Sussex Golf Captains

Bunkered Brighton & Hove Worthing Eastbourne Downs A beautiful fairway East Brighton Crowborough Beacon Cooden Beach Rod and Peter The Committee Ian Potter and Andy Plowright President's Day The Duck Whisperer Haywards Heath Peter and Colin Ian Potter's Captain's Day

Welcome to Sussex Golf Captains

Congratulations to Nigel Wates (Captain) and Peter Ward (President) 

Here's to a wonderful 2024

The 2024 Spring Meeting

Because of Nigel's Captain's Day, we moved our Spring Meeting to Dyke Golf Club. Given the weather we've had, this turned out to be a wise decision.  Despite the soggy spring, Martin and everyone at the Dyke did a magnificent job in allowing 128 of Sussex's finest to brave the wind, rain and a little bit of sun. Thank you. 

As for the competition.

The Winners

Ist  - Craig Millyard and Rasoul Shahilow

41 Points

2nd - Kevin Weatherhill and Dave Boys

40 Points

3rd - Guy Goodens and Roger Hyde

38 Points

4th - Ian Potter and Trevor Jones

38 Points

Here is a showreel of the day

Richard Cowlard Before and After Guy Goodens and Roger Hyde Feeding Time Trevor Jones and Ian Potter

The season is up and running. The next competition is the Spring Mixed at Highwoods.

The 2023 Bristow Tankards

Ian Potter, presenting the Bristow Tankards to Keith Talbot and his guest, Ian Topp. 


Keith Talbot and Ian Topp with 46 points


Nigel Wates and David Fraser with 43 points


Des Malcolm and Glen Morgan with 42 points

What a brilliant day. Thank you to everyone at Dale Hill for your wonderful hospitality. Our guests thought the course, the food and the beer were excellent! We'd also like to say a big thank you to our guest of honour, Roy Walker, for having us in stitches.

Most importantly, let's not forget our Captain, Ian Potter and his assistants, Andy Plowright and Ian Jaggard, without whom none of this would have happened. 

So, 'That's all folks!' the season is over. 

Winter well friends, winter well!

Here are some pictures from the day. 


Sussex v Buckinghamshire

Our last match of the season meant a trip to the seaside to play Bucks Captains at Littlehampton. Would Ian keep the recent run going or would our opponents buck the trend? What was the pie like? Would it turn into a birdie fest? How was Craig feeling after being seven under par (gross) at Upminster and losing? These questions and more will be answered, HERE

The Autmum Mixed at Ham Manor

The winners, Stacey Dibbs and Pete Rodger. They scored a magnificent 50 points. 

As you can see from the slide show, we had a wonderful day. Ham Manor was a joy to play, the sun shone and we were treated to a magnificent lunch. 


Pete Rodger and Stacey Dibbs with 50 points


Dave Ball and Sylvia Billcliff with 44 points


Steve Dillamore and Gesine Herman with 44 points


Nigel and Laura Bennett with 40 points

Wiltshire v Sussex


On to the second match of our Tour of the West Country as we take on Wiltshire Captains at Wrag Barn. Will we continue our excellent form? Will last night's beer consumption improve our performance? I can't wait to find out, can you? Read the match report here

Somerset v Sussex

And so the tour of te West Country begins.  Following a very long drive, we pitched up at Wells GC, home of the baby-eating Bishop of Bath and Wells to take on Somerset Captains. How did we do? Who pulled the r out of the h? and was there any beer involved? These questions and more are answered here

Essex v Sussex

After last year's washout at Dale Hill we travelled to Upminster Golf Club to take on the Essex Barrow Boys. Read the report here

Mark Terry's Patron's Day

Mark Terry presenting the winners, Frank Horner (86) and Barry Chapman with their trophies. 

We rocked up to Crowborough Beacon for Patron's Day. The course is in stunning condition; it looks beautiful. The heather, as you would expect, is a test. This is one of Sussex's most demanding courses but our winners showed that if you kept the ball straight and applied a suitable amount of linament, you could score well. 


Frank Horner (86) and Barry Chapman with 45 points


Trevor Pigram and Mick Stacey with 43 points


Keith Hayward and John Macaulay with 43 points


Mark Dunn and Santa Wilkins with 43 points

Up next. the Bristow Tankards at Dale Hill. 


Sussex v Kent


With the wind blowing, the sun shining and Cooden Beach in great condition what more could our merry band of golfers want? Well, a victory against Kent is well overdue. Last year, they took us to Northern France before thrashing us 7 1/2 to 2/12. How would we fare this time? Read all about it here. 

Surrey v Sussex

At Bramley Golf Club. 

Can Sussex maintain their unbeaten run against the stout burghers of Surrey, who will crumble? get turned over? Find out what happened in the match report, here

Brian Street's President's Day

Our President and host presenting the Presidents Salver to Trevor Pigram from Cottesmore. Trevor notched up a convincing win with 43 points, five points clear of Peter Snook and Des Malcolm, who were only separated by countback. We'd also like to thank everyone at Cowdray Park for everything they did to make this such a memorable day. The course is in fantastic condition, with stunning views and rather tasty food, what's not to like? 

Cambridgeshire v Sussexshire

As no one thought to bring a camera to Cambridge, here is a picture of the Camsex Trophy. You can read the match report here

Sussex v Bedfordshire

Following the embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Lady Captains, can Sussex Golf Captains return to winning ways? Would they put their guests to bed? Read the match report, here. 

Ian Potters Captain's Day

Bryan Mundy receiving the Captain's Trophy. 

Read a full report on the day,  here

Here is a gallery of players from a wonderful day at Worthing. 

Sussex v London

Trains, planes and automobiles in London. Can we win two years on the trot? Read the match report, here. 

Sussex v Cornwall

Cornwall were on their annual tour; would it be their turn to echo George V and cry "Bugger Bognor!" ? You will have to read the match report to find out!

The Sussex Golf Captains, founded in 1964, are a non-profit making organisation for Past and Present Club Captains of Sussex Golf Clubs.

We organise an extensive program of fixtures and matches for our members to enjoy and promote friendship to all.  By doing so, we look to support Sussex Golf Clubs and help to grow the greatest game ever invented.

Last year we returned over £60,000 directly to Sussex Golf Clubs for hosting our events. This doesn't include the incidentals: drinks, buggy hire, ball sweeps and pro's shop spending.  

We are proud to maintain the respect and etiquette the great game of golf richly deserves.

Join Sussex Golf Captains

Membership is open to any past or present Captain of a Sussex County Golf Union affiliated golf club, where the said club offer course courtesy to Sussex Golf Captains. An application form can be downloaded here. 

If you are unsure, please contact the Secretary. 

Membership Application Form

Latest News

A quick guide to entering matches

Wednesday 3rd April 2024

A six-step handy tip sheet to allow you to register for matches.

Peter Yeates

Wednesday 7th February 2024

We are sad to report the passing of Peter Yeates. He was a much-loved past Captain and President of Sussex Golf Captains.

Captains Day

Saturday 24th June 2023

What happened, who won and how good was the food!

Sussex v Dorset

Saturday 20th May 2023

A match report from our visit to Pyecombe

Spring Meeting and AGM

Sunday 9th April 2023

A short summary of the Spring Meeting and The AGM, with pictures.

The Clothing Page Has Moved

Tuesday 21st March 2023

The Clothing Page has moved to the INFORMATION menu.

Incoming Club Captains and New Members

Saturday 25th February 2023

Please warmly welcome incoming captains and new members of Sussex Golf Captains. We wish them well for their year of office.  

Entering Competitions and Matches

Friday 30th December 2022

Instructions for booking into Competitions, Matches and The Tour.

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Upcoming Competitions

The Spring Mixed Thursday 25th April (12 days)
Professionals Day Singles Competition Thursday 2nd May (19 days)
Pro's Day Team Event Thursday 2nd May (19 days)
Members Invitation Thursday 6th June (54 days)
President's Day Thursday 13th June (61 days)
Captains Day Friday 28th June (76 days)
Patron's Day Friday 12th July (90 days)
The Gordon Clark Friday 2nd August (111 days)
60th Anniversary Event Wednesday 21st August (130 days)
The Autumn Mixed Thursday 12th September (152 days)

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Latest Results

The Spring Meeting Thursday 4th April 2024
The Bristow Tankards Thursday 5th October 2023
The Autumn Mixed Thursday 14th September 2023
Patron's Day Tuesday 22nd August 2023
The Gordon Clark Thursday 10th August 2023
President's Day Wednesday 26th July 2023

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