SCLGA News Archives

Sussex Hosts County Match Week

Dates for your diary! Sussex is proud to be the hosts for County Match Week this year at Worthing GC from Monday 21st June to Wednesday 23rd June. 

A new format of 2 foursomes matches and 3 singles matches played morning and afternoon, will make for fast paced and exciting golf with a different team and new younger faces.

Sussex has a very busy first day when they meet Middlesex in the morning and Kent in the afternoon, on day 2 their match is against Hampshire in the afternoon session. The final day will see Sussex play Surrey in the morning.  

We typically would love to have as many supporters out there wearing yellow (Covid rules permitting). But please make a note in your diaries and make your way to Worthing to support our team. It’s a very special place for Sussex when we last hosted CMW at Worthing, we were the winners..!



Trio Trophy Draw now online

The draw for theTrio Trophy has taken place – click to view the draw here.
This is a brand new SCLGA competition for 2021 designed for a team of three; each player must have a handicap index that falls between each of these bands 0.0 – 15.4, 15.5 – 23.4 and 23.5 – 36.4.  No player can participate with a Handicap Index greater than 36.4 and each player must play their opponent within the matching Handicap Index bracket.  Play goes out in Handicap Index order.  Eliminating rounds will be decided by match-play over 18 holes and no extra holes will be played.  In the event the match is tied 1.5 to 1.5 the Away team will have the advantage and be awarded the match.  For details of the rules click on the link below.
The first round must be played by 31st May.

SCLGA Competitions – Spaces Available in the Spring Rumble & Seniors Meeting

We still have spaces available in our Spring Rumble on Monday 10th May at Worthing (Vardon Course).  It’s open to all Sussex ladies with a maximum handicap index limit 36.4. The format is all Stableford scores to count on Par 3s, 2 scores on par 4s and 1 score on the par 5s; with no team including more than one home club player.


Click here for the Spring Rumble Entry Form.

The Seniors Meeting at Piltdown is always a popular competition and we have spaces to fill this year. It’s on Thursday 8th July for players aged 50 and over with a handicap index limit of 18.4. The morning round is 18 Holes Stableford and the afternoon is 12 Holes Stableford Foursomes. The Entry Fee is £40 per person to include a sandwich lunch.

Click here for the Seniors Entry Form.

As with all our events this year, there will be no meal after the competition, nor a prize-giving – so pay, play and leave! Easy. 



Seniors’ Waltz at Haywards Heath in July!

Golf is back (hooray), the sun is shining, why not enter one of our SCLGA “fun” competitions – the Seniors’ Waltz on Thursday 15th July?

Designed for the over 50s with a handicap index limit of 36.4 or less, it’s for teams of 3 with 1 Stableford score to count on the 1st hole, 2 scores to count on the 2nd hole, 3 scores to count on the 3rd hole then back to 1 score to count on 4th hole and carrying on in this format for the remaining holes.  Our rules also stipulate that no team can include more than one home club player.

The entry fee is just £30 per person and includes takeaway coffee and a snack on arrival.

Please note that the entry fee to this competition does not include a meal. Competitors will be able to order refreshments, if they wish, directly from the Club. There will be no prize presentation on the day.

Seniors Waltz Entry Form 2021

In order to eliminate Covid-19 risk for the organiser, we ask that the form is returned to Janis Kinnear by email to:


Communications Director Vacancy Now Closed

The deadline of 31st March for applying for the Communications Director role has now passed.  We have one very able applicant, Celine Graciet a member of Dyke Golf Club, so Celine will be elected unopposed for this position at our AGM in November.

Celine will be working closely with Jacs Marlio our current Communications Director over the rest of this year to ensure a smooth transition for next year.



Prue Riddiford Bowmaker Nearly Full

Many of you will have returned to golf this week and hopefully allowed you to organise your golf diary with some of the SCLGA events in mind!  The Prue Riddiford Bowmaker is always a popular, fun event and generally fills up quickly.

This year it’s on 23rd September at Mannings Heath.  We have secured a few extra tee times but if you’re keen to enter a team, please submit your entry to the organiser, Bali Bassan, as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Prue Riddiford Bowmaker Entry Form 2021


Back to Golf!

With less than 24 hours to go, we wish everyone who has managed to get a tee time on Monday 29th March the very best of luck with that first drive!

Many of you haven’t hit a ball since golf courses closed on 4th January, so swings could be rather rusty.  Gear up today by sorting out your golf bag, clean your clubs, and ensure you’ve plenty of spare golf balls.  Make sure you get to the club in time to have a practice swing and a few putts.

Lots of work has gone on behind the scenes at clubs to have them ready but please remember the “Play Safe, Stay Safe” England Golf guidance. We must do everything to make sure this is our last lockdown and golf courses remain open for the remainder of the season.

Good luck all!


Junior Girls’ Summer Coaching – all ages & abilities welcome

In order to make the most of the golfing season, we have organised 4 coaching sessions for the Junior Girls. All ages and abilities are very welcome at Mid-Sussex Golf Club. The dates are:

SATURDAY 1st and 29th May

SATURDAY 19th June

SATURDAY 17th July

Session times: 10am to 12mid-day, featuring indoor coaching & on course practice.
Total cost: £10.00 per session.

Summer Coaching Application Form – 2021