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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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