Ashdown ladies triumph as men come second

M4's winners RAF 2013Royal Ashdown Forest has won the Morrice Foursomes competition held by Sussex County Ladies Golf Association. The knock out tournament started last April with 50 teams battling for the trophy.

In vile conditions at East Brighton Golf Club the Ashdown team of Jan Hobden, Jane Bowers, Katherine Russell, Rosie Hockey, Julia Thompson and Sue Wheeler beat Copthorne two to one in the final. Ham Manor defeated the other losing semi-finalist, Brighton & Hove, to take third place. Continue reading

STOP PRESS: Ladies storm to Division Two Triumph

IMG_0313Royal Ashdown Forest ladies made sure they were not going to miss out on the Club’s 125th anniversary celebrations by securing their first victory in the County’s second division championship final since 1961.

Julia Thompson’s team had already finished top of its Sussex County LGA Division Two group, for handicaps of 14 and above, after eight matches and went on to beat Crowborough in the quarter finals and Singing Hills in the semi. The team defeated Ifield in the final held at Seaford to lift the trophy.

Ladies’ team captain Thompson thanked and congratulated all those who had played so well for the club on the way to and in the final itself. They are: Poo Adam, Anouk Bos, Jane Bowers, Sue Eccles, Lis Gentles, Jan  Hobden, Nicola Johnson, Gilly Litterick, Janet Macnutt, Karena Meyer, Sue Rushworth, Jenny Tate, Camilla Thompson , Tamsin Timpson and Sue Wheeler.