Wow, what a summer – another Trophy for the Sussex mantelpiece!
Our team of Clarissa Bushell (West Sussex) Katherine Russell (Royal Ashdown Forest) Jo Galway and Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe) played in the Inter Counties Seniors Championship on Monday at Brockenhurst Manor GC in the New Forest. Celebrating it’s centenary this year, it’s a tricky course with CSS of 73 against par 72. With ten counties competing, each player was in a 3-ball with two other counties, playing stroke play with the best three gross scores to count for each team.
Not wanting to leave things to chance, County Captain Sue Todd saw a black cat on the course which she petted twice for good luck (did the other counties too?!) It was a glorious sunny day, and the playing conditions were lovely, with scores to match! Katherine had a wonderful round shooting 73, and our best three scores totalled 229.
There was a nerve wracking wait for all the players to get in, and with final scores totalled, our 229 beat Surrey and Kent who were joint second on 230!! Just one putt in it…..
Well done to the team, a fantastic conclusion to the ‘competitive’ calendar for our County players.