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  • Women’s Section AGM
    The Women’s Section held their AGM in the Little Hay Par 3 suite on Monday Nov 13 2023. The following were appointed officers for the coming year: In addition, Lena Goodban agreed to liaise between the Club and Academy members. Hon member Fran Tarling congratulated the Women’s Fixture winners of the year and the afternoon ended with tea and cake, as well as a putting competition. Many thanks to Hamish and Sian Shaw for providing the indoor putter. Competition winners Jane Gonzalez – Bland Shield Dorothy Norman – July Medal, Fressingwood Cup, October Medal, Lady Founders Cup and Golfer ofContinue reading “Women’s Section AGM”
  • Seniors’ December Stableford (Medal Draw) Results 30-11-23
    Seniors December Stableford
  • Men’s December Medal (Stableford) 02/12/23
    Please find below the Teams and Starting times for Saturday’s Men’ s Medal (Stableford)
  • Start Times for Seniors’ December 9-hole Stableford 07-12-2023
    Seniors’ December 9-hole Stableford
  • Seniors Stableford Tee Times 30th Nov.
    Tee Times for Seniors Stableford 30th Nov 23
  • Seniors’ November Stableford Results 16-11-2023
    Seniors November Stableford 16-11-2023
  • Start Times for Seniors’ November 9-hole Stableford 23-11-2023
    Start Times for Seniors November 9-hole Stableford
  • Doughty Cup Texas Scramble 18/11/23
    Please find below the Teams and Starting times for Saturday’s All sections Doughty Cup. Do ensure you arrive in ample time to meet you team. Be Remindered that a £2 competition fee is due on the day from all players.
  • Seniors’ Summer Eclectic Results …………….April-September 2023…………..
    . Winner with an adjusted total of 61.5 points Peter Taylor Seniors’ Summer Eclectic 2023
  • Seniors’ Summer 2023 Order-of-Merit …………Ray Moore Trophy……….
    . Winner with 2648 points….Reginald Rogers Seniors Summer 2023 Order of Merit
  • Revised Competition Rules
    The Competition Rules have been updated to Version 21.0, after approval at Committee on the 18th October 2023. They can be found on the Rules for Golf & Competitons page on the website.
  • November Medals 04/11/23
    Please find below the Start Sheet for Saturday’s Medal Competitions
  • Seniors’ October 9-hole Results 26-10-2023
    Seniors October 9-hole Results
  • Start Times for Seniors’ November Stableford (Medal Draw) 02-11-2023
    Seniors November Stableford 02-11-2023
  • All Sections Cup Results
    Saturday 21st October saw the All sections Cup stableford contested between the club sections in damp conditions both underfoot and from the sky. The Men’s team were truimpant with an average score of 30.4 stableford points over the Senoir’s 27 average points and Womens 23 points. Individual stableford Honours going to: Tom Finch, Winner with 36 points Tommy Coomber, 2nd with 33 points Reg Rogers, 3rd 32 points
  • John Catchpole Stableford Result
    Greg Galbraith, Winner of the John Catchpole Stableford on Sunday 15th October with 10 pars beating Kirk House by one point. Greg Galbraith Winner: 36 points Kirk House 2nd Place: 35 points Patrick Oram 3rd Place: 32 points
  • Senior’s October Stableford Results 19-Oct-2023
    Senior’s October Stableford Results
  • All Sections Cup 21/10/23
    Please find below the Start Sheet for Saturday’s All Sections Cup
  • Green Committee Minutes
    The Green Committee meets between 3 & 6 times a year and the minutes of the meetings will be uploaded to the Club Documents section of the Members Only page. You will have to be logged in to see this page. Link to Club Documents If you have any trouble accessing or logging on, please let me know via the Contact Form.
  • John Catchpole Stableford 15/10/23 and Womans Gooden Trophy Alt. Day
    Please find below the Start Sheet for Sunday’s Stableford competitions
  • Little Hay win The Needle Shield
    Saturday 7th October saw the Herts Friendly League season ending Needle Shield event being hoasted at Little Hay Golf Complex. 60 golfers from 5 Public Golf courses in Herfordshire came together for an individual Stableford competition with 12 individual stableford scores from each club being aggregated to decide the winning club of the Needle Shield. In superb golfing conditions the field started all together in at 08:30 in a shotgun start. A very close contest saw some great scoring by Little Hay players helping the home team to an overall victory and to the lift the Needle Shield by justContinue reading “Little Hay win The Needle Shield”
  • Start Times for Seniors’ October Medal 05-10-2023
    Seniors’ October Medal
  • Seniors’ Cup Older 21-09-2023
    Seniors’ Cup Older 21-09-2023
  • Seniors’ Cup Younger 21-09-2023
    Seniors Cup Younger 21-09-2023
  • Seniors’ Cup Gross 21-09-2023
    Seniors Cup Gross
  • October Medal Saturday 30/09/23
    Please find below the Start Sheet for Saturdays Medal Competitions.
    Click here for Results
  • President’s Day
    The President’s Day Competition took place on Saturday 9th September 2023 Congratulations to all who took part in the sweltering heat.
  • Women’s Section Away Day
    The Women’s Section enjoyed an Away Day at Weston Turville Golf Course this summer. We were lucky with the weather so the course was at it’s best, complete with a family of  curious ducks coming to check us out. We had a good game followed by a late lunch. The overall winner was Alison Pulsford,  with Sarah Baker winning longest drive and Dorothy Norman winning closest to the pin.
  • Start Times for Senior’s September Stableford 14-09-2023
    Seniors September Stableford
  • Presidents Day Stableford 09/09/23
    Please find below the Start Sheet for Saturdays Club Event, Presidents Day Competition.
  • Seniors September Medal Results 31-08-2023
    Seniors September Medal Results
    Click here for Tee Times
    Click here for Results
    John Bidgway Plate Results 15th Aug 2023
  • Frank Spence Shield
    Frank Spence shield Results
  • Start Times for Seniors’ Frank Spence (Pairs) on 01-08-2023
    Seniors Frank Spence
  • Fixtures: September to December 2023
  • Seniors’ July Stableford 20-07-2023
    Seniors July Stableford
  • September Medals 03/09/23
    Please find below the Start Sheet for Sundays Men’s Medal & Ladies Medal Alternative Day Competitions.
  • Summer Club Greensome
    Our first summer Greensome was held on Saturday, 8 July 2023, and was again well-attended by 26 members. This event was won by Mick Milne and Bod Badman with an impressive 43 points. We will now make this event a regular annual club fixture and look forward to wider participation by all section members in years to come.
  • Jenny Williams Trophy
    This event was held on Friday, 30 June 2023. Congratulations to our winning Jenny Williams Trophy mixed ( Women’s and Men’s sections) team. They scored a combined score (best 3 per hole) of a superb 122 points.Alison Myatt (39 pts) and Martin Mansfield (41 pts) had the best individual Stablefords, ably assisted by Alison Pulsford and Membership Secretary Trevor Sargeant :he’s an expert at this event with his name on the Trophy at least three times already! An enjoyable 18 holes was had by all in windy conditions with excellent greens.Peter Balding was nearest the pin on the 17th hole.
  • Captain’s Day 2023
    The annual Captain’s Day was held on Saturday 24 June 2023, with more than 50 members participating in this hugely successful event. Competitions were played at all levels, including Men’s Blue and White Tee, Women’s Red tee as as well as a 9-hole mixed Texas Scramble. We would like to thank everyone for their participation and a good day was had by all. We would also like to thank all involved in organising the event, especially Ivan Lawrence and the team at Little Hay Golf Complex for making it a very successful event. The winners are… Men’s Blue Tee andContinue reading “Captain’s Day 2023”
  • Annual Club Championship and Stableford Championship
    The annual Club Championship and inaugural Stableford Championship was played over 2 rounds on the weekend of 17-18 June 2023. Congratulations to Ben Hopkinson who won the overall Club Championship as well as claiming the Tony Hodson trophy for the best combined nett score over the 2 days. Additionally, congratulations to Daniel Ross, who put together 2 remarkable rounds of golf over the 2 days to become the runaway winner of the Club Stableford Championship.
  • Senior’s July Medal 06-07-2023
    Seniors July Medal
  • Start Times for Senior’s July Stableford 06-07-2023
    Seniors July Stableford
  • Captain’s Day Stableford
    Please find below the Start Sheet for Saturday’s stableford Competition. Times and teams for the 9 Hole Scramble competition will be advised seperately.
  • Senior’s June Stableford 15-06-2023
    Seniors June Stableford
  • Men’s June Stableford 11/06/23
    Please find below the Start Sheet for Sunday’s Stableford
  • Inaugural Men’s Club Stableford Championship
    We recognise that several of you might not wish to compete in a Medal competition, playing off the Blue tees. As such, this year we have decided to introduce a ‘Men’s Club Stableford Championship’ on a trial basis. The playing conditions and entry criteria are as follows: This competition will be available to enter on HDID.
  • Annual Men’s Club Championship and Tony Hodson Trophy
    This event takes place over 2 days on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2023. The event is played from the Blue Tees on both days. While the event is open to all members in the form of a Medal competition on each day, to qualify to compete for the Club Championship and Tony Hodson Trophy, you must have been a member of the club for at least 12 months and have entered 6 handicap qualifying scores during the past 12 months. The Club Champion is the qualifying player with the best combined gross score over the 2 days andContinue reading “Annual Men’s Club Championship and Tony Hodson Trophy”
  • Secretary’s Cup
    The annual Secretary’s Cup and UKPCC qualifier was played on Saturday 20 May 2023, with 16 players competing for the trophy. Tom Wood returned another excellent stableford score of 41 points to win the event, followed by Punit Pattni on 37 points and Ben Hopkinson on 36 points.
  • Seniors’ May Stableford 18-5-23 Results
    Seniors May Stableford Results
  • Start Times for Senior’s May Stableford 18-05-2023
    Please Click on the link below for details . Senior’s May Stableford
  • Info about Mid-Summer Eve League
    For those participating in this year’s mid-Summer Evening League, please note that a separate 9-hole scorecard is used for the league – see file below for the scorecard for the front 9 holes (white and red tees). Your course and playing handicap is adjusted to a 9-hole handicap for the front 9 only and Stroke Indices (S.I.) for each are also adjusted to a 9-hole rating system using S.I.s 1 to 9 only. Stableford points are to be calculated in the normal way using your playing handicap in relation to the S.I. on each hole. Each round in this leagueContinue reading “Info about Mid-Summer Eve League”
  • Mid-Summer Evening League R1
    The draw for Mid-Summer Evening League Round 1 scheduled for Wednesday 10 May 2023 is attached below. The rules for this league are contained in the Competition Rules Document published on the club website.
  • Senior’s May Medal 04-05-2023
    Senior’s May Medal
  • New Fixtures Lists for 2023 Released
    The fixture lists for April – June and July – August have been updated. Please go to the 2023 Fixtures Page for more information.
  • New Member’s Day
    On 1 May 2023, we hosted an event to welcome our many new members who joined our club this year as well as a few of the Lady’s Academy members. We were delighted to have many of you there enjoying a round of golf with one of our host members and also having the opportunity to get some scorecards in for handicap purposes. A good time was had by all, and we would like to thank all the volunteers who made the day a wonderful success. We hope all our new members feel very welcome at our club and inContinue reading “New Member’s Day”
  • May Medal and Annual Gold Cup
    The Men’s May Medal and Gold Cup (postponed from the April Medal) took place on Sunday 30 April, with a great turnout of 24 players, who were all treated to very pleasant weather conditions, at last. David Batten, with a remarkable net 68 was the comfortable winner of Division 1, followed by Craig Peterson (net 72) and Punit Pattni (net 73). Gerald De Villiers won Division 2 with a net 70, followed by Tom Wood (net 76) and Patrick Oram (net 77). The Gold Cup was additionally competed for on the day. Players who won a Medal (division 1 orContinue reading “May Medal and Annual Gold Cup”
  • Bryn Aldridge Charity Cup
    The men’s Bryn Aldridge Charity Cup Stableford competition took place today, 22 April 2023. Congratulations to Tom Wood, who won this competition with an impressive 41 points, 5 points clear of Kirk House, making his return to our club in 2nd place with 36 points on countback from David Batten finishing 3rd, also on 36 points.
  • Senior’s April Stableford 20-04-2023
    Senior’s April Stableford
  • New Members’ Day – 1 May 2023
    To all 2023 new members and Ladies’ Academy members, We are delighted to welcome you all to our club and we wish you many happy years of golfing in our community. While we have had the pleasure of meeting several of our new members on the golf course, we appreciate how difficult it may seem to become integrated in a new club and to start participating in our many competitions and events, never mind figuring out how to work the mobile applications the club uses for these events. To help smooth this process, we invite all our new members whoContinue reading “New Members’ Day – 1 May 2023”
  • Senior’s April Medal 06-04-2023
    Seniors April Medal
  • What does a golfer in England look like?
    Reproduced from My England Golf Rounds of golf reached record numbers in England in 2022 but we wanted to dig a little bit deeper and find out more about who is playing our wonderful game. Having trawled through the WHS™ data for members and iGolf subscribers, our statisticians have found some pieces of information displayed in the graphic below that makes for very interesting reading. The average age of a female handicap golfer currently stands at 63 while there has been a reduction in the average age of their male counterparts down to 53 as the younger generations continue toContinue reading “What does a golfer in England look like?”
  • Special Price for New Members
    Little Hay Golf Club is offering a special, reduced price for new members. If you know anyone who is thinking of joining a club, please forward them this information. How to Join Page.
  • Chiltern Breakfast League
    Chiltern Breakfast League season has has concluded for 2022/2023 season. Congratulations to our seniors teams for winning the home matches against Weston Turville and Aylesbury Vale this year. Aylesbury Vale match was particularly challenging as it was played during a blizzard at one point. Also a big thank you to members who stepped in at the eleventh hour to play against Princess Risborough. I full table of the Chiltern Breakfast League is published below. The 2023/2024 will commence in September.
  • Spring Greensome
    Our first All Sections Greensome event took place on Saturday 18 March, with 9 pairs competing in this fun event. Congratulations to Ivan Lawrence & Dipak Patel winning with 36 points, 1 point ahead of Colin Greenshields & Hamish Shaw and Mick Milne & Adrian Catford; on countback Colin & Hamish taking 2nd place. A special mention to Greg Galbraith & Jane Gonzalez being the highest scoring pair including a lady player. Well played everyone and a good day out had by all. We are planning a Summer Greensome event in July, which will be an all sections event. WeContinue reading “Spring Greensome”
  • Winter League 2022/23
    The final round of Winter League took place on Sunday 12 March 2023. Thank you all for your participation in this season’s Winter League. It was competed in great spirit and it was very rewarding to see a good turnout for this year’s league. This year’s league was won by Steve Banks and Tommy Coomber with a ‘best 6’ aggregate score of 251 points, with Gerald De Villiers and Nigel Hopkinson finishing 2nd on 248 points and Mick Milne and Punit Pattni 3rd on 245 points.
  • Seniors’ Stableford 16-3-23
    Seniors’ Stableford 16th March 2023
  • Cruikshank Memorial Salver
    A ladies team of 6 players competed today in the Cruikshank Memorial Salver .The format was three fourball better ball games against the Senior Men.The Men retained the Salver, last competed for in 2017 by two games to one. An enjoyable time was had by all in cold windy conditions with rain arriving only at the end.
  • Senior’s March Stableford 02-03-2023
    Senior’s March Stableford 02-03-2023
  • February 2023 Results: Men’s & Seniors’ Sections
    Seniors’ Medal (Stableford) on 2 February:- 1st: Bob Badman (42 pts), 2nd: Dave Smith 31 pts – countback), 3rd: Quinto Rafique (31 pts) Men’s Medal (Stableford) on 4 February:- Div 1:- 1st: Ben Alford (39 pts), 2nd: Darren Green (34 pts), 3rd; Mick Milne (33 pts); Div 2:- 1st: Gerald De Villiers (36 pts), 2nd: Colin Greenshields (34 pts), 3rd: Hamish Shaw (33 pts) Seniors’ Stableford on 16 February:- 1st: John Redgwell (38 pts), 2nd: Dave Smith (36 pts – countback), 3rd: Ross Dorras (36 pts) Men’s Alan Irwin Shield (Stableford) on 18 February:- 1st: Tommy Coomber (41 pts), 2nd:Continue reading “February 2023 Results: Men’s & Seniors’ Sections”
  • Knock Out Competitions 2023
    This message was sent via HowDidIDo. Dear Member, Entries for Little Hay Knockout Competitions 2023 will open on the 1st of March. The competitions are open to fully paid-up members of Little Hay Golf Club. With the intention of encouraging more participation, and in view of the number of members joining in the past 6 months, your club committee has decided that this year there will be no charge for entry to these competitions. Furthermore, the club rule that entrants must have added 6 scores to their scoring record in the past 12 months will also be waived for thisContinue reading “Knock Out Competitions 2023”
  • Revised Draw – Alan Irwin Shield Sat. 18 Feb ’23
    Please see attached draw for the Alan Irwin Shield to be played on Saturday 18 February 2023. There have been a few changes to the draw.
  • January 2023 Results – Men’s and Senior’s Section
    Men’s Medal (Stableford): 7 January – Cancelled due to poor weather Senior’s Stableford: 19 January – Won by Terry Clarke (33 points) Men’s Stableford and Founders Cup: 21 January – Won by Greg Galbraith (36 Points)
  • April – June Fixtures
    The April to June fixtures are now available on the web site.
  • A Tricky Shot
    The Tuesday Roll Up battled the -5 degrees temperatures and frozen hazards.
  • Women’s Section Xmas Lunch
    The Women’s Section had an enjoyable Xmas lunch at Little Hay Golf Complex in early December 2022.
  • Competition Results
    Competition Winners for the year so far.
  • Little Hay Golf Club Winter Newsletter
    Dear Club Members, Ray Moore, R.I.P. It is with immense sadness that we announce that Ray Moore passed away peacefully on Saturday 19 November as communicated earlier by our President, Ralph. More information about Ray’s funeral arrangements will be communicated by Ralph soon. In the meantime, please keep Ray’s family in your thoughts. Our sincerest condolences are with them. As 2022 rapidly draws to close, and as we look forward to 2023, it is a good opportunity to update you. New members: We have seen a sharp increase in membership enquiries over the last couple of months, on the backContinue reading “Little Hay Golf Club Winter Newsletter”
  • 2022 Competition Winners – Women’s Section
    Little Hay Golf Club Women’s Section Little Hay Golf Club Women’s Section had its first AGM and prize giving after a two year break due to COVID. Competition winners were congratulated by Ralph Lane, Club President.  Dorothy Norman won Golfer of the Year. Fran Tarling, who retired from the committee earlier this year, was presented with a bouquet of flowers in recognition of her long service and commitment to the club.
  • Club Fixtures 2023
    The Club Fixtures for January to March April 2023 have been published on the web site – see this link.
  • Midweek Roll Ups
    All members are welcome to join the Midweek roll ups on Tuesday and Thursday at 9am. To put your name down, go the Little Hay MidWeek Blog.
  • Course Closed 3rd November 2022
    The course is closed this morning (Thursday) due to waterlogged conditions.
  • Women’s Competition Day
    October 17th Monday is Competition Day for the Women’s Section – lovely autumn weather at Little Hay. For more information, see the Women’s Section Page.
  • Senior’s October Medal 06/10/22
    Seniors October Medal
  • Local Rules
    The local rules for play at Little Hay have been updated to remove an anomaly which has existed since the change of rules in 2019. The local rule regarding penalty areas now reflects that the fact that penalty areas, except bunkers, can be played in the same manner as in the general area.
  • Seniors Cup Results 2022
    Mick Milne was the winner of the “Older” section handicap competition and the gross Seniors Cup and Ross Dorras won the “Younger” handicap competition.
    Dear Member NIGEL HOPKINSON Nigel has decided to step down from the Committee. On behalf of the Club Committee, I want to thank him for his 5 or so year’s service which resulted in excellent coverage in the local press of our Competitions and Matches. GERALD DE VILLIERS Gerald, an active Men’s Section Member, has agreed to take on the role of Club Vice Captain on October 1st. Here is what he says about himself. “Born in South Africa, a long time ago, I started playing golf aged about 10, learning from my dad while caddying for him. I haveContinue reading “CLUB CAPTAIN’S UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2022”
  • Seniors September Stableford 15/9/22
  • Seniors Cup Rd 2
    Start times for Thursday Sept 22nd are listed here
  • Start Times Seniors Cup Rd 1
    Start times for Tuesday 20th Sept are listed here
  • Competition Rules Updated
    8th Sept 2022 Version 20.1 of the club’s Competition Rules is now available from the “Playing the Course” menu item. The update is a complete rewrite of Section 3.3 to better reflect WHS rules and terminology for Scrambles. The hard copy version of the rules, held in the Complex reception, will be updated on Friday the 9th of September.
  • Vic Allen Shield 06-09-2022
    Vic Allen Shield
  • Senior’s September Medal on 01-09-2022
    Seniors September Medal
  • Senior’s August medal on 11th August 2022
    Seniors August Medal
  • More Success for the Seniors
    The Little Hay Seniors team continue on their successful run. This time the opponents were Cheshunt who convincingly beat us 5-1 at their home course in June. Even early morning drizzle and a fire drill seconds before the first tee would not distract our team from the task ahead. It was a hard fought encounter again played in the right sporting spirit and with Little Hay running out 5-1 winners. This means the Seniors team has now won the last 4 games in a row. We also introduced a “nearest the pin” hole for the first time this season whichContinue reading “More Success for the Seniors”
  • Julie Wins The Fressingwood Cup
    Little Hay Golf Club Competition Result 14/08 and 15/08/2022 – Fressingwood Cup Score Type – Stapleford Course/Tee – Little Hay 2021 (Red) Division 1 Pos      Name                                                              Hcp      Points             Marker Name 1          Julie Mace                                                       30        42        Ann Hetherington 2          Jenny Wood                                                     44        42        Not selected 3          Dorothy Norman                                              25        39        Julie Mace 4          Ann Hetherington                                            49        37        Dorothy Norman Julie Julie won on countback
  • Little Hay Seniors
    The Seniors travelled to St Albans to face a strong Batchwood Hall team containing several low handicap players. It was an opportunity for our team to record an unprecedented third successive victory. It was always going to be a tough task as away victories have so far eluded us this season. However the team responded in spectacular fashion and recorded a fine 51/2 to a 1/2 victory. Although it appears a comfortable win several of the matches were very close with a single hole being the winning margin. Special mention should go to Dave Smith and Tony Grainger who recordedContinue reading “Little Hay Seniors”