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
Post golf drive to Aldeburgh (40 mins)
and check into the Wentworth http://www.wentworth-
Day 2 Saturday 5th June
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……...
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
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!