Long Sutton Golf Club was the venue for the annual match between Somerset Golf Captains and the Somerset Golf Union Executive Committee on Friday, the 10th of September 2021.
Every time we visit Long Sutton Golf Club, we are struck and impressed by the quality of the investment and improvements which have taken place over last two years. And so we were particularly pleased that the club’s owner Stuart Hodder was making a guest appearance for the Somerset Golf Union Executive.
In match one, Stephen Butterfield and Wayne Parks played against Tommy Tulk and Rob Davis. This match was great fun with two good friends. There were hints of just how good Rob Davis used to be — and how amusing Tommy’s golf is! An afternoons entertainment ended with Somerset Golf Captains winning by the margin of 6&5.
In match two, John Beer and Keri Allchurch played against Andy Carter and Stuart Hodder. This was a fantastic match against two quality players – big men with big talent played in a great spirit. The Somerset Golf Union pair edged out the match 2 up – but certainly won the banter.
In match three, Rob Ford and Kevin Blakeley played against Tony Mason and Gordon Phillips. This match was won with a perfect miss hit! Nip and tuck all the way round and great fun. A 2&1 victory for the Somerset Golf Captains.
In match four, Phil Barrett and Paul Burns played against Jesse Pattisson and Long Sutton Golf Club Manager Melissa McMahon. What an education for the Somerset Golf Captains with superb golf on show by Melissa who was playing off scratch from the yellow tees. The captains hung on for nine holes but couldn’t hang on through the back nine! Great company and good fun with the SGU winning by the margin of 5&4.
In match five, Nick Prince and Marcus Woodward played against Ian Poole and John Parker. It was great to play against Ian and John who were really good company. The Somerset Golf Captains pair played well and enjoyed the encounter very much before running out as a victors by the margin of 6&5.
In match six, Geoff Rooke and Nigel Phillips played against Rich Dix and George Kolchakov. This was a fine match and a joy to watch a single figure handicapper play golf properly. Even so, the Golf Captains did secure a good win by the margin of 3&1.
In the final match, Roy Parmiter and Richard Dore played against Barry Lake and Luke Appleton. This was a very enjoyable game which finished in a half, after having a good look at a scratch golfer’s game! Well played Luke!
And so, on the completion of seven matches Somerset Golf Captains retained the Metcliffe trophy by a margin of 4.5 to 2.5.
After the match, both Captains delivered witty and entertaining speeches, and everyone enjoyed a superb meal provided by the attentive and efficient staff at Long Sutton Golf Club.
Somerset Golf Captains would like to thank Roy Parmiter for all his hard work as match manager and look forward to the return fixture against the Somerset Golf Union Executive next year