Captain Kelvin’s day this year is at Seaford which was one of the first towns in England to establish a golf club. The first two golf clubs to be established in Sussex were at Eastbourne and here at Seaford where the club was founded by a small number of local residents on 6th August 1887 initially consisting of 12 holes before being extended to an 18 hole in 1889. In 1940 the Course was requisitioned by the military for the duration of the war and ploughed up for food production, some of this being evident today on the 4th, 15th and 18th holes. It was reconstructed in 1946.
Venue: Seaford Head Golf Course
Southdown Road Seaford,
Phone: 01323 890139
Time: 8.45am for 9.45am first tee off
Format: Tea/coffee + bacon rolls on arrival, one course lunch following the 11-hole Texas Scramble and a one course eve meal (6pm ish) following the 18-hole competition.
Dress Code Smart casual for the eve meal please.
A good turnout of 17 players will be competing across five competitions as follows: -
AM - Team Texas Scrabble
11-hole strokeplaycompetition in teams of three or four. As a reminder each member of a scramble team plays his or her own golf ball throughout. But with each strokeplayed, the three team members compare results and select the one best shot. The other team members move their balls to that location, and the next stroke is played from there. However, please note each player must contribute 3 drives in a threeball and 2 drives each in the fourballs) which should be clearly marked on the card and every hole must be putted out.
Although tough on the fourballs technically as they have an additional player, they will start off the competition on +1 and the threeballs start on Level par - best gross score wins no further adjustments!
NB: We need to get around in circa 2 hours to enable lunch to be taken on a rolling basis and then be back on the first tee for the 18-hole competition.
PM - Individual Stableford Competition
18-hole stableford competition off full society handicaps.
PM - Team Competition
The best 2 stableford scores from the teams of 3 count for this competition over 18 holes. Normal adjustment for the teams of four apply.
PM – Captains Nearest the Pin
The uphill 10thHole – two prizes
- Handicaps 1 to 18
- Handicaps 19+
PM – Captains Nearest the Pin in Three
The long(ish) par 5 13th– two prizes
- Handicaps 1 to 18
- Handicaps 19+
PM – Longest Drive/ Nearest the Line
TBC on the day bot likely to be the 18thoff the top of the cliff!!
Order of play
Tee times start at 9.45am. We have 17 confirmed players. Please be at the first tee and ready to go 5 mins before your tee off time. In addition, each group is respectfully requested to keep up a good pace as time on the day will be tight.
Friday’s order of play (subject to change) is as follows: -
|9.45||1.00||Kelvin P||24||James G||28||Kevin L||16|
|9.52||1.07||Mark H||16||David H||22||Graham M||25|
|10.00||1.15||Micky M||16||Chris B||22||Sally W||28|
|10.07||1.22||John C||21||Ken W||24||Dereck C||19|
|10.15||1.30||Andy T||25||Ash H||15||Tim G||17||Andy B*||23|
- PM only as it stands !!
Eastbourne Airbourne (Friday 16th)
Maybe not in the rain but usually attracting huge crowds, Eastbourne's International Airshow boasts a 2-mile flying display line along Eastbourne seafront. We might see the odd fly past if the weather behaves.
This link gives more detail: http://www.eastbourneairshow.com/
Captain Kelvin looks forward to seeing you on Friday for a fantastic afternoons golf. However, be prepared the weather forecast for Friday is “iffy” in particular late afternoon. This year the course might fight back with a bit of wind and rain.