Society Strokeplay Championship & Society Stableford Championship
Cooden Beach Golf Club’s course was designed by W. Herbert Fowler and opened in 1912 and to this day remains an enjoyable yet challenging test to all categories of player. While the course measures a good 6,504 yards at its furthest, it offers a more sedate 6,185 yards from the yellow tee boxes, with five par three holes and a matching five par fives. It provides an easy walk round with the gentle undulations and springy turf making play enjoyable for all ages. Natural drainage is provided by internal and external dykes that border many of the holes but these also act as a magnet to the errant shot that flirts with the changing coastal breezes which remain the true hazard.
Venue: Cooden Beach Golf Club
Cooden Sea Road
Bexhill On Sea
Time: 12 mid-day onwards for 1pm first tee off
Format: Tea/coffee + bacon rolls on arrival. Two course meal to finish
Dress Code Smart casual for the meal please.
A very good turnout of 23 players competing across five competitions as follows:
Society Strokeplay Championship
For those players playing off a society handicap of 18 or lessan 18-hole strokeplay competition off full society handicaps.
NB: Although not relevant for the day please also keep your stableford scores as they will count towards the player of the year competition (best four stableford scores across the year)
Society Stableford Championship
For those players playing off a society handicap of 19 or morean 18 hole stableford competition off full society handicaps.
The usual best 2 stableford scores from the teams of 3 count for this competition. The usual adjustment being made for the fourball(s).
Nearest the Line off the tee
Nearest the Pin
Tee times start at 1pm. We have 23 confirmed players – please be at the tee and ready to go 5 mins before your tee off time.
In addition, each group is respectfully requested to keep up with the team in front and not aim to be just ahead of the group behind – Please avoid slow play at all times – we as a society aim as threeballs to complete our rounds comfortably within 4 hours.
Order of play
The defending champions Alan Bigley and Ken Wapling will lead the way on the two main competitions of the day:
|Tee-time||Competition||Player 1||Player 2||Player 3||Player 4|
|1.00||Strokeplay||Alan Bigley (10)||Kevin Hawkins (12)||Mark Hughes (15)|
|1.06||Stableford||KenWapling (25)||David Howroyd (21)||Andy Williams (19)|
|1.12||Strokeplay||Pat Layen (15)||Micky Mann (13)||Carl Valentine (9)|
|1.18||Stableford||Chris Buck (20)||James Galifant (28)||Brian Day (24)|
|1.24||Stableford||Andy Bishop (27)||Andy Tippett (23)||Tony Batchelder (28)|
|1.30||Strokeplay||Jerry Watkiss (14)||Kevin Leftley (15)||Barry Browning (14)||Tim Gorringe (18)|
|1.36||Stableford||Kelvin Paterson (25)||Tom Bennett (22)||Chris Paterson (28)|
We look forward to seeing you on Friday for a fantastic afternoons golf. The weather forecast for Friday is currently good with a light breeze.