Seniors take to Cottesmore course for Captains’ and Committee Shield

Cottesmore Golf Club seniors
Cottesmore Golf Club seniors

Twenty teams of senior golfers from all over Sussex descended on Cottesmore Golf Club last week to compete for the Sussex Senior Captains’ and Committee Shield.

This year Cottesmore hosted the event for the first time and visiting teams were full of praise for the attractiveness and improvements in the course and suggested that they host the event next year.

After an exciting day’s golf Cottesmore’s president Paddy Dowzer presented the winners’ shield to the Goodwood team of Trevor Littlecott, Mike Hancock, Ray Twine and Roger Herbert.

This was the third year running that Goodwood have won the shield which is competed for annually by all the major golf clubs in Sussex.

The winning team scored 83 Stableford points in a four ball better ball format, six points ahead of the team from Willingdon Golf Club, with Mid-Sussex Golf Club third, just one point behind.

Sweetwoods Golf Club were fourth with East Brighton and Copthorne tying for fifth place. The leading home team of Alex Morrison, Steve Atkins, David D’Singh and Ron Vance scored an impressive 89 Stableford points. Although they did not compete for the winners’ shield since playing on their home course was considered too great an advantage over visiting teams.

n The club’s ladies’ Spring Meeting benefitted from the lovely weather and great playing conditions.

The greens were in excellent condition but very fast and challenging and the results of the winners were extremely commendable in view of this. Laura Marsh was the overall winner with 34 points.

In the Silver Division, Christine Knight topped the pile on 32 ahead of second place Irene Matheson on countback. Marsh won the Bronze Division, again on countback from Kate Corbett.

Yvonne Burgess took the honours in the nine-hole event on 18 points ahead of Rose Nevin.

A Horsham golfer will have no excuse for missing his next tee-time after winning a limited-edition BOSS watch for achieving a hole-in-one.

Peter Coventry, 61, scored his ace on the 175-yard, par-three 15th at Copthorne, and the nine-handicapper was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1Club and the timepiece.

Stephen Brydon, commercial director for MGS Distribution, the official licenced UK distributor for BOSS Watches, said: “Well done to Peter for accomplishing one of golf’s most elusive feats. For most amateur golfers, a hole-in-one is as memorable as winning The Masters would be to a professional.”

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