A very warm welcome to all Lady Captains & Secretaries both past and present, to our website, Sussex Lady Golf Captains. My name is Anne Slade and I am honoured to be the Association’s Captain for 2019.
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, Sylvia Huggair held her Presidents Day at her home club of Willingdon on Thursday 5thSeptember. 78 ladies were in teams of 3 with 2 scores to count on each hole.
As we looked out of the windows whilst enjoying our sticky Danish pastries and coffee we could see that the course was in excellent condition and we weren’t disappointed. The fairways were mowed beautifully and the greens were slick, which caught a few of us out.
After a scrumptious carvery lunch and dessert prepared by Rachel and her team, Sylvia announced the results, which can be viewed in full here.
The winners were Yvonne Carlson from Willingdon and her partners from Seaford, Lynda Lilburn and Carol Hall with an impressive 78 points.
Everyone was in agreement that Sylvia had arranged a glorious day which went by without a hitch.
The Committee Away Day was held on Wednesday August 28that The Royal Ashdown Forest West course. The ladies of the committee, plus two previous Presidents, and three of the Captains pick, played a ‘Hidden Partners’ stableford competition with double points on the 3rdhole, the only par 5 on the course.
The West Course at The Ashdown is tight and demands some degree of skill trying to place the ball and to stay out of the heather, the ditches and the various undulations as well on the side of the sloping fairways. Many of the ladies claimed that they had hit good shots only to find the ball had rolled off the fairway or bounced into thick heather. Accumulating a decent stableford score therefore was not found to be easy.
Over a light lunch and a glass of wine afterwards it seemed that the highlight of the day was not the golf but our President getting her buggy stuck in a ditch on the 10th. The ladies she was playing with were unable to lift it out, nor were the 4 ladies behind who were called in to help. In the end it was the 2 groups of men behind them who prised it out with some strength, a couple of logs from the forest to lift it up and bouncing on the front to get some traction for Sylvia to eventually drive it out. The fact that it had taken 7 ladies and 7 men to free the buggy caused great hilarity and the ladies all seemed delighted with the new friends they had made whilst on the course!!
The ‘Hidden Pairs’ had been selected randomly the night before. Anne had bought the prizes at Portrush in July so were souvenirs of The Open.
The winners were:
Nearest The Pin – Carol Hall
1st– Janis Kinnear & Nannette Meetens – 64 points
2nd– Janet Garbutt & Rosemary Barford – 57 points
3rd – Sylvia Huggair & Lil Cummins – 55 points (ocb)