PICTURES OF THE OFFICIAL PUTTING OUT AND DRIVING IN FOR 2013
MAY WE PRESENT THE FOUR EAST BRIGHTON CAPTAINS FOR 2014. I AM SURE ALL MEMBERS WILL WISH TO GIVE THEM THEIR SUPPORT AND WISH THEM AN ENJOYABLE AND SUCCESSFUL YEAR.
Captains Drive-In Day Sunday 15th December 2013.
Well done to all the brave souls taking part in the rain soaked Shotgun competition on Sunday - it showed true East Brighton grit to play 18 holes in the conditions! Well done indeed to the winning team of Rod Francis, Annelise Lithgow, Alistair Dick and Val McLeish who forged a fantastic winning score of 90 to claim top spot.
After the golf, the two outgoing Captains, Peter Brookshaw and Pauline Grice 'putted out' to end their year of office.
This was followed by the new Club Captain - Tommy Pether, together with the Ladies Captain - Margaret Morgan, the Seniors Captain - Michael McNiff, and the Juniors Captain - Reece Gayler all taking their turn 'driving-in' from the first tee. Four magnificent shots were hit, in spite of the pressure, various 'helpful' comments, and the brandy (lemonade of course for Reece!) - which of course bodes well for their golfing success in the coming year.
After the ceremonies outside both outgoing and incoming Captains made speeches and Tommy was formally given his Captain Jacket and the Captains Chain of Office.
The joint distances of both Captains was won by Dave Phillips, and the coveted car park space won by Dave Hill.
Many thanks go to our new Club Captain, Tommy Pether, for his generosity both over the bar and for the buffet.
Thanks must also go to Jim Daniels for his help and assistance to orchestrate the day, Julian Haslem for being 'master of ceremonies', Paul Crompton for his diligent picture taking, Peter Baker for his hard work behind the scenes both for the golfing competition, for measuring the drives and countless other necessities of the day, the bar and catering staff, and last but not least to all the members, friends and family who helped support the Captains on this prestigious day.
We wish all four Captains a happy and successful golfing year.
Viva East Brighton!
ANNUAL CAPTAIN V PRESIDENT'S TEAM MATCH 2013
After another hard fought and competitive battle between the Captain and President's team, Abe Hill, our illustrious President triumphed again for the second year in a row with his gallant band.
All the competitors enjoyed a brandy & coffee beforehand & refreshments afterwards due to the generousity of our Captain, Peter Brookshaw and Abe Hill. Thankyou both for the splendid day.
Next year it will be up to Tommy Pether to redress the balance, or will Abe be able to make a hat trick of wins! - choose your teams carefully gentlemen!
Scratch Team’s County Glory
A par on the 18th by Mark Buss earned East Brighton’s scratch team a sensational victory in the final of the Optimus Plate, the county-wide contest that features some of Sussex’s best golfers.
JUNIOR CUP 19 MAY 2013WEST HOVE G C
Congratulations to the East Brighton team who were the worthy winners of The Plate in the Junior Cup at West Hove on 19 May 2013. The team consisted of:
Barry Green; Scott Beale; Rod Graham; Chris Poulton; Tommy Pattenden; Chris Bryan; Andy Foster; Wally Ward; Brent Halls; John Ballard.
Well done and thank you for all your efforts.
Peter Baker, Team Organiser
BDGS INTERMEDIATE CUP 5TH MAY 2013
Huge congratulations to our own East Brighton team representing us in the BDGS Intermediate Cup at West Hove on the 5th May 2013.
We beat Brighton & Hove in the morning & West Hove in the final in the afternoon.
The dream team consisted of:
Geoff Hilton, Mike Lewis, Steve C Baker, Murray Simpson, Dale Sutton, Alex Baker, Rob Foster, Lee Garland, Gary Payne, & 'super-sub' Peter Baker.
WELL DONE GUYS !!!
The Groom Trophy Finals day 20 March 2013
Results of this hotly contested Winter Trophy Knockout competition are as follows:
Groom Trophy winners (for 2nd year running!)
Geoff Hilton & Juanita Barnes
Groom Trophy R/U Wally Ward
& Kathy Bruce
Groom Trophy Plate Winners
David Abercrombie & Pam Lawson
Groom Trophy Plate R/U
Jim Gravett & Jenny Rankin
Well done to all the Winners and runner ups.
Well done also to Richard Putnam & Maureen Doo for winning the stableford comp on the same day in spite of terrible weather.
Thankyou also for the continuing support and generosity of John Groom who instigated the competition with his wife Morag.
Captains Drive-In Day dawned bright and sunny on Sunday 16 December for the 124 competitors who eagerly drove down the fairways in the Shotgun competition at 9.00. After the golf our outgoing Captains Kathy Bruce and Jim Daniels putted out (Kathy managed to do this in 1 - Jim in 2 strokes!) to end their year of Captaincy in style.
This was followed by the new Club Captains driving in on the 1st tee namely Peter Brookshaw - Club Captain, Pauline Grice - Lady Captain
Allen Morgan - Seniors Captain, Oliver Graves - Junior Captain.
They all did a fine job in spite of friendly heckling!
2013 Club Captain
Mr Peter Brookshaw
Enjoy your year!
PRESIDENT V CAPTAIN MATCH SATURDAY 8 OCTOBER 2012
Thank you to Abe Hill and Jim Daniels for hosting the annual hard fought President v Captain match on Saturday. Fortified with the brandy and coffee beforehand, each pair battled it out and afterwards enjoyed sandwiches, chips and a drink - generously provided by both Abe and Jim. The Presidents team triumphed by 6 1/2 to 2 1/2 . The match has been played since 1982 and the scores thus far are President - 9 1/2 , Captain 19 1/2.
Thankyou once again to Abe and Jim for your generousity!
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Sussex Senior Championship 2013
County Seniors Champion of Champions
Tony Schofield (l) & Peter Lenihan East Brighton GC Sussex Senior Team Champions 2013
East Brighton proudly hosted the Sussex Senior Championship 2013 on Monday 20 May and welcomed 40 of the best Senior players in the county to play 36 holes scratch medal in testing conditions.
We congratulate everyone who competed.
After a hard fought battle, defending champion - East Brighton member Peter Lenihan - missed out on defending his title by one shot and finished runner up to Roy Stephenson from Cooden Beach. Well done Roy and comiserations to Pete - no doubt we will see you back to fight next year!
Well done also to Tony Schofield who finished 8th out of a field of 40. A very commendable performance on the day.
We are also very proud to announce that the Team Champion title on the day does indeed go to East Brighton with combined scores from Pete Lenihan and Tony Schofield beating the field.
Well done Tony and Pete - we are very proud of you!
Zachary Narvaez in his Olympic Torchbearer finery with East Brighton Golf Club Chairman Keith Talbot and Commercial Manager George McKay
Well done Zach - you did us proud!!!!
Club Christmas Dinner 2013
Club Christmas Dinner
Attendees having a marvellous time!