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Sussex Martlets Reciprocals Day

Martlets GC vs Sussex Martlets Reciprocals Day

Date: 13 Oct 2022

Venue: West Sussex Golf Club

Time/Result: Neil Lancaster & Mike Kennedy East Brighton G.C

Match Manager: Robert Forster



Match Report

 Reciprocals @ West Sussex Golf Club

13th October 2022

Competition – Individual teams

Format – 18 Holes Stableford ½ combined off full handicaps

1st, 2nd & 3rd places

Match Time Sussex Martlets Points Reciprocals Points
1 14:00 Robert Forster – Martlets NA Iain Robertson & Chris Spink – Rye G.C. 26
2 14:08 Mark Bowden & Steve Pook – Martlets 30 Tony Bauckham & Bob Mitchell – West Sussex G.C. 32
3 14:15 Simon Flind & Tim Woodcock – Martlets 23 John Trainer – Purchasers & Tony Monteuuis – Band of Brothers 26
4 14:23 Mike Stewart & Tony Hunt – Cooden Beach G.C. 18 Stuart Munt & Mike King – Crowborough G.C. 23
5 14:30 Steve Hartridge & Michael Phillipps – Martlets 30 Neil Lancaster & Mike Kennedy – East Brighton G.C. 33
6 14:38 Peter Scaramanger & Dan Jackson – Martlets 33 Chris Litterick & Martyn Collyer – Royal Ashdown Forest GC 30
7 14:45 Simon Ballie-Hamilton & Mark Stevenson – Martlets 31 Simon Bulteel & Neil Hart – Piltdown G.C. 28



1st Neil Lancaster & Mike Kennedy – East Brighton G.C. 33 points (17 back 9)
2nd Peter Scaramanger & Dan Jackson – Martlets 33 points (13 back 9)
3rd Tony Bauckham & Bob Mitchell – West Sussex G.C. 32 points


Match Report

The Martlets were delighted to welcome the match managers and guests from our host clubs to a damp West Sussex G.C. After heavy overnight rain that had quickly drained away through the sandy lowland heath terrain of the Pulborough course, we were presented with playing surfaces in excellent condition for mid-October.

Meeting up in the bar at Midday were most of the Martlets match managers and a selection of Martlet members. Warm welcomes and banter abound, a superb 2 course lunch with wine supplied by the Martlets was consumed. We were delighted to welcome Mr Paul Walker Chairman of the Sussex Martlets as an additional lunch guest.

The golf got underway at 2pm with the first group teeing off. The format for this year’s reciprocals match was a pairs 18 holes Stableford foursomes. The competition involved 13 pairings competing for 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes. With two guests dropping out the day before, Robert Forster (Hon Sec) played with Iain Robertson and Chris Spink of Rye G.C. to mark their card.

West Sussex with its reputation of subtle borrows on its green and a combination of challenging par three holes and several long par fours, birdies are hard to come by for most all who play the Pulborough course. The scoring certainly reflected this fact and the pairing of Neil Lancaster & Mike Kennedy of East Brighton G.C. playing West Sussex for the first time posted a very respectable score of 33 points, with 17 of these coming on the more difficult back nine. In second place were Peter Scaramanger & Dan Jackson – Martlets from Royal Ashdown G.C. and Reigate Heath G. C. who also posted a score of 33 points; however, they fared less well on the back nine only scoring 13 points which put them in second place. Third place went to the West Sussex pairing of Tony Bauckham and Bob Mitchell who were unable to maximise home course advantage to score any better than 32 points.

We are delighted to report that the cohort of match managers and guests from our host clubs were highly appreciative of the hospitality which was made even more special by the excellent Pulborough course and the warm welcome afforded by the staff at West Sussex G.C.

We look forward to the 2023 fixture which is scheduled for the 18th of October.


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