LSSC Masters 2019 Report
Just 1 Point Separates Top 3 Players at This Year’s LSSC Masters
It was wet, not too windy and wonderfully tight at the London Saints Masters at the pretty Orchardleigh Golf Course outside of Frome in Somerset.
Just 1 point separated the top three players in the dozen strong field in the annual golf tournament, held as usual on the Friday before the LSSC two-day cricket tour to the West Country.
Former multi-winners Sheena Quinn and Peter ‘Rat’ Rattue tied with 31 points, but organiser John Quinn pipped them with 32, thanks to collecting two points on the 418 yard 18th hole.
On the last three holes the Rat fell away under the pressure from playing partner Sheena, who would have won had she not been docked two strokes as the current LSSC Open champ, as husband John’s rules dictate.
Current Masters holder, Paul Pearce, who never lost his calm despite a day to forget on the golf course, presented John with the trophy to keep for the year, a smaller trophy to keep and a golf hat.
Ray ‘Reg’ Betts was only slightly miffed to find that the last group’s Andy Jones out drove him for the longest drive award, whilst the Rat picked up the nearest the pin prize with a terrific shot onto the 135 yard seventh hole.
Pete Berkeley, following surgery, made a promising return, whilst Steve Keenan and John Griffiths played enthusiastically and made the field more competitive, and all were watched by LSSC stalwart Nick Head and Reg groupie and long standing (or falling) drinking companion, Where’s John?
Sadly Gary ‘Speedtwin’ Jones much anticipated return to golf was delayed for a further year due to domestic passport issues!
Despite the inclement weather everyone seemed to enjoy a terrific day out and start to the LSSC West Country weekend. The lunch supplied by the venue did not live up to the standard of previous years and it will be discussed with the venue before it is rebooked for next year.