Big Sky Suffolk Tour 2010

4 - 6th June

The Tourist Trophy 

As result of persistent requests, the Big Sky 2003 Suffolk tour is to be repeated. Brief synopsis below, updates and embellishments to follow. Please contact Chris Charman if you have any special requests or ideas you would like incorporated into the tour. You can expect a bad taste shirt/outfit competition, plus other frivolities to minimise boredom. 2010 price will be £350 per head. Places for 20, can easily expand if demand is there, but early indications will help achieve this please. 

Day 1 Friday 4th June Dodgy Dilke-Wing Dish   

1100 Bacon butties tea/coffee at my track, Ipswich Golf Club, also known as Purdis Heath

1200 1st Tee reserved. This is a 1920 James Braid course, being a combination of parkland and heathland, very reminiscent of the Surrey courses you are all familiar with, such as Sunningdale and West Byfleet.  Purdis Heath is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and hospitality, to the extent that during the 2003 tour, the club secretary (Neill Ellice) joined in our Bad Taste Shirt Day. He didn’t win……….well done D’arcy, alias Professor Plum. 

http://www.ipswichgolfclub.com/pages.php/index.html 

Post golf drive to Aldeburgh (40 mins) and check into the Wentworth http://www.wentworth-aldeburgh.com/ (confirmed 2 Oct 2009) located on the main drag opposite the beach. Leave car keys in room, commence investigation of pubs and hostelries. For those who feel the need to take a drink, plenty of Adnams and Greene King available, all in walking distance. We'll probably nominate a team pub as operations base, and do a pub supper. More to follow later, see choices via link. http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/results.shtml/el/Aldeburgh;Suffolk/ 
 

Day 2 Saturday 5th June   Tourist Trophy  

AM 9 holes at Aldeburgh River Course, 5 mins from hotel. This is a wide open user-friendly track suitable for warming up on, and will give everyone a chance. Fish and chips lunch to be taken in the town of Aldeburgh, on the beach.  There is a pub located next to the chippy, should anyone feel the need……...  

http://www.thorpeness.co.uk/golf_default.aspx 

12:30 1st tee reserved at Thorpeness, 6 mins from Aldeburgh. Another James Braid course, with a little more space than Ipswich. Dinner at team hotel with prize-giving, bad jokes and usual banter. Post-dinner trip into town to check out local wildlife and pub opening hours. 
 
 

Day 3 Sunday 6th June   The Gorse Course 

http://www.aldeburghgolfclub.co.uk/index.html 

0800 Hotel Checkout  

0900  10th tee reserved on Aldeburgh main course (ranked 65 in the world) for the team matchplay event, lunch and prize giving on completion and the journey home. 

Some stuff still being resolved, all tee time and hotel confirmed, Aldeburgh tee booked to ensure that we finish in good order on the Sunday to allow the poor folk who live down ‘saarf’ time to get back home………I may be the only WAG mad enough to drive from Suffolk to Devon and back for a weekend just to spend time with Eric!