SOMERSET BOWL FINAL
On Saturday 25th September Long Sutton played Oake Manor in the Somerset Bowl final at Minehead & West Somerset Golf Club.
The course and day were just perfect for golf when Julian Ing and Norman Banfield teed off in the first match; unfortunately they were never in front losing 3&2.The sunshine boys Chris Binding and Jamie Brodie were next out and they were glowing all the way round the course winning 6&5. The next pairing of Tom Lowe & Gary French would prove to be the critical match with Tom & Gary having to give five shots to their opponents. In game four were Wesley Allen & Jim McColl who again never got in front of their opponents losing on the fifteenth hole. The final match of George Ceely and Andrew Isaacs were coasting at four up with four to play, but soon found themselves putting on the last to win one up. All eyes turned to game three, which was all square after 18 holes, with Gary driving the 19th par four first and Tom just missing a put for an eagle, Oake were through the green in one chipping back poorly to leave a put of over twenty feet for a half, unfortunately they got it and battle commenced again across to the twentieth hole which was halved in par, on the next hole a par 4 Gary and Tom had to give a shot and this proved to be critical with Tom’s put for a half lipping out and Oake winning on the twenty first hole.
The players and myself would like to thank everyone who turned out to support on the day. This year the men at Long Sutton have excelled Winning Avalon League Division 3, Runners up in County Bowl final and getting knocked out by favourites Saltford in the Pickeridge Bowl semi-final.
Long Sutton Golf is certainly on the map now and all bodes well for the future.