Seacroft Golf Club

Seacroft Golf Club
Seacroft Golf Club
Seacroft Golf Club
By the time we reach Seacroft the sun is blazing and we need some refreshment.
We sit in the clubhouse with tea and sandwiches, watching four-balls leave the first tee.
One man wears pinkish-red trousers and a pink shirt. Watching his progress along up the fairway he looks a bit like a highlighter pen. But it isn’t his golf he is highlighting …
As with yesterday we had saved the best till last. Seacroft is a wonderful venue and a lovely test of links discount golf clubs. It is the first sunny day of the year, there is a light breeze and a competitive round ahead of us.
Perfect! The professional warns us that the fairways aren’t running fast yet, but like any good links, they are fast enough.
The first two holes witnesses some very ropey (and stiff) swings from both of us but then we then catch fire. Our better-ball score for the final 16 holes is two-over.
As we had said the previous evening, our match was conforming to expectation and the final 18 holes were still friendly, but there was less chatter as we fought and scrapped for every point. The course was perfect – good shots were rewarded, bad shots ended up in trouble, the greens allowed us to attack the hole with confidence. It is not a long course at 6,225 yards off the yellow tees but in a stronger wind it would be a very tough test. And the final holes have trouble all the way down the right-hand side – as first I (taylormade r11 driver on the 14th tee) and then Will (on the 15th tee) discovered.
Founded in 1895 and expanded to 18 holes by the Open winner Willie Fernie, Seacroft was described as “an absolute gem” by Donald Steel and I wouldn’t argue. If it was on the opposite side of the country (along the Lancashire coast) you would have heard a lot more about it.
It provides the perfect finale for our match which, astonishingly, is still in the balance as we play the 398-yard final hole.
When we make the putting surface one thing is immediately clear – we both face the toughest putts of our entire trip. Both need to clear two huge humps in the middle of the green before attempting to settle the ball near a pin position halfway down a tricky slope. From fully 60 feet I go first and am chuffed to leave the ball a mere two feet from the hole. Will follows, leaving his putt two rolls short of the cup for the win. A suitably fine end to an enjoyable match!
And what a two days it has been – my first wholesale golf clubs in Lincolnshire but certainly not my last.
Taylormade burner superfast 2.0 driver
Taylormade R11 Fairway Wood
Callaway Diablo Octane Driver