15/11/2017 - November competition round up..... so far......

The Memorial Day on 11/11 was well attended with John Kasake (38) prevailing to win the Les Acquah Trophy - prizes will be presented wnen the club reopens fully.


A small but select field in the 3 club challenge which was won with a score of 35 points (good score!) by Afzal Ali.


The Committee Shield was also played in November with the current Vice Captain George Sheriff prevailing.


31/10/2017 - October competition round up

The Trophy Winners final was first up in October and Obi NNochiri won from Kavit Nathwani and Leroy Benta.


Bill Stevenson picked up his first trophy with the Autumn Cup with Leroy benta runner up and the Autumn Shield was won by Maurizio Patane with Adrian Green the runner up.


We also had the Tom Palmer Scramble wher the highest handicapped team of Martin Edwards, Dinesh Bhucher, Peter Jones and Paul Collas prevailed with a gross 65 and 56.1 net. Dave Digweed, Kevin Byrne, Vish Dhanak and Graham Leadbetter took the runner up spot.


The Ladies team won the aggregate 4 from 8 intersection match on 31/10/17.


10/10/2017 – Daily Mail Foursomes

After playing their way through 7 qualifying rounds from February to September Steve Brownsea and Liam Cella represented the Haste Hill admirably in the finals of the Daily Mail Foursomes at St Pierre, Chepstow. A gruelling last 16 match on a long and testing course against Boston saw the boys going to extra holes after Liam held a 30 footer on the last. The match eventually ended at the 20th when Boston hit a great blind second shot to around 15 foot to clinch the match.


The boys picked themselves of the floor for the afternoon with caddies Paul Dimmer and Stuart Cella pushing and encouraging them to a 5 over gross 36 point total in the afternoon when it was Steve's turn to roll in a 20 footer for birdie on the last. That was enough for them to lift the Champagne prizes for best afternoon score.


No real consolation but Boston went on to win the tournament and afterwards commented that the Haste Hill game had been their toughest match of the entire tournament. This is the first time we have ever been to the finals, it was a wonderful few days and great experience.

30/09/2017 - September competition round up

On 6/9 thirty-eight turned out for the Seniors Open with Stanley Yap taking the Seniors Open Trophy and Geoff Balance the Shield. In the Am-Am on 9/9 the team of Stuart and Liam Cella and Jimmy and Callum Cooley scored an incredible 99 points to lift the prize, with Liam shooting 6 under gross on the back 9. Jimmy Cooley maintained his form the following day to lift the Paul Cup with Stuart Cella taking the runner up spot. Avi Kumarasinghe took the prize for leading qualifier.

On 16/9 the J Williams Shield was lifted by Mark Stanton with a great score of 71/66. While a new member Kosh Gurang lifted the Charity Shield with a nett 63. The Medal Winners Final on 23/9 was won by Pratik Thakkar from Cel O’Connor


On the running and KO front, Tom Hodgson and Denis Rafferty won the Greensomes Trophy beating George Sheriff and Stewart Farrell in the final. Jimmy Cooley took the Parker Cup defeating Sudi Shah and Jack Yarrow won the Scratch KO beating Steve Brownsea. The Eclectics conclude with Liam Cella winning the Horn Cup for best gross and Mayor Gor the Carter Cup for best net.


06/09/2017 – Haste Hill Seniors Open

A field of 38 competed for the Seniors titles 2017 on what proved to be a tough scoring day with standard scratch at 69.

The course was nicely set up with a mixture of pin positions and the greens were again in great condition.


Stanley Yap with a score of 35 points won the Open Trophy (up to 18 handicaps) from George Sheriff on 34.

While in the Open Shield (19-28 handicaps) it was Geoffrey Ballance who prevailed with 35 points from David Digweed on 33.


Nearest the pins went to Bob Taylor and John Holyoake with Colin Nappin winning the longest drive.


(Stanley Yap is pictured receiving the Seniors Open Trophy from Stuart Cella).

03/09/2017 – Daily Mail Foursomes - round 7

The final qualifying round saw the Haste Hill pair of Steve Brownsea and Liam Cella drawn at home. The boys were in great form shooting 1 over par for the 13 holes they played (3 birdies, 8 pars and two double bogeys) to win by a huge 6&5.


From a field of over 2000 clubs they now are now in the national last 16 and travel to St Pierre in South Wales for the finals in early October. Good luck chaps!


24/08/2017 - Longest Golf Day Challenge (part 2)

A further four golfers set out early doors to complete 72 holes in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care. 


They all battled through the day and finished in fast time at around 7.30pm. The picture shows (not in order) Jimmy Cooley, Steve Brownsea, Liam Cella and Jack Yarrrow as they finished the challenge.  Well done and thanks to all of you!


The overall money is accumulating with around £3000 raised for the worthy cause – a final update will follow once the pennies have been counted. Thank you to those who took part and those who supported the cause.


19/08/2017 - Haste Hill Open

A fantastic 114 turned out for the Haste Hill Open. The greens were agin in gret shape and there was great feedback from our visitors. Standard scratch was 70 which reflected a tough day on the course, though the winners didn't seem to worry about that!

Ziggy Yousaf was in great form with the putter and plotted his way to a 63, which is often the Open winning score, he duly lifted the Open Trophy. Neil Sherman also brought his big day form with him and added the Open Shield to his Club Day Shield earlier in the year. In the Scratch a chip in at the last by Kane Stone (our greenkeeper) was just enough for him to lift the Lin-Hel Cup with a 74.

Thanks to all Members who turned out to make it a great day and to our Guests from other Clubs who ensured it was a big field - thank you all.

30/07/2017 - NAPGC men’s final

Five players took part in the NAPGC men’s finals at Woodhall Spa on 30 July over the Bracken Course. Pat Clasby in Division 1, Liam Cella, Paul Dimmer and John Holyoake in Division 2 and Dave Hill in Division 3. What a great course and even on what was a relatively calm morning scoring was very high.

For Pat, Liam and Paul they had it all to do again in the afternoon as they were also playing the 36hole scratch event with the 2nd round over the Hotchkin course which was even tougher!

It is great to see the Club represented at such events so thanks to the players for turning out.

ps. Stuart Cella was also in attendance as a referee at the event and out on the course from 8.30am – 8.30pm

15/07/2017 - NAPGC Bourne Vanneck Final

Having qualified for the national final our three man team of Jimmy Cooley, Liam Cella and Paul Dimmer travelled to the Shropshire to compete. A very testing course and the tough conditions were reflected in the scoring. The team eventually finishing in a respectable mid table position.

08/07/2017 - Paul Dimmer's Captain's Day

A great turn out saw 81 members along with 7 ladies and 7 guests competing. The greens were in great shape and the course played tough, though some of the scores suggested otherwise!  Dave Hill was agian on the mark with a superp 63 winning the day. Paul Dimmer shot the best gross of the day with a 72/64 and Barry Daniels with a 65 was 3rd best nett of the day. Meanwhile Pat Mooney returned to the winners enclosure with a 66 to win Division 2.

The raffle and auction were well supported, so many thanks to all of you - final counts around donations etc will be posted soon!

04/07/2017 - Charity Donation to GOSH

It is with pleasure that I confirm the from the Club Charity day back in April we were able to raise and donate a total £550 to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). £350 from entry fees and £200 from the photos etc that John Conteh signed off. We have a few odd bits to raffle and auction of still which will take place at the Captain's day this Saturday 8/7. 

Thank you for your support.

01/07/2017 - NAPGC regional qualifier

Haste Hill was well represented at the NAPGC Mens Championship Regional Final at Wexham Park with 17 trying to qualify for the National Final at Woodhall Spa on 30 July. Dave Hill shot the best score of the day and duly qualified as best nett with John Holyoake the second best nett of the day also qualifying. Pat Clasby was runner up in the gross and Jimmy Cooley 3rd in his division to also qualify. Its great for the Club to have 4 players at the National Final and with a few players very close to the qualifying mark there may be more if they qualify as best reserves.

17 & 18/06/2017 - The Course Championship
One of the strongest fields in memory competed for the honour of being Club Chamion 2017. The weather was fantastic and the greens in great shape over the weekend.
Mark Stanton shot 73 and 76 for a 149 total eventually prevailing in a play off from Jimmy Cooley who scored 77 and 72 for his 149. Steve Brownsea, Paul Dimmer and Stewart Farrell were all just 1 stroke back on 150.
In the Net for the Ferndown Plaque it was Paul Dimmer with 136 who pipped Stewart Farrell on countback (lowest second round).  In the Bronve Medal (15+) Division Richard Galley found form to shoot a two day 136 total and win from Chandra Morjaria who shot a seconf round best of day 62. Dipesh Patel shot the best of the day net 64 on Saturday. 
Congratulations to all of the winners and thanks to everyone who took part to make the competition so good.
Pictured below are Mark Stanton and Richard Galley receiving trophies from Club Captain Paul Dimmer. And Paul Dimmer receiving his from Club Secretary Stuart Cella. 
11/06/2017 - Longest Golf Day Challenge
Seven golfers set out early doors to complete 72 holes in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care. 
They all battled through the day and before 9pm all had completed the challenge by getting around the Haste Hill course 4 times.
The picture shows  (not in order) Paul Dimmer, Adrian Green, Bill Stevenson, Tariq Khandker, Afzal Ali, Dean Norton and Prashant Sanghani after completing the challenge.  Well done and thanks to all of you!
The pennies are still being counted and are still a further 4 golfers who have committed to do the challenge in the next few weeks. So we don't yet have a final total, but on behalf of the boys and the charity a massive thanks for your upport of this worthy cause.


11/06/2017 - NAPGC Team Match Play

Haste Hill A joined B in the area finals of the NAPGC matchplay (national last 8) by comfotably beating Wycombe Heights 3-0. Well done to Paul Dimmer and Graham Leadbetter, Pat Clasby and Veenay Chheda,  and Jimmy Cooley and Ziggy Yousaf.  


On the 4/6 the B team had made it through to the area final beating Stevenage at home by 2.5 - 0.5. It was a hard fought match which saw all  three games decided on the 18th green. Jack Yarrow and Adam Smith winning 2up, Tom Hodgson and Maurizio Patane 1up and Liam Cella and Bruce Clark finishing all square. This was a particulaly good result as Stuart Cella, Steve Brownsea and George Sheriff who played in previous rounds were all unavailable.     



06/06/2017 - Drinks discount cards and County Cards

Did you know - Members are able to obtain a discount on drinks (not hot drinks) purchased at the bar. Currently this is on large done on trust, but from Saturday 17 June you will only get the discount on production of a Club membership card. These will be issued on request and we will endeavour to roll out over the next fortnight. After this weekend please ask a Committee Member to issue you with a card if required.


The Club also still has a number of 2017 County Cards for discounted green fees at clubs across the country. Please let a Committee Member know if you require one and issue can be arranged. These are free of charge.



06/06/2017 - “Ready Golf”

In this year’s Amateur Championship (strokeplay rounds) The R&A is adopting the principle of “Ready Golf” in order to assist pace of play. Where possible competitors are asked to similarly give this a try.  Examples of “Ready Golf” in action are: 

• Hitting a shot when safe to do so if a player farther away faces a challenging shot and is taking time to assess their options.

• Shorter hitters playing first from the tee or fairway if longer hitters have to wait.

• Hitting a tee shot if the person with the honour is delayed in being ready to play.

• Hitting a shot before helping someone to look for a lost ball.

• Putting out even if it means standing close to someone else’s line.

• Hitting a shot if a person who has just played from a greenside bunker is still farthest from the hole but is delayed due to raking the bunker.

• When a player’s ball has gone over the back of a green, any player closer to the hole but chipping from the front of the green should play while the other player is having to walk to their ball and assess their shot.


06/06/2017 - Single World Handicap System 
The USGA and The R&A announced they in April that they are working with golf’s handicapping authorities to develop a universal system which will apply all over the world. Firm proposals will be made later this year. Currently there are six different systems around the world, providing handicaps for over 15 million golfers in more than 80 countries.


03/06/2017 - NAPGC Bourne Vanneck

Three teams represented the in the regional qualifier at Huntswood on Saturday 3 June, where there were 35 entries in total. Scring was very tough but the Haste Hill C team of, Stewart Farrell, Liam Cella and Jimmy Cooley managed to progress to the National final through a second place finish in the gross. Thanks to all the players who turned out for the Club.

The National Final takes place on Saturday 15 July at The Shropshire.


31/05/2017 - Howard John Smart - RIP
Sadly John Smart has passed away. His son Steve has asked that I share this note with members;
"For many years my dad was a member of the club and recently move to the south coast to be closer to his family. Sadly after a short stay in hospital he recently passed away on the 19th of May . I would very much appreicate if you are able to let any of the members who would have known him , I attached a short notice of thanks for friendship.
It is quite a distance from club - but if any would like to join they would be most welcome , or take a moment to have a coffee and remember the good times on the 7th of June . Best regards. Steve – Son of John"
If interested please see the entry form attached for full details
2017 note to haste hill SMART.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [156.3 KB]



28/05/2017 - Tigers Foxes and Rabbits Cups

Sudi Shah shot a best of the day 63 to lift the Foxes Trophy while Mukesh Vithlni won the Rabbits with a 65 and Steve Brownsea the Tigers with a 66 and best of the day gross 72.  The runners up were; Bruce Clark, Micky Woods and John Holyoake.  

Well done also to those who went in the optional sweep and twos and won a prize - there were plenty of 2's I will pass the balls on when I see you!

This was also the Coronation Bowl qulaifier and subject to their availablilty Sudi, Mukesh and Steve will have a day out and represent the Club at Ealing on 12 July. (Singles stableford format with the 3 scores combined making up the Club score).



27/05/2017 - Clapham Common News

Mixed results today in the Clapham Common second round. Well done to the A team who beat Wexham Park, with Pat Clasby and Jack Yarrow top scoring with 41 points. Unfortunately the B team went out, also against Wexham Park, losing frustratingly on countback. Kavit Nathwani and Prash Sanghari top scored for us in this match with a very good 40 points, particularly strong as Prash was making his debut.



21/05/2017 - News Update - Daily Mail Foursomes

Steve Brownsea and Liam Cella progressed to the fifth round of the Daily Mail Foursomes. When they overcame Essendon 5&4 away on 21 May. In previous rounds they have beaten Oaklands Park, Moor Park and Pinner Hill. 



20/05/2017 - Clifton Cup

Another good turn out with 57 runners, which makes winning such events a great achievement.  Scoring was good too, with Azan Jainudeen (pictured) shooting a nett 65 to lift the Clifton Cup on countback from Arun Patel.

This was also the first round of the Eclectics Cups so well done to those who got some good holes in!



13/05/2017 - Haste Hill Club Day

Another big field with 75 competing . Neil Sherman shot the best score of the day to win the Club Day Shield (15+ handicaps). Jimmy Cooley won the J Clarke Salver with a gross 71 nett 66, at the same time reducing his handicap to 4.

The Club day is always the first round of the Presidents Cup, a 72 hole comp over the four big club medal days. With scoring good many players are in contention still.

There were also surprisingly 2 holes in 1 at the Club Day!  Kevin Byrne holed out for an Ace at the 5th hole and his feat was matched by Bruce Clark at the same hole a couple of hours later!  Well done gents - look out for your notification from Howdidido.

Pictured below: Jimmy Cooley receiving his trophy from Club Captain Paul Dimmer, Bruce Clark retreiving his ball from the 5th and Neil Sherman with the Club Day Shield.



03/05/2017 - Pogress update - Website modernisation

The website updating is moving along - any feedback would be welcomed. We hope to have the site completed within the next week or so. If there are elements you would like adding to the site please let a Committee member know.

Most information has now been released to the open access area, though contact details remain in a password protected area.



01/05/2017 - Winter Rules have now ended

Clubs are permitted to operate Winter Rules from 1 October until 30 April each year, in order to provide fairer playing conditions for members when ground conditions are poorer. Some Clubs chose to end their Winter rues early this year but we kept ours in operation until 30 April 2017. They have now though ended so a ball may not now be picked and cleaned under this rule.



22/04/2017 - Haste Hill GC Charity Day - In aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital

There was a great turn out for the charity day with Leroy Benta scoring a fantastic 41 points to win the day.

Leroy is pictured here receiving the JMC&JT Trophy from Club Captain Paul Dimmer.

The day has so far raised £355 for the Charity - many thanks to those who played and contributed through their entry fees. Thanks alos to those who couldn't play but still made a donation. Your generosity is appreciated.  Additional contributions from signed photos etc. will be added to this. 



Thanks to Charles for attending to take an extensive range of photos of the day. Below are a sample of pictures available.

To view or purchase these and other images from the day, please go to http://calbert.photobiz.com/cart/event_login.cfm?eventID=1633100

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