Championship draw

Order of Play - June 2019 – Hever Castle GC

Society Strokeplay Championship & Society Stableford Championship  

It was in the 1920s that golf first featured on the Astor (Hever) estate when a private 9 hole course was built for the Astor’s personal enjoyment in the grounds where today’s Championship Courselies north of the Hever lakes.

The original course survived until the Second World War when it was sadly abandoned during the War effort. However, the present-day Championship Course was created in 1992 and is one of the best golf courses in Kent and has been built to the highest specification and is a great test of golf.

Hever Castle Golf Club,
Hever Road,

Telephone: 01732 700771

Time:               11am for 12.06 first tee off
Format:            Tea/coffee + bacon rolls on arrival. One course meal to finish
Dress Code       Smart casual for the meal please.

A very good turnout of 22 players competing across five competitions as follows:

Society Strokeplay Championship

For those players playing off a society handicap of 18 or less an 18-hole strokeplay competition off full society handicaps.

NB: Although not relevant for the day please also keep your stableford scoresas they will count towards the player of the year competition (best four stableford scores across the year)

NB: With the new rule changes at the start of the year the following will be adopted for the strokeplay competition to avoid slow play.

Maximum Score: a maximum score of 5 over par will be used by the society in strokeplay competitions so a “pick up” on a par 3 would be recorded as an 8 and on a par 5 as a 10 etc.  Aimed at avoiding slow play etc.

Alternative to stroke and distance: This gives golfers the option of dropping “the ball in the vicinity of where the ball is lost or out of bounds (including the nearest fairway area), under a two-stroke penalty.This will help with the likes of Messrs Valentine, Bigley and Hawkins hitting a drive 300y+ to see it enter the rough by an inch or two – never to be found again thus saving them a 500yd roundtrip back to the tee to hit another one, again avoiding slow play.

Society Stableford Championship

For those players playing off a society handicap of 19 or morean 18 hole stableford competition off full society handicaps.

Team Competition

The  best 2 stableford scores from the teams of 3 count for this competition.  The usual adjustment being made for the fourball(s).

Nearest the Rope:  The 16hHole

Nearest the Pin:  The 12thHole

Tee times start at 12.06pm.  We have 22 confirmed players – please be at the tee and ready to go at least 5 mins before your tee off time.  In addition, each group is respectfully requested to keep up with the team in front and not aim to be just ahead of the group behind - Please avoid slow play at all times.

Order of play

The defending champions Kevin Hawkins and Andy Tippett are both present in the draw:- 

Tee-time Competition Player 1 Player 2 Player 3  

Player 4

12.06 Strokeplay Carl V (9) Kevin H (11) Andy W (15) Malc S (14)
12.12 Stableford Chris B (20) Paul H (20) David H (21)  
12.18 Strokeplay Pat L (16) Tim G (18) Micky M (16) Jerry W (13)
12.24 Stableford Ken W (23) Tom B (22) Frank G (26)  
12.30 Strokeplay Kevin L (16) Andrew B (18) Alan B (7) Dereck C (18)
12.36 Stableford Andy T (24) Andy B (26) John C (22) Kelvin P (22)


We look forward to seeing you on Friday for a fantastic afternoons golf. The weather forecast for Friday is currently good with a light breeze.