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!
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!
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
Scratch winner 1st round Veterans Cup – Iona McKean (Cottesmore) Gross 29 points
Methuselah – Rosemary Roberts (West Sussex) 35 points
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)