Seniors and Veterans
I was so looking forward to this golfing season with a phenomenal pool of senior lady golfers with so much talent and experience. My diary was booked with plans to support as many matches as possible during the season and wearing the yellow jumper of Sussex with pride.
However, the season will not proceed in the way expected and the 1st and 2nd Team matches are now cancelled, Senior League under the management of Sara Whittaker cancelled and we wait to see if any of the Friendly Matches will go ahead with Deborah James as Captain. We plan to participate in the Inter County Senior Championship on 21st September at Rochford, Essex and details of this will available later.
It does take a huge amount of work to organise these games and I’m sorry that the winter practice and preparation will not be rewarded. Do take good care of yourselves this season.
Seniors Scratch League
It is with sadness that Sara Whittaker, Team Manager for the Sussex Seniors (over 50’s), reports that the Mulligan Larsen Trophy has been cancelled for this year.
She hopes that all players in the county are now back enjoying their golf and following the set guidelines. The matches will resume in 2021 and hopes that Sussex can retain the trophy they won in 2019.
Seniors Friendly Matches
These matches are designed specifically for the over 50s with a handicap of less than 10. Additionally, those ladies over 50 who don’t play in the 2nd Team get a chance to participate in friendly, yet competitive golf over the summer months. The format is 4-Ball Betterball (4 pairs) off handicap, against Berkshire, Hampshire, Kent and Surrey. Every season there’s 2 home and 2 away matches.
These competitions are always good fun, played on lovely courses and in a convivial manner. Deborah is keen to hear from individuals who would like to be considered for selection and fit the criteria – do please contact her by email with your availability here.
The dates for the 2020 fixtures are as follows:
Tuesday 9th June Sussex v Kent Lamberhurst GC. Tee off 11-12 (approx.) CANCELLED
Tuesday 11th August Sussex v Berkshire Reading GC. Tee off 1pm. TBC
Thursday 27th August Sussex v Surrey Mannings Heath GC. Tee off 11am (approx.). TBC
Monday 14th September Sussex v Hampshire Dyke GC. Tee off 11am. TBC