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 Course lies 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.
Venue: Hever Castle Golf Club,
Telephone: 01732 700771
Time: 10:00 for 11:06 first tee off
Format: Tea/coffee + bacon rolls on arrival, 18 hole pairs competition for the GBH trophies. One course meal to finish.
Dress Code Smart casual for the meal please.
Currently an even number of 20 players competing across four competitions as follows:
GBH Trophy – This is a pairs competition
Each team will play as a pair and record the best stableford score for that pair on each hole i.e. Player 1 scores 2 stableford points and the other 3 stableford points on a hole- the team score is the highest of the two so 3 stableford points count towards the GBH competition.
In addition, a “joker” is available for each player that can be played on one hole, and one hole only (NB: each team member can select a hole of their choosing which may well be different to their playing partner). Before teeing off the player should inform his playing partners that they will be playing their joker on this hole. That players then scores doubled for that one hole. Please mark the card to show where each joker was used.
Individual Stableford Competition
In addition, please could each member record their own individual stableford score – which will be entered into the player of the year competition and may also win a prize as the Best Individual Stableford score for the day (off full society handicaps without the joker doubling up add on !!).
Nearest the Rope
Nearest the Pin
Order of play
Tee times start at 11.06am. So, Friday’s provisional order of play (subject to change) is as follows: –
|11.06||Jerry W & David H||14 & 22||Graham S & Mark H||13 & 17|
|11.12||Tips & Andrew B||22 & 15||Micky M & Stuart B||17 & 13|
|11.18||Rodd L & Chris B||18 & 18||Sandi H & Alan Big||28 & 6|
|11.24||Phil T & Graham M||18 & 27||Will L & John M||31 & 16|
|11.30||James G & Joe C||26 & 35||Rob M & Richard T (guest)||32 & 27|
We look forward to seeing you on Friday – please note the numbers are perfect for a pairs comp so please do shout as early as possible should you not be able to make it.