Seb smashes Downs’ course record with 66

Terry Marshall congratulates course record holder Seb on his achievement
Terry Marshall congratulates course record holder Seb on his achievement

Eastbourne Downs member Seb Dell broke the club course record this weekend with a superb exhibition of golf during last weekend’s Tolley Putter competition.

Seb, 20, plays off a three-handicap and his gross 66 beat the previous course record, set in 2008 by Ben Nash and Todd Adcock, by two-shots

He was five under par for the front nine, which included an eagle on the third and birdies on the fifth and sixth.

A steady back nine saw him card two further birdies on the 10th and 16th with just the one bogey coming on the 17th.

His par on the last ensured he finished the round six shots under par.

Golf manager Terry Marshall, “The Downs course always presents a fair challenge to golfers but on this occasion it was impressively tamed.It was a golfing masterclass.”

Seb has impressed fellow members recently and narrowly missed out on this year’s Club Championship to talented golfer Shaun Harrison. News of the round soon spread to fellow Tolley Putter competitors, who then found themselves challenging for second place.

Club champ Harrison shot yet another impressive round with a one under 71 gross (net 69) on count back from John Chappell (11 handicap).

Both Seb and Shaun are among the favourites for the upcoming Eastbourne Corporation’s Challenge Trophy, which will be held at the Downs later this year.

The Challenge Trophy is held annually between the Eastbourne golf clubs to crown Eastbourne’s amateurs golfer.

Contact Eastbourne Downs Golf Club to enter.