Roseanne Rees

Captain 2024

A very warm welcome to all Lady Captains & Secretaries both past and present, to our website, Sussex Lady Golf Captains.  My name is Roseanne Rees and I am honoured to be the Association’s Captain for 2024.

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 385.  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 Golf Club and is currently a member of a Sussex Golf Club, 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.





Happy Christmas

We would like to wish all our a members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with lots of golf.

Work is under way on the website to introduce a new members area. Once this is completed all subscribed members will receive an invitation to register.

Autumn meeting 2nd October 2023

Our Autumn meeting this year was held at Copthorne Golf Club. We had a very large field teeing off from the 1st and 10th tees and were delighted to see that Sussex Past Captains who are members of Copthorne acted as starters and ball spotters which was a great help in speeding up the game.

The winning team ( pictured) were Kay Grindell – The Dyke, Anne Carnegie – Littlehampton, Caroline Hawkes – Chichester with a very good score of 84 (best two scores to count). Final results are here.
A huge thank you to Joanna Greenstreet for all her organising skills and Caroline Angella for her invaluable help, sorting out the results from such a large field was not easy.
Copthorne Lady Captain raised £345 for her charity the local hospice.

Linda Brand

Captain SLC&SGA

SLC&SGA vs Berks 18th September 2023

Our last match of the season was played at Crowborough Beacon against Berkshire. The weather forecast for the day wasn’t looking good, but the weather men/women can get it wrong sometimes!!! Unfortunately on this occasion they hadn’t. The rain was torrential and the eighteenth fairway was beginning to look as though the course would not be playable. I eventually coerced the club Secretary and he agreed to us taking later tee times and whilst we were enjoying lunch the rain eased and the match began, most of us enjoyed some sunshine on the course, the vagaries of the British summer. Unfortunately, Sussex lost the match 4 and 3 albeit I know several of the matches went to the eighteenth and Carol Hall representing Sussex had a hole in one at the thirteenth. Following the match we enjoyed a delicious meal and I wished everyone a safe journey home.
Linda Brand
SLC&SGA Captain