Downs Ladies Rise to the Recruitment Challenge

With the course drying out in the continuing good weather some very good scores have been recorded in competitions at Eastbourne Downs Golf Club.

David Button & Lorraine Heywood won the spring round of the Willcocks Cup mixed greensomes with 41 points ahead of John Kavanagh & Judy Milne (39). 3 pairs finished on 38 points with Harold Knight & Gerry Traynor taking third spot on countback.

After narrowly losing out in several competitions Mike Smith came good to win the Seniors Stableford with an excellent 42 points ahead of Ray Caille, Ron Baker & Rasoul Shahilow on 41.

Simon Burke & Dave Hamper shot a very good 62.2 to take the men’s Baldock Bowl greensomes. Father & son pairing, Barry & George Wooller, were second on 68.8 and David Rabbetts & Adam Burke third on 69.4.

The ladies medal was won by Captain, Nicky Reeves (74) on countback from Liz Street (74).

The ladies section held a golf taster day on Saturday when 15 ladies from around Sussex were introduced to golf with an hour’s coaching from club professional, Terry Marshall. The golf concluded with a fun putting competition following which everyone enjoyed delicious homemade cakes and tea served up by Paula and her catering team.

Further taster sessions are planned for both men and ladies through the summer. Please contact the office (01323 720827) for further details. Eastbourne Downs is a very friendly, welcoming Golf Club and visitors are always welcome to enjoy the excellent course or good food and spectacular views.