IT WAS LIKE GOING back to Victorian times. After the professionals had their crack at the Royal Ashdown Forest West Course, with only one breaking par and three shooting over 80, it was the turn of the amateurs. And the amateurs, or at least one of them, showed the professionals the way home.
Sussex County Golf Union held its Mid-Age Championship for amateurs aged 35 or above on the day of the competition played over 18 holes on both the West and Old courses which Scott Nightingale of Worthing GC won by a massive 10 shots from Steve Verth of Lewes GC and Trevor Greenfield of Pyecombe, breaking the West Course record in the process with a five under par 63.
Despite bogeys on the first and last, Nightingale’s round included five birdies and an eagle on the third which he followed with a three under par round of 69 on the Old Course in the afternoon for a combined score of 132. He plays off plus two and works as a representative for Benross.