Retirement of Hon Sec, Mark Terry

Friday, 5 November 2021

Further to the Captain’s email of 15th September announcing my retirement, your Committee have decided to restructure to ensure continuity to the smooth...

Rescheduled Professional's Day at Copthorne 2021

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

The last event of the season was the rescheduled Professional’s Day at Copthorne Golf Club
The field was slightly reduced as buggies were banned...

Captains v Secretaries & Managers at Royal Ashdown Forest 2021

Monday, 18 October 2021

A gun-metal grey sky welcomed the Sussex Captains to Royal Ashdown Forest where we were met by General Manager Neil Darnell, the host for the day. Given...

Rescheduled Spring Meeting at The Nevill 2021

Friday, 15 October 2021

The rescheduled Spring Meeting took place at The Nevill after a 6 month delay due to COVID restrictions but it was probably better weather than we would...

Match Play Championship 2021 Final at ESN

Friday, 8 October 2021

On a murky morning, the final of the 2021 SGC Matchplay took place on 7th October at ESN as part of the annual dinner day at that venue.
I was honoured...

Bristow Tankards & Annual Dinner at East Sussex National 2021

Friday, 8 October 2021

The flagship event of the year is The Bristow Tankards which precedes the Annual Dinner and has been held at East Sussex National since 2007.

A message from the Captain

Saturday, 2 October 2021

After 11 years as Secretary to the Sussex Golf Captains, Mark Terry has decided to step down at the next AGM. He has personal projects he wishes to pursue...

Sussex v Buckinghamshire at Pyecombe 2021

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Finally, we reach the last intercounty match of the season. The stout Sussex Yeomen against the ‘Young’ Bucks of Buckinghamshire.
With the fuel...

Oxfordshire v Sussex at Badgemore Park 2021

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Despite the panic of the previous days over the petrol shortage all the team arrived at Badgemore Park, although some filled up on the way there and...

Rescheduled Member's Invitation at East Brighton 2021

Friday, 24 September 2021

It was a fine Autumnal day at East Brighton Golf Club for the rescehduled Member’s Inviatation.  One of the events that was effected by lockdown retrictions...

Essex v Sussex at Braintree 2021

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Essex v Sussex at Braintree Golf Club 20 September 2021
For today’s golfing adventure, our intrepid band of heroes were off to the magical land...

Autumn Mixed Greensomes at Ham Manor 2021

Friday, 17 September 2021

A fine warm sunny day at Ham Manor for the Autumn Mixed Competition- One of the few eventss in the diary that was p;ayed on its original date this year.

Tour Diary 2021

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

The Sussex Yeomen girded their loins, packed their bags and polished their clubs before heading south to do battle with the dubiously handicapped men...

Wiltshire v Sussex at North Wilts 2021

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

On day two (or three for some) a nice breakfast and then a leisurely drive to North Wilts Golf Club. After a sandwich and chips lunch the Captains read...

Somerset v Sussex at Weston Super Mare 2021

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Somerset win 4½ - 3½
Match report to follow

Sussex v Kent at Worthing 2021

Friday, 27 August 2021

A cloudy, breezy day greeted our friends from Kent, aptly led by Captain Skipper. The traditional lunch of chips (some thin, some fat reflecting the...

Patron's Day at Crowbororugh Beacon 2021

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

It was an excellent day at Crowborough Beacon for Patron’s Day with 62 pairs competing.
Winners were Craig Millyard and Graham Snelgrove from Holtye...

Match Play Championship Semi Finals

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Sussex Golf Captains
2021 Match Play Championship Semi Final Draw  Previous Round

Semi Finals to be played by 26th September

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...

Match Play Championship Quarter FInals

Friday, 30 July 2021

Sussex Golf Captains
2021 Match Play Championship Quarter Final Draw  
See Previous Round
 Host Pair

Captain's Day at East Brighton 2021

Thursday, 29 July 2021

Captain’s Day saw an unseasonal gale force south westerly blow across East Brighton Golf Club making playing condititons extremely difficult.  This was...

President's Day at Sweetwoods Park 2021

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Dave Wilkins President’s Day at Sweetwood Park Golf Club was well attended with 72 members from over 30 different Sussex clubs.

The winner...

Rescheduled Spring Mixed at Highwoods 2021

Friday, 23 July 2021

The long-awaited rescheduled Spring Mixed Greensomes was our first member’s event for 2021.  21 months had passed since our last fixture due to the pandemic...

Cambridgeshire v Sussex at The Cambridgeshire 2021

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

The Merry 16 of Sussex wound their way to the Cambridgeshire Golf Club on 20th July 2021. The journey was mainly free flowing and all were there in plenty...

Sussex v Bedfordshire at Cottesmore 2021

Friday, 16 July 2021

As we gathered at Cottesmore on this sunny/cloudy day, we made a strange sight as both teams were dressed in identical colours. The Clubhouse has recently...

Surrey v Sussex at Lingfield Park 2021

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Sussex Captain’s Go To The Races!
Today’s golfing adventure takes our golfing heroes to the Sussex Surrey border and the delights of Lingfield Park...

Match Play Championship Round 2

Saturday, 3 July 2021

Sussex Golf Captains
2021 Match Play Championship
                          Second Round to be played by 1st August 2021

London v Sussex at Finchley 2021

Thursday, 1 July 2021

It was a bright and breezy day that greeted the Sussex Golf Captains as they ventured north to Finchley. The Club is in a magnificent setting, having...

Sussex v SLC-SGA at Haywards Heath 2021

Monday, 28 June 2021

    ‘Good company, lovely Ladies and competitive golf’ were the overriding comments from the men on the match...

Diamond Jubilee at Dartford 2021

Friday, 25 June 2021

Congratulations to The Kent Golf Captains winning the Diamond Jubilee Committee Triangular at Dartford Golf Club  with a team score of 309.  Sussex were...

Sussex v Cornwall at Seaford 2021

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

And, we’re back!
As though the last 18 months haven’t happened, we can get back to what we do best! Meet old friends, take the mickey out of old...

Match Play Championship Round 1

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Sussex Golf Captains
2021 Match Play Championship
                          First Round to be played by 4th July 2021

Spring Update 2021

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Following the Prime Minister’s road out of lockdown announcement on 22nd February it will still be impossible for us to proceed with our events scheduled...

Matchplay Championship Knockout 2021

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

As the new seasons approaches your committee are aware that Covid restrictions may well still affect some of our events and matches.  With this in mind...

Bristow Tankards and Annual Dinner 2020

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

After considering all the options your committee have decided not to proceed with the Bristow Tankards and Annual Dinner at East Sussex National on 1st...

Update 4

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

The pandemic has disrupted day-to-day life in this country like no other event in recent history but hopefully by now most of you have been able to return...

Coronavirus Update 3

Monday, 11 May 2020

On behalf of the Committee we sincerely hope that you are coping with the lockdown and staying safe and well. The last eight weeks been a difficult time...

Welcome To The New Captain & President

Saturday, 4 April 2020

The committee are happy to report that our virtual AGM which took place because of the Coronavirus lockdown went very well.  Just under 150 members cast...

Coronavirus Update 2 and AGM Procedure

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Since my update of 17th March the Government have given clear instructions about social gatherings and how we all have to ‘do our bit’ and stay at home...

Coronavirus Update

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

The committee are concerned with the outbreak of COVID-19 and having monitored the situation for some time and with the recent advice from the government...

Captains v Secretaries & Managers at Worthing 2019

Thursday, 31 October 2019

The last match of the season is the popular game between the Sussex Golf Captains and the Sussex Secretaries and Managers, this year kindly hosted by...

Bristow Tankards & Annual Dinner at East Sussex National 2019

Thursday, 3 October 2019

This much anticipated event at East Sussex National got on the way on an overcast chilly day with 30 four balls on the West Course playing a shotgun...

Sussex v Buckinghamshire at Ham Manor 2019

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

As the teams arrived at Ham Manor for Sussex’s last inter-county match, the weather was threatening to put a damper on proceedings and so it proved with...

Autumn Mixed at Ham Manor 2019

Thursday, 19 September 2019

The Autumn Mixed Greensomes Competition at Ham Manor Golf Club was won by Stuart & Kathy Wallace of Worthing Golf Club with 42 points.
Second with...

Notes From The Tour

Thursday, 5 September 2019

or The Adventures of Woody and Friends - An overview and observation of the team who toured Wiltshire & Somerset in September by...

Somerset v Sussex at Taunton & Pickeridge 2019

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Setting off on the third leg of our tour, the weather was chilly but bright for the 100 minutes journey to Taunton. It is a quirky course, full of humps...

Wiltshire v Sussex at Hamptworth 2019

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

It was an overcast day as we set off for Hamptworth GC located not far from Salisbury and an early start due to brunch being served at 11.00am. Notwithstanding,...

Sussex v Kent at Royal Eastbourne 2019

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Frank Horner, Past Captain of REGC very kindly started us at Royal Eastbourne on a lovely day with a light breeze for the eagerly awaited match versus...

Patron's Day at Crowborough Beacon 2019

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

On a blistering hot August day 68 pairs braved the intense heat for this popular event.  The key advice being to drink plenty of water and wear a hat!

Queen's Jubilee at Stoneham 2019

Thursday, 15 August 2019

This competition is held annually features teams of eight from Bedfordshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, London, Oxfordshire & Sussex Golf Captains.

Gordon Clark Cup at Haywards Heath 2019

Thursday, 1 August 2019

A fine and warm afternoon greeted the nostalgia loaded past Captains for the competition for the Gordon Clark Cup. Help the Aged were also in attendance...

Essex v Sussex at Thorndon Park 2019

Friday, 26 July 2019

Journey’s end this time, having navigated the M25 and Dartford tunnel, was Ingrave near Brentwood where Thorndon Park was to be found. On arriving in...

President's Day at Copthorne 2019

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Officially recorded as the hottest day of the year and possibly breaking previous heat records, President’s Day at Copthorne Golf Club was going to be...

Cambridgeshire v Sussex at Links 2019

Thursday, 18 July 2019

It was a gunmetal grey day as the merry band of Sussex Captains made their way along the notorious M25, Dartford tunnel and M11 into the Fens. The drizzle...

Surrey v Sussex at Puttenham 2019

Monday, 15 July 2019

Phil and his merry men travelled to Puttenham in Surrey for one of our nearer away games. The reception was excellent with a free bar followed by Ham,...

Sussex v Bedfordshire at Seaford 2019

Thursday, 11 July 2019

As the Captain surveyed the scene, he contemplated if this match would define his Captaincy and his legacy….
Meanwhile, away from Edgbaston, Captain...

London v Sussex at Enfield 2019

Friday, 5 July 2019

It was a beautiful sunny Summer’s day as we all successfully negotiated the M25 to arrive at Enfield, relaxed after an uneventful journey. Actually,...

Diamond Jubilee at Ealing 2019

Friday, 28 June 2019

Inaugurated shortly after the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 this competition is a triangular between Kent, London and Sussex Golf Captains’ Committees....

Captain's Day at Haywards Heath 2019

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Captain, Phil Williamson was delighted to have a dry bright day for his special day kindly hosted by his home club, Haywards Heath.
After many changes...

Sussex v Cornwall at The Dyke 2019

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

It was a dark sky that greeted the Cornish Captains on their arrival at The Dyke, brightened only by the resplendent yellow and black of their County...

Oxfordshire v Sussex at Kirtlington 2019

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The joys of driving anywhere these days was brought home forcefully to some of the Sussex team. An accident on the M40 caused severe delays and several...

Member's Invitation at East Brighton 2019

Thursday, 6 June 2019

A bright day with a sea breeze turned out to be good scoring conditions at East Brighton Golf Club for Sussex Golf Captains Member’s Invitation where...

Sussex v Hampshire at Piltdown 2019

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

After arrival on a cloudy day, lunch was served, followed by normal team introductions by skipper Phil and the Hampshire Captain Shane Dickson. Just...

Dorset v Sussex at Yeovil 2019

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

As the Sussex Captains began the long trek to the far side of Dorset, the sun shone brightly in a clear blue sky. Three, or in Nigel’s case four, hours...

Professional's Day at Copthorne 2019

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Pro’s Day at Copthorne Golf Club is always a popular event and 36 teams of 4 competed on a fine bright day at this wonderful tree lined course.

Spring Mixed Meeting at Highwoods 2019

Thursday, 25 April 2019

The forecast for the day, just 10 hours before the event showed thundery heavy showers all morning which many would have read and thought twice about...

Sussex v Devon at Littlehampton 2019

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Littlehampton was the venue for the first match of the season, Sussex facing the touring Devon side who had camped at Chichester overnight. They included...

Spring Meeting & AGM at The Nevill 2019

Thursday, 4 April 2019

A crisp two degrees greeted the 148 players for the Spring Meeting at The Nevill Golf Club with many experiencing heavy showers, sleet and hail on the...

Autumn Mixed at Ham Manor 2018

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Captains and their lady partners were delighted that it was a beautiful Autumn day for the end-of-season Mixed Greensomes at Ham Manor.  In previous...

Sussex Captains v Secretaries at Highwoods 2018

Thursday, 18 October 2018

A bright Autumnal day greeted the players as they assembled at Highwoods for the annual match. After a hearty breakfast, Austen (nearly 60) Moran and...

Bristow Tankards & Annual Dinner at ESN 2018

Thursday, 4 October 2018

A damp misty morning greeted those arriving at East Sussex National but it soon cleared turning into a warm Autumnal day.
The Bristow Tankards played...

Buckinghamshire v Sussex at Harleyford 2018

Thursday, 27 September 2018

On a glorious Autumn Thursday we set of for the splendid venue of Harleyford Golf Club. Set in the grounds of a private estate several Members of our...

Hampshire v Sussex at Meon Valley 2018

Thursday, 20 September 2018

The sky was battleship grey and the wind a strong South Westerly, as Wardy’s Warriors arrived at Meon Valley. Southampton FC had unwisely parked their...

Sussex v Essex at Mannings Heath 2018

Thursday, 6 September 2018

On a beautiful late summer's day, 40 Captains gathered at Manning's Heath Golf Club and Wine Estate for the annual match between Sussex and good friends...

Sussex v Wiltshire at Goodwood 2018

Monday, 3 September 2018

It was a warm, pleasant day that greeted both teams as they arrived at Goodwood, a course Sussex has not played at for some time. Presumably we had to...

Kent v Sussex at Sene Valley 2018

Thursday, 30 August 2018

On a humid and cloudy day the majority of the Sussex team arrived in good time for an excellent Ploughman’s Lunch – the late arrivals, Captain Peter...

Patron's Day at Crowborough Beacon 2018

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Defending your title is never easy but for one half of the Cottesmore winning pair it was achieved.  Harry Reed who's partner this year was Barry Peate...

Queen's Jubilee at The Nevill 2018

Thursday, 16 August 2018

This competition is held annually features teams of eight from Bedfordshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, London, Oxfordshire & Sussex Golf Captains.

Gordon Clark Cup at Brighton & Hove 2018

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2014 was to introduce a Past Captains and Presidents’ Golf Day.  The following year Gordon Clark from the...

President's Day at Ifield 2018

Monday, 23 July 2018

The balmy summer heat continues…
President’s Day at Ifield was a great success albeit  a slightly smaller field than first published as there were...

Sussex v London at Bognor Regis 2018

Monday, 16 July 2018

Another gloriously sunny day, as the London team arrived on the South coast to a warm welcome from Robert, the Captain of our hosts, Bognor. The course,...

Sussex v Cambridgeshire at Willingdon 2018

Thursday, 12 July 2018

On a warm and sunny Sussex afternoon, and after a fair amount of angst regarding who was playing with whom – and who was likely to turn up – the 2 teams...

Bedfordshire v Sussex at Dunstable Downs 2018

Monday, 9 July 2018

On a bright sunny morning, we arrived at Dunstable Downs with its spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. As with most courses, it was suffering...

Sussex v SLC-SGA at Haywards Heath 2018

Monday, 2 July 2018

Another beautiful day for our Annual Match v The Sussex Lady Captains at Haywards Heath.  Captains’ Peter Ward and Nannette Meeten agreed on just two...

Diamond Jubilee at Bearstead 2018

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Inaugurated shortly after the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 this competition is a triangular between Kent, London and Sussex.  Each county play a team...

Rescheduled Spring Meeting at The Nevill 2018

Monday, 25 June 2018

Hot and Sunny! A perfect day for golf for the 52 pairs playing in the rescheduled Spring Meeting at The Nevill Golf Club.
The competition was rescheduled...

Captain's Day at Brighton & Hove 2018

Thursday, 21 June 2018

A cool breezy but bright day greeted everyone for Captain’s Day this year held at Peter Ward’s home club, Brighton & Hove. A club where one of the founder...

Member's Invitation at East Brighton 2018

Thursday, 7 June 2018

On arrival at this year’s invitation Captains and their guests were advised about the difficulties East Brighton have experienced with the infestation...

Sussex v Oxfordshire at Mid Sussex 2018

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Overcast weather greeted the players as they assembled at Mid Sussex for the match against Oxfordshire. They brought a strong team, clearly still smarting...

Sussex v Dorset at West Hove 2018

Thursday, 24 May 2018

The sky was an ominous grey as the players gathered for the match at West Hove, the sounds of an ark under construction perhaps a clue as to what was...

Professional's Day at Copthorne 2018

Thursday, 17 May 2018

A cold start ended up a warm sunny day at Copthorne for Professional’s Day.  36 teams four from 25 Sussex clubs entered this popular event.  

Sussex v Somerset at Worthing 2018

Monday, 14 May 2018

Sussex entertained the ' tourists ' Somerset on the Lower course at Worthing on a sunny day, with a slight breeze! After a light lunch the teams were...

Devon v Sussex at Saunton 2018

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Despite the grey overcast sky on Thursday morning, spirits were high as the team gathered for breakfast. Most had dried out (not just from the rain)...

Cornwall v Sussex at Mullion 2018

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

After a long journey down to Cornwall  our squad of sixteen assembled at the Premier Inn, Helston for our pre match dinner at the ajoining May Tree hostelry...

Spring Mixed at Highwoods 2018

Thursday, 19 April 2018

It was a gorgeous hot Spring Day at Highwoods Golf Club for this years Spring Mixed Greensomes event.  64 pairs from over 24 Sussex clubs competed for...

Autumn Mixed at Ham Manor 2017

Thursday, 26 October 2017

The Autumn Mixed at Ham Manor saw difficult conditions with the course being extremely wet.  However, 64 pairs ventured out on an overcast Autumnal day...

Captains v Secretaries at Bognor Regis 2017

Thursday, 12 October 2017

On a glorious mid October Day, and after a hearty and generous Full English breakfast, Captain Brian Street led his fellow Sussex Captains to a closely...

Bristow Tankards & Annual Dinner at ESN 2017

Thursday, 5 October 2017

It was a beautiful Autumn Morning that greeted the 160 golfers who were playing in our flagship event, The Bristow Tankards at East Sussex National.

Sussex v Bucks at Royal Eastbourne 2017

Thursday, 28 September 2017

The final inter county match of the season took place at Royal Eastbourne in warm but breezy weather. The overall match score for the season stood at...