22/05/2017 R.I.P. Len Moult
Past Captain Lenny Moult passed away in May. Always up for a laugh and joke while at the Club, in recent years he spent a lot of time sunning it on the continent. Thoughts are with his family
11/05/2017 - Golf England Seniors Tournament
At the Golf England Seniors Regional Event, at Woodcote Park, Pat Clasby shot 38 points to earn a spot in the final later in the year. George Sheriff and Paul Dimmer also competed but didn't make it through.
30/04/2017 - Hawtree v Rickmansworth 1st Round Win
Haste Hill Golf Club's Men and Ladies joined forces to take on the opposition that was Rickmansworth Golf Club in the NAPGC Hawtree Cup.
The format was mixed aggerate greensomes with 4 pairs in each team. The result ended up as a comfortable victory for Haste Hill who's team consisted of: Steven Brownsea, Pat Clasby, Paul Dimmer & Jimmy Cooley from the mens side who were paired with Diane Wallace, Sally Jee-Yap, Cheng Loo & Gill Mannion respectively.
03/04/2017 - Annual Review of Handicaps
Handicap review – The handicap committee is required to undertake an annual review of handicaps to ensure equity across members and that handicaps properly represent playing ability. These days a computer program identifies those players who should be reviewed for handicap increase or reduction. The committee then consider the evidence of all scores returns as well as wider evidence such as match play and adjust handicaps as necessary. The act of playing to your handicap is wider than shooting your handicap, if you shoot a score in the no change buffer you are also considered to have played to your handicap as it has not changed. The assumption is you should play to your handicap about a third of the time. As a result, in line with the algorithm provided with the CONGU handicap manual, you may have been cut at the annual review by having played to your handicap regularly. No one has been cut to a handicap lower than they have demonstrated they can play to as defined above (so on or in the buffer).
Players were already required to return scores from all handicap qualifying competitions played away from their home club, which is these days an automated process through the CDH. From January 2017 this requirement is extended to include non-handicap competitions (so if for example you are playing in a Saturday or Sunday swindle) as well as pairs and team events where a player plays their own ball (so better ball and am-am comps are in scope). At the next annual review the committee will consider these returns. Further advice on how best to return these will follow.
Appeal procedure – While a vigorous and fair approach has been taken, if you think your handicap reduction or increase through the annual review is unjustified you should set out your reasons in writing to the Committee Secretary at Haste Hill Golf Club who will arrange for your adjustment to be more widely scrutinised and considered.
24/03/2017 - Team Entries Update
Club teams have been entered into an extensive range of competitions catering for all handicaps. If you want to get involved in matches please make sure you let one of the team selection Committee know - Stuart Cella, Paul Dimmer, George Sheriff and Liam Cella. If its Seniors friendly match golf then contact Dave Digweed. Alternatively drop an email to the Secretary, Stuart Cella, at email@example.com (Now or as the season progresses).
03/03/2017 - Rule change for 2017 – New Local Rule
Rule change – For 2017 the EGU have introduced a new local rule option which we have accepted at Haste Hill and introduced. Where a ball on the putting green is accidentally moved by the player or his equipment it must now be replaced without penalty. The rule applies to a ball lying on the green only.
The wider golf rule, whereby a ball moves naturally without the player causing it to move, because for example the wind blows it or it is on a slope and suddenly starts to move still applies anywhere on the course including on the green. In these circumstances a ball is played from the position it has moved to without penalty.
The difference actions of playing as a ball lies or replacing mean that players must agree what has caused the ball to have moved as this will determine the action to take and avoid a penalty for playing from the wrong place.
RISHTON & BOSWELL CUPS - Saturday 30 July
41 players turned out to contest the Rishton Cup (Handicaps 0 - 14) and Boswell Cup (Handicaps 15 - 28).
Jack Yarrow and Paul Dimmer returned with impressive scores of 65 Net, with Jack claiming the Rishton Cup on count back.
Sudhir Mehta claimed the Boswell Cup with a score of 70.
Coronation Bowl National Final - Tuesday 12 July
This Middlesex Golf Union competition was held at Grim's Dyke Golf Club.
This stroke play competition comprises a pre-qualifying three man team with all three scores added together.
Thanks to our team Laim Cella, Patrick Clasby and Barry Daniels for representing the club without success on this occasion.
Mitchell Thompson -v- Batchwood Hall - Monday 11 July
A regional semi final match in this seniors competition saw us pitched up against Batchwood Hall. Unfortunately Batchwood Hall proved just too strong for us and we exited the competition gracefully.
NAPGC MENS CHAMPIONSHIP OF ENGLAND - Sunday 3 July
This NAPGC Regional Qualifier at Richings Park proved to be a difficult task for all players. The course played tough but fair and the cream came to the top. Congratulations to Liam Cella and Prem Sharma for qualifying for the National Final at Woodhall Spa on Sunday 24 July.
Also, well done to George Sheriff for qualifying at Wyke Green earlier in the year.
Patrick Clasby, Captain
CLAPHAM MATCH -v- THORNEY PARK - Saturday 18 June
A third round match in this NAPGC Greensomes competition paired us up against Thorney Park. Excellent performances by our three away pairs went unrewarded as our home pairs fell well short of expectations.
Sadly we were eliminated from the competition, losing by 207 points to 213 points.
FRIEND CUP - Saturday 11 June
A field of 49 players contested this mens singles stroke play competition. Whilst the course was in excellent condition and the weather very pleasant, scoring proved a little difficult, only two players broke the 68 SSS (Standard Scratch Score). This pushed the CSS (Competition Scratch Score) out to 69.
Patrick Clasby headed the leaderboard with a blistering net score of 64. Bob Smith (67) and Dipesh Patel (68) claimed the other podium positions.
MITCHELL THOMSON SENIORS MATCH -v- SOUTHSEA - Friday 10 June
Another second round tie in this NAPGC competition and his time Southsea were our opponents. Excellent performances by both our home and away players ensured a safe passage to Round 3 with a resounding winning margin of 134 points to 109 points.
Well done to our players McCann, Sherman, Dollard, Shah, Woods, Carswell, Hill and Wita.
MITCHELL THOMSON SENIORS MATCH -v- EASTHAMPSTEAD - Wednesday 8 June
A second round tie in this NAPGC competition saw us drawn against Easthampstead. Unfortunately we did not produce the scores we were expecting or needed to progress and we exited the competition with an 11 point defeat.
Thanks to our players Elliott, Clasby, Dimmer, Wroe, Digweed, Maryan, Smith and Dowling.
BOURNE VANNECK SHIELD & CUP - Saturday 4 June
Haste Hill hosted the NAPGC Regional Final of this prestigious Men's Team Competition. This competition comprises teams of three players with the aggregate scores of all three players counting as the team score. Twenty clubs were represented with no limit to the number of teams that a club could enter.
The competition went very smoothly much to the credit of our competition organiser Stuart Cella together with our team of volunteer ball spotters; John Paterson, Barry Daniels, Dave Digweed, Bruce Clarke, Micky Woods, Alf Trower and Graham Wroe.
Results were equally satisfying as three of our five teams competing qualified and will be representing our club in the National Final at Bird Hills Golf Club, in Maidenhead, on Saturday 16 July. It was a successful day for Haste Hill Golf Course and Golf Club.
Well done and thank you to Kevin Munt and his green keeping staff for the hard work they have done on the course. It was presented to a very high standard and much appreciated.
Congratulations to our three teams; Cooley/Cella(L)/Brownsea, Shah/Yousaf/Chheda and Yarrow/Clasby/Whittaker.
LES ACQUAH - R.I.P - Friday 20 May 2016
We are sorry to be the bearer of the very sad news that Les Acquah has passed away. Les was a very popular member of our club for many years and will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this sad time. May his soul rest in peace.
Saturday 1 August
The 'Colonel' is back! We are all delighted to see John Paterson back on the course again after his short illness.
Peter Jones thought he was playing football a few weeks ago and decided to "head" the ball.... but it was a golf ball!! A very bad habit Peter and you know the rules - you cannot play a moving ball. We are all glad to see that you are ok Peter.
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