Seaford Head Results

On a day with some very high scores Barry Browning has a fabulous round of golf to edge out Butler and Gorringe for the individual honours at Seaford Head GC

The “Fun Day” at Seaford Head saw 21 players battle it out for various prizes.  The weather was good although two heavy showers threatened to put a dampener on events. Many players thrived on the relatively short course with its main defence “the wind” being very light on the day allowing nine players to score 40+ stableford points and feel they were in with chance of taking the spoils on the day – little did they know ! The average stableford score in the individual competition was a massive 37.6 – comfortably the highest of the year so far.

The morning started with an eleven hole Texas Scramble which saw some fabulous golf with the winning team having birdies on holes three, five, eight, nine and ten which was offset be bogies on six and eleven.  Thus, the winners were clear of the chasing field as follows:

Place Team Members Score
Winners Carl Valentine, Any Bishop & Tim Gorringe -3
=Second Alan Bigley, James Gallifant & Tom Bennett -2
=Second Mark Hughes, Andy Tippett & Barry Browning -2


The Individual Stableford Competition.

Playing off full society handicaps the winner was Mr Barry Browning who after injury earlier in the year is now back to his very best form – his card showed a superb round of 5 birdies and 5 pars with his worst score being a sixes on the par four 1st and par five 13th .

Thus, the winner and the how did we only come second and third with these scores were as follows:-

Place Individual Score
Winner Barry Browning 50
Second Clive Butler 49
Third Tim/ Tom Gorringe 48


Using the long established formulae those who scored over 40 have seen harsh handicap cuts!! The Handicap Sec is happy to discuss with any individual that feels the cut is unfair – we all know the Brian Clough story that might be appropriate again here! Indeed, the Hon Sec has still not forgiven the Handicap Sec for his six shot cut after scoring 46 points At Seaford last year!! 

Team Stableford Competition

The usual best three stableford scores from four counted in this competition – bearing in mind the individual competition one team in particular looked well placed. The results were:-

Place Team Members Score
Winners Andy Tippett, Barry Browning, Clive Butler & Paul Hillman 148
Second Jerry Watkiss, Ken Wapling, Dereck Coppard & Mark Hughes 135
Third Alan Bigley, James Gallifant, Tim Gorringe & Tom Bennett 130


Winner Longest Drive (Hole 18th ):  Alan Bigley

Winner Nearest the Pin (Hole 10th): Micky Mann

Another enjoyable day on an old favourite, with plenty of good company and chips and tomato sauce with every course!! Our next outing is at:

Venue: Hever Castle Golf Club

Date: Friday 20th October 2017

With two potential rounds to go this year a number of members have already qualified for the player of the year competition which goes to the player with the best four rounds “combined score” for the year.  A very close competition this year with just 1 point separating the top 4!

Player Played Best 4 stableford scores added together Average
WAPLING, Ken 9 154 38.50
WATKISS, Jerry 8 153 38.25
PATERSON, Kelvin 8 153 38.25
GORRINGE, Tim 5 153 38.25
BROWNING, Barry  4 151 37.75
DAY,  Brian 8 147 36.75
MANN, Michael 8 146 36.50
VALENTINE, Carl 5 145 36.25
LAYEN, Pat 6 144 36.00
BUTLER, Clive 4 144 36.00
COPPARD, Derek 7 140 35.00
HUGHES, Mark 6 140 35.00
HILLMAN, Paul 5 140 35.00
HOWROYD, David 7 139 34.75
TIPPETT, Andy 6 139 34.75
BATCHELDER, Tony 5 130 32.50
BOND, Alan 4 130 32.50
BIGLEY, Alan 4 128 32.00
CUDMORE, Peter 4 124 31.00
CHEESMUR, Brian 7 122 30.50
GALLIFANT, Jim 6 121 30.25
TODD, Roger 4 86 21.50


So, all to play for in a very tight competition – I will make no further updates before the Christmas Meal at the Middle House to add a bit of suspense to the proceedings on the day.