Ladies share out the Selsey silver

Selsey's prizewinning lady golfers
Selsey's prizewinning lady golfers

The ladies’ section at Selsey GC held their annual prizegiving followed by the annual meeting. Coffee and mince pies were served, all the trophies were on display and the presentations were made.

The weather this year has been very kind and all the competitions were successfully completed. Congratulations are due to Barbara Winter, who collected nine trophies.

Sharon Williams, Janet Blackman, Sylvia Carter, Sue Bligh, Judy Sharpe, Doreen Scragg, Rita Green, Hilary Kennedy-Cooke, Sue Byewater and Eddie Williams all won one or more trophies. These ladies also won runners-up awards and were joined in this category by Beverley Guest.

The Christmas competitions took place in October and November. The first was won by Barbara Winter and the runner-up was Sylvia Carter.

The second was won by Judy Sharpe, with the runner-up Eddie Williamson, and the third was won by Sue Byewater ahead of Hilary Kennedy Cook.

Prizes were presented at the ladies’ Christmas lunch when a superb meal was served.

The Monday nine-hole winter roll-up competitions started in November and so far the weather has been good. These are again proving an enjoyable change to the usual format of club competitions. In fact they have been so popular, it has been decided to stage nine-hole roll-up competitions on Friday mornings throughout the winter months.

If anyone would like to join the ladies’ section, they should telephone secretary Beverley Guest on 01243 605503.

n Selsey’s men’s section have completed their series of Turkey competitions.

Turkeys were won by Ian Jones, James Belcher (2), Jay Hartard, David White, Tony Lee, Reginald Ewens, Allan Osborne, Gregory Krijgsman, Keith Harvey.

The top five from Selsey’s order of merit go forward to represent the club in the Mail on Sunday golf classic competition. They are Malcolm Cawte, Billy Aspital, Dean Surrage, Keith Harvey and James Belcher.

A club spokesman said: “Congratulations to these five people and good luck representing the club.”


The ladies’ Christmas lunch competition was won by Yvonne Potter, Cathy Kitt, Pauline Littlejohns and Cynthia Rice.

Nicki Vincent, the lady captain, is pictured presenting the prize.

Nearest the pin on the fifth hole was Berit Smallcorn, and nearest the pin in two on the third hole is Sheila Sargeant.

Bognor seniors held their Christmas dinner dance and nearly 80 people thoroughly enjoyed the occasion.

The 2013 seniors’ captain David Turner presided over the event and introduced Alan Fitzgerald as his successor.

It’s been an excellent year for the seniors with 36 club matches, winning 23 of them and huge attendances in internal competitions.

Senior treasurer Tony Wells is retiring after seven years in the role and Turner and five previous seniors’ captains presented him with a thank-you present. He has also been competition organiser for most senior majors and will be sorely missed.

Bognor’s seniors’ annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 7 at 10am at the club.