Rob Montagu having ridden to Lewes on horseback wearing a sombrero wins the first event of the year at Lewes by 6 shots.

Rob Montagu

An amazing day weather wise in January where the main complaint was that having layered up expecting a very cold but dry and clear day a number of the society started to complain that they were too warm !!  The views from the course on a crystal-clear day was stunning in a number of places.

A good field of 18 competed for the first honours of the year including Guy Barker as a very welcome guest.  The average stableford score was a very high 35.00 an average not seen for a couple of years and certainly not in the winter months.

Vice-captain Kevin did a great job of setting up the day and congratulating the winners after a decent pie and mash meal in the clubhouse. The winners are set out below:-

Individual Stableford

This event was played off full society handicaps with the top three being: –




Winner Rob Montagu 47
Second Rod Lunn 41
ThirdKeith Townsend


 Team Competition

The best two scores from the teams of three.  The winners not scoring less than four points on any hole (ham and egging to perfection).

Place Player Score
Winners Rob Weavers, Rob Montagu & Graham Smith 92
Second Keith Townsend, Alan Bigley & Pete Smith 86
= ThirdRod Lunn, Micky Mann & Stuart Bourne

Tony Willmott, Joe Carroll & Mark Hughes



Nearest the Pin in 2 (10th Hole 305 yards).  

Rod Lunn with great drive down the middle and nice wedge to within 3 feet.  No birdie though !!

Nearest the Pin in One (17th Hole 147 yards).   

Stuart Bourne with cracker up the hill to this tough par 3 – leaving a 4½ ft putt.  Again, near but no cigar in terms of converting the birdie.


Six birdies on the day as follows.

Player Hole Score Yards & Stroke index
Alan Bigley 5th 3 on the par 4 319 yds SI 5
Alan Bigley 16th 4 on the par 5 466 yds SI 14
Phil Taylor 16th 4 on the par 5 466 yds SI 14
Micky Mann 16th 4 on the par 5 466 yds SI 14
Stuart Bourne 16th 4 on the par 5 466 yds SI 14
Stuart Bourne 18th 3 on the par 4 385yds SI 6

Last years captain MrAlan Bigley belatedly presented the th3 2023 Player Of the Year trophy to Stuart Bourne together with an appropriate shirt!

The societies next event is scheduled for FRIDAY 16th February at Eastbourne Downs.


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