Sylvia Huggair leaves the County Committee after 5 years on the team, with her key role as Competition Secretary. A member of Willingdon, the things she’s most enjoyed about her time are meeting new people and making friends on the Committee.
She says ‘I’ve learnt so much about what the County does, getting involved in organising events, talking to golfers across the county and knowing more about what England Golf is doing. Being part of a team and helping each other out makes our work so enjoyable – I’m sure the four new ladies who have joined the team this year will soon find this out for themselves! If you’d like to get involved, contact the County Captain to find out more.’
Sylvia’s most memorable experience? ‘It definitely has been this year’s County Match Week and County Finals. I was closely involved in the planning which started over a year earlier, meetings, typing up drafts and working on all the elements which went into our hosting CMW to make it such a success this year.’
Gill Harries comes off the Committee after three years with cries of ‘where did that time go!?’ In her time on the team she organised the Morrice Foursomes, the Seniors ‘B’ and then the Seniors Waltz, and for her sins, she is the County Rep at her own club, Bognor. She tells us it’s kept her very busy and involved, but more importantly ‘I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself, I’ve met lots of lovely people around the county, and the team are a really friendly and supportive bunch’.
Her lasting memory? ‘I’ll remember with much affection, the gift of some splendid blue spangly wellies two years ago….. I’d had to check things out on the course after an appalling deluge and subsequent flooding during the Morrice Fours Finals at East Brighton, and my feet got sopping wet and were numb with cold.
The then County Captain Brenda Gilbey took pity on me and, whilst out shopping one day, spotted these amazing wellies which she presented at the AGM. They live in my boot and never fail to make me smile every time I see them – thank you Brenda!’
She closes with ‘we work hard, but we have fun – I’d encourage anyone interested in golf who has the time to get involved with the County Committee’.
Thanks go to Janet Carberry who also leaves the Committee this year. We wish her all the very best and thank her for her work and commitment to the County.
Thank you to everybody who, as volunteers, give their time so willingly to Sussex ladies golf, supporting 60 clubs and nearly 4000 golfers in Sussex.