All the Latest press reports from Little Hay Golf Club



Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending December 16th.

Saturday saw a good sized field brave the weather for this years Turkey Shoot, the final chance to pick up some points in this years order of merit . Despite the conditions Nick Mortimer’s excellent 42 points saw him claim top spot beating Martin Bull in a card playoff.

In third place with an equally impressive 40 points was Aidan Walsh.

  L-R 3rd Aidan Walsh,  2nd Martin Bull and Winner Nick Mortimer


This years Winter League is now well under way with some truly impressive scoring from the winter tees.


Week one

1st Mick Whelan & Phil Jefferson 53 pts

2nd Sam Deering & Kirk House 51 pts

3rd Tong Tse & Dale Chiverton 50 pts.


Week two

1st Tom & Jenny Wood 52 pts

2nd Paul Mudd & Ivan Lawrence 50 pts

3rd Mick Whelan & Phil Jefferson 47 pts


Week Three

1st Tong Tse & Dale Chiverton 46 pts

2nd Steve Crowhurst & Patrick Oram 46 pts

3rd Paul Whiter & Tony Mayhew 45 pts

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending December 9th.


This months senior’s stableford, won by Martin Evans with a very credible 37 points, considering the course was still very wet, after all the rain of the last few days.

In second also with 37 points losing out in a card playoff was David Smith.

Third a point behind on 36 pts was Dennis Warren beating 4th placed Erman Housein in another card playoff.

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending November 25th.

This years Doughty Cup, won by the team of Mike Mason, Ben Hopkinson and Tong Tse with a truly impressive Texas Scramble score of 67 Nett 59.

In second with a Nett 63 were Chris Morris, Thomas and Patrick Ashton. In third a shot behind were Jacky Pearson, Steve Wilkinson and Steve Crowhurst.

Before presenting the Doughty Cup, past captain Chris Miles had some sad news toreport, regarding club member Bo Ho who sadly passed away last week.

Bo was a true gentleman who will be sadly missed by all at Little Hay.

   L-R Chris Miles Presents The Doughty Cup to Ben Hopkinson, Tong Tse and Mike Mason


Seniors mixed 9 hole Stableford won by Erman Housein with 18 points beating John Murphy in a card playoff while Vic Allen was third with 16 pts.


Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending November 18th.
Ladies November medal won by Hee-Young Crowhurst with a Nett 79, beating Gill Howells by a stroke, while in third place with a Nett 86 was Trish Joslin.


Thursday saw a good field take to the course for this month’s senior stableford.

Division 1 went to Brian Ridgeway with 39 pts beating Erman Housein by a point, while third place went to Mick Milne with 37 pts.

Division 2 won by Christopher Oliffe with another 39 pts beating Jeremy Dicks by 5 pts, Ali Naalchigar took third spot with 33 pts.

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending November 4th.
Thomas Ashton wins November’s junior medal with a nett 75, beating Oliver Zammit by 6 strokes while in third with a nett 83 was Sapphire Boyce.

Saturday’s men’s November medal won by Karl Burn, Burn went out in 39 home in 38 with 2 birdies and 9 pars scoring an excellent 68 beating Jim Lochhead by three 3 strokes.
Div 1
1st    Karl Burn       77 -   9 = 68
2nd  Jim Lochhead 84 - 13 = 71
3rd   Phil Jefferson 85 - 13 = 72
In division 2 Tom Wood’s impressive 69 saw him claim top spot beating Ivan Lawrence by six shot’s.
Div 2
1st   Tom Wood      83 - 14 = 69
2nd  Ivan Lawrence 89 - 14 = 75
3rd   Patrick Oran    93 - 17 = 76

Thursday saw the seniors’ out in force for their November medal. Dennis Warren’s 71 saw him win division one, Warren went out in 45, home 45 with a birdie and 3 pars beating Paul Mudd by a single stroke.
Div 1
1st   Dennis Warren  90 - 19 = 71

2nd  Paul Mudd         77 -   5 =72

3rd  Mick Milne          81 -   8 = 73

Tony Hodson one of the stalwarts of the club won division 2. Hodson went out in 49 home in 45 scoring a Nett 72, beating Christopher Olliffe by 5 shots. While Peter Abbis was third on count back.
Div 2
1st   Tony Hodson          94 - 22 = 72
2nd  Christopher Olliffe 105 - 28 =77
3rd   Peter Abbis           100 - 23 = 77

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending October 28th.
Half term saw the juniors out on the course for their autumn holiday stableford, won by Thomas Ashton with 39 points beating Harry Miller by 2 points.
1st Thomas Ashton 39 pts
2nd Harry Miller 37 pts
3rd Oliver Zammit 27 pts
4th Henry Muldon 16 pts

Sunday dawned cold and windy for this year’s captains all sections stableford, won by Ashley Wade with an excellent 38 pts beating Paul Rolfe by a point, while in third after a card playoff was Patrick Ashton.
1st Ashley Wade 38 pts
2nd Paul Rolfe 37 pts
3rd Patrick Ashton 37 pts

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending October 21st.
October’s men’s stableford the John Catchpole. Won by Club Captain Paul Mudd, who put together an excellent round of golf with 13 pars and 2 birdies, scoring an impressive 41 points beating Mick Milne by 2 points.
1st   Paul Mudd    41 pts
2nd  Mick Milne     39 pts
3rd   Mick Whelan 38 pts

  L - R Paul Mudd receives The John Catchpole Trophy  from event organiser David Dalton

As always the seniors’ had a great turnout for this months Stableford. David A Smith won division one with 37 points beating Erman Housein by 3 points.
Div 1
1st   David A Smith    37 pts
2nd  Erman Housein  34 pts
3rd   David Dalton      35 pts
Division two was a much closer affair, but Trevor F Sargeant’s 36 points saw him claim top spot, beating John Poston by a single point.
1st   Trevor F Sargeant    36 pts
2nd  John Poston             35 pts
3rd   Peter Abbiss            35 pts

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending October 14th.

Monday Saw Hee – Young Crowhurst win this year’s David Johnson Trophy,
beating Trish Joslin by seven points.

1st   Hee-Young Crowhurst 35 pts
2nd  Trish Joslin 28 pts
3rd   Yvonne Miles 26 pts.

30th Sept St Andrews Scotland.
Little Hay member’s Paul Rolf and Martin Bull joined 93 golfers from around the UK for this
year’s UK public golf course championship final.
The long road to Scotland and St Andrews’s Eden course began in the spring, with club
qualifying and then through regional qualifying, to book their place in this year's final.
Paul Rolfe in division one got off to a flying start, but two costly wayward drives on the
inward nine, saw his title hopes evaporate, to finish in ninth place. Martin Bull on the other
hand got off to a disappointing start, with only 12 points on the front nine, but a truly inspired
back nine, of twenty two points saw him claim third place in division three.

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending October 7th.


Ladies October’s medal won by Trish Joslin with a nett 78 beating Yvonne
Miles by 3 shots, while Jacky Pearson was third after a card playoff.

On Tuesday the annual challenge match between current senior captain, Paul
Whiter and a team of past captain’s took place.
A close match with the captain’s side taking the tie by a single point.
Captains team 3 ½ - Past Captains 2 ½.

Thursday saw the seniors’ out in force for this month’s medal.
Trevor Sargent won division one, going out in 40 home in 40 with one birdie
and eight pars for an excellent nett 65 beating Brian Ridgeway by two shots.
Div 1
1st  Trevor Sargent    80-15=65
2nd  Brian Ridgeway  87-20=67
3rd  Tony Grainger     86-17=69
Wael Aljawad won division two with an impressive nett 69, going out in 45
home in 48, beating Geoffery Selley by a shot.
Div 2
1st  Wael Aljawad      93-24=69
2nd  Geoffrey Selley  95-25=70
3rd  John Murphy       94-21=73

Saturday saw the B team play host to Ruislip GC for the annual  HaySlip
match. Ruislip took this year’s match by 2 points.
Little Hay 2 – Ruislip 4.
Despite Saturday’s heavy rain the pairing of Mick Whelan & Sam Deering had
Little Hay’s best score of the day an impressive better ball score of 61.

Men’s October medal. Mick Whelan won division one going out in 42 home in
37, with a birdie and ten pars for an impressive nett 69 beating Jim Lochhead
by a stroke.
Div 1
1st   Mick Whelan    79-10=69
2nd  Jim Lochhead  83-13=70
3rd   Darren Green  77-6=71
Barry Gillespie won division two with an excellent net 65, going out in 39
home in 45 with a birdie and seven pars beating Paul Whiter by 3 strokes.
Third after a card play was off Des Barry.
Div 2
1st   Barry Gillespie  84-19=65
2nd  Paul Whiter       82-14=68
3rd  Des Barry          90-22=68

  October's Men's Medal winner's L-R Div 2 Barry Gillespie & Div 1 Mick Whelan.

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending September 30th.

The seniors were again out in force for this year’s seniors' cup, played over two day’s, Tuesday and Thursday of last week. Paul Mudd’s great year just got better winning the senior trophy with a gross two round total of 160. While Mick Milne & John Burrows took the runner’s up spot with a two round total of 163.

The trophy for those under 72 went to Christopher Murray with a two round nett total of 139. In second place with a nett 145 was Tony Mayhew.

The trophy for those over 72 went to Quinto Rafique with a two round nett total of 148, while senior captain Paul Whiter was second with a nett 151.

  L-R Senior captain Paul Whiter presents Paul Mudd with the senior gross trophy

  L-R Christopher Murray receives the senior nett trophy from senior captain Paul Whiter


Saturday saw Little Hay’s A team away at Panshanger GC, for their final league match of this year’s Herts friendly league. The paring of Jim Lochhead & Tong Tes, Tse whose five birdies helped towards an impressive 45 points, which turned out to be Little Hay’s best score of the day, but even that could not help Little hay losing by 32 points. Panshanger 212 pts Little Hay 180 pts.      


In other news this Year’s mixed pairs, the Fred Roberts trophy went to Jacky Pearson & Trevor Sargent beating Carol Kent and Paul Whiter by four points. Pearson & Sargent 36 pts Kent & Whiter 32 pts.

  L-R Trevor Sargent, Club Captain Paul Mudd and Jacky Pearson receive the Fred Roberts Trophy from Paul Mudd

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending September 23rd.

The seniors’ were out in force again for this month’s stableford. Bill Battell won division 1, but only after a card play off between David A Smith and John Redgwell.
Division 1
1st    Bill Battell             37 pts
2nd  David A Smith      37 pts
3rd  John Redgwell      37 pts
Division 2 won by John Ridgwell with 3 pars beating Robin Rose by 6 points.
1st   John Ridgell          38 pts
2nd  Robin Rose           32 pts
3rd   Patrick Mclnerney 31 pts

Saw the men’s a team play host to Stevenage GC.
In what would be Little Hay’s penultimate match of this year’s Herts friendly league. As always a close match against Stevenage, with them taking the tie by a single point.
Little 209 Stevenage 210.
Little Hay’s best score of the day went to the pairing of Mick Whelan & Phil Jefferson with an impressive 45 pts.

In other news the partnership of Mick Milne & Paul Rolfe win this year's Dacorum men’s doubles final beating Paul Williams & Des Barry.

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending September 16th.

Tuesday saw the seniors’ out in force for this year’s Vic Allen Charity Shield. Won by John Poston with an impressive 42 points beating second placed Erman Housein by 2 points.

Vic Allen Charity Shield L- R Senior Captain Paul Whiter presents John Poston with the Charity Shield  Vic Allen Charity Shield L- R Senior Captain Paul Whiter presents John Poston with the Charity Shield

Tuesday also saw the climax of this year's David Johnson Trophy. The road to the final began back in May for this year’s finalist’s Des Barry and Sam Deering.
They were all square standing on the 16th tee but a win there and again on the tough par 3 17th gave Deering a 2 & 1 win to take this year’s title. 

The seniors’ played host to Batchwood Hall GC. Another impressive performance saw them win 4 of 6 matches for a 4 & 2 win. Little Hay 4  Batchwood  2

A busy weekend for Club Captain Paul Mudd and Darren Green, with both representing the club in Saturday’s scratch league match against Hartsborne. Little Hay 0 Hartsborne 8
Then Sunday they had to play one another in this year’s scratch final. Green stood on the 17th tee 2 down meaning he had to win the difficult par 3 17th  to keep the match alive, but Mudd held his nerve winning the 17th to close out the match with a 3 & 1 win to take this year’s scratch title.

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending September 9th.

Saturday saw club members and guest's out in force for this year's Presidents day.

The men playing off the championship tee were playing for the presidents putter won last year by Tong Tse.

Tse out with the early starters had a nail biting wait to see if his 38 points would be enough to win the title for a second year, only for Trevor Sargent to come in with 38 pts in the penultimate match, but Tong's impressive 21 points on the back nine saw him claim the title after a card play off, while Ross Dorras a point behind was third with 37 pts.

L-R Club President Ralph Lane presents Tong Tse with the Presidents Men's Putter


Margaret Flowers excellent 38 points saw her win the Presidents Ladies Putter.

2nd Trish Joslin 34 pts, 3rd Jackie Pearson 32 pts.

L-R Club President Ralph Lane presents the Presidents Ladies Putter to Margaret Flowers


Thomas Ashton playing off the championship tee won the junior trophy beating Harry Miller by 2 points.

Senior white tee won by Bill Battel beating Ali Naalchigar by a point.

L-R Club President Ralph Lane presents Thomas Ashton with the Junior Trophy



Seniors' monthly medal. Tony Grainger won going out in 45 home in 40 with 11 pars beating Paul Mudd by a shot.

Division 1

1st Tony Grainger 85-18 = 67

2nd Paul Mudd 73-5 = 68

3rd Bill Battel 88-20 68

Division 2

1st Wael Aljawad 94-24 = 70

2nd Roger Welch 93-23 = 70

3rd Christopher Murray 99-28 = 78  


Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending September 2nd.

Sunday Men's September medal.

Sam Deering won division 1 with an impressive nett 69 going out in 39 home in 37 with 2 birdies and 10 pars beating Andy Lerpiniere by 1 shot.

James Morris won division 2 with an equally impressive nett 69 beating Jerry Clarke in a card play off.

Division 1

1st Sam Deering 76-7 = 69

2nd Andy Lerpiniere 81-11 = 70

3rd Darren Green 76-6 = 70

Division 2

1st James Morris 86-17 = 69

2nd Jerry Clarke 83-14 = 69

3rd Erman Housein 84-14 = 70


Thursday the seniors' losing streak came to an end with a convincing win at home against Hazlemere when they won all six matches.

Little Hay 6-Hazlemere 0

In other news Stephen Wilkinson won this years Steve Seaford Memorial Trophy, coming through the knock out stages to beat Martin Bull in the final played over 36 holes.


Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending August 26th

Saturday saw the men's A team in action at home to Panshanger. After last week's loss by a single point they were able to secure a convincing thirteen point win, in what was a high scoring match against Panshanger.

Little Hay 229 pts - Panshanger 216 pts.

The pairing of Karl Burn & Aiden Walsh had Little Hay's best score of the day, an amazing 49 points.

Thursday saw the senior's out in force to remember the late Frank Spence when they competed for this year's Frank Spence Memorial Shield.
The Trophy was donated by the Spence family in aide of the Motor Neurone Disease Association and to help raise awareness of the Disease which sadly clamed Frank's life.
The Pairing of David Smith & Sylvester Nolan with an impressive aggregate score of 78 points were this years winners while Chris Murray & Trevor Sargent's aggregate of 74 pts saw them claim second spot.

L-R David Smith Senior Captain Paul Whiter and Sylvester Nolan

The ladies section Fressingwood Cup
1st Hee-Young Crowhurst 36 pts
2nd Margaret Flowers 35 pts
3rd Jackie Pearson 34 pts  C/B
4th Dorothy Norman 34 pts


Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending August 19th
Young Harry Miller has a Month to remember, nett winner in last week's club championship and now Junior Club Champion.
Wednesday's round one saw Miller four shots behind Luke Wrathall's impressive 78, while Adam Larkin in third was a further four shots behind.

Round 1 Gross Scores          Nett Scores
1st Luke Wrathall 78             1st Harry Miller 71
2nd Harry Miller 82               2nd Luke Wrathall 72
3rd Adam Larkin 86              3rd Thomas Ashton 74

Miller's fantastic final round of 76, going out in 35 home in 41 with 3 birdies and 8 pars saw him take a well deserved win, to be crowned this year's junior club champion, while Thomas Ashton's steady play over  two day's saw him win the junior cup.

Round 2 Gross Scores
1st Harry Miller 82 + 76 = 158
2nd Adam Larkin 86 +88 = 174
3rd Thomas Ashton 97 + 95 = 192

Nett Scores
1st Harry Miller 11 158 = 136
2nd Thomas Ashton 23 192 = 146
3rd Adam Larkin 12 174 = 150

Harry Miller Junior Club Champion 2018

Thomas Ashton Junior Cup Winner 2018

In other news both the seniors' and men's sections suffer home defeats, the seniors' going down 1½ to 4½ Cheshunt Park, while the men lost by a point to Rickmansworth. Little Hay 209 - Rickmansworth 210
Little Hay's best score of the day was the pairing of John Leahy & Jamie McIvor with an impressive 48 pts.


Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending August 12th
Club Championship Round One
Last year's champion Sam Deering still had a grip on the trophy, who along with Jamie McIvor would take a 2 shot lead into the final round, but with six player's all within three or four shot's of the lead it was all to play for come Sunday.
Round two
While Sam Deering and Jamie McIvor traded shot's in the final group, David Kirkwood up ahead was quietly going about his business, putting together an impressive three over par 75 to be crowned this years  Club Champion.

Final Scores
1st David Kirkwood 81 + 75 = 156
2nd Jamie McIvor 79 + 80 = 159
3rd Mick Milne 81 + 81 = 162

Harry Miler's good form continues, following on from his win earlier in the week his four under par total of 140 saw him win this year's Nett prize, The Tony Hodson Salver.
1st Harry Miller 70 + 70 = 140
2nd David Kirkwood 79 + 68 = 142
3rd Andy Deaves 80 + 65 = 145

Club Champion David Kirkwood & Harry Miller Tony Hodson Nett Winner

Sunday also saw the NAPGC ladies championship final take place, at a wet and windy Staverton Park Golf Club. Little Hay's  Hee-Young Crowhurst came 2nd in division 2 and 3rd overall.

Hee-Young Crowhurst at the NAPGC 2nd div 2 3rd Overall

Wednesday's Junior Stableford.
Won by Harry Miller with an impressive 42 point, which included 2 birdies and 9 pars, beating Adam Larkin by 5 points, while in third with 36 points was Joseph Tompkins.


Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending August 5th
The seniors losing streak continues, with a 4-2 loss away at Batchwood Hall.
Seniors' August medal.
Michael Knight won division 1, going out in 43 back in 40 with 8 pars for an impressive Nett 68. Beating Paul Mudd in a card play off. While in division 2 Christopher Murray's Nett 65 saw him beat Bill Battell by 4 shots.
Div 1
1st Michael Knight 83-15 = 68
2nd Paul Mudd 74-6 = 68
3rd Arthur Smith 90-19 = 71
Div 2
1st Christopher Murray 95-30 = 65
2nd Bill Battle 90-21 = 69
3rd Tony Hodson 91-22 = 69

Junior's August medal won by Joseph Tompkins with an impressive Nett 65 beating Thomas Ashton in a card play off while Harry Miller was third with a Nett 68.

Men's August medal
Ben Alford won division 1 with a fantastic Nett 63. Going out in 36 back in 38 with 3 birdies and 11 pars beating Stephen Wilkinson by 5 shots. While in division 2 Thomas Ashton's Nett 70 beat Nigel Hopkinson by 1 shot.
Div 1
1st Ben Alford 74-11 = 63
2nd Stephen Wilkinson 75-7 = 68
3rd Paul Rolfe 78-10 = 68
Div 2
1st Thomas Ashton 93-23 = 70
2nd Nigel Hopkinson 85-14 = 71
3rd Steven Crowhurst 88-17 =71

  Div 1 Winner Ben Alford and Div 2 Winner Thomas Ashton


Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending July 29th
Monday saw the ladies in action, when they played this year's Basildon Bond Rosebowl. Jackie Pearson won with three pars beating Gill Howells by six points.
1st Jackie Pearson 41 pts
2nd Gill Howells 35 pts
3rd Hee-Young Crowhurst 31 pts

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending July 22nd
Saturday the A team were host to Batchwood Hall, for the home leg of this year's Herts Friendly League.
A great win for Little Hay beating Batchwood by 21 points.
Little Hay 219 pts  Batchwood 198 pts.
The pairing of Steve Wilkinson & Jim Lochhead had Little Hay's best score of the day, with 47 points.

Thursday's senior stableford saw some impressive scoring. From both divisions. John Redgwell's 13 pars and 41 points won division 1 beating Frederick Evens by 4 pts.
Division 1
1st John Redwell 41 points
2nd Frederick Evens 37 pts
3rd Arthur Smith 36 pts
Division 2
1st Paul Buckoke 44 pts
2nd Jeremy Dicks 41 pts
3rd IanWilford 39

Wednesday saw the final round of this years 9 hole evening league. With only six points separating first and forth it was all to play for, but Harry Miller's 18 points saw him leapfrog Dale Chiverton to win this years title by 3 points.
1st Harry Miller 77 points
2nd Dale Chiverton 74 points
3rd Paul Rolfe 71 points
4th Steve Crowhurst 71 points.

  L R Harry Miller Receives The Trophy From Club Captain Paul Mudd

In other news, Little Hay's senior's take a fall at Wycombe Heights, losing 5-1

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending July 15th
One of the highlights of our golfing year is always Captains day and this year's event was no exception, with all section's of the club showing their support for Club Captain Paul Mudd.
The main event of the day the Captains Trophy, was won by Tong Tse with an excellent score of 41 points, beating Ben Hopkinson by 2 and Ivan Lawrence by 3 points.
The team prize went to Hee-Young Crowhurst, Paul Mudd, Ben Alford and Nigel Hopkinson with 137 pts.
Jackie Pearson won the ladies prize with 37 pts while Trevor F Sargeant claimed the senior prize with 35 pts.
Young Harry Miller was hugely disappointed with his score, off the championship tee, but 25 points saw him win the junior prize.

Paul Mudd Presents The Captains Trophy To Tong Tse

John Bidgway Memorial Salver

Greensomes Stableford. Both team members tee off, select the best tee shot, then alternate shot's until the ball is holed out. 
The winning pairing of Vic Allen & Paul Buckoke won with an impressive 44 points, Beating Paul Mudd & Peter Littley by 1 point. Third on count back were Tim Farrow & Ken Chalk 43 pts.

Senior Captain Paul Whiter Prsents Paul Buckoke and Vic Allen The John Bidgway Salver

 In other news, the senior's returned to winning ways with a 4-2 home win against Hazlmere.

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending July 8th
Saturday the club remembered the late Ron Gingell, when we played the Ron Gingell Trophy, played from the Blue championship tees. John Leahy won with an impressive 40 Stableford points beating Nigel Hopkinson by three points.
1st John Leahy 40 pts
2nd Nigel Hopkinson 37 pts
3rd Dave Kirkwood   36 pts.

On Friday the Ladies and seniors' remembered the late Jenny Williams, when they played this year's Jenny Williams Memorial Trophy. Gill Howells' 39 points for the ladies and Trevor Sargent's 41 for the seniors' won the individual titles, while Trish Joslin, Jackie Pearson, David Dean and Trevor Sargent won the team event with 129 points.
Jenny's son Tim Williams was there to present the trophy to this year's winner's, Gill Howells and Trevor Sargent.

Jenny Williams Trophy L R Trevor Sargent, Tim Williams and Gill Howells

Thursday saw Peter Balding win July's senior medal. Going out in 42, home in 42 for an excellent 65 beating Brian Ridgeway by 3 shots.
Division 1
1st Peter Balding      84-19 = 65
2nd Brian Ridgeway 88-20 = 68
3rd Ross Dorris         88-19 = 69   
Trevor F Sargeant won division two with an impressive 68, which included 2 birdies and 4 pars, beating Richard Gates by 2 shots.
Division 2
1st Trevor F Sargeant 89-21 = 68
2nd Richard Gates       93-23 = 70  Count Back
3rd Mike Mason         100-30 = 70

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending July 1st
Sunday Men's July Medal
Little Hay is looking and playing just like a links course at the moment. A well struck drive will run and run, but hit one off line and you could find yourself in all sorts of trouble. But despite that John Leahy's impressive Nett 67 saw him win this month's medal by 2 strokes.
Division 1
1st John Leahy 68
2nd Paul Rolfe 70  
3rd   On count back Jim Lochhead 70  
Division two turned out to be a family affair, when young Thomas Ashton won this month's medal, beating Dad Patrick by one stroke.
1st Thomas Ashton 71
2nd Patrick Ashton 72
3rd Colin Stains 74  

The scratch team played their first home match of the year, when they played host to Shendish Manor Golf Club. As last year the match produced our first win of the year, with a fantastic 7-1 win.
Little Hay 7 Shendish 1.

Monday saw the Ladies play this years Summer Cup won by Dorothy Norman with an impressive 39 points.
2nd Trish Joslin 33 pts
3rd  On count back  Jackie Pearson 33 pts 

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending June 24th
Men V Senior Men Senior captain Paul Whiter's nine man team were definitely the underdog's in this years men's verses seniors' match, well on paper at least, with club captain Paul Mudd's side including club champion Sam Deering, player of the year Tong Tse and three other members of this years scratch team.
But steady play from stalwarts of the seniors' like Tony Hodson, Jim Lochhead and Martin Evans who's amazing fight back against big hitting Ben Alford. Evans could only manage 11 points on the front nine but somehow turned it around to come home in 25 to win his match by 3 points.
There were some great individual scores on both sides, but Paul Whiter's seniors' some how managed to win this years match by a single point.
Senior's 323 pts Men 322.  

Saw the seniors' on the road again, this time to Cheshunt Park Golf Club near Broxbourne, for the away leg of this years Ches Hay Cup.
After all their success of late they came up against an inspired Cheshunt side who were able to make the most of home advantage winning five of their six matches with Little Hay only able to get a half in one.
Cheshunt 5½ Little Hay ½

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending June 17th
Saturday saw a good sized field take part in this years Past Captains Cup.
The first time this year off the blue championship tees, which add another 307 yards to the course, the equivalent of another hole if played from the white tees, which makes Martin Bull's winning score of 39 points all the more impressive. In second with an equally impressive 38 pts was Jim Lochhead and third with 37 pts was Colin Staines.

Fraser Welling Presents Winner Martin Bull with Trophy.

This months Seniors Stableford saw some fantastic scoring, in very difficult playing conditions, but Paul Mudd's 39 points which included 10 pars and 3 birdies saw him claim top spot from John Burrows' equally impressive 39 pts, after a card play off.
1st Paul Mudd 39 pts
2nd John Burrows 39 pts
3rd Patrick Mclnerney 38 pts. 

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending June 10th
Last Tuesday saw the seniors' play host to Stockwood Park, the latest round in the senior inter club league.
Home or away the seniors' great form continues with another great win. Little Hay 4 Stockwood Park 2.
Saturday saw the Scratch team on the road again when they travelled to Whitehill Golf Club, an undulating park land course near Ware for their second match in this years Herts scratch league.
After their first round loss, they managed to get some points on the board with a hard fought draw. Whitehall 4 Little Hay 4.

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending June 5th
Saturday Men's June medal.
Won by past captain Paul Rickard, one of the stalwarts of the club, returning to good form after an enforced lay off due to knee surgery. Paul won with an impressive 67 beating Mick Whelan by three shots.

Division 1
1st Paul Rickard 77-10 = 67
2nd Mick Whelan 80-10 =70
3rd Stephen Wilkinson 78-7 =71

Patrick Oram’s excellent 69 saw him beat Andy Deaves by two shots to claim this month's division two title.

Div 2
1st Patrick Oram 87-10 = 69
2nd Andy Deaves 92-21 = 71
3rd Martin Bull 96-24 = 72.

Friday Junior half term medal.
1st Darcie West Nett 68
2nd Adam Larkin Nett 71
3rd Thomas Ashton Nett 78

Senior June Medal.
John Redgell's excellent 66 which included one birdie and ten pars saw him claim this month,s division one title beating Quinto Rafique by four shots.

Div 1
1st John Redgwell 78-12 = 66
2nd Quinto Rafique 80-10 =70
3rd David A Smith 87-17 =70

Div 2
1st Peter Abbiss 91-24  = 67
2nd Trevor F Sargeant 92-21 =71
3rd Patrick McLnerney  93-22 = 71

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending May 27th
Herts Scratch League Saturday 19th May
Little Hay’s Scratch team were in action for the first time this year, when they travelled to Great Hadham Golf Club near Bishop Stortford.
A very close match with Great Hadham making the most of home advantage beating Little Hay by just one point.
Great Hadham 4½ Little Hay 3½

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending May 20th
Little Hay took part in The Clapham Common, Platinum Shield & Ellis Cup. Two teams of six took part, with one team away at Abbey Hill Golf Club and the other at home.  A close match with Little Hay losing by just three points. Abbey Hill 220 - Little Hay 217 points. The paring of reigning Club Champion Sam Derring and Phil Jefferson were Little Hay's only winners on the day with 43 points, winning their match by 9 points

May's senior stableford won by Paul Mudd with 3 birdies and 8 pars for a winning score of 36 points beating John Redgwell by 1 point.
Division 1
1st Paul Mudd         36 pts
2nd John Redgwell  35 pts
3rd Tony Grainger   34 pts

Division 2 was won by Wael Aljawad with a fantastic score of 38 points.
Division 2
1st Wael Aljawad  38 pts
2nd Chris Murry    35 pts
3rd John Murphy  34 pts
Wednesday saw the seniors' play host to Redbourn Friars.
After last week's great win against Chartridge which they won 5-1, Wednesday saw them continue were they left off beating Redbourn Friars 4 – 2. 

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending May 13th

A Busy weekend for Little Hay's men's section. 
On Saturday the A team travelled over to Stevenage for   round two of this years Herts friendly League.
A close match as always, with Little Hay losing by just three points.
Stevenage 199, Little Hay 196.
The pairing of Mick Whelan & Karl Burn had our best score of the day with 42 points.

Sunday saw the biggest field so far this year, compete for the Secretarys Cup & UKPCC Championship qualifying.
The final to be held at St Andrews latter this year.
Nick Brown won with a fantastic score of 41 Stableford points which included 3 birdies and 12 pars beating Martin Bull by one point.
Looks like Nick Brown has another chance of getting to Scotland, after narrowly missing out at the final qualifying event last year.
1st Nick Brown 41 pts
2nd Martin Bull 40 pts
3rd Chris Morris 39 pts

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending May 6th

Seniors' May medal, won by Quinto Rafique who went out in 43 back in 39, with a birdie and eight pars for a nett 72 beating Paul Mudd by one shot.
1st Quinto Rafique  82 - 10 = 72
2nd Paul Mudd        78 - 5 = 73
3rd John Redgwell   85 - 12 =73.
Men's May medal & NAPGC qualifier.
John Burrows would win division one with a fantastic nett 69 going out in 39 back in 39 with two birdies and eight pars beating Mick Whelan by two shots.
Div 1
1st John Burrows  78 - 9 = 69
2nd Mick Whelan  81 - 10 = 71
3rd Sam Deering   81  - 7 = 74
Andy Deaves would win division two with a nett 74 which included three pars, beating Jerry Clarke by one shot.
Div 2
1st Andy Deaves  95 - 21 = 74
2nd Jerry Clarke   89 - 14 = 75
3rd Tom Wood     90 - 14 = 76
Special thanks to George Reid and his green keeping staff, for all their hard work getting the course into such fantastic condition, after all the snow and rain of last winter.

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending April 29th

Ladies section. Bland Shield
Won by Lesley O'Brien with 35 Stableford  points
2nd Dorothy Norman 33 pts
3rd Trish Joslyn 29 pts.

Seniors' section Peter Betts Memorial Shield.
This years winners with an impressive nett 61
Were the team of Michael Knight,
Ali Naalchiga, Martin Evans and Tony Hodson
Just as impressive was the fact the whole field was all within five shots of the winning score.

The seniors played host to Shendish Golf Club.
A close match with Little Hay Wining by just one point.
Little Hay 3½ Shendish 2½.

Little Hay's men's  B team were in action away to Ruislip, but they came up
against an inspired Ruislip team, with only the pairing of Mick Whelan &
Martin Bull able to secure a half point for Little Hay
Ruislip 4½ Little Hay ½.

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending April 22nd

Saw the Ladies section out in force for this years Charity Cup won by Jane Austin with 31 points beating Dorothy Norman by 3 points.
1st   Jane Austin  31 pts
2nd  Dorothy Norman  28 pts
3rd  Carol Kent 23 pts

Saw the men's A team, handicap's 18 and below in action for the first time this year, when they travelled to Rickmansworth for the first round of this years Herts Friendly League.
Unfortunately Rickmansworth Golf Course lived up to its reputation as tricky Ricky with the Little Hay side losing their first away match by 24 points.
Rickmansworth Golf Club 200 pts Little Hay 176 pts.
Little Hay's best score of the day came from the pairing's of Mick Whelan & Fraser Welling and Tong Tse & Ben Alford with both scoring 37 pts.


Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending April 15th.

Friday and the same conditions greeted the junior's for April's medal as the seniors had faced the day before.
A foggy and very wet course, which makes Luke Wrathall's fantastic winning score of 70 all the more impressive.
Luke went out in 39 back in 37 with 13 pars and a birdie, for a gross 76 Nett 70. Beating Darcie West by 8 strokes.
1st Luke Wrathall            76-6 = 70
2nd Darcie West         110-32 = 78
3rd Joseph Tompkins  131-48 = 83
Thursday and the seniors' where lucky to get out on the course after Tuesday's Peter Betts Shield had to be cancelled due to a water logged course.
Meaning this year's three club Stableford  was always going to be difficult.
But despite the challenge of a very heavy course and fog, David Dean's selection of a three wood, eight iron and putter would turn out to be an inspired choice, winning this years John McDonough Cup with an impressive score of 36 points.
In second place with 34 pts was Ross Dorras.
While in third place, after a card playoff was David Smith also with 34 pts.

David Dean Recives the McDonough Cup From Senior Capt Paul Whiter.


Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending April 8th.

After the better weather of the last few days, rain returned for Sunday's men's stableford, the Bryn Aldridge Cup.
Despite that and the course playing all of its 6000 plus yards, Paul Rolfe with thirteen pars would win with an impressive 40 points, beating April's medal winner Mick Whelan by two points. In third with 37 points was 2017 winner Ashley Wade.

The junior section was in action on Friday, when they played their half term stableford. Harry Miller would win with 35 points. In second with 30 points was Darcie West while Joseph Tompkins claimed third with 24 pts.

After the poor weather of late, Thursday saw a better day for this month's senior medal.
Dennis Warren won division 1 going out in 48 home in 43 which included four pars and birdie for a Nett 73.
Division 1                                      

1st Dennis Warren  91-18 = 73

2nd Mick Milne       82-7 = 75

3rd Brian Ridgway 97-20 = 77

Division 2, Tony Hodson's back 9 of 47 saw him claim first place after a card playoff with Vic Allen.

Division 2

1st Tony Hodson  100-22 = 78

2nd Vic Allen        100-22 = 78

3rd Ali Naalchigar 105-27 = 78


Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending April 1st.

April Medal & Gold Cup
Despite the poor weather of late and a course playing all it's 6000 plus yards, Mick Whelan was able to turn around a poor start' with double bogey's on his first few hole's, into a fantastic Nett 69 to win this month's Div 1 medal.

Division 1

1st Mick Whelan   79-10 = 69

2nd Phil Chester    77-7 = 70

3rd Chris Dorset    86-12 =74

Division 2

1st Tom Wood        87-14 =73

2nd Jerry Clarke      89-14 = 75

3rd Trevor Sargent  90-15 =75

Gold Cup  2018
Phil Chester would win this years Gold Cup with a two under par Nett 70 winning it for the second year in a row.
With the Gold Cup only open to those who had won medal's last year, he had to beat a very strong field to claim the title this year.


Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending March 25th

The Captains Shield Saturday March 24th.
Maybe the only disappointment of Trevor Sargent's, otherwise very successful Captains year, was his loss to a team of Little Hay's past captains, led out by 2016 captain Chris Miles.
So this year leading out the past captains he was hoping to repeat that feat, but he came up against an in form captain's side losing four of the five matches with one halved.
Nine past captains were able to play this year, with others who unable to play came along for the customary lunch, to meet up and reminisce with old friends.
We also learnt the sad news that Roger Ottaway club captain 2004-05 had recently passed away.


Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending March 18th

Last Monday saw Little Hay Golf Club hold its AGM and trophy presentation evening.
It also saw new Club Captain, Paul Mudd receive his Captains Blazer by outgoing Captain Trevor Sargent. Trevor Sargent's last act as Captain, before leading out a past Captains' team next Saturday, was to presented last years' winner's their trophy's, many congratulation to you all and good luck for 2018.

But a special mention should go to, Sam Dearing Club Champion and also to Tong Tse who had an excellent 2017.
He started the year with a handicap of 10.1 ending it on 5.9 with multiple win's along the way.
Along with the medals and trophy's he actually won, he was presented with two special awards, one for the most improved player of the year and the other, the order of merit trophy for 2017.


Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending March 11th

The final round of this year's winter league was played on Sunday.

We managed to play eight of the nine rounds, only losing one to the weather, with the best six of eight scores counting towards the final score.

Little Hay's in form player Tong Tse and partner Dale Chiverton claimed this year's, title scoring 42 points on the final day for a grand total of 257, beating the second place pairing of Brian Ridgeway & Jerry Clarke by just 3 points.

Third with a total of 253 pts were Senior Captain Paul Whiter & Phil Chester.
In one of his last acts as Club Captain Trevor Sargent was on hand to present the trophy to Tong and Dale.
Many thanks also to Hee & Steve Crowhurst for all their hard work over the last five month's running this year's Winter League.

Little Hay Golf Club Week Ending February 18th

Saturday's fine weather saw the men's section compete for the Alan Irwin Shield. Brian Ridgeway won with 7 pars and an impressive 41 points. In second place with 40 pts was Martin Evans while in third after a card play off was Karl Burn.

   Alan Irwin Shield 2018 Brian Ridgeway & Trevor Sargent

Friday saw the junior's in action for the first time this year, when they played their half term Stableford. Harry Miller won with 38 points, Junior Dong was second with 35 points. Third with 27 pts was Adam Larkin while forth with 26 pts was Thomas Ashton.

After the poor weather earlier in the week, Thursday was a fine winter's day for the seniors' monthly Stableford. Won by Trevor Sargent with 9 pars and 39 pts; second with 37 pts was David A Smith while third after a card play off was John Burrow.

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