Gordon Clark Cup at Eastbourne Downs 2021

Friday, 6 August 2021


The Gordon Clark Cup for Past Captains and current committee members of the Sussex Golf Captains was hosted by Vice-Captain, Joe Angella at his club Eastbourne Downs.  After a good sized Ploughman’s Lunch, 15 golfers started off in breezy sunshine but by the time most had made the turn it got very wet and even windier.

The first group kept going but everyone else decided to call it a day.  Ironically, it started to clear up a bit but by then the decisions to leave the course had been made.

Subsequently, the remaining three ball were the only one’s to complete the round with Dave ‘Santa Wilkins returning 29 points to claim the trophy.  Committee member, Nigel Wates of The Nevill returned the best score of 37 points but could not win the trophy, however he won a nice bottle of Single Malt.  Vice Captain, Joe had 33 points winning him a boyttle of Dows Port.

The Downs catering team c/o The Devonshire Park excelled by providing an excellent dinner of Salmon and Prawns, Roast Beef with all the trimming and a tasty Lemon Posset.

A small contingency were booked into The Lamb, one of Eastbourne’s oldest pubs to talk long into the night and put the world to right!