The day dawned with the calm before the storm, no wind and bright sunshine to start the day. Fortunately the severe weather forecast for today failed to materialise until after the shortened match was finished. Teeing off in the sunshine, we dazzled the spectators with our high viz shirts, but the clouds rolled in mid-morning and the temperature dropped so on went the new county team fleeces (thanks Swing Out Sister – they were needed!)
The reduced format because of the forecast storms was just one foursomes match followed by four singles matches. They were all very closely fought, with Karen Sykes and Sophie Kennard winning their foursomes match 2 up to put us all in a positive mood. Penny Brown had a good win 2 up, sinking a huge putt from the front to the back of the green. Sadly the other three singles matches were won by Notts just pipping us with two games going to the 18th. Oh sooooooo close and exciting, so nearly there, but sadly we just lost out, going down 3-2.
The two most memorable shots of the day – for quite different reasons – were Sophie hitting her approach shot on the 9th to within a couple of inches to win the hole and Chloe nearly taking out the referee on the 9th hole! She thinned her approach shot through the green (seems anyone can do it!!) luckily the ref survived and Chloe hit an amazing recovery shot to get up and down to save her par!
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Tomorrow (Thursday) we are playing Essex, with the foursomes starting 8.54 and the singles from 1.09. Supporters welcome, we have been promised sun shine and temperatures of 16 degrees!
Sussex would like to thank JRB Golf and Swing Out Sister
for their contribution to our team kit this year