SCLGA News Archives

Division 4 Quarter-Finals on Monday

It’s the Div.4 Quarter-Finals on Monday 23rd July at Nevill Golf Club and the first tee-off time is at mid-day.  Good luck to all the players, it’s going to be another scorching day, so please have with you plenty of cold water and an umbrella for shade.  The clubs who are competing are:

  • Boars Head v Royal Ashdown Forest
  • Brighton & Hove v Seaford Head
  • Hill Barn v East Brighton A
  • East Brighton B v Hollingbury




Jerdein Memorial Salver Report

Winners – Royal Ashdown Forest

The Jerdein Memorial Salver took place at Dale Hill on the Old Course on Wednesday 18th July.  It was another very warm day, but with some cloud offering a bit of respite to the 90 players, starters and ball spotters!

Several players had very good individual scores, with three players scoring 40 points, but the best individual score was achieved by Milli Fawssett from Brighton & Hove, who recorded 42 points.

Another incredible achievement was by Adele Wakefield, from Seaford Head, who recorded her first hole in one, on the 17th hole!

Runners-up – Willingdon

The Winning Team and Runners Up were both out within the first hour and a half and then had to sit and wait for the scores to come in!!

Winners: Royal Ashdown Forest 76 points

Catherine Scrivens 36 points & Liz Stone 40 points

Runners Up: Willingdon 74 points

Sarah Quinn 37 points & Louise Long 37 points

Adele Wakefield

Thanks to Dale Hill Lady Captain, Millie Lawrence and all her ball-spotters and to the Golf Office Administrator at Dale Hill, Lorraine Robinson.

For the full results click here.


Division 2 Quarter-Final Results

The Division 2 Quarter Finals were played today at Mid Sussex Golf Club.    The weather was very warm but as the afternoon went on a welcome breeze made it so much more comfortable for the players.
All matches were, as ever, tightly fought with the following clubs going through to the Semi-Finals.
  • Sedlescome v Copthorne
  • Haywards Heath v Golf at Goodwood.
The  Semi-Finals will be played at Haywards Heath on 10th August but as Haywards Heath have qualified they will play their match against Golf at Goodwood at a neutral course, Dyke Golf Club.    Divisions 1, 3 and 4 will play at Haywards Heath.
Thanks to Ladies’ Captain Janet Ridden for her help and to Mid Sussex Golf Club for hosting the day.

Beryl Pockett 7th August

Don’t forget to get your entries in soon for the Beryl Pockett Meeting which is being played at beautiful Highwoods on Tuesday 7th August.  It’s 36 holes with a handicap limit of 19, so it would be great to see more of you playing in this important event in our summer calendar.

There are scratch and handicap prizes, and for Category 1 players, it’s an Order of Merit event.

Just £42 (£22 for Juniors) for 2 rounds of golf, lunch, tea and prizes – download the entry form below.

Beryl Pockett Entry Form 2018


Good Luck to Division 2 Quarter-Finalists!

The Quarter-Finals for the Inter-Club Divisional matches take place over the next 2 weeks, with Mid-Sussex hosting the Div.2 matches on Monday 16th July. The clubs that have progressed through to this stage are:

  • Sedlescombe v Ifield
  • West Sussex v Copthorne
  • Bognor Regis v Haywards Heath
  • Golf at Goodwood v Royal Ashdown Forest

The matches will begin at 12.30pm.  Good luck to everyone!


Division 3 Quarter-Final Results

The Division 3 Quarter-Finals took place at West Hove on Thursday 12th July.  In the early games, the players enjoyed cooler conditions than we have experienced lately, however, those playing later in the day saw the temperature rise. The line-up for the matches were:
  • Cottesmore v Dale Hill
  • Sedlescombe v Seaford
  • Golf at Goodwood v Royal Ashdown Forest
  • Willingdon v West Sussex
The matches were keenly contested with no fewer than six games going down the 19th. Three of the four quarter finals were won 4-3.
The semi-finalists are:
  • Cottesmore v Sedlescombe
  • Royal Ashdown Forest v West Sussex
The Semi-Final will be played at Haywards Heath on 10th August.
The Association would like to thank Mr Gary Salt and Jan Seabrook from West Hove G.C. for their help with the event.

Vacancy – County 2nd Team Manager

After a successful 5 years, our current Second Team Manager, Tessa Stockwell, is retiring at the end of this season.  Do you think you have what it takes to lead the County Second Team?

We are looking for someone with:

  • Experience in team management.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Planning and organisational skills.

This post has been identified as involving access to vulnerable adults and/or children and successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

If you are interested in taking on this rewarding role then please contact the County Captain, Ann Carnegie here.


Seniors Matches 2018

The dates for the Seniors Matches in 2018 are as follows:-

  • Monday 6th August –  At Goodwood v Hampshire
  • Wednesday 12th September – At Royal Ascot v Berkshire
  • Monday 8th October – Copthorne v Surrey

The format of the matches if 4 ball betterball (4 pairs).

Carol Smith has asked that any lady who is interested in playing in any of the Seniors Matches must have a handicap of 12 of less and should contact her directly with dates they’re available via email here.


Seniors Meeting Results

64 Seniors, Veterans and Methuselahs from 19 Sussex clubs endured the rather tropical conditions at Piltdown today in the SCLGA Seniors Meeting.  The morning began with some cloud but the sun soon broke through to give wall to wall sunshine for most of the morning.  Sadly the claxon was sounded during the afternoon foursomes when torrential rain and thunder disrupted play and some of the ladies returned to the clubhouse for a short, but welcome comfort break!

Aileen Greenfield, Winner of Scratch Prize

This did not prevent some incredible scores from being recorded by the Pyecombe contingent of Aileen Greenfield and Karen Henderson who won the Scratch and Handicap Cups respectively.  The runners up also scored well on a course where it was important to remain straight and out of the heather!

Karen Henderson, Handicap Winner



Thanks should go to the Piltdown Lady Captain of Penny Purvey, and the lady members from Piltdown who proved invaluable in the ball spotting. Thank you to Phil Bonsall, General Manager for his support in running the competition.


Full results are shown below.

Scratch Cup winner –  Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe)  Gross 37 points

Handicap Trophy winner –  Karen Henderson (Pyecombe) 42 points

Iona McKean, Veteran Winner

Scratch winner 1st round Veterans Cup – Iona McKean (Cottesmore) Gross 29 points

Rosemary Roberts – Methuselah Winner

Methuselah – Rosemary Roberts (West Sussex) 35 points

Foursomes Winners – Clarissa Bushell & Karen Sykes

Foursomes (12 holes)  – Clarissa Bushall and Karen Sykes (West Sussex & Worthing) 26 points

Handicap runner up –   Jennifer Sherwood (Chichester) 39 points

Foursomes runners up –  Iona McKean and Penny Gaunt (Cottesmore)  25 points

Handicap 3rd – Caroline Brown (Crowborough)  38 points

Foursomes 3rd – Liz MacGregor & Karen Thorpe (Horsham Golf) 24 points

Best Front 9 –  Maureen Hope-Watts (Dale Hill)  21 points

Best Back 9 –  Clarissa Bushall (West Sussex)  19 points

Nearest the pin on the 7th –  Caroline Sutherland-Pilch (West Sussex)

Nearest the pin on the 10th – Tracy Turner (Haywards Heath)

Nearest the pin on the 18th –  Judith Dingle  (East Sussex National)

Full Seniors Results 2018



Silent Auction for Charley Hull’s Solheim Kit

Sarah Cooper Olsen has recently been given Charley Hull’s Solheim Cup kit from 2017, and each item has been individually autographed.  She’s very generously donated the kit towards raising funds for the Sussex County Junior Girls by running a silent action on Twitter and Facebook.
If you wish to bid please contact ​Sarah Cooper-Olsen​ via email
The Auction ends on 31st July.