With a combined age of plus 100 and over 80 years playing for Sussex County 1st Team, it’s understandable that both Aileen and Karen feel the time is right for them to move on and allow the juniors to take their place in the County Team! In fact, with their terrific handicaps of 0.4 and 1.4 respectively the 1st team will sorely miss them, along with their sunny smiles, sense of humour and team spirit.
Aileen was first selected in 1981 to play for the 1st Team, at that time she was playing off 5 handicap and aged only 17. Two years later, Karen joined the squad with a handicap of 3 and 15 years of age. Since then, with short breaks for family and children, Karen and Aileen have represented the county at the highest level, winning countless club, county and national titles over the years.
Their commitment to the County and the game of golf is beyond doubt and their encouragement to the juniors has paved the way for the future of Sussex golf. The County has been very fortunate to have Aileen and Karen in the team and wish them every success in the future.