At the Girl’s Spring Meeting today Fenella Buss was announced as this year’s Junior Captain. Fenella, aged 17, is a member of East Brighton and has been playing golf for nine years. With golf clubs for her 8th birthday and weekly visits to the driving range with her dad, she’s been hooked ever since. She’s hot on his heels and nearly caught him now, her handicap is currently 5 and dad’s is 3 – this season?!
We caught up with her to get her take on the role and the 2016 season ahead.
What were your first thoughts on becoming Sussex Junior Captain?
Having been a part of Sussex girls’ golf for a number of years I was really happy when Pat asked me to captain the team in my final year as a junior. It’s such an honour to be given this role, I hope I do my team mates and Sussex proud!
What do you hope to bring to the role?
As Sussex Junior Captain I want to be someone other girls can come to for advice based on experiences I have had within the County as well as in my general game. I’d like to consider myself as someone who has the correct balance of fun and focus when it comes to golf, I think this is one element that will be important in my year as Captain. I also hope that my leadership skills are good enough to help us bring the JCMW trophy home!
What have you learnt from being runners up at last year’s JCMW?
Last year our team played exceptionally well at JCMW, one thing I would take away from it is never giving up. Myself, as well as other team mates, experienced bad shots or holes within matches last year and every time we managed to put it behind us. There’s nothing greater than watching someone forget a bad hole and carry on, holding their head high and getting it back. I’d definitely say this is one thing that makes our team so strong and is something I would take away from last year’s event.
Who would you ask to make up your dream fourball?
It would have to be Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Phil Mickleson – they’re my favourites!