The Seniors come a cropper against the "A Team" from T & P !
We knew we were in for a hard match when we saw the make up of the Taunton and Pickeridge Team, led by Seniors Captain Tim Paris. Three players on single figure handicaps and the highest handicaper on 21! They clearly came with the intention of winning and win they did!
First out were Rich Bartin and Bob Fill against a 5 handicapper and an 11 handicapper. They produced the only positive outcome of the day with a half! Everybody else lost to give a match score of 51/2 to 1/2! Match Captain Len playing with Mr Dependable, "Steady Eddy" Dave Kennedy were up against Tim on 13 and his partner Eric on 19. We went out third and managed to hold our own until the 14th only to lose 3 holes on the trott to go down 3 and 2. Dissapointing as David played pretty much to his handicap but Eric was clearly better on the day than a 19 handicapper and we finally succombed to our opponents power play. The only bright spot being the nearest the pin on the 7th which David won with what I am sure he will admit was a miss hit driver off the tee. What was equally surpirising was that nobody from the first 2 groups even managed to get on the green!! I had set the visitors a bit of a challenge by giving them the 12th as their nearest the pin hole with the flag on the upper level. The prize was won by Frank Kirkham from the first group out.
Having had a phone call from Tim on the morning of the match checking to see if the course was playable after the previous day's heavy rainfall we were all delighted, if a little surprised, to enjoy a rain free round and a very pleasant game of golf, in spite of the result. My thanks to all the Long Sutton team for giving of their best against a very strong opponent.
Seniors Vice Captain
Captain's Senior Moments
CAPTAIN'S SENIOR MOMENTS
- Throwout winners were Div 1: John Thomas 38pts, Div 2: Clive Vian 37 pts and Div 3: John Foad 32 pts.. Well done guy's
- 3 Clubs and a Putter was won by Bob Horton with an impressive 39 points. Flying high Robert
- Yellow Ball was featured the impressive 'Barbers Shop Quartet' of Peter Hill, Cyril Griffin, Alan Musk and Bob Horton (him again!). 175 points...very impressive chaps!!
- Stableford winners were Div 1: Rod Tucker 37 pts, Div 2: Dave Kennedy 37 pts and Div 3: David Grove with 36 pts.
- Seniors win home match against Cricket St Thomas led by Vice & Match Captain, Len Collin
- Seniors led by Match Captain Steve Uzzell halve the home match with Weymouth
Achievement of the Month (April)
For being a real team player and organising a hugely successful inaugural Spring Open plus winning three inter-club matches, this months award goes to Vice Captain, Len Collin. Congratulations Len on the most impressive win 6&5 and most pathetic loss 6&4. Prize on its way.
Upcoming Competitions (all Thursdays unless stated)
- D-Day+75 Medal Qualifier on 6th June
- Senior Past Captain's Trophy on Monday 10th
- Stableford Qualifier on 13th
- Seniors/Veterans Championship (Round 1) on Tuesday 18th
- Seniors/Veterans Championship (Round 2) on 20th
- Cook Trophy – Stableford Qualifier on 27th
Club Competitions and Events
Members 'Club Night' on Wednesdays and Individual Stableford on weekends
Mixed Open on Sunday 9th
Club Captains Day on Saturday 15th
Tina Turner Tribute on Saturday 29 – (Simply the best!)
Club Championship (Round 1) on Sunday 30
Seniors Inter-Club Friendly Matches
- Taunton & Pickeridge on Tuesday 11th at home
- Wells GC at home on Thursday 13th
- Kingweston away on Monday 24th
- Enmore Park away on Tuesday 25th
Wishing all Seniors and Veterans an enjoyable Championship and best of luck, To Cyril and Nick, our respective 2018 Seniors and Vets Champions, good luck with defending your titles.
Finally, the poster and sign up sheet for the forthcoming Redwood Cup (Round 1) against the Ladies on Wednesday 3rd July will shortly be on the board. Please get involved guy's!!
Seniors Captain 6th June 2019
Seniors suffer another home defeat at home to Mendip Spring
Your Captain set the tone for this inaugural bi-annual fixture with a grotesque 'duff' off the first tee. However, playing partner, the effervescent Chris 'lefty' Hockey was in excellent shape (really?) and looking good for a 5 and a first hole half. Mendip Spring Captain, Andy, couldn't be bothered putting and with his wedge promptly 'plopped' one in from 60 yards for a winning par 4.
Still a bit dazed and with bruised ego 'yours truly' found the water on 3 with the drive. Again, Chris found the fairway, but wait a minute, who was this other bloke partnering Andy? Big Clive (ex-cricketer) playing off 18 hit a drive 300 yards (no exaggeration) and his 2nd shot to the back of the green.
From the 4th onwards, the home pairing was never up but despite many frustrating missed putts, the match was uniquely fun, especially as Clive went missing for 4 or 5 holes at a time and then came back with big, accurate hitting that just about got the visitors over the line - 1 hole.
Mike 'Strings' Stringer and partner Dave hardly finding 4th gear against opponents Nick and Geoff who, by contrast, dovetailed very well. We all know that with Strings finding his soul mate, in this case Geoff, banter was always going to dictate the outcome and started on the 1st tee. To quote Strings, "it was like playing against long lost friends and as it should be." No mate, it shouldn't, you lost 4 and 2.
The penultimate 'fastidious' pairing of Peter 'Prince Charming' Hill and Dave 'The Scientist' Kennedy by all accounts had a really enjoyable contest from start to finish. The main highlight for the home pairing was Peter's magnificent putting performance throughout. David commented that Peter "putted like a cobra." I for one have never seen a cobra putt.
Anyway, our two over 70's held on to the shirt tails of the relatively young, big hitting visitors until they made a few unforced errors and the home pair eventually won 1 up.
In the final 'home banker' pairing of Len and Chris we had high hopes of a much needed Match win. However, be careful what you wish for, as they got off to a slow start and were 2 down after 3. From then on the lead seesawed before losing the 17th to go down 3 and 1. To add insult to injured pride, the opposing VC Roger Brigland (27) reminded Len that he was part of the Mendip B Team that won the Anniversary Challenge event at Mendip Spring recently.
In the other matches Rich and Andy faced a strong pair who praised Rich for providing useful tips which had no bearing on the 4&3 loss. Did it Rich?
In Match 2 the evergreen Rod (arguably playing the best golf of any LSGC Senior/Veteran) partnering Andy 'Hair to die for' Elphick had a relatively comfortable win 4 and 3 in a really enjoyable match.
Thanks everyone for playing in what was universally acknowledged as one of our most friendly matches. We look forward to our next fixture.
Long Sutton Golf Club
Seniors Team result at Mendip Spring G.C. Anniversary Trophy.
The Seniors team returned a respectable result (152 Points) at the Mendip Spring Anniversary Trophy, but unfortunately did not manage to get in the team prizes. The overall competition was won by the home team (Mendip Spring B) with a massive score of 172 points average pairs score of 43 points.
Highlight of the day was our highest pair @ the Jurassic (Clive Haggett & Bob Smith) did it again with a great score of 45 points, narrowly missing best pairs score by 1 point. However Bob Smith did take the nearest the pin prize on the 18th, narrowly beating his partner who again was very close. Both got their two's, with Bob scoring 4 points on the hole.
Long Sutton Seniors Team Pairs Scores:
Clive Haggett & Bob Smith 45 pts
Alex Lyon & Bill Campbell 38 pts
Rich Bartin & Len Collin 36 pts
Nick Dennis & Gavin Baker 33 pts
- June 2019
- May 2019
- April 2019
- March 2019
- February 2019
- January 2019
- December 2018
- November 2018
- October 2018
- September 2018
- August 2018
- June 2018
- May 2018
- April 2018
- February 2018
- November 2017
- October 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- November 2016
- October 2016
- September 2016
- August 2016