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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

Richard Axe wins Somerset County Championship for 2nd successive year. The Senior Section Captain’s Team also win the team event.

For 2nd Consecutive Year, Richard Axe has won the Somerset Golf Union Senior County Stableford at Wells Golf Club on Friday 5th Oct with a winning score of 39 points. Well done Richard, What a great result. Can you make it 3 in a row next year?

Long Sutton Seniors Section was well represented yet again at the event with 28 participants out of the field of 66.

In the individual event, we took 5 out of the 6 top positions, with Richard being the overall winner, which club members (Richard & Bill Bond) have now won for the last 3 years


     Winner:  Richard Axe      39 Points

              2nd : Nigel Griffiths           38 pts

              3rd : Gavin Baker             38 pts

              5th : Bill Campbell            37 pts

              6th : Rich Bartin               37 pts


The captains team also took the Team 1st Prize & cup with 111pts (3 to count), which again we have won for the last 3 years, with a winning margin of 6 points over 2nd place Wells (the Home team)

Team:     Nigel Griffiths (38 pts), Rich Bartin (37 pts), Martin Hawkins (36 pts) & Martin Abbot (31pts).


Rich Bartin also won the 65-69 age group anfd Martin Hawkins the 70+  age group.

What a great result for the Senior Section & Club.

Let’s hope we can do it again next year when the competition will be held at Orchardleigh!!!

The full results are here

Individual results are here



Rich Bartin

Created: 06-Oct-18 09:59

After a successful year's fundraising, Seniors Captain, Jon Searl, presents a cheque to his chosen charity.



Following the "3 Clubs and a Putter Trophy Competition" on Thursday, Seniors Captain, Jon Searl, was able to present a cheque for £2,650.00 to Sian Neville, a representative of his chosen charity, the Alzheimer's Society.

Well done everybody for supporting  Jon's magnificent effort.

Created: 05-Oct-18 22:29

Long Sutton Seniors win their final match of the season to cap a successful year


With a win against Honiton in their final inter-club match of the season Long Sutton Seniors finished off with a creditable 14 wins, 11 losses and 7 drawn matches, with 2 matches cancelled. Thanks to all those who participated across the summer months and hopefully we will see some new faces taking part next year.

Jon Searl

Seniors Captain

Created: 26-Sep-18 13:22

The Seniors Captain's Day proves a resounding success!

A total of 66 golfers went out and enjoyed a really good day's golf, followed up by an excellent carvery meal, to celebrate a very successful year under the leadership of Captain Jon Searl. The leading golfers on the day were as follows:


1st           44 points             Peter Bell

2nd          40 points             Colin Hardaway

3rd           39 points             Joe Jowett (on countback)

4th           39 points             Franco Calindrini (on countback)

5th           39 points             John Seaton (on countback)


A consolation prize of a lesson with Andrew went to Jeff Hummell.


Winners of the Nearest the Pin prizes were:

Alan Webber

Ian Jackaman

Peter Bell

Bill Bond

Ron Dinsdale

Mick Capps.


The raffle in aid of the Captain’s Charity raised £250 and the winner of the case of wine was Peter Smart.


A good time was had by all.

 Thank you Jon.

Created: 12-Sep-18 12:22
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