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This year Sussex are the host county of the 2021 County Week and it is held from 21 to 23 June.
County Week is an annual match between the womens 1st teams of Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and Middlesex.
The overall result is Surrey winning County Week with Hampshire runner-up by only 1 point and Kent in a deservingly 3rd place.
We like to thank our caddies for their support especially battling the elements on Monday and Tuesday morning. And a special thanks to Tim Milford, our 1st Team Coach, who came up every day to support and advise the team.
The week has been a huge learning curve for the girls and we are sure they will use this experience to good use for their future competitions.
Tuesday 22 June PM - The weather finally turned and we faced Middlesex, our last match. The girls were very keen to go out and show their best, which they did as they beat Middlesex 5-0. Results
Tuesday 22 June AM - Again a very early start for the team at 08.15 this time v Hampshire. The weather was still dire and our girls battled as good as they could, but Hampshire just pipped us with a 3-2 win. Both our foursomes won their matches and our singles narrowly missed out. Results
Monday 21 June - Very early start for our first match v Surrey. As kind as the weather was on Sunday for the practice, how nasty it was today. Heavy rain and strong winds with the rain stopping on the back 9, which we hoped, as forecast, would continue in the afternoon. But not so.
Both our 2 foursomes (Nicole Amos & Ellena Slater and Ellie Burdis & Liv Heard) battled hard and only narrowly missed winning their matches. Nicola Smith, our County Champion, fought hard, but her opponent had a flying start and it was difficult to come back from that. Millie Thompson, our number 2 single was 2 down after 11 and from then on showed some marvellous golf to win 1 up. Our 3rd single, Sharna Dutrieux, one of our most experienced players never looked back and had a great win. Unfortunately, the team lost 3-2.
Our second match v Sussex started in the most awful heavy rain and strong winds. The girls were very much up for it and showed some good golf in those conditions. However, the greens had already started to flood and after 5 holes play was abandoned for the day.
The afternoon round will be scrapped all together and only 3 instead of 4 matches will count.
Tomorrow we will again have an early start and Hampshire are our opponents in the morning and Middlesex in the afternoon. Results
Sunday 20 June - Kent Women’s County Team practice round
Warming up for tomorrow’s morning match v Surrey
The County Week team was selected and announced after the prize presentation of the Womens Kent Championships at Canterbury on Friday 4 June.
The team selected is as follows:
Practice round at Worthing on Saturday 5 June
We have a very strong and young, but experienced team and look forward to this year’s matches.
This year sees the new format for the first time; 2 foursomes (played first) and 3 singles each over the same 18 holes, to be played on the same morning or afternoon. In previous years it was played over 5 days when each match was played in 1 day with 3 foursomes in the morning and 6 singles in the afternoon. Each county had 1 rest day.
Kent’s schedule is as follows:
Spectators are welcome and Sussex advice is as follows:
The organising committee asks all spectators to be respectful of all Government and England Golf Covid guidelines. An updated notice will be displayed in the clubhouse and reminders will be given to team officials. To minimise the risk of the event having to be abandoned because of one positive covid test, spectators should avoid any close contact with players or officials.