Rain stopped play in the middle of summer but the show went on, well to the ninth hole anyway! Mark Hughes wins the Strokeplay Trophy and Frank Goulding the Stableford Shield.

The players left the clubhouse to get their clubs with no rain in the air and thoughts that we might just get away with a dry afternoons golf at Ifield Golf Course.  However, as the first group tee’d off the heavens opened at it rained and drizzled constantly for the first 9 holes.  Then a dilemma should we stay or should we go now as we walked past the clubhouse? It was decided correctly in some eyes and wrongly in others to give up, have a shower, get warm and dry again and have a beer! The results at the halfway mark therefore counted for the two individual competitions that were up for grabs with the results as follows:-

Strokeplay Trophy (handicaps of 21 or less)

Strokeplay Trophy (handicaps of 21 or less)  

Place Individual Score Nett
Winner Mark Hughes 35 (but nett -1 on the last 3 holes)
Second Nik Marchant 35 (but nett Level on the last 3 holes)
=Third Alan Bond, Tom Bennett & Jerry Watkiss 37

Stableford Shield (handicaps of 22+)

Place Individual Points
Winner Frank Goulding 20
Second Clive Butler 19
=Third Fred Ablitt & Dave Stocker 18

Winner Nearest the Pin (Hole 6): Nik Marchant – with a beauty I might add.

Longest Drive was on the back 9 (Hole 15): Not played

Hoping for some great weather on an old favourite course in September – you will have already seen the details from the Hon Sec for this bumper day of golf.  We are hoping for a good attendance for this good fun and social event – please book early.

Venue: Seaford Head Golf Course, Southdown Road, Seaford, BN25 4JS
Date: Friday 16 September 2016
Time: 8:45 for 9:45 tee off
Format: Tea/coffee + bacon rolls on arrival, 11 hole Texas Scramble followed by lunch and 18 hole Stableford. Two course meal to finish. Dress for meal: smart casual. If you require a buggy please book ahead directly with the course, I believe numbers are limited.
Cost: £50 per head