Well done to Jane White, Melanie Roberts, Debbie Gardner, Liz MacGregor and Fiona Sapsworth who fought hard and saw off competition from West Sussex Ladies and won 4-1 in the first round of the Mail on Sunday.
Fantastic job ladies! - Keep up the good work!
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Congratulations Marc Laney on his fabulous hole-in-one on the 13th this Saturday 5th January!
He wasn’t in the winter league so his score of 40 stableford points didn’t count towards anything but winning a pound from his playing partner Ian Montague, and the right to break an alcohol fast five days after the new year….oh well. Thanks to Marc for ringing the hole-in-one bell and buying a round of drinks for everyone in the bar. The story is now etched in the minds of those present after he went on and on about it for the afternoon. Well done Marc……
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Thank you and well done to everyone who took part in the fundraising effort for Children In Need this year. Not only those who donned Pudsey ears & hats and took part in the Children In Need stableford, but those who bought raffle tickets to win the super hamper and the likes of Arthur French who gave money to the donation box, and of course not forgetting those who donated prizes and goodies for the competition itself. What a fantastic effort made by everyone.
Together we raised over £478 for Children In Need, the stableford competition was packed with entrants, entrants had a surprise as they ventured out onto the 1st and 18th fairways as they were greeted a giant grassy Pudsey bear lovingly created by John Holcroft for the occasion. Anyone landing their ball in Pudsey had to pay a fine! John's Pudsey brought in over £93 for the charity.
The true scale of the generosity of our member's was put on display in the form of 4 beautiful hampers stocked with some of the finest products and produce there is, we were lucky enough to be able to create a SUPER HAMPER from all of the donations made from fine wines and ports to luxury foods and beauty products. The Lucky winner of the SUPER HAMPER will be announced in the next Tee Times coming to you on Monday.
Where does the money go?
- It goes to help disadvantaged children all over the UK. Now i know you might hear this allot so here is exactly where your money will be heading off to in the South East of England.....
This is Leo. he attends RLSB Dorton House Nursery inKent, this is a specialist nursery for children who are visually impaired, it helps them adapt to everyday life and gives them the skills they need to live as normal life as possible.
With your help, Children In Need gave Dorton House Nursery, £7,506 to buy sensory toys for a specialist equipment lending library. Children aged from two to seven attend the project and use the equipment you help fund.
If you want to know where else your money will be going hop onto the Children In Need Website.
Jamie Mosaheb might be just 22 years old but he has been cooking professionally for over 8
years with some of the best, most skilled chefs in the country and won awards from Raymond Blanc himself.
Jamie’s family originated from Mauritius, where the cuisine is known for its blend of exotic cultural influences, Jamie started his career in Littlehampton at the renowned 47 Mussel Row, where food critics state is “One of the best walk-in bistro’s around”.
From there Jamie moved onto the famous 4 AA Rosetted, and 1 Michelin Star South Lodge in Horsham, and the 5 AA Rosetted and 2 Michelin Star Pennyhill Park in Surrey. From there he was given the head chef position at the now 1 Rosetted George &
Dragon in Arundel, where critics say “is an absolute gem” of a restaurant. Over the course of his career he has gained a reputation as an inventive and uncompromising chef who demands the very best quality, this up and coming young chef has already won awards from internationally acclaimed chef Raymond Blanc for his food.
Jamie has now taken on all of the menu’s here at West Chilt Golf Club has tweaked them to create some wonderful, honest homemade dishes all created using the freshest of local ingredients that Jamie can get his hands on! Dishes include the likes of Traditional Ale Battered Cod served with homemade triple cooked chips and homemade tartar sauce, as well as many other popular classics, Jamie has spun an exciting Christmas menu to include dishes such as a Chestnut and Parmesan Risotto served with Parmesan Crisps and Pea Cress and to follow his signature Apple & Calvados White Chocolate Bread & Butter Pudding served with homemade Vanilla Custard. Jamie has already caused a stir with his Sunday Roasts at the Golf Club, which were fully booked for his debut and now draw in a crowd every Sunday. Jamie insists on sourcing all his produce locally and ensuring that everything is homemade, this young and talented chef will be making an appearance at Horsham's Big Nibble as well as many local food fairs across the area promoting his unique take on traditional cooking.
Winners of The Warwick Lywood Four Ball Trophy - Jerry Myles & Denis Wright on Wednesday 17th October
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The Final, one of the most anticipated matches of the year was held on 10th September at the blustery Eastbourne Downs against key rivals, neighbours and 7 time winners West Sussex and West Chiltington Golf Club.
West Chiltington Div 3 Ladies Liz Macgregor, Carole Sharp, Mary Harding, Nicola Hamilton, Debbie Gardner, Jacky Porter, Pam Andreasen, had all made it, but the journey wasn’t an easy one. Hopes started to rise when the Division lll Ladies came top of their Group with 8 points against Littlehampton, Highwoods and Worthing. Then onto the Quarter Finals back in July the team beat the daunting Cottesmore to then get drawn against Sweetwoods, where the Ladies winning streak didn't stop there! After a fantastic match the team were now facing big rivals and 7 time champions West Sussex. Nerves were high but they were determined to bring home victory to West Chilt.
Days before the showdown, there wasn’t a breath of wind, yet as the day of the match dawned, the weather was anything but forgiving, offering up high winds, making it harder and more unpredictable for both teams. Great efforts and a lot of hard work was put in by host club Eastbourne Downs providing ball spotters and supporters to help look for wayward balls.
The Inter-club Div 3 Championships see 37 of the best clubs from across the county come together to enter the renowned Competition, split into 8 groups, these teams battle it out to earn a place in the Championship Finals in hope to bring home the cup and the title of Sussex Division 3 Champions.
The game proved a pretty even match most of the way round the course, yet by the 17th West Sussex were up 3-2 with 2 matches to play, and Debbie Gardner was 2 down with another 2 to play. Debbie was the last match to finish so victory was on her shoulders. Debbie had to win the 17th and 18th to make sure the match went to the big decider on the 19th and as it all came down to the last couple of shots on the 19th hole, spectators gathered, both teams were standing watching a nail biting finish as Debbie won her match which gave West Chiltington the overall victory!
Special mention has to go to Jacky Porter who holed her 5th shot to with her match from off the green to then make it 3-3. West Chilt ladies would also like to thank Eastbourne Downs for their fantastic hospitality, West Sussex for such a great match and all of the spectators there on the day who all provided a much needed support around the course.
With five rounds of matches, twenty-three teams and one hundred and eighty-four players, the Exclusive Plate came down to the last group, at the last hole, with the last shot. The match was being played between West Chiltington Golf Club (newcomers to the competition) and West Hove on the Magnificent Waterfall Course at Mannings Heath Golf. In only its second year of conception, Ian Jaggard’s brainchild proved to be the most amazing day for all involved, with special thanks going to Exclusive Golf and Mannings Heath Golf Club for their sponsorship of the event, where they made every player feel extremely special indeed.
Teeing off first for West Chiltington in front of a packed gallery, was the pairing of Chris Dowrick and Tim Jackson, so with sweaty palms and knees shaking, both were very relieved to see their drives fly off to safety. After a close opening exchange in this match, Chris and Tim managed to start pulling away by playing excellent golf, leaving their opposition unable to find a reply and eventually winning their match by 4 holes. The second pairing consisted off Greg Martin and Martin Ormrod. Unfortunately in this match Greg and Martin were up against some fine competition playing some excellent golf on the day, so eventually lost their match by six holes. This result came as a shock to the West Chiltington gallery as this pairing won so convincingly in the semi final, with their result being primarily responsible for West Chiltington’s victory on count back. The third pairing consisted of the ever reliable Terry Searle and debutant Paul Dudman. This new pairing gelled immediately with devastating results to the opposition; at one point being five up. The opposition managed to claw back some holes towards the end against their formidable opponents, with Terry and Paul winning their match by two holes.
So with one match left on the course, the Exclusive Plate Final came down to the last group. The final was delicately poised with all three results still being possible. West Chiltington were winning two games to one with the tie being all square on holes. After a quick discussion in the gallery it was decided that Chris was to walk down the last to meet the final pairing to discuss the situation. Upon meeting the final pairing of Tom Proudfoot and Richard Burden, he was quickly informed by Tom that after a closely fought match with excellent golf being played on both sides that it was all over; that they were a hole down and that they were going to lose this hole also. Chris then turned and trudged up back towards the expectant gallery signalling that it was all over. Tom’s initial negativity was down to the fact that he was so upset at losing the last hole after playing imperious golf all day. However he had completely forgotten about his playing partner. Up stepped Richard Burden completely unburdened with the weight of expectation. The unassuming Senior Captain that had gone quietly about his business all competition. After much deliberation on club selection, he selected his gap wedge and pulled the trigger, a delicate chip and run up the green.
Six feet from the hole…………… Could it!!!!!!!!!!
Four feet from the hole …………… will it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Two feet from the hole……………. It might you know!!!!!!!!!!!!
IT HAS!!!!!!!!!!! Richard Burden chips in on the last hole to an eruption of noise and elation from the West Chiltington Gallery, leaving West Hove a putt to halve the hole and win the plate for West Hove. Unfortunately this was missed for West Hove signalling victory and joyous celebrations for West Chiltington Golf Club that went long into the night. The match was closely contested and played in great spirit, with the West Hove boys being extremely magnanimous in defeat. West Chiltington Golf Club would like to thank the players that had played such amazing golf in previous matches and were unable to attend the final, those players being Steve Rout, John Wadey and Tim Roberts.
West Chiltington Golf Club would like to wish Tim Jackson, Terry Searle, Greg Martin, Chris Dowrick, Tom Proudfood, John Wadey, Tim Roberts and Steven Rout the best of luck in the finals of the Exclusive Plate after beating Sedlescombe at the weekend, and now have to play West Hove in the final at Mannings Heath on September 1st! - We'll be there chaps!
We would also like to congratulate the Ladies Div 3 team on beating Sweetwoods Park yesterday and are going onto play West Sussex at Eastbourne Downs on the 10th September! So a huge well done to Debbie Gardner Hilary Brocklebank, Carole Sharp, Liz MacGregor, Jacky Porter, Mary Harding and Nicola Hamilton as well as their caddies Gill Gale, Sonia Burden, Janet Coleman, Jan Goodliffe, Jane White and Jo Edwards for your sterling work. Good luck Ladies, we'll be there supporting you on the 10th!
Ladies Captain Mary Harding and the staff at West Chiltington Golf Club produced a fabulous afternoon tea, Edwardian style, with quaint table settings, homemade cakes, scones and finger sandwiches, and served by West Chiltington Golf Club staff dressed for the occasion in traditional tea maid pinnies, the club really did go back in time!
The day got off to a glorious start with excellent playing conditions and a 10th tee treat enjoyed by all of homemade shortbread biscuits and fruit cordial.
The ladies started off on the back 9 of West Chiltington’s beautiful 18 hole course and went on to the short par 3 course to play with the Hickory Clubs, a set of truly antique wooden golf clubs popular in the 1930’s. Needless to say all the Ladies had an excellent day Margaret Sandford and Sharon Johnston with a net of 52 taking top prize, coming in second was Jacky Porter and Ann Brewer with 54 and third was Debbie Gardner and Tina Starzec with 57. Lady Captain Mary Harding commented “We all had so much fun on the day especially with the Hickory clubs going around the par 3 course, we certainly did get some strange looks from some of the men”.