We are very grateful to the Directors and Members of Farrington Park for allowing us the use of their course for our final competition of the season. The Autumn meeting is growing ever more popular as a fitting finale to the Seniors golfing calendar. There are lots of individual prizes on offer, with overall winners and for various age groups. Running alongside the individual competition is one for Clubs to enter teams of 4 players, with the best two to count in a Bowmaker.
Demand is sure to be strong again, and entries can now be made, either online or by downloading an application form. Bring a few friends along for a fun competition as well as making a few new ones!
There was a distinctly autmunal feel to the weather for the 81 competiors who arrived at Long Sutton to compete in the Seniors County Stableford. Scoring was good but no-one was able to break through the 34 point barrier until local favourite Norman Banfield returned with a score of 35 to become leader in the clubhouse. His time at the top of the tree was shortlived as Count Vice President Paul Middleton from Clevedon came in with an excellent 38. The score repelled all comers until Bill arrived with a coy grin and a score of 41 to take the title.
The team competition was very well supported with 18 sides taking part. We were indebted to the Long Sutton and Isle of Wedmore clubs for their excellent support of the event. Despite only having 3 players in their team, Clevedon led the way for much of the day. Paul Middleton was supported by Bob Anderson on 34 and Rick Smith with 29 for a total of 101 points. They were eventually overtaken 3 of the 8 sides from Long Sutton who each had the benefit of the 4th player to rely on when it came to countback. In the end, the clear winners were Long Sutton 5 consiting of Mike Bowling, Richard Dore Alan Webber and Len Collin. A best of 3 score came to 104 points to win the competition by 3.
Our thanks again go to the owner of Long Sutton Golf Club and his team for allowing the use of the course on what was already a busy day in the Clubhouse. Their tireless efforts to present the course in exemplary fashion, and for the quality of their catering and bar team for keeping us refreshed all day. Particular thanks are also due to Club Captain John Williams and Professional Andrew Hayes for presenting and supplying an excellent prize table
Nearly 100 competitors contested the final competition of the year, and were rewarded with a course in excellent condition and the warmest of welcomes in the Clubhouse. A blanket of fog threatened to delay the start but soon lifted and play got underway only a few minutes behind schedule.
Incoming County Seniors Captain Tim Harris came in with a score of 30 points, and pointed out that the greens were running fast and true. He suggested that a score of 40 would be possible, and defending champion Terry Clark did indeed come in with that score. He was challenged by Bob Anderson from Clevedon, who was edged into 2nd place on countback. One shot behind was home player Glyn Toller who finished third.
The team competition was won by Clevedon A, represented by Peter Horlock, Reg Wiles Rick Smith and Peter Gibbs.
|Future Date||Friday 6th October 2017|
|Future Venue||Farrington Park GC|