March Meeting – West Hove GC


Founded in 1910, the Club was originally situated off the Old Shoreham Road on the boundary between Hove and Portslade. However, in 1991, the construction of the ‘Brighton by-pass’ meant the Club had to relocate. It can now be found off the A27 trunk road at the Hangleton Interchange. The ‘new’ Clubhouse and golf course are situated in the midst of the South Downs, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and from 2010 they have been included within the South Downs National Park. The 18-hole golf course is laid out over rolling chalk downland and is a challenging par 70. Being in one of the warmest and driest parts of the country it is always mud free!!

We have a field currently of 15 players – not ideal – we really need one more so we can have 8 pairs competing. Any thoughts please on the WhatsApp group !

Venue:                         West Hove Golf Club
Badgers Way
East Sussex

Professional Shop:        01273 413494             

Time:                           10:00 for 11:00 first tee off
Format:                       Tea/coffee + bacon rolls on arrival, 18-hole pairs Stableford competition for the Mad March Jugs, one course meal to finish
Dress For Meal             Smart Casual


The Mad March Jugs competition is a pairs Stableford competition played with a yellow ball counting double.  The yellow ball is alternated between players on each hole with the “owner” able to score double points with it.  

For the pairs competition the combined stableford score on each hole will count.  NB: Player 1 has been nominated to have the yellow ball on the first hole scores 1 stableford point (the ball is not lost) so that players score doubles to 2 points.  Their partner plays a blinder and gets 3 points with their normal chosen ball, so just their single score counts on that hole.  The team score would be 5 points on that hole. I hope that is clear if not ask!!

TeamSee above – pairs competition for the Mad March Jug Trophies.
IndividualA secondary 18-hole stableford competition off full society handicaps (Please note only the actual scores (not double yellow ball points) count in this competition.
Nearest The Pin7th Hole
Longest Drive18th Hole

Now we are post pandemic we will return to the tradition of making the draw on the day in the clubhouse.  Confirmed players are set out below and we need an even number, so any drop outs on the day creates a real headache.  So, anyone missing or can’t make it please shout early i.e. now please.

  • Mark Hughes
  • Micky Mann
  • Alan Bigley
  • Jerry Watkiss
  • Kevin Leftley 
  • John Collingwood
  • Graham Meadows
  • Joe Carroll
  • Chris Buck
  • Andy Williams
  • Rod Lunn
  • Nigel Burnett
  • Sandi Hoolahan
  • Will Wakefield
  • Peter Cudmore

Please be at the tee and ready to go 5 mins before your tee time and I respectfully suggest we should be aiming to be back and away in circa 4 hours. Please keep up with the group in front and not just be comfortable with being slightly ahead of the group behind!