With an unexpected inch of snow early Saturday morning, the comp was off, car park empty and the usual suspects in the clubhouse. Seaford Head was suggested and a couple of tee times booked. A few texts didnt produce much interest so myself, Sean, Brian C and Mark headed off to the south coast. As it happened, even before we left the M25 there was no snow so such a long trip wasnt merited, especially with a poorly car barely making it. Long story, I’m boring myself with my car woes.
Seaford Head is a municipal course just east of Brighton and has been a venue in the past for the annual mixed open we have visited mob-handed in previous years. Phil Chris Deano and Sean were there a few weeks ago too. Their shiny new clubhouse only opened on Monday. Not the curvey sweeping clubhouse from the early designs, quite a few straight lines, bits not finished, but very clean and shiny. Need better chairs I think and a bit of ‘life’ to make it come alive.
Weather was fresh and a bit cloudy. Wind was challenging but nowhere near as strong it could be. Sean and I took on the might of The Winkle and The Yeti. Bemused golfers all wrapped up in several layers and woolly hats stood back in awe as Brian C played the whole round in just a tshirt. Natch.
First time I’ve played it. We played off the yellows, off fairly forward mats. Unfortunately we had 3 temporary greens we weren’t expecting, bit of a downer there, but we had a good match. Mark popped in a birdie on the short 8th and Brian kept putting off-the-green chips to gimme length. However Sean and I came in at the end, I managed to birdie the last two putting approaches stiff, with Sean following me in with matching pars. Job done. Good game, challenging conditions, and I managed to get home without the car blowing up. Result.