Order of Play – July 2021 – East Sussex National

Society Strokeplay Championship & Society Stableford Championship 

We look forward to seeing you on Friday and yes the weather looks very good for our round of golf – you might even need suncream for a change and can leave the brolly in the car!!

We are playing on the challenging East Course !!! which is 7,081 yard in length and stadium layout, designed for tournament play. It has been the setting for many important UK & international tournaments, notably the European Open Championship on two occasions.

Venue:            East Sussex National Golf Course (East Course), Little Horsted, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 5ES  

Telephone:     01825 880088 
Time:              10:00 for 11:00 first tee off

Format:         Tea/coffee + bacon rolls on arrival, 18 hole competitions for the Society Strokeplay and Stableford Shields, followed by one course meal and presentation of prizes

Dress for meal: Smart casual

A reasonable turnout of 18 players competing across five competitions as follows:

Society Strokeplay Championship 

For those players playing off a society handicap of 20 or less an 18-hole strokeplay competition off full society handicaps. Please putt out no gimmies.

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)

NB: A Maximum Score: score of 5 over par will be used by the society in strokeplay competitions so a “pick up” on a par 3 would be recorded as an 8 and on a par 5 as a 10 etc.  Aimed at avoiding slow play etc.

NB2: Also note we will play an alternative to stroke and distance: This gives golfers the option of dropping “the ball in the vicinity of where the ball is lost or out of bounds (including the nearest fairway area), under a two-stroke penalty.This will help where a ball enters the rough by an inch or two – never to be found again thus saving them a 500yd roundtrip back to the tee to hit another one, again avoiding slow play.

Society Stableford Championship

For those players playing off a society handicap of 21 or more an 18 hole stableford competition off full society handicaps. Please putt out – no gimmies.

Team Competition

The  best 2 stableford scores from the teams of 3 count for this competition.  The usual adjustment being made for the fourball(s) if any.


Longest Drive:  9th hole   

Nearest the Pin:  16th hole 

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Tee times start at 11.00am.  We have 18 confirmed players – please be at the tee and ready to go at least 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.

Order of play

The defending champions are Jerry (I never win anything) Watkiss and Ken Wapling:-

Tee-timeCompetitionPlayer 1Player 2Player 3
11.00StrokeplayAlan Bigley (6)Alan Draper (9)Jerry Watkiss (12)
11.07StrokeplayJames Harding (10)Mark Hughes (18)Johnny Miller (20)
11.15StrokeplayMicky Mann (17)Chris Buck (19)Alan Bond (18)
11.22StablefordJames Galifant (27)Sandi Hoolahan (21)Kelvin Paterson (22)
11.30StablefordPeter Cudmore (28)David Howroyd (25)John Collingwood (28)
11.36StablefordGraham Meadows (28)Tom Bennett (27)Nigel Burnett (26)

We look forward to seeing you on Friday for a fantastic afternoon of golf.