On a beautiful summer’s morning on Sunday and with the Haywards Heath course looking at its best, an early start did not seem quite so daunting.
And the promise of a full English breakfast afterwards is always a great comfort for those taking part in the suitably named Breakfast Cup.
After a 6am shotgun start , it was Joe Brice and Mel Alcock who emerged victorious with 43pts from Frank Bretland & Peter Snook 41 and David Jeyes and John Wood Hill 40. The trophy was presented by captain Peter Snook.
Other results - Captains Cup (Monday May 27): 1 Gosta Kullner & Joy Mayall nett 67; 2 Bruce Wheeler & Dawn Potts 67.5; 3 David Port & Wendy Melville 69.
Division 1 Medal (Sunday June 9): 1 Geoff Yates-Kneen nett 71; 2 Jeremy Man 72 on c/b from Simon Fielden. Division 2 (Saturday June 15): 1 Chris Durant 65; 2 John Dawson 67; 3 Paul Benson 69.
Howell Cup 4 ball better ball (Sunday June 23): 1 Adrian & Les Mackay 42pts; 2 Frank Bretland & Alex Dalgleish 71; 3 Daniel Simpson & Stephen Smith 40 on c/b from Shaun Annison & Philip Williamson.