Anniversary Cup at Pyecombe

The Anniversary Cup was won by Micky Mann on a beautiful spring day on top of the South Downs.

A warm welcome to Andy Williams a new member who’s first tee shot off the first was immaculate. Good to see the society attracting Andy along with Kevin Hawkins and Kevin Leftley making their second and third appearances all bringing a good standard of competitive golf to the ranks. The turnout was a tad disappointing with only 14 turning out on a course with spectacular views on a very warm and pleasant day. The average score for the day being 30.29 probably reflecting the fact that a society of green keepers were to follow us round meaning the local greenkeepers had put the flags in the trickiest places to get at and make pars. The prestige’s Anniversary Trophy was at stake in its third year. Micky Mann after a poor start over the first six holes got his act together making a couple of birdies and several very solid pars on the remaining twelve holes to take the overall spoils. The results were as follows: –

Anniversary Trophy – Individual Stableford

Place Individual Score
Winner Micky Mann 39
Second Kelvin Paterson 35
Third Alan Bigley 34


Winner Longest Drive (Hole 9th): Andy Williams with cracker down the par 5 and making a solid par
Winner Nearest the Pin (Hole 5th): Kevin Leftley with an excellent shot to four feet unfortunately not converting the hard-fought birdie opportunity.

A hard-fought competition with the results below: –

Team stableford

A hard-fought competition with the results below: –

Place Team Members Score
Winners Jerry Watkiss, Andy Williams & Micky Mann 81
Second Alan Bigley, Carl Valentine, Mark Hughes & Kevin Leftley 78
Third Kelvin Paterson, James Gallifant, Fred Ablitt & Frank Goulding 76
Fourth Alan Bond, Kevin Hawkins & David Howroyd 70


“Stato” update is that this event saw the first “two” of the 2018 season (excluding Spring Tour) – see below: –

Player Score
Mark Hughes 2 on the par 3 – 140 yard 8th

In addition, 20 birdies have so far been recorded in 2018 (excluding Spring Tour) with nine of them being recorded at Pyecombe.

Player Birdie
Alan Bigley 3 on the par 4 – 415 yard 6th
Micky Mann 3 on the par 4 – 359 yard 7th
Alan Bond 3 on the par 4 – 340 yard 10th  
Micky Mann 3 on the par 4 – 301 yard 11th
Carl Valentine 3 on the par 4 – 301 yard 11th
Alan Bigley 3 on the par 4 – 387 yard 16th
Jerry Watkiss 3 on the par 4 – 359 yard 17th
Kevin Hawkins 3 on the par 4 – 300 yard 18th


The next society day is at a firm favourite of the society at Cooden Beach Golf Club for which we are hoping to get a very strong turnout. Two significant pieces of silverware will be at stake the Society Stroke Play Champions Shield open to all members with a handicap below 18 (ish) plus the Society Stableford Champions Shield which is open to all members with a handicap of 18(ish) or above. The exact cut for these competitions is dependent on numbers for the day with the aim of splitting the field evenly 50:50.


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