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On Tuesday 27th July the Sussex 2nd Team played their next match in the Stovold Trophy, hosting Hampshire at The Dyke Golf Club.
The golf course was in excellent condition, but the weather for the morning Foursomes games was not what we hoped for in late July – threatening grey skies; cool and breezy with the promise of rain on the horizon!
Hampshire had sent a very strong team and despite some solid play from the Sussex pairings of Holly Crompton & Delyth Roberts; Tracy Poulsom & Maisie Hassall and Rosie Hockey & Alison Vans Agnew, the team ended the session 3-0 down after some keenly contested individual games.
Worryingly as the teams enjoyed an excellent lunch, the weather closed in, resulting in the team captains hastily checking the competition rules, in case the singles play was not going to be possible. Luckily the wind got stronger, the rain stopped and the clouds lifted to allow Sussex to set off in determined fashion for the afternoon singles play.
Slowly but surely the morning deficit was extinguished with wins for Holly; Delyth & Alison. It was getting extremely tense in the remaining matches. Maisie who was playing in her first 2nd Team match secured an excellent win on the 18th against an experienced Hampshire player. What a memorable debut for the 2nd Team, well played Maisie.
Although Sussex won the afternoon singles session 4 games to 2, the team narrowly lost the overall match 4-5 with the deciding game going to the 17th hole. All the games saw some excellent golf being played by both teams, enjoyed by the team managers and Pat Johns the County Captain.
Sally Brown, 2nd Team Manager
The Coronation Foursomes Regional Final was on 23rd July at Wildernesse GC. There were many Sussex clubs competing, but congratulations must go to the Slinfold pair of Jeanne Coker and Christine Hagg who came 2nd with 41 Stableford points. Just pipped by 1 point from making the Grand Final at St.Andrews! Such a great score from the ladies.
To view all the results click here.
The Jerdein Salver was played at Bognor Regis GC on 22nd July. It was ideal weather for most of the field as, although the temperatures were high, a gentle breeze created pleasant golfing conditions without affecting the ball trajectory. Some players reported temperatures in the morning were definitely too hot – but that seems par for this heatwave we’ve been enduring!
All players enjoyed the course and reported great challenge with undulating and fast greens.
Congratulations to Pyecombe for a fantastic combined score of 75 stableford points with their team of Alison Vermes & Anne Eves, winning the Jerdein Salver for 2021.
In 2nd place was Sedlescombe with 71 stableford points with their team of Gilly Crawley & Jackie Legg.
And 3rd place was Chartham Park with 70 stableford points with Gill Thomas and Lorraine Picton.
To view the full results, please click on the link below.
Sussex Seniors took on Kent at Piltdown on Tuesday 21st July. It was unfortunate that Sussex lost a player to isolation but this is ‘par for the course at present time!’
Aileen Greenfield, Katherine Russell and Sara Whittaker pulled through as winners and Teresa Ward, Del Roberts and Sally Brown all had close games but unfortunately came out as runners up! Piltdown was in great shape and the greens rolled beautifully.
A match halved 3 – 3 was the final result. It was lovely to have some support from Jane Covey, the County President.
With only one match left to play against Essex at Willingdon, every match is crucial in the defence of the trophy that Sussex Seniors have held for the last few years.
Sussex Seniors travelled to Kingswood Golf Club in Surrey for their second match in their defence of the Mulligan Larsen Trophy on Tuesday 20th July.
In what proved to be the hottest day of the year Sussex put in an excellent performance. A couple of matches went to the wire but Paula Carver and Katherine Russell came through winning on the 18th. Aileen Greenfield was 2 up and Del finished 3 & 1. Sara had an excellent win finishing her game on the 13th hole.
A final result 5 – 1 to Sussex was more like the winning ways the team are used to.
Kent on 21st July at Piltdown – good luck to the team.
The English Girls’ Amateur Strokeplay Championship begins on Tuesday 20th July at Milton & Norton GC, in Yorkshire. The format is 18 holes strokeplay on the first 2 days, after 36 holes the leading 40 competitors and all those tying for 40th place shall play a further 36 holes on the third day.
We’ve 2 Sussex girls competing, Anna Wills from West Sussex and Salysa Mason from Cottesmore. A very good luck to both of them – you can follow their progress on the England Golf website here.
The Sussex 2nd Team contested their first competitive match in over 22 months on Monday 19th July at Ifield GC against the Middlesex 2nd Team.
On one of the hottest days of the year so far, 36 holes of matchplay golf tested the fitness of all the players. The morning foursomes delivered 3 wins out of 3 for Sussex from the pairings of Holly Crompton & Charlotte Topping; Sian Southerton & Tracy Poulsom and Sara Whittaker & Delyth Roberts. A great start with Sian and Tracy in particularly good form, especially around the greens leading to an 8&7 win.
With the sun continuing to beat down and the thermometer steadily rising the afternoon singles matchplay saw Sussex move further ahead with wins for Holly, Delyth, Sara and Charlotte leading to Sussex securing a win 7.5 games to 1.5 games.
Ifield as the host club presented the golf course in great condition and how wonderful it was to have the rakes back in the bunkers and to be able to take the flagstick out of the hole – just because you can!
APS, the club caterers, kept the team well looked after during the day. With great team spirit and some equally good golf the team now move on to their next match vs Hampshire on 27th July.
Thank you to Jane Covey the County President for supporting the team all day and keeping a watchful supervisory eye on my first match as the 2nd Team Manager.
2nd Team Manager
On Monday 19th July, when further COVID restrictions are removed, CONGU have updated their details regarding the submission/return of qualifying scores.
Please be aware that within England – ‘All restrictions on touch points are removed. All adjustments to the Rules of Golf to cover the COVID pandemic are rescinded.’
Well played to the 66 ladies who competed in the Seniors Waltz at Haywards Heath – results as follows:
1st place: Linda Watts, Jenny Farrington and Tina Pearce from Chartham Park – 70 points
2nd place: Jill Miles, Sue Ryan, Catherine Browning from Singing Hills – 69 points
3rd place: Jane Davidson, Lynne Whalley, Gisela Crane from Copthorne – 68 points
Best Front 9 – Gillian Trowell, Valerie Veal & Penny Shannon – Singing Hills Golf Club
Best Back 9 – Debby Gill, Valerie Kennedy & Diane Stratford – Mid Sussex Golf Club