A very warm welcome to all Lady Captains & Secretaries both past and present, to our website, Sussex Lady Golf Captains. My name is Rosemary Barford and I am honoured to be the Association’s Captain for 2021.
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.
Our President Brenda Clift was dismayed to see the pouring rain when she looked out of her window on the morning of her President’s Day at Crowborough Beacon GC. She need not have worried because by the time of the first tee the skies had cleared and all the participants had arrived safely despite the weather and the petrol shortage. The wet weather had left its mark on the course though and made it play tough and very long which was reflected in the scores. The day went smoothly with Brenda ably assisted by the Crowborough Ladies’ Captain, Lindsay Young and other helpers. The raffle in aid of Breast Cancer Care raised £245. The day concluded with a delicious running buffet and prizegiving. Brenda had hand decorated the prize envelopes herself which drew many compliments.
There were Nearest the Pin prizes for Roseanne Rees, Sylvia Huggair, Lindsay Smith and Janie Hartle.
|Best Back 9||Roseanne Rees
|Best Front 9||Lesley Talbot
|5th Place||Brenda Gilbey
On count back
|4th Place||Nannette Meeten
|3rd Place||Linda Howlett
|2nd Place||Helen Rayner
The winners of the Presidents Trophy were Janie Hartle, Janis Kinnear and Sandy Flynn all from Copthorne with a very good score of 70.
Brenda concluded the day by thanking everyone who had helped her and wished all the ladies a safe journey home.
The final match of the year was played on Monday 20th September. The Captain of the Society of Lady Captains of Kent, Jenny Knight, gave us a warm welcome to Sittingbourne and Milton Regis GC when we eventually arrived there after negotiating a tricky exit from a large roundabout. All the matches were played in good spirits and we mostly stayed dry although it did feel a little autumnal when we started out. It was Rosemary Barford’s last match of the season as our Captain so it was especially pleasing for her to announce the winning result as 6½ to 1½ to Sussex.
Notice is given that the AGM of SLC & SGA will take place on Monday 1st November 2021 at The Charmandean, Worthing.
Time approx 12.00, directly after the SCLGA AGM.
The minutes of the 2020 AGM are here
Any proposals and/or AOB items must be put in writing and received by
Carol Hall, Admin Secretary by Monday 11th October.
103 Phyllis Avenue
2022 Handbooks will be available at the AGM