Stroke play and Stableford shields – Cooden Beach

I am taking an extra trolley to this event with plenty of water, suncream, towels and a parasol in it as plenty will be needed – it’s going to be warm one.  We look forward to seeing you on Friday at a society favorite with two trophy events up for grabs

Our venue is Cooden Beach Golf Club where 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. 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
Sea Road
Bexhill On Sea
East Sussex, TN39 4TR

T: 01424 842040

Time:                          10:30 for 11.26 first tee off

Format:                      Tea/coffee + bacon rolls on arrival, followed by an 18 Hole Strokeplay competition for players with a handicap equal to or below 19 and a Stableford competition for those players with a handicap of 20 or more, followed by a one course meal and presentation of prizes. 

Dress for meal:          Smart Casual

Strokeplay Shield

The current holder is in the field Mr Alan Bigley winning with a nett 2 over par at East Sussex National last year.  This competition is for society members with a handicap equal to or below 19. Players are respectfully to also asked to record their stableford score as this will count towards the player of the year trophy (best 4 scores during the calendar year)

Stableford Shield

The current holder is not in the field Mr Tom Bennett edging out Graham Meadows (who is) on back 9 count back both with 34 points. This is an 18-hole stableford competition off full society handicaps for members with a handicap of 20 or more.

Both competitions are trophy events so please putt out – no gimmies !!!

Team Competition

The best 2 stableford scores from the teams of 3 count for this competition.  Usual adjustment for teams of four.

Nearest the PIN in two  – 5th Hole

Nearest the PIN in one – 12th Hole  

Order of play

Tee times start at 11.26 – please be at the tee and ready to go 5 mins before your tee off time.  In addition, please do your very best to keep up with the team in front and not aim to be just ahead of the group behind – Please do avoid slow play at all times – we should aim to complete our rounds comfortably within 4 hours. 

Stroke Play draw:

Tee-timePlayer 1Player 2Player 3 
11.26Stuart Bourne (13)Andrew Burnett (16)Alan Bigley (6) 
11.34Mark Hughes (15)Phil Taylor (17)Andy Williams (19)Player 4
11.42Alan Bond (16)Kevin Leftley (19)Rod Lunn (19)Micky Mann (18)

Stableford draw: 

Tee-timePlayer 1Player 2Player 3
11.50Brian Cook (21)Peter Cudmore (26)David Howroyd (25)
11.58Rob Weavers (25)Steve Smith (20)Nigel Burnett (30)
12.06Graham Meadows (26)Joe Carroll (35)John Collingwood (31)

We look forward to seeing you on Friday.