Our thanks to the members, management, and staff of Long Sutton GC for hosting this years Chairman’s Invitation Day. On the hottest day of the year 19 teams assemble at 08.30 for breakfast before a 10 am shotgun start.
This year we decided to keep the format simple with 2 stableford scores counting per hole, per team and we are so pleased that we did with temperatures in the high 30’s and no breeze!
As you are aware the day was cancelled in 2020 for obvious reasons but thankfully 2021 has seen a return to a more normal existence on and off the course.
Extended thanks go out to all of the counties sponsors and special mention on the day was given to BOMIT for donating a state of the ark laptop for auction, to Golf Tee Times/Brittany Ferries for prizes on each of the par 3’s and Taunton Mercedes for an impressive display of current fleet models. Also mentions were made to all other SGU sponsors for their continued support of County Golf.
Tommy Tulk “County Chairman” welcomed all guests upon arrival, donated prizes and ran a most successful auction, all profits to be reinvested in Junior Golf Somerset. And last but by no means least a big thank you to all the SGU clubs who donated 4BBB vouchers for auction, some are held for another day’s fund raising and to the Kendleshire GC, Stover GC, Cumberwell Park GC, Lyme Regis, and Woodhall Spa who also kindly provided 4BBB vouchers.
Amongst the guests was our very own Graham Yates President of England Golf who would have been playing with Jeremy Tomlinson CEO EG if Jez had not pinged the Covid app upon arrival at his overnight hotel in the village of Long Sutton. Jez immediately withdrew full of apologies and drove back home on Sunday evening.
The day is not all about winning! Easily said when the golf has not been a good as the weather granted! So well done everyone especially the winners WORLEBURY GC with a ridiculous score of 95pts! 2nd Vivary Park on 91pts and 3rd Fosseway on 90. and Kingwester 4th on 88 Team scores are entered on the results tab below. Please do not consider individual scores as some confusion was experienced in the transition where the 3rd is to become a par 4 and the 10th to become a par 5.
Individual winners of nearest the pin at all par 3’s were Caroline Statt 7th, Stuart Hodder 9th, Jim Skinner 12th, Chris Evans 14t & Graham Stagg 17th.
lJim Skinner Keri Alchurch Graham Hewlett & Paul McAdams
This years Somerset Golf Union Chairman’s Invitation Day will be held at Long Sutton Golf Club on Monday 19th July. Teams of 4 will play a bowmaker competition, best 2 scores per hole and shotgun start at 10am
Long Sutton catering team will be available from 8.30 for individual breakfast requirements. The SGU will provide a meal for all upon completion of the round followed by an auction with all proceeds being invested in Junior Golf.
All par 3’s will once again be sponsored by Golf holidays & breaks in France & Spain You don't have to drive far to find some beautiful golf courses https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/golf
AUCTION DONATIONS TO RAISE EXTRA FUNDING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF JUNIOR GOLF IN SOMERSET
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A massive thank you to all of the clubs who have kindly donated 4BBB vouchers as auction prizes, some of which will go towards other events and ALL will generate extra funding’s to support Junior Golf in Somerset.
4BBB vouchers to be auctioned on the day :
WOODHALL SPA (HOTCHKIN) - Voted best inland course in the UK by Golf World Magazine, a Classic British Heathland Course, and 54th Best Course on the Planet! and the home of England Golf, donated by England Golf.
BURNHAM & BERROW (CHAMPIONSHIP) Ranked 30th in UK & Ireland.
CUMBERWELL PARK Wiltshire Golf.
THE KENDLESHIRE Gloucestershire Golf Union.
STOVER Devon Golf.
LYME REGIS Dorset Golf Union.
BLIND BIDS AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE - emailed bids to Rob Davis email@example.com
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The 2021 Wyvern Trophy will be played at Long Sutton Golf Club
on Monday the 19th July 2021
Every club in Somerset is invited to enter a team of 4 in this year’s County/Chairman’s Invitation Day. Your team can be made up from any club or staff member, male or female, amateur or professional who hold a WHS handicap. The format of the day is to be decided. Played as a shotgun start golf will be followed by a buffet and auction to raise funds to support county junior golf development.
If your club can donate a 4BBB voucher as an auction/prize on the day please contact the county secretary on; firstname.lastname@example.org or 07476319281.
Not played in 2020
Weston-Super-Mare was in excellent condition as 96 players came to enjoy the day and to compete for the Wyvern Trophy. The format of the day was a bowmaker with 2 scores counting on par4's and 5's and all scores counting on the 5 par threes. Brittany Ferries had sponsored all par 3's nearest the pin and had put up an extra £800.00 hole in one prize on the 11th. Ian Brimfield from Mendip Spring came closest but not close enough!
Players began arriving at 8am and by 8.30 the clubhouse catering staff were run off their feet with breakfast requirements. A very big thank you to all the staff of Weston-Super-Mare for their effort before and throughout the day. By 9.30 all competitors were ready for the shotgun start and play commenced on time. Thankfully the early morning rain had passed over and the competition was blessed with good weather from start to finish.
By 1.30 everyone was back in the club house and enjoying the buffet as tales of good and bad golf were exchanged. The afternoon's formalities began with the Somerset Golf Union Chairman Tommy Tulk giving a brief address on topic's including the WWHS and SAFE-GOLF. Tommy also highlighted the continued success the County has achieved this season at 1st Team and Junior level and highlighted the growing strength of FIRST4GOLF and the fine work being done by Dave Owen in driving this forward.
The presentation saw Barry Lake present his Wyvern Trophy to the winning team Worlebury (Graham Hewlett, Paul Mc'Adams, Jon Dyer & Dougie Woods) and Graham Ruth of Brittany Ferries present the nearest the pin winners. The afternoon concluded with an auction following donations from some of the very best clubs in the Southwest.
Our thanks to the members of Weston-Super-Mare GC for allowing the SGU to host this event and also to all competitors for completing in under 4 hours.
1st Worlebury 109pts 2nd Clevedon 103pts 3rd Taunton and Pickeridge 102pts 4th Farrington Park 100pts & 5th Vivary Park 96pts.
Nearest the pin at 3rd Keith Taylor Saltfort, 7th Paul Meacham Tall Pines, 11th Ian Brimfield Mendip Spring, 14th Rob Arthur Clevedon & 16th Paddy Farrell Taunton and Pickeridge.
Parkstone, Royal North Devon, Cumberwell Park, Bristol and Clifton and Burnham and Berrow and The Mendip GC's have all supported the day and a final thank you goes to those present who were successful bidders.