The day dawned to driving rain and strong winds at West Sussex Golf Club on Tuesday 25th August for the Beryl Pockett Meeting.

Due to the availability of the course the meeting was reduced to 18 holes for the second year in a row, rather than the normal 36 holes.  However, last year it was the extreme heat that had caused the reduction to 18 holes!

The 50 players remained cheerful despite having to start in the rain. Players came in after their rounds enthusing about the course especially the greens.  By the time the last few groups went out, the rain had virtually stopped, but they still had to contend with the strong winds.

The scratch competition was won by Brandy Rook (Royal Eastbourne) with given the conditions an amazing gross score of 77. Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe) came second on count back from Karen Sykes (Worthing) just one shot behind Brandy.

The handicap competition was won by Charlotte Topping from Cottesmore with a nett 76.  Penny Gaunt, obviously in form after her good placing on Friday in the Veterans Championship, had a nett 77 to finish second. Holly Compton (East Brighton) came third on countback.

A big thank you to West Sussex for hosting the competition in the challenging conditions faced, not only from Covid, but from the weather.  Thanks to all those in the office especially Kim; the catering and bar staff and especially the head greenkeeper for his help. To Sherryn Salmon, Lady Captain at West Sussex and all her hardy ball spotters who went out without complaint.  By no means last but not least, Jane Covey, County President, Pat Johns, the County Captain who stood on the 1st tee starting everyone and Past Captain Ann Carnegie, who was out on the course keeping an eye on the course conditions!

To see the full results, click here.

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