Bandit of the Year - Clive Haggett
Clive Haggett was named Bandit of the Year by Seniors Captain Len Collin.
Clive who started the year with a handicap of 18 won numerous competitions and Trophies throughout the Year; ending with an handicap of 10.
Clive was also a member of the Seniors Team that won the Avalon League this year.
Seniors Christmas Lunch
The Seniors Section held their Christmas Lunch on Thursday 5th December.
The Seniors Captain invited Club Captain Angela Baker and her husband Dave, Lady Captain Denise Tomblin and her partner Richard Overson, Owners Stuart and Ann Hodder and Club Chairman Uncle Tommy Tulk to the festivities.
The Club catering staff did us proud with an excellant menu which was cook to perfection.
|The restaurant looked splendid with the new chairs and the Christmas decorations.|
|During the lunch a raffle held on behalf of the Captain's Charity SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity raised more than £600. This was further supplemented by a game of Heads and Tails and Robin Ewbank sold off sprigs of Mistletoe.|
|After the lunch a number of Prizes were presented;|
|Len presented the Bowl to an absent Phil Bowditch (who had to leave early) as the Seniors Champion.|
|The Seniors NETT Champion was Peter Clarke|
|Alec Lyon was presented with a cup as Veterans Champion.|
|The Veterans Nett Champion was John Paterson|
|Ian Jackaman and Peter Clarke won the Radwell Knockout Competition.|
|Cyril Griffin was announced as Player of the Year|
|Past Captain Bill Bond presented the Redwood Cup to Lady Captain Denise Tomblin|
|Past Seniors Captain presented to Captains Vase (which incidently is a CUP) to Mike Bowling.|
Are their dreams at the end of a rainbow?
Unfortunately, there was no pot of gold awaiting Alec, Bill, Andy and Chris (photographer) at the end of their round; they came in 9th in the Bowmaker competition.
"God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us - in the dreariest and most dreaded moments - can see a possibility of hope."
Seniors Team in the prizes at Minehead Inter-Club Competition
As the 1st Inter-club competition of the New Seniors Captain’s year, the Seniors’ team took part in the Minehead Inter-club competition on Monday. Conditions were extremely difficult due to the gusting winds, meaning that it was difficult to score on the front nine. However all the Sutton pairs manage to come in with very respectable scores to achieve a very reasonable team score of 154 points. This was sufficient to put the team in the prizes, securing 4th Place.
Sutton’s best pair was Alex Lyon & Martin Howlett with 41 points.
Other Pairing scores:
Nigel Griffiths & Peter Hill 39pts
Rich Bartin & Franco Calandrini 38pts
Glyn Ottery & Bill Campbell 36pts
The overall competition was won by the home team (Minehead) with 167 points which was 10 points clear of any other team primarily due to one of their pairs scoring a massive 50pts, average pairs score on the day was 36pts.
Peter Hill was also in the prizes, getting one of only 5 Two spots on the day
Well done team!!!
Seniors Vice Captain's Delayed Away Day
Forty-two seniors assembled at Tiverton Golf Club on Monday 21st for Len's belated Vice Captain's Away Day, subsequently titled the New Captain's Inauguration Away Day! The weather gods smiled upon us and we were blessed with a rain free day of golf on a lovely course in tip top condition in spite of the heavy rains of the week before. We met for a bacon roll and coffee at 10.30 and then teed off in 11 groups from the 1st and the 10th. There was some confusion before the start owing to an error on the instruction sheet for the day. Originally thinking of playing in the strokeplay format Len had put down the team with the lowest score would be the winners but also stated scoring would be via the stableford scoring system. Rod Tucker and his team must have misheard the correction made before the start, or been fast asleep, leaving the field open to Clive Haggett and his reduced team of 3, which was made up of himself, David Kennedy and Martin Howlett, to sweep the board in spite of being a man short, with a team score of 85.
Clive also won the individual competition with a score of 41 with Nigel Griffiths second returning a score of 38. Nigel's Team comprising Nigel, Malcolm Betambo, Gavin Baker and Dave Butcher also came a close second in the team event with 84 points. Amongst the individual performances there were several scores in the low 30's but the next best score was 34 so well done Clive and Nigel.
The day was rounded off by an excellent meal even though the new captain and his team were made to wait until the very end before being served, which led to a lot of mumbling from members of his team saying they wouldn't be playing with me again if this was the kind of service I was given!!
My thanks to all who turned up and made this a day to remember and I am sure several people will be venturing back to play the course again in the future. My thanks also to Tiverton Golf Club for laying on the event for us and being such welcoming hosts.
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