Seniors and Veterans
I look forward to this golfing season with much anticipation and eagerness. I’m proud that Sussex has such a phenomenal pool of senior lady golfers with so much talent and enthusiasm. It will be fun to support you in your matches and I’m hoping to attend as many as possible during 2020.
Sara Whittaker and Deborah James are the Team Captains, and I wish them well and that all the winter practice and preparation undertaken by the players will meet with success for the new season!
I welcome the opportunity of wearing the “yellow” jumper of Sussex with pride again and meeting lots of old and new faces on the golf course.
Seniors Scratch League
Sara Whittaker runs the Seniors Scratch League for a 2nd year; with a competitive handicap of 6 she’s been a regular in the team and looks forward to another year with players such as Aileen Greenfield, Clarissa Bushell, Karen Sykes, Katherine Russell all of whom have played in the Sussex 1st Team.
The Seniors Scratch League enables ladies in the infamous over 50s club to participate in matchplay against Essex, Kent, Middlesex and Surrey over the summer months. Ideally for players who have handicaps between 1 and 8, Sara knows that Sussex offers many enthusiastic, competitive players and she will contact those individuals who fit the bill.
Sara’s team has won the Mulligan Larsen Bowl for a 6th year in succession and she very much looks forward to the 2020 season.
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.)
Tuesday 11th August Sussex v Berkshire Reading GC. Tee off 1pm
Thursday 27th August Sussex v Surrey Mannings Heath GC. Tee off 11am (approx.)
Monday 14th September Sussex v Hampshire Dyke GC. Tee off 11am