Thursday, 9 December 2010

Seaford Head

When Seaford Head first opened in 1886, it had only twelve holes, but within two years it was an eighteen hole course. The course was built on a Saxon camp whose origins go back to the Iron Age. During the last war, the course was used by the military and for food production. A lone pill box guards against invasion. The war years caused a lot of damage to the course but it was repaired in 1946. Unusually there is an air navigation beacon located on the course, that is used by pilots en route to Gatwick airport and beyond.

Nowadays to say the course is stunning is an understatement. Go and experience the magnificent views of the sea and the South Downs, especially those from the 13th hole onwards, which have panoramic views of the Seven Sisters towards Beachy Head.

And now the golf on Thursday 9 December organised superbly, as always, by Brian Cowie. In first place with a record 48 points was Ivor Blunden. Second and third place respectively with 40 points were Dug Godfrey and Peter Quelch. In fourth place with 38 points was Ron Stocker.

Nearest the pins were won by Peter Quelch, Brian Cowie, Bryan Redley, Bill Crozier and Brian Wood.

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