Match Play Championship - Round 1

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Sussex Golf Captains
2021 Match Play Championship
First Round to be played by 4th July 2021 (New Date)
The first named pair are hosts

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

Friday, 6 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

Friday, 5 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...

Essex v Sussex at Rochford Hundred 2017

Thursday, 21 September 2017

After the lengthy journey around the M25 (good job it wasn't on the 22/9 - motorway closed at junction 5), Sussex Captains gathered at Rochford Hundred...

Somerset v Sussex at The Mendip 2017

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Following the celebrations and a motivational speech from Captain Brian the night before, we set out in buoyant mood for the traditionally tough fixture...

Wiltshire v Sussex at Chippenham 2017

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

1.  After an inspirational, emotional and motivational speech the previous evening, Captain Brian led us off in what proved to be a very close encounter....

Sussex v Kent at Pyecombe 2017

Thursday, 31 August 2017

On Thursday 31st August Sussex Golf Captains entertained Kent Golf Captains at Pyecombe in a long standing fixture. After a light lunch the battle commenced

Patron's Day at Crowborough Beacon 2017

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Patron’s Day at Crowborough Beacon Golf Club is always a popular event and this year was no exception.  60 pairs were playing for the Patron’s Day Cup...

Queen's Jubilee at John O'Gaunt 2017

Monday, 14 August 2017

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

Gordon Clark Cup at Cowdray Park 2017

Monday, 7 August 2017

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 Littlehampton 2017

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

A perfect day at Littlehampton Golf Club greeted the 81 competitors for President’s Day hosted by Eddie Noyce who was Captain there in 2002.
A two...

Cambridgeshire v Sussex at Saffron Walden 2017

Thursday, 20 July 2017

The annual match for SGC v Cambridgeshire Captains with a long journey for Sussex that for most was driven through spells of torrential rain which didn’t...

Sussex v SLC-SGA at Haywards Heath 2017

Monday, 10 July 2017

On yet another sunny day in this globally-warmed summer, Sussex Golf Captains met at Hayward's Heath Golf Club to contest the annual match against our...

London v Sussex at Muswell Hill 2017

Friday, 7 July 2017

As the temperature soared sending most people to the seaside, our brave Sussex lads headed inland to the cauldron that was Muswell Hill Golf Club, to...

Surrey v Sussex at Purley Downs 2017

Thursday, 6 July 2017

This away fixture against Surrey Golf Captains was played in very hot and sunny conditions at Purley Downs Golf Club. Designed by JH Taylor, who won...

Sussex v Bedfordshire at Ifield 2017

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

On a lovely sunny Summer’s 4th July our visitors won a closely contested competition 6 matches to 4. 
Under normal circumstances they would have...

Diamond Jubilee at Cooden Beach 2017

Friday, 30 June 2017

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...

Sussex v Cornwall at Royal Ashdown Forest 2017

Monday, 12 June 2017

In the most beautiful of settings, Sussex entertained Cornwall at the Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club. Founded in 1888, it is a challenging course that...

Member's Invitation at East Brighton 2017

Thursday, 8 June 2017

At a very windy East Brighton some fantastic scores were returned with 4 pairs on 45 points.
But with 24 points on the back 9 were the pairing of...

Oxfordshire v Sussex at Henley 2017

Thursday, 1 June 2017

What a glorious day we all enjoyed at Henley Golf Club. The weather was perfect and despite our Patron’s initial efforts to encourage us all to head...

Sussex v Hampshire at The Dyke 2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Perfect weather greeted both teams on our arrival at the Dyke Golf Club. The course was in superb condition played at the right time prior to the rough...

Dorset v Sussex at Rushmore 2017

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

It was a bright Summer’s morning as our intrepid band of 16 Sussex Captains travelled deep into the West country in pursuit of their quest for the Holy...

Professional's Day at Copthorne 2017

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Copthorne Golf Club was presented in excellent condition for Professional’s Day and a fine warm day greeted the 36 teams competing.
Joint Winning...

Spring Mixed Greensomes at Highwoods 2017

Thursday, 20 April 2017

The Secretary noted that the temperature was only 2 degrees when arriving at Highwoods Golf Club for the Spring Mixed Greensomes. Glorious sunshine meant...

Spring Meeting at The Nevill 2017

Thursday, 6 April 2017

A beautiful Spring day welcomed the 72 pairs playing in the Spring Meeting, the first event of 2017.
Captains from 22 different clubs were represented...