The County Team development programme kicked off this weekend with the winter foursomes training, albeit with a few weather challenges! Unfortunately Piltdown was closed due to the deluge of rain over the past few weeks, but Cowdray Golf were able to accommodate us, so with a quick venue change, it was all systems go for the other side of the county!
Six players attended the session run by Team Manager Hannah Ralph: Alice Barnes, Penny Brown, Chloe Court, Kathy Donohoe, Aileen Greenfield and Karen Sykes.
In two fourballs and playing foursomes, four of the six had different partners every six holes with the other two players teeing off and then playing each other’s balls. This meant the pairings were mixed up as much as possible and it worked really well. The camaraderie between everybody was brilliant and apparently it’s amazing how playing for 50p every six holes adds that competitive edge!
Sandra Holman (County Captain) Sue Todd (Past Captain) and Hannah report they saw a lot of good shots along with some very entertaining bounces caused by the slightly frozen greens!
The weather was stunning on Saturday, the course was in good winter condition and everyone found the session very valuable and good fun. It was a great start to the 2016 season, which then sadly ground to halt for the second session planned for Sunday – with much of Sussex receiving its first snow of the winter – beautiful, but not for golf.
The next foursomes practice dates are 30/31 January, so fingers crossed our courses get to dry out over the next few weeks.