Keep Golfing this winter

The Golf competitions don't stop just because of a drop in temperature. Across the Club there are a number of competitions for you to get involved in. From the Gent's winter knockout, the senior’s Fullers to the Ladies winter competitions there's plenty to keep you going.


Winter Knock out:

 This is a four ball better ball competition played off the yellow tees and is a popular competition. Play gets underway shortly with the rounds continuing through to the final in March/April. An entry sheet is available on the Gents noticeboard.

Grab yourself a partner and get your entry in now. Don’t have a partner? Panic not, simply enter your name in a spare slot and someone else will join you or contact Terry Marshall to help find a partner.

Pro's four ball better ball:

Throughout the winter Terry holds his own competition – a 4bbb off the yellow tees. Sign up sheets are on the competition notice board and are usually held monthly – Mainly on a Sunday with the exception of the opening and closing events which are on a Saturday. Contact Terry to enter. Slots usually get taken up very quickly so don’t delay.

Turkey Competition

Ease your Christmas budget this year and make sure you don’t miss out on this event to bring home the Turkey! The competition is being held on the 22nd November – the start sheet will go live on the computer 2 weeks before on the 8th November.

On top of these events there’ll also be the monthly medal/Stableford events to keep you playing.


Throughout the winter the Senior section organise a weekly competition each Wednesday – nothing stops these guys getting out on the course – not even snow! The popular Fullers competition is a notable event in the winter – a four ball better ball competition played over 12 rounds starting in October through to March with weekly prizes and the grand prize for the player with the highest score from their best 8 rounds.

Pairings are drawn each round with the pair taking their points forward towards their Fullers score. This event is a great way to meet new members and play with people you don’t always get to play with, especially if you are new to the Club.

There’s also a number of winter friendly (subject to local rivalries of course) matches throughout the winter in the Winter League – The matches are against like minded Sussex golf clubs and are a mixture of home and away fixtures.

If you’re aged 55 or over, check out the Seniors noticeboard and get involved.


The Ladies competitions and events also keep going throughout the winter. Each month there’s the Ladies monthly competition, a shortened round of just 15 holes – just right for the very cold days!

In October the Ladies have the Centenary shield on the 12th, Michelmas Cup on the 19th and the McMillan Charity Cup on the 26th leading to the end of season presentation evening on the 30th to which all Lady members are welcome.

Also keep an eye out for the Ladies Ella Andrews on the 30th November where (so we’re reliably informed by the Ladies Captain) everyone gets a prize!

Mixed Events:

There’s just one mixed event left this season – the Mixed Turkey competition on the 15th November – one more chance to win that Turkey! If you fancy trying out mixed golf this is a great introduction – need a partner? Contact Irene Hitchcock or the Ladies Captain Nicky Reeves and they’ll be able to find you one.


Members throughout the Club hold informal ‘thrashes’ throughout the year. With groups going out on most days there are a few notable thrashes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. If you want to play either turn up or contact Terry for an introduction. If you’re new to the Club - don't be shy!

Club Events:

The main golfing season comes to a conclusion at the Annual Presentation event on the 8th November. Preceded by an all club shotgun the presentation event awards the trophies to the seasons winners. If you’ve won a gents, junior or mixed competition this year keep an eye out for your invite to the shotgun and presentation event. This event is jacket and tie.

If you want to find out more about our winter golf – speak to Terry Marshall. Don’t be shy – you may not stay dry – but it’s sometimes better than watching the world go by!

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