Pyecombe Ladies pull off a surprise win against Worthing

Back row: Lorraine Everard, Alison Vermes (team captain), Sandra Staynes (Pyecombe Ladies' Captain), Sarah Godfrey, Angie Bainbridge, Jelena Fernando; Front: Aileen Greenfield, Jan Brittin.
Back row: Lorraine Everard, Alison Vermes (team captain), Sandra Staynes (Pyecombe Ladies' Captain), Sarah Godfrey, Angie Bainbridge, Jelena Fernando; Front: Aileen Greenfield, Jan Brittin.

Pyecombe ladies’ golf team defeated Worthing ladies in a surprise win at the Division 1 Sussex county interclub matchplay final (ladies’ equivalent of the Optimus trophy).

The finals were held at Royal Eastbourne Golf Club on 27th August and involved seven singles matches off scratch.

Pyecombe, who have never won the competition before, are a smaller club than Worthing but have a strong single-figure team. Their second lowest player, Jo Galway, was absent from the finals line-up, but as it turned out it didn’t matter. The match was tight but wins by Greenfield, Vermes, Brittin and Everard sealed the victory.