Seaton Carew golf club earns big praise after Ben Stow wins Brabazon Trophy

THE CHAMP: Ben Stow won the prestigious Brabazon Trophy golf tournament at Seton Carew Golf Club.
THE CHAMP: Ben Stow won the prestigious Brabazon Trophy golf tournament at Seton Carew Golf Club.

BEN Stow was not the only winner at the Brabazon Trophy – Seaton Carew Golf Club showed their championship class.

The Tees Road club, the 10th oldest in the land, did a superb job staging the event – the links providing a true golfing test over the par 73 course and the club itself being great hosts off the course as well.

Given the success of the tournament on the tees, fairways, greens and off them too, Seaton hope it will not be long before another top competition comes to town.

President John Hall, who was also chairman of Seaton’s Brabazon committee, was delighted with how well the championship went.

“It was a magnificent week for Seaton Carew Golf Club,” he told SportMail. “I am over the moon with the way all the volunteers have worked.

“Everyone has really pulled out all the stops and worked so hard they deserve every bit of praise.

“To be fair, Seaton has done this before, so we had a bit of an idea. We had the Brabazon in 85 and the Carris Trophy in 96.

“Hopefully we will get something else but these tournaments are planned so far ahead – England Golf wrote to us in November 2011 asking if we would stage this Brabazon.

“It’s not just England Golf, the Royal & Ancient run tournaments too so hopefully in the future we’ll get something.”

John said that all the members and spectators enjoyed the quality of play – Stow took the title on 14 under par, while the Dorset player and two of his England team-mates, Ryan Evans and Ashley Chesters also had 66s.

“The golf was absolutely magnificent,” he added. “The ball striking of these young fellas has been out of this world

“They are so fit, hit it so far and maneouvred the ball around these links magnificently.”

– ROY KELLY