1st Team

County 1st Team 2019


Hannah Ralph, 1st Team Manager

Ladies European Tour golfer Hannah Ralph coaches golfers of all standards from beginners, juniors through to members of the England Seniors Team. Hannah is also Team Manager and Coach to the Sussex Ladies 1st team.
Hannah and 2nd Team Manager, Sally Brown, are keen to identify any players interested in playing 1st or 2nd team golf and encourage them to contact County Captain, Pat Johns.  Players should have or expect to hold a handicap of 6.
If you’re interested in playing for the 1st Team or would like to find out a little more, either email Pat Johns, or for the 2nd Team, please contact Sally Brown.

1st Team

The 1st team represent Sussex in County Match Week which takes place annually against Hampshire, Kent, Middlesex and Surrey.  County Match Week in 2019 was at Hendon GC in Middlesex with the usual format of three foursomes matches in the morning and six singles matches in the afternoon.  Surrey were the winners and went on to represent the South in the National Finals in September, finishing 3rd to Lincolnshire, and Gloucestershire the ultimate English Women’s County Winners.

For 2020, Sussex were expected to host County Match Week at East Sussex National from 29th June to 3rd July. Unfortunately, this event was cancelled due to Covid-19, however, we are pleased that Worthing GC will host County Match Week in 2021 from 21st – 23rd June.

The 2019 team selection was the top 4 places in the Order of Merit and the remaining places chosen by the selection committee.  The County Team for 2019 was:

  • Elodie Jane Yates (County Champion) – Ham Manor
  • Chloe Briance – Bognor
  • Sasha Gardiner – Chartham Park
  • Heather Tidy – Bognor
  • Fenella Buss – East Brighton
  • Brandy Rook – Royal Eastbourne
  • Lizzie Price – Nevill
  • Salysa Mason – Cottesmore