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Day 1 – Junior County Match Week

Monday morning, the first day of Junior County Match Week.  The girls were in great spirits as they teed off in the morning match against Kent.

Chloe Burdon lead the girls out, playing against Darcie Smith she had a very tough and closely fought match finishing on the 18th with the match all square.

The whole team played good competitive golf to finish the match with a very creditable 5.5 – 1.5 point win.

The team were:

Chloe Burdon, Ellen Nicholas, Salysa Mason, Anya Olsen, Katie Field, Anna Wills and Lille-Beau Thorpe.

In the afternoon, Sussex were scheduled to play their stableford foursomes round which was completed in good time leaving the opportunity to call at the M&S Food Hall on the way back to the hotel.  Supplies of on-course snacks are now replenished and the girls are well prepared for today’s matches against Hampshire and Surrey.

Good luck girls!


Revised Dates, Times & Venues for Inter-Club Division Semi-Finals

Following the disruption last Friday at the Inter-club Semi-Finals when all matches apart from Div 1 were abandoned due to the vagaries of the British weather, a new date of Friday 17th August has been arranged for all remaining matches.
The details are as follows:
Division 2 at Littlehampton
Sedlescombe v Copthorne at 2.15pm
Haywards Heath v Golf at Goodwood at 3.04pm
Division 3 at Littlehampton
Cottesmore v Sedlescombe at 3.53pm
Division 3 at Haywards Heath
Royal Ashdown Forest v West Sussex at 11am
Division 4 at Dyke
Royal Ashdown Forest v Brighton & Hove 1.30pm
East Brighton ‘A’ v East Brighton ‘B’

Seniors Win the Mulligan Larsen Bowl

The final match of the season for Sussex in the Seniors League “Mulligan Larsen Bowl” was played at Burhill against Surrey.  The match was played on the ‘New’ Course which, unfortunately, wasn’t in particularly good condition having suffered badly with the lack of water over the past few months.

First out was our very own ‘English Seniors Champion’, Aileen Greenfield, who was up against it playing Debbie Richards who is also a member at Burhill.  The greens had just had their summer maintenance and were not up standard that one would have hoped but that didn’t stop Aileen; her putter was hot beating Debbie 4 & 3.

Next up was Karen Sykes, although not having such a good day as Aileen on the greens, managed to halve her match against Felicity Christine.  Teresa Ward played an in form Maggie Lowe who was 2 under par when she beat Teresa on the 16th.   Jo Galway had an up and down match which ended with a down, losing on the 18th!  Luckily the other two players in the Sussex team, Clarissa Bushell and Iona McKean, showed great spirit and steady golf to win their matches with ease.  The final outcome was a win for Sussex of 3.5 to 2.5.

This result means that Sussex have again, for the 4th year running, won the Mulligan Larsen Bowl.

Congratulations to everyone who has played for the team in 2018 and thank you for your continued support.


It’s Junior County Match Week!

The very best of luck to the Junior Girls from all of Sussex!  Junior County Match Week begins on Monday 13th August until 15th August.  Play well and enjoy Junior County Match Week at Bush Hill Park, Middlesex.

The Sussex team members are:

  • Anya Olsen (Captain)
  • Chloe Burdon
  • Katie Field
  • Yasmin Hang
  • Salysa Mason
  • Ellen Nicholas
  • Gudrun Nolan
  • Lillie-Beau Thorpe
  • Anna Wills
  • Becky Losh (Non travelling reserve)

It would be great to see yellow and blue clad supporters out there to cheer the girls onto success.  For more information about the team and daily schedule, click here.



Sussex Teams Success in Daily Mail Foursomes!

Two Sussex teams have made it through to round 7 of the Daily Mail Foursomes competition, Mannings Heath and Willingdon. They’ll know this week who they’ll meet (hopefully not each other!) and this round must be played by 9th September.

Willingdon pair Rachel Sellence and Jan Hollands came through on the 19th hole at Chichester.  In a very close game they prevailed against a strong pairing, Kathy Donohoe and Sang Porter, both off five handicaps. Commiserations to Kathy and Sang who had an earlier tough match which had gone to a 2nd extra play-off hole and saw them win with some incredible long-distance putting!

Mannings Heath are represented by a Grand-daughter and Grandmother team with an age gap of some 56 years!  Charlotte Topping (27), plays off 9 and 83 year old Brenda James plays off 21.  Their latest match was at Woodcote Park where they won 3 & 2 and their success story has seen them in print, see the Daily Mail article below!

To access the Daily Mail Foursomes article on Charlotte Topping and her Grandmother click here.

Well played to both pairs on reaching Round 7, particularly winning away from home, and a very good luck in your next matches!




Inter-club Division Semi-Final Report

After weeks of very hot dry weather, Friday 10th August saw the Inter-Club Semi Finals begin in cool but bright conditions.  Unfortunately, this did not last and the rain which was forecast arrived and became heavier and heavier, with the early players getting the best of the weather.

By lunchtime it was clear that play would have to be suspended due to the greens becoming waterlogged, and all the players were called in to the Clubhouse.  At this stage, only one match result had concluded, with Worthing beating Chichester in Division 1.

In the end it was agreed to re-schedule Divisions 2 and 3 matches for Friday 17th August and they will be played at Littlehampton after 2.00 pm (tee times to be confirmed).  Division 4 will be played on the same day at Dyke Golf Club after 1.30 pm.  Again, notification of exact times will be sent to the teams in due course.

The other Semi-Final Division 1 match was eventually recommenced, and saw Bognor Regis win through against Crowborough Beacon.


Seniors Team vs Hampshire – 6th August

On a very warm, humid and positively steamy day, our Seniors team met next door neighbours Hampshire to play The Downs course Golf at Goodwood.  Our visitors were delighted to get the opportunity to play The Downs, with its spectacular views of the estate, the South Downs and out to sea.  The first highlight of the day was very little traffic due to the school holidays, so a leisurely coffee took precedence before the match rather than too much practice – strength needed to be preserved!

Playing 4 Ball BetterBall, the team was:

  • Alison Vans Agnew (Dyke) & Rosie Hockey (RAF) – Won
  • Barbara Parker (Golf at Goodwood) & Rosie Chisholm-Hill (Copthorne) – Lost
  • Tessa Stockwell (Cowdray) & Kay Grindell (Dyke) – Won
  • Lesley Talbot (East Brighton) & Jean Parsons (Nevill) – Lost

The matches were played in excellent spirit, but as temperatures soared well above 30 degrees, nobody was too keen to play all 18 holes when there was a short-cut back to the clubhouse!  Like last year when the match was played at Waterlooville, the final score was an honourable draw.

With a lovely lunch served outside, little did we realise our glorious heatwave would soon be coming to an end……much needed rain for all our golf courses.


Autumn Bowmaker – Still Time to Enter!

Crowborough Beacon is hosting the Autumn Bowmaker on Monday 10th September.  It’s a team of three players, with the best 2 Stableford scores to count on each hole. There’s a maximum individual handicap of 36 and represents great value at only £32 per person.  Why not make a trip to Crowborough, get a group together from your club or friends you’ve made in division matches –  it’s a fun day out and well worth the visit!

Click for Autumn Bowmaker Entry Form 2018.



Inter-club Division Semi-Final Line Up

It’s been a long time since the Inter-club Division matches kicked off way back in March.  Many matches later, we now see Haywards Heath and Dyke (just the one Division 2 match) hosting the Inter-club Division Semi-Finals on 10th August.  The Semi-Finalists and tee-off times are:

Division 1
8.30am Chichester v Worthing
9.19am Crowborough Beacon v Bognor Regis

Division 2
10.08am Sedlescombe v Copthorne

Division 2 At Dyke GC
10.15am Haywards Heath v Golf at Goodwood

Division 3
10.57am Cottesmore v Sedlescombe
11.46am Royal Ashdown Forest v West Sussex

Division 4
12.35pm Royal Ashdown Forest v Brighton & Hove
13.10pm East Brighton A v East Brighton B

The best of luck to everyone!


Beryl Pockett Report

The Beryl Pockett Meeting was played at Highwoods yesterday. The weather started off extremely hot, but after a very short heavy downpour early afternoon, the temperature cooled a little.

There was a very small field of 23 players this year in the Beryl Pockett, and only 6 players played in the 2nd round for the Veterans Championship, 5 of which just played 18 holes.

The Beryl Pockett Salver, normally a 72 hole aggregate with scores from todays rounds combined with Championship played in May (unfortunately only 23 holes).

Congratulations to the winner Karen Sykes from Worthing with scores of 97 + 148 = 245.  Coming a close second and runner-up with 97 + 150 = 247 was Ellen Nicholas from Ham Manor, who is one of our County Juniors who is enjoying a great season of golf (and will play in Junior County Match Week).

Congratulations to Veterans Seniors Champion Iona Mckean from Cottesmore with aggregate gross stableford scores from today and 1st round played at the Seniors event at Piltdown of 29 + 34 = 63.

Runner-up from Royal Ashdown Forest was Rosie Hockey 25 + 25 = 50

Trophies presented today for the first time were:

Scratch Trophy (formerly Bronze Scratch Cup) won by Chloe Burdon Gross 143

Handicap Trophy presented by Past County Captain Sandra Holman won by Ellen Nicholas Nett 140

Beryl Pockett Results 2018

Karen Sykes Salver Winner


Chloe Burdon Scratch Trophy


Ellen Nicholas Handicap Trophy

Iona Mckean Veterans Seniors Champion

Rosie Hockey Veterans Seniors Runner-Up