Club Championships 2021

10th August 2021

Over 200 Members participated in Club Championships week in every weather condition imaginable, with it certainly a week to remember. The courses were in fantastic condition, credit to our Head Greenkeepers, Simon Berry and Rob Dyer, and their teams for preparing so well. The feedback from the Members reflected that.

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Ladies Club Championship

The week commenced with the Ladies taking to the courses on Saturday 31 and Sunday 1 August. Yasmin Hang was back from America and looking to win yet another Ladies Club Championship. Conditions were tough on day one and scores reflected that. Victoria Homer and Yasmin Hang were tied at the top with a score of 81. Fiona Whittington led the nett with a score of 69, with Henny Brown sitting a shot behind. Audrey Goodhew was a further shot behind looking to win the Judy Saxon Memorial trophy for a second time in three years.

Day two was more of the same with The Downs Course in excellent condition. Fresh from her Ladies Sussex County Championship victory, Yasmin showed her class, dropping only three shots and making two birdies on route to a 73 which secured her third title in a row. Fiona Whittington had a nett 75, coupled with her nett 69 to take the Nett Championship. Audrey Goodhew had an excellent nett 73, which meant she won the Judy Saxon Memorial trophy again.

Judy Manktelow continued her excellent form after winning the team championship at Bognor Golf Club with a fantastic nett 68 to win the best nett score on day two.

Full results below:

Gross
1st - Yasmin Hang - 81 + 73 = 153
2nd - Victoria Homer - 81 + 87 = 168
Nett
1st - Fiona Whittington - 60 + 75 = 144
2nd - Henny Brown - 72 + 74 = 146
Judy Saxon Memorial (21 handicap and over)
Audrey Goodhew - 73 + 73 = 146
Day 1 Gross
Alice Gimson - 87
Day 1 Nett
Claudia Bailey - 73
Day 2 Gross
Pam Homer - 85
Day 2 Nett
Judy Mankelow - 58

 

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Seniors Club Championship

Next up, it was the Seniors to take to the courses on Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 August with an exciting few days ahead. The Park was set up fantastically with the greens running at 10.5 on the stimp. Wind played a factor with the scores with five players, Paul Millard, Jeremy Swan, Martin Leo, Peter Griffin and Neal Stuart, all tied on 80. Peter Griffin also led the nett with a score of 70.

The conditions on day two were slightly more favourable with the scores reflecting that. Jeremy Swan battled well and posted an excellent score of 76 to win the Seniors Club Championship for the first time. Storry Thrower shot an excellent nett 66 on day two to collect the nett prize.

Full results below:

Gross results
1st - Jeremy Swan - 80 + 76 = 156
2nd - Peter Griffin - 80 + 81 = 161 on countback
3rd - Martin Leo - 80 + 81 = 161
Nett results
1st - Storry Thrower - 75 + 66 = 141
2nd - Steve Redfern - 78 + 68 = 146 on countback
3rd - Steve Tafe - 73 + 73 = 146
Day 1 Gross
Peter Millard - 80
Day 1 Nett
Neal Stuart - 72
Day 2 Gross
Mike Walsh - 83
Day 2 Nett
Dave Morgan - 69
Two's winnings Day 1 - 8 credits per two
Paul Mclaren, Michael Olliff, Steve Sutton
Two's winnings Day 2 - 8 credits per two
Darryll Mendoza, Storry Thrower, Mike Walsh

 

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In some of the most testing conditions seen for a Club Championship event, there was some excellent golf played over the weekend of Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August to cap off a brilliant week of golf.

After round one, Harry Callow and Drew Sykes were in the lead with gross 70 (2 under par) which was an excellent score in testing conditions. Alexander Westerdijk was a shot back with Mike Howard and Stuart Barber a shot further adrift. Steve Redfern led the nett with a great score of 69, playing some very steady golf. Only three players managed to beat their handicap on day one.

After 27 holes Harry and Drew had dropped some shots and with Mike Howard playing some great golf at 2 under par it meant there was a tie at the top. However, an eight on the 11th hole, meant Mike’s chances diminished. Stuart Barber had a back nine charge with birdies at 9,11,14,15 and 17 to take a one shot lead from Drew who had fought back with birdies at 14, 15 and 16.

Stuart Barber bogeyed the last, however a bogey on 17 for Drew Sykes meant that Stuart Barber held on for a one shot victory claiming his first Golf At Goodwood Club Championship. Alexander Westerdijk came fourth in the gross, but with two steady rounds picked up the nett prize, shooting level handicap for two days.

Full results below:

Gross
1st - Stuart Barber - 76 + 70 = 146
2nd - Drew Sykes - 70 + 77 = 147
3rd - Mike Howard - 76 + 74 = 150
4th - Harry Callow - 70 + 82 = 152
5th - Joe Sykes - 76 + 75 = 156
Nett
1st - Alexander Westerdijk - 71 + 73 = 144
2nd - Zach Hauffe - 75 + 72 = 147
3rd - Aaron Bridges - 72 + 76 = 148
4th - Michael Bennell - 79 + 71 = 150
5th - Sam Bellamy - 74 + 77 = 151
Day 1 Gross - Division 1
Craig Holden - 77
Day 1 Nett - Division 1
Stephen Redfern - 69
Day 2 Gross - Division 1
Jamie Burchell - 79
Day 2 Nett - Division 1 
Steve Lochhead - 74
Day 1 Gross - Division 2
Richard Howling - 91
Day 1 Nett - Division 2
Chris Briney - 73
Day 2 Gross - Division 2
Toby Morgan - 89
Day 2 Nett - Division 2
Thomas Belcham 74
Day 1 Two's - 16 Credits per two
Stuart Barber, Michael Bennell, Jamie Burchell, Martin Green, Stephen Sedgley
Day 2 Two's - 8 credits per two
Tim Clayton, Zach Hauffe, Josh Henderson, Stephen Judd, Jason Kalinski, Stephen Lochhead, Adam Shipton, Joe Sykes, Lloyd Walker

 

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