Death Of The Urban Golfer

By M@ Last edited 134 months ago
Death Of The Urban Golfer

That quintessentially Shoreditchian pastime, urban golf, has lost its founder. According to Metro:

Jeremy Feakes, who invited golfers from across the globe to compete in the East End, died of head injuries after a fall onto concrete at his studio in Hoxton. He had been planning to launch 'urban golf' worldwide, after the success of his annual Shoreditch Urban Open in London.

Looking at the memorial page, it seems Feakes died over a month ago, and news is only now filtering out.

This year's open will still take place on June 21, Mr Feakes' birthday. The tournament uses special soft balls to avoid damaging property. Competitors knock the balls around Shoreditch while attempting to avoid surrounding bunkers (also known as Haggerston and Bethnal Green).

The 'next tee' instructions can still be seen in places, painted around the streets of the East End. The one here is taken from nic0's Flickr photostream.

Last Updated 10 April 2007


I have been wondering for years what those 'Next Tee' markings are for. I walk over them on my way to the office. In my younger days my mates and I would play disc golf because it was free and we couldn't afford to play the real thing. We would create our own courses using trees, street signs, etc. I was hoping there would be a London urban disc golf tournament I could join. I am not any good with a golf club but the website (brilliant by the way) makes it look like a good day out.