CAPTAIN’S WELCOME

Jane White

Jane White

Captain 2020

A very warm welcome to all Lady Captains & Secretaries both past and present, to our website, Sussex Lady Golf Captains.  My name is Jane White and I am honoured to be the Association’s Captain for 2020.

SLC&SGA was formed in 1962 by Miss Joy Graham of Royal Ashdown Forest GC for FUN!  Additional founder members were Miss Margaret Ackford from Bognor Regis, Mrs Jackson from Cooden Beach and Mrs Leonie Law from Goodwood.  Joy Graham was Captain until her death in 1982.  In May 1964 membership stood at 132 and currently stands at 450.  The first match against another County was played at Liphook in 1963 v. Hampshire since when matches have been extended to include Berkshire, Kent and Surrey.

Membership is open to any lady who has been a Captain or Secretary of a Sussex Golf Club and we hope that existing members will encourage other past Lady Captains or Secretaries in their Club to join the Association.

We have our usual friendly but competitive programme of meetings and matches against nearby Counties and any member with a handicap high or low can participate.  Please see Events & Entry Forms page for details, together with results.

I look forward to meeting many members during the course of the year and wish you all a very successful and enjoyable golfing year.

If you would like to join our Association please click here to email us.

LATEST NEWS

SLC & SGA DECISIONS RE COVID-19

Given the fluid nature of the covid-19 virus and taking on board uncertain time periods and the government’s advice, the committee have taken the decision to cancel all events until the end of May initially. This includes the Spring Meeting, the first two matches v Kent and Surrey and 2 committee meetings. All monies paid will be refunded and your committee will conduct essential business via email.

We will keep you informed with further notices on the website and via mailchimp re future events as and when the picture is clearer after the end of May.

Please bear with your committee in these most challenging times. In the meantime, keep yourself safe, look out for others and we hope to see many of you at some point in the not too distant future.

REPORT ON EVENTS TO DATE – by Elaine Fell, Honorary Secretary

Have we ever known such a wet off season? However, as BST approaches at the end of this month, I am feeling very positive.  I reckon that all our events this year will be blessed by good, sunny, warm and cooling light breezes  – just the law of averages! We just need the courses to recover from all the exceptional rain they have suffered.

Thank you to all our members who have sent in entries for our four events: Spring Meeting, President’s Day, Mixed Meeting & Autumn Meeting. I hope you all enjoy your days.

The SPRING MEETING on Monday 27 April at Littlehampton currently has just 1 space left if any member is interested in securing this last slot. Act quickly though once you have read this! Following a meeting I had with the club recently, given the number of players, we will be starting on the 5th and 15th tees. The start sheet and notes will be sent to lead players soon. Littlehampton have very recently appointed new caterers and having negotiated our menu I am expecting great food!

PRESIDENT’S DAY on Wednesday 17 June at Haywards Heath is obviously ‘Janet’s special day’. I am organising the golf and player aspects and Janet has arranged all the club details. There is space for another 6 teams, so if interested please get your entry and payment into me. I know it would be gratifying for Janet to welcome a full field, as well as chatting to as many of you as she can on this day.

The MIXED meeting at Seaford on Friday 21 August is an inaugural event for the SLC & SGA. The response to this event has been good. Entries continue to steadily arrive on my doorstep. We currently have space for up to another 14 pairs.  It is 4BBB format (90% handicap). All is in hand and I am confident that this will be a very successful first event for the association.

The AUTUMN MEETING is on Thursday 7 October at Cowdray Park. There are just 8 spaces left, so if interested in playing please get your entry and payment into myself.

In the meantime, happy golfing, when one can get on any course, enjoy the longer days when they soon arrive and I look forward to seeing you at our meetings.

If you have any queries about any of the above events, please do not hesitate to contact me at e.fell19@icloud.com or 01243 264487.

2020

Hello Ladies! Our meetings are really filling up now and it looks like 2020 is going to be a great year for the SLC&SGA. There is still time to send on your entry forms but be quick! Don’t forget we have a new Mixed Event being held at Seaford Golf Club this year. Full details in your booklet or on the website click here

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