On Friday the 1st of October 84 seniors from all over the county played the Seniors County Stableford at Long Sutton Golf Club. Heavy rain the day before had given away to better weather and as play got underway ay 08.52 the sun began to shine as the wind picked up.
If you haven’t played Long Sutton recently you may not recognise the course or clubhouse when you do. The course has benefited from major improvements over the past two years with new drainage and extensive renovation of bunkers and improvements to layout. The clubhouse has been transformed internally and externally.
This Championship is a great way to finish the Counties domestic Championships 2021. Individual prizes, Team Prizes and Age Group prizes give the golfer many opportunities not only to play the course for so little fee but to go away in profit.
In 2019 when last played The Mendip walked away with individual and team prize. This years Mendip team were amongst the early starters and having posted a reasonable score eventually finished 4th in the team event.
In 3rd and 2nd place teams from Cricket St Thomas returning 101 & 104 pts combined. But no team could match the winning score of 111pts returned by Long Sutton members, Richard Morgan, Graham Brimble, Richie Horton & John Williams
The individual trophy was won by 15 handicapper Richard Triscott (Farrington Park with a fine score of 40pts. Graham Brimble took runners up spot on countback from joint 3rd Richard Morgan and John Wandless (Cricket St Thomas) all on 39pts.
Age group winners, Keith Hunt (Cricket St Thomas, Chris Fairchild (Brean) James Siabi (Cricket St Thomas & Roger Davis (Cricket St Thomas)
The day was enjoyed by all, the greenkeepers presented the course in fine order regardless of the previous day’s downpour. The kitchen staff welcomed all on arrival and the bar staff were kept busy with a full clubhouse at presentation.
The County President Tony Mason is pictured with the winners of the individual and Team trophies.
Friday 1st October at Long Sutton GC
Entry Fee £20 per person
Age Limit: Over 55 years of age on the day of the competition.
Entry forms are available from all Club Secretaries and can be downloaded from the SGU website. Entries for all competitions may be made online at www.somersetgolfunion.co.uk
The current general conditions relating to all Somerset Golf Union Championships will apply to this competition and are available at affiliated clubs and on the Somerset Golf Union website.
The winner will be the player with the highest net stableford score over 18 holes and will be presented with the Sir Roger Hollis Cup. There is a subsidiary competition for club teams of 4 best 3 scores to count, and more than one team may be entered. Age group prizes will also be presented.
Entries to Rob Davis, Secretary Somerset Golf Union 7 Allen’s Lane, Wells, Somerset BA5 3NQ Tel: 07476 319281 Email: email@example.com
Not played 2020
On a wet and windy day where bunkers became ponds and scoring proved difficult for most a team from Wells Golf Club turned up fresh from their Somerset Seniors Bowl triumph earlier in the week and returned scores that simply blew the opposition away.
Wells can boast 1st and 2nd in the individual event and their combined total of 105 points left second placed Cricket St Thomas trailing in on 93 who pipped 3rd place Orchardleigh on count back.
Amongst the early starters in the 80 strong field Wells sat tight in the clubhouse as team challenges came and went and were worthy recipients of all the main trophies at the conclusion of the day as County President Geoff Ogden completed the presentation and drew down the curtain on this year’s Seniors Stableford.
The Championship moves to Long Sutton next year who were well represented at this year’s fixture fielding 7 teams as was Cricket St Thomas who amassed 5 teams.
Nick Wilson took the individual title with 36pts on count back from fellow team mate Glen Crocker. In 3rd Mark Cording Cricket St Thomas GC 35pts , 4th Malcolm Lloyd Orchardleigh GC 34pts and 5th Anthony Jones Bath GC 33pts.
Peter Bell Long Sutton GC won the over 70’s category on 32 pts, Nick Carter Wells GC collected the 65-69 category on 33pts, Alan Skivington Farrington Park GC picked up the 60-64 category with 31 pts and Ken White Orchardleigh GC bagged the 55-59 prize with 33pts.
Our thanks goes to Orchardleigh for hosting this years Championship and fingers crossed for better weather next time.
A glorious autum day welcomed the 66 competitors to Wells Golf Club for the Seniors Stableford. Richard Axe from Long Sutton succesfuly depefended his title, outscoring his clubmate Nigel Griffiths with a score of 39 points.
In the team event, Long Sutton A, captained by Richard Bartin took the top spot with Wells A coming in as runners up. Saltford took the third team prize.