Order of Play – August 2018 – Seaford Head GC

Captain’s (Clive Butler’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,
East Sussex

BN25 4JS

Phone: 01323 890139
Emails: seafordheadproshop@hotmail.co.uk


Time:               8.45amfor 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 very good turnout of 22 players will competing across five competitions as follows: –


AM – Team Texas Scrabble

11-hole strokeplaycompetition in teams of three.  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 which should be marked on the card and every hole must be putted out.

NB: I have ensured each team contains a high, medium and low handicapper (from three draw pots) so it is straight lowest score over 11 holes wins – no handicap adjustments!

NB: We need to get around in just over 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 within 3 hours of first teeing off.

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. 

PM – Nearest the Line

The 8thhole

PM – Nearest the Pin

The long 4thHole                                                         

Order of play

Tee times start at 9.45am.  We have 21 (plus a floating Captain !!) confirmed players.  Captain Clive will join every team on the day to play a few holes with every group and ensure the day is going well and have a general catch up – 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: –

AM PM Player HCP Player HCP Player HCP Team HCP
9.45 12.45 Chris B 21 David H 21 Kevin W 15 57
9.52 12.52 Tim G 17 Bish 26 Micky M 13 56
10.00 13.00 Dereck C 17 Brian D 24 Pat L 15 56
10.07 13.07 Alan Bo 19 Ken W 26 Jerry W 14 59
10.15 13.15 Paul H 19 Kelvin P 24 Kevin L 15 58
10.22 13.22 Tom B 20 James G 28 Kevin H 10 58
10.30 13.30 Andy T 20 Fred A 21 Barry B 15 56

NB: Captain Clive will join each team at various times throughout the day

Eastbourne Airbourne (Friday 17th)

Attracting huge crowds, Eastbourne’s International Airshow boasts a 2-mile flying display line along Eastbourne seafront. This year Airbourne features the very best in military and civilian aviation display teams including the Red Arrows, Typhoon and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, plus many more.

This link gives more detail: http://www.eastbourneairshow.com/

We should be lucky enough to see several aircraft above our heads or maybe at eye level when we are on the upper part of the course.  Flying commences at 13.40 with the following scheduled to be around during our afternoon of golf.

  • RAF Red Arrows (15:00)
  • RAF Chinook
  • RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
  • RAF Typhoon
  • BAF Air Component Agusta A109
  • The Blades
  • AeroSuperBatics Wingwalkers
  • Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team
  • Boultbee Spitfire
  • P-51D Mustang ‘Miss Helen’
  • BAC Strikemaster
  • Gyrocopter

We look forward to seeing you on Friday for a fantastic afternoons golf. The weather forecast for Friday is currently good.