A hard fought victory for Rod Lunn at Seaford by the thinnest of margins with a great score of 42 points.

We had good weather again for our society outing at Seaford. Attendance was very good with 22 members and a guest turning out on a favourite course of the society that was in good condition and as always has those fantastic views on top of the cliffs on the back nine (unless it is foggy or dark I guess!!).  A big welcome to Graham Smith attending his first meeting and to Richard Tupper attending as a guest – hopefully we might tempt him to join the society in the not too distant future.  Nice to see all players surviving cardiac hill albeit some needed oxygen at the top (just joking – a finer and fitter bunch of society members you will not see anywhere (anywhere near a gym that is). 

Individual Stableford Result

Congratulations goes to Rodd Lunn winning his second event of the year pipping Phil (The Power) Taylor only on back nine count back.    

WinnerRod Lunn42 (B9CB 22)
SecondPhil Taylor42 (B9CB 21)
ThirdMicky Mann41

Team Competition Result 

The team event was not so close with the winners playing the 13th & 14th in a combined 3 under par – Micky Mann’s par on the 13th not being good enough to count in the best two score from three competition. The results were as follows:-

WinnerJerry (The Assassin) Watkiss, Phil (The Power) Taylor & Micky (The Hulk or should that be the Bulk) Mann94
SecondKevin Leftley, Alan Bond & Steve Smith89
ThirdRob Weavers, Alan Bigley & Graham Smith86

Nearest the Pin in ONE (10th Hole 127 yards).   

  • Good to see Mr Tom Bennett out with us and winning this with cracker jack of a shot.

Nearest the pin in TWO (17th Hole 282 yards).   

  • Andrew Burnett who took full advantage making a solid birdie on this short hole – very impressive.


Ten birdies on the day as follows: –

PlayerHole ScoreYards & Stroke index
John Miller2nd3 on the par 4310 yards SI 16
Brian Cook3rd  3 on the par 4270 yards SI 14
Alan Bigley8th3 on the par 4330 yard (SI 13)
Andrew Burnett10th  2 on the par 3127 yard (SI 18)
Jerry Watkiss13th4 on the par 5452 yard (SI 6)
Phil Taylor13th4 on the par 5452 yard (SI 6)
Micky Mann14th3 on the par 4345 yard (SI 10)
Andrew Burnett17th  3 on the par 4282 yard (SI 12)
John Miller17th  3 on the par 4282 yard (SI 12)
Alan Bigley18th4 on the par 5482 yard (SI 8)

Seaford is always high scoring and the “moving month” for players with regard to the Player of the Year competition – the canny know a good score at Seaford is very helpful indeed.  This competition looks at the four best rounds for each player across the calendar year (so the more you play the better the choice of rounds played).  Very tight at the top with the top 16 as it stands shown below:- 

PlayerRounds PlayedAverage Score from best 4 rounds
BOND, Alan537
BIGLEY, Alan735.5
BURNETT, Andrew635.5
LUNN, Rod 835.5
WILLIAMS, Andy635.5
MANN, Michael 835.25
LEFTLEY, Kevin735
BUCK, Chris534.75
CUDMORE, Peter534.75
HUGHES, Mark734.75
SMITH, Steve533.75
CARROLL, Joe 733.25
MEADOWS, Graham631.75
BOURNE, Stuart431.5

The societies next event is scheduled for Friday 21st October at Hever Golf Club. A really nice and challenging golf course – Let’s hope for some more great weather and another good attendance.