Seaford Golf Club room named in memory of Don Mabey

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A committee room named after a popular town stalwart has been officially opened at Seaford Head Golf Course’s new clubhouse.

Don Mabey MBE, was Freeman of Seaford and President of the golf club.

He died in December 2013 before the new clubhouse building was completed.

Seaford Town Council, which owns the golf course, decided to dedicate a room within the new clubhouse to Don’s memory.

The committee room is now called The Don Mabey Room.

Mr Mabey was known to many in Seaford for the work he did in and around the town.

Around 80 guests attended the grand opening of the room on March 7 which was hosted by his widow Maeve Mabey.

Speeches were given by family members and the golf club’s current President Alan Miller. Oliver Stanyard, Business Manager of the new clubhouse, presented Maeve with a plaque and a representative from Seaford Head Golf Club presented a picture.

In return Maeve presented the club with a beautiful bench, which will sit proudly at the club in memory of Mr Mabey.

Mrs Mabey said: “The event for Don was a real success.

“The buffet itself was first class and the atmosphere was very relaxed and welcoming.”

She said she wanted to thank all who came to the function and the staff who worked hard to make the event such a success.

BBC Television golf presenter and former professional player Peter Allis will officially open the clubhouse on April 18.

He will give a speech and will be joined by Seaford Mayor Mark Brown for the official opening. The day will also include a golf tournament with prizes.

The clubhouse opened for business last month.

It provides a much needed larger venue in Seaford, catering for events, weddings and parties.

It also acts as a gateway to the South Downs National Park with walkers and cyclists welcome.

The old clubhouse was demolished.