Sussex Rugby Clubs Championship goes ahead

After two cancellations, the Wooden Spoon Sussex Golf day finally went ahead at Cottesmore Golf and Country Club near Pease Pottage West Sussex on the 11th September.

A wonderful turnout of 21 teams from across the Sussex Rugby community had a very competitive days golf in glorious weather on this fine demanding course. A special mention should go to Pulborough RFC for entering 4 teams!

Indeed due to the restrictions on catering due to COVID-19 we had to reject a couple of late entries. A unique experience and one we hope will never again be necessary.

“Well done everybody on a wonderful days golf and thank you to the committee and the team at Cottesmore for putting together a day we feared might never happen.” said Sandy Fleming, Wooden Spoon Sussex Chairman at the start of prize giving.

He also led a minutes applause in memory of two committee members who passed away earlier this year from non-Covid illnesses. Both Alex Pincus and Alan Jenkins were stalwarts of Wooden Spoon Sussex as well as wonderful supporters of their respective rugby clubs over many years.

Wooden Spoon Sussex Honorary President, Bob Rogers

Wooden Spoon Sussex Honorary President, Bob Rogers presented the prizes to the first three teams, the longest drive (massive), nearest the Pin as well as gifts to the Ladies who participated.

The usual fundraising events took place throughout the day with the challenge hole being very profitable! Overall a great day which raised £2,500 for children and young people with disabilities or facing disadvantage in the local community.

The results were as follows:

1st – Chichester 2

2nd – Haywards Heath 1

3rd – East Grinstead 1

Longest Drive – Jimmy Francis Pulborough 3

Nearest Pin – Lee Raikes Brighton 2

If you would like to find out more about the activities of Wooden Spoon Sussex and how you can get involved please contact the committee on