This year’s Beryl Pockett Salver was played at Royal Ashdown Forest on Thursday.
A field of 33 including many of the county’s top players contested the event, which is a 36 hole medal. The aggregate of the County Championships (36 holes medal at Ifield in May) and the Beryl Pockett event wins the Salver – 72 holes of stroke play is a real test of golf.
The event is steeped in history: it was presented in 1947 and first contested at Worthing the following year and became an aggregate of the Spring and Autumn Meetings. Beryl Pockett was a well known international golfer before joining the war effort. She was the WAAF’s Commanding Officer at Tangmere throughout the Second World War, just up the road from Littlehampton.
Congratulations to Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe) as she continues her fine form this season and wins the Beryl Pockett Salver with 302 over the four rounds. Katherine Russell took advantage of playing on her home turf as the runner up with 306.
Click here Beryl Pockett Salver 2015 for the full results.
Par 73 CCS AM 75 CSS PM 75
The other prizewinners on the day were:
Scratch Winner – Katherine Russell (Royal Ashdown Forest) gross 148 (75+73)
Scratch Runner Up – Amber Cockram (Golf @ Goodwood) gross 153 (78+75)
Handicap Winner – Lizzie Price (Nevill) net 149 (74+75)
Handicap Runner Up – Rosie Chisholm-Hill (Copthorne) net 150 (79+71)
Best AM Scratch Daisy Wakelin (East Sussex National) 74
Best PM Scratch Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe) 74
Special thanks to Lady Captain Poo Adams for all her hard work and going out to play as marker in the afternoon.