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Long Sutton Seniors success at the Jurassic Challenge match held at Lyme Regis golf club

Long Sutton Seniors - success by the sea! 

The inspired  team selection of Peter Hill and team captaincy of Mick Capps lead to a very successful  result  in the Jurassic Challenge held at Lyme Regis Golf Club. We entered 2  X eight man teams and played in pairs  against teams from 9 other West Country  clubs. A shot gun start at 8:45am meant that, having enjoyed fair weather  and stunning views for an enjoyable round of golf (oh those missed putts, again!) we were all back in the club house, in time for a late lunch. 
Peter, who unfortunately was unable to make the rearranged competition date, had requested that we all wore jackets and club ties for the after match meal. He had suggested, slightly tongue in cheek, that they would look good in the team photo, when we received the trophy. How right he was! 
There were prizes for nearest the pin, one was won my Nick Dennis, which he converted into a two spot for a further prize and another was won by Keith Lancey. In fact, when you achieve a "hole in one" you are pretty certain you will also pick up the nearest the pin and a two spot with just one magic stroke. Congratulations Keith and thanks for the glass of wine. Runners up for the best pair were LS seniors Keith and partner Phil Bowditch and the trophy for best pair was won by LS seniors Len Collin and Glyn Ottery, with Len scoring a very impressive 43 points. The overall winners of The Jurassic Challenge Trophy was the 8 man team of LS seniors lead by Mick Capps. I felt very fortunate indeed to be a member of the winning team. Well done to all 16 who took part and a special vote of thanks to Peter Hill for organising our entry. 
Chris Hockey
Seniors' captain LSGC
Created: 11-Apr-16 16:22

Seniors lose at home to Kingweston

In the first match between the captains and their partners it was all square at the ninth but  the
Kingweston captain, then unleashed a string of Birdies and Pars. He finished 2 under par for the round; Roger Brassington (Match Captain) and Alan Webber lost 3 and  2.
Next out were Dave Butcher and Ian Davidson who found themselves down by 2 after 2 holes. They pulled one back at the fourth only to lose the sixth. Then Ian won the eighth  and ninth to put the score all square at the turn. Ian won the eleventh and Dave the thirteenth to go 2 up. Kingweston came quickly back to win both the fourteenth and fifteenth. The sixteenth was halved. Ian then hit a super shot to the green for a two spot on the 17th as we went down the 18th dormie 1. The last  hole was  halved; Dave Butcher and Ian Davidson won 1 up.
Martin and Cyril were neck and neck throughout and Kingweston sank a putt on the last to halve.
Martin  Hawkins  and  Cyril  Griffin halved their match.
Bernard McTernan and Malcolm  Dennes had an extremely tight match but eventually lost 2 and 1.
Bob Fill and Simon Scarborough took an early lead which they held on to to win 2 and  1.
Brian Clarke and John Jeanes fell behind and even though they got close up on occasions could not sustain it, losing 4 and 2.
Long Sutton 2  1/2       Kingweston 3 1/2
Roger  Brassington 
Match Captain
Created: 11-Apr-16 15:51

Seniors win at Axe Cliff


Report on seniors v Axe Cliff 4th April

Chris Thayer and I had to negotiate minor flooding & torrential rain as we made our way down the Axe valley and up the steepest of approaches to any golf club I have ever played. This course is not for the feint hearted and I almost felt that playing partner Glyn and I should rope together, as we struggled up the incline to find the first tee. Just in time, the rain cleared away, we puffed our way up hill to the first green and Glyn sunk a birdie putt. What a good start. I holed an embarrassingly long putt from off the green on the second to get a half (my best bit of the match) and with Glyn nailing 4 pars in a row we were suddenly 4 up after 7. That didn't last and we finished the round with match halved. Glyn tells me he had trouble sleeping later that night and found himself counting the number of putts he had on the 18th. Same as me mate, too many! Rich Bartin was back on form and with partner Paul Harris they recorded a great win 5 and 4. In match 3 Alan Webber and Keith L just lost but there was better news in match 4 where Tim Forward, playing in unseasonable shorts and Andy Elfick came in with a win 4 and 3. Second win in two matches for Andy, well done. An even stronger win for Malcolm D and David K in match 5, where they gave their opposition no mercy and came home winning 7 and 6, stunning. Chris T and gentleman Alastair met their match in the last game, one of their opponents playing off 6, but not to worry, we had already recorded 3 wins. LS seniors WON 3 and half to 2 and a half.

I found Axe Cliff an "interesting" course with a few too many blind holes for my own liking, but it was made up for with the exceptionally warm welcome we were given and the food was top draw.

Chris Hockey - seniors' captain

Created: 11-Apr-16 15:21

LSGC seniors v Enmore Park seniors - 31st March

The seniors team representing LSGC for our inter club match at Enmore Park had a depth of experience. Past club captains and seniors' captains were on display, as the photo taken by current club captain, John Williams, records. This was another trip down memory lane for me as the drive to Enmore takes you through the leafy suburbs of  Bridgwater and past Haygrove school. In my day it was called Dr Morgan's Grammar school, where I were educated. Some members of the 16 man team were seen to indulge in an energy providing pre-match bacon bap, but personally I prefer a Kit Kat halfway round, sometimes both! 

I picked another top golfer as my partner and  Alan Webber's great putt from way off the green on the 9th gave us a 4 hole lead as we turned the corner. Enmore captain Paul and his playing partner dug deep and made a great match of it, taking the result to the final putt on the 18th. We just won, by one! 

In match 2, the experience of John Williams and Malcolm Dennes showed through as they recorded a win 3 &2. I  politely asked the result of match 3 as  Rich Bartin  and Alastair came off the 18th. "We came third" was the reply, but they were still cheerful.

Chris Thayer and Julian met their match going down 3 and 2, which meant we were all square in the first 4 matches. Phil Bowditch and John Pearson were just pipped  at the post losing by one and a jet lagged Peter Hill playing with Glyn also went down 3 and 2. My hopes now rested on the final two pairs. Andy Elfick & John Jeanes recorded a thumping victory finishing 4 and 3 raising my hopes, only to have them dashed. David Kennedy and John Whitehead couldn't quite get the result we needed and overall we lost to Enmore by 5 matches to 3. A couple of pints of Doom Bar and a glass of Merlot later, the result seemed somewhat less significant. Enmore Park is a great venue for golf, especially when the sun shines and you enjoy good company. 

Chris Hockey

LSGC Seniors' captain 

Created: 04-Apr-16 11:59


The 2016 Dryer Cup concluded on 21st March, which turned out to be a wonderful day for golf, warm, sunny and windless. The USA team had a bit of a mountain to climb following the 1-6 drubbing in the fourballs but, with 17 points to play for in the Singles matches, anything was possible. With few shots around, it all depended on the golf on the day. Three matches were halved and others were close but Europe held on to their lead with a 9.5 - 7.5 win on the day, giving an overall result of 15.5 points to 8.5. Congratulations to them.

The competition now seems to be a popular addition to the Seniors’ calendar judging by the level of interest and support over the three years it has been run. The winter weather will, naturally, always be a factor but this year has demonstrated the enthusiasm for the event.

Malcolm Dennes

Dryer Cup Organiser

Created: 22-Mar-16 22:38
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