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
Win one, lose one! Seniors end the week honours even!
The week began on Tuesday at Farrington Park Golf Club. Having beaten them at home a couple of weeks earlier we arrived with high hopes on another gloriously sunny day. Vice Captain Len playing alongside David Harfield, earned a creditable half although to be fair they should have won having started the 17th 2 up! However the 17th is the home team's trump card as it's almost impossible to see where the fairway ends and the water hazards begin. Having said that, David, who had never played here before, did make it harder for himself by driving off at 45 degreses to the pin, straight into the water on the left - something of a senior moment? To be fair to him the tee boxes were not alined very well which was a little confusing!
Chris Thayer and Brian Hunter succombed 3 and 2 with Chris bemoaning his luck having lost 6 balls in one round. I must say even I would consider that quite an achievement! Coming in third Franco and John Packett also had a half, but the next 2 teams in both lost. Which left Colin Hardaway and Robin Ewbank to score our only win of the day 3 and 2, with Colin winning both his matches home and away, albeit with different partners. He really is showing fine early season form. Unfortunately Robin fell and injured himself. Whilst he made it to the 19th he will now be unavailable for a few weeks. Speedy recovery Robin.
So the final result was a win for Farrington 4 to 2. Still that was better than last year when we lost 5 to 1, so the seniors are showing some sign of improvement!!
On to Thursday and the home fixture with Cricket St Thomas. Len and Malcolm were first out playing the Cricket captain Peter Spencer-Farr and his partner John MacOmish. Even though we only managed to lead for one hole, the 2nd to the 3rd, it was in fact quite a close match as we came back from 3 down at the turn to 1 down at the 12th and again at the 14th. But Peter was playing brilliantly and sealed the victcory for the visitors on the 17th with a stunning Hole in One. However the Visiting Team's NP hole was the 7th! Bad luck Peter! Peter was generous enough to treat each table to a bottle of wine to go with their meal which was much appreciated. As a token gesture and something to remember the occasion with, Len, acting on Malcolm's suggestion, presented Peter with a sleeve of balls, not his fault he chose the wrong hole to have a hole in one on, and a gold LSGC pitch repairer and ball marker!
Moving on to the rest of the team, Mike Bowling and Mick Capps had an excellent result playing against a 6 handicapper, wining 3 and 2. Dave Butcher and Dave Manning halved their match against LSGC old boy Chris Gingell and his partner, as did Dave Harfield and Bob Fill. Peter Champness and his partner, Steve Uzzell, a late replacement for the injured Robin Ewbank, had an excellent win 5 and 4, followed into the clubhouse by "new boy" Terry Griffin, playing alongside Peter Clarke, who also halved their match. Two wins and 3 halves meant Long Sutton ran out winners by 31/2 to 21/2 - well done guys - you saved your match captain's blushes!
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