves an outstanding success.

Fifty-two members enjoyed a great day of golf at Orchardleigh on an excellent day for golf. Playing a Four Ball Bowmaker 13 teams of 4 competed against one another, with the Vice Captain determined not to feature on the prize list. That went well didn't it Bill !

Here are the results:

Seniors Vice Captain
Away Day
Monday 8 October 
1st M.Bowling / B.Bond / R.Tucker / R.Ewbank 91 Pts  
2nd A.Lyon / B.Fill / D.Manning / C.Hockey 90 Pts  
3rd M.Poole / M.Richards / B.Campbell / D.Bishop 88 Pts  
4th R.Bartin / R.Boulton / S.Uzzell / B.Smith 86 Pts  
5th T.Forward / P.Champness / P.Benn / P.Smart 85 Pts Bk9
6th M.Hawkins / P.Harris / P.Bowditch / I.Jackaman 85 Pts Bk9
7th M.Abbott / C.Sutton / B.Cullymore / D.Butcher 85 Pts  
8th N.Griffiths / L.Collin / R.Overson / G.Baker 79 Pts  
9th G.Brimble / D.Barwell / J.Jowett / R.Axe 77 Pts  
10th N.Banfield / K.Jacobs / C.Thayer / J.Blackwell 76 Pts  
11th R.Dore / G.Clamp / J.Thomas / C.Warren 72 Pts  
12th A.Webber / J.Nicholson / K.Lancey / A.Blond 71 Pts  
13th D.Hamilton / S.Hollaway / P.Hill / J.McGuiness 70 Pts  
  Best Individual Score      
  R.Overson 41 Pts  
    N/Pin in Two 4th Hole  
  N/Pin 7th Hole      
  G.Brimble 7th    
  T.Forward 7th    
  P.Bowditch 7th    
  B.Fill 17th    
  B.Bond 17th    
  R.Overson 17th    


Congratulations to Richard Overson for his superb Individual Score - he actually wants to be cut so that he is no longer the highest handicap golfer in his household!

Well done Mike Bowling's Team for just shading it ahead of Alec Lyon's Team, and many thanks to Dougas Hamilton and his team for sparing everybody else's blushes.

Finally, I am sure Bill would want to thank everybody for supporting his day out and esepcially those individuals who assisted him with the organisation and running of the day. So special thanks go to Rod Tucker, Chris Hockey, Dave Butcher and Norm Banfield for their invaluable contribution. Not forgetting Team Bowling (Mike, Rod, Robin and Bill) who manged to win in spite of Bill's best efforts not to!  A great team effort all-round. 

One last thing!

Bill would like to thank everybody for their amazing generosity in donating £270 to his Captain's Charity for the coming year, Taunton and West Somerset Mind. For some reason every player "volunteered" to donate £5 out of their own pockets to get the ball rolling. I wouldn't say strong arm tactics were employed but certainly Rod and Mike went about the job of collecting it with a great deal of gusto as well as their customary efficiency; not a stone was left unturned nor a pocket left unemptied!!


Len Collin

Created: 09-Oct-18 10:22
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